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Wall Hangings Contest

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  • Total submissions: 59
  • Total countries: 13
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 20

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30s dresden plate 30s dresden plate
By: grace thorne, Maine, USA

wanted to use up some 30s fabrics, so made this wallhanging; the cross-hatch quilting gives it a real vintage feel, i think

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

A Amish Sampler Wallhanging A Amish Sampler Wallhanging
By: Bente, Germany

Block size 8×8 Inch

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

A field of daisies A field of daisies
By: dawn, Illinois, USA

My quilt was made in 2002 on a retreat to learn Landscape Quilting. We were to bring a photo to inspire us. All the pieces were fussy cut, glued to the blue background and free motion quilted with monofilament. Accent quilting used other decorative threads. Some flowers spill over the frame.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 23"

A Waratah Wonder A Waratah Wonder
By: Sue Preece, Australia

This wallhanging is all appliqued, including the background, and is heavily free motion quilted all over the flowers and background and was my first attempt at free motion quilting and now I love it!

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 30"

BAREFOOT ROSES BAREFOOT ROSES
By: Linda Douglas, Montana, USA

Beautiful shades of rose make up this machine pieced and quilted square wall hanging. The fabric line is “Barefoot Roses”. The threads were Mettler Silk white on the bottom and pink on the top.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

Beneath Tropical Seas Beneath Tropical Seas
By: Louise Rynkewicz, Illinois, USA

This quilt won “Best Original Design” in the challenge at our local guild show. The theme was “Outside my Window”. Since I will never scuba dive, the only way I will ever see such scenes of coral reef life is through a window, so I decided to design the quilt to look like port holes in a ship.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 34"

Bookshelf Bookshelf
By: Nann Hilyard, Illinois, USA

I made bookshelf quilts for my colleagues on the ALA Executive Board as their terms ended–14 in all. This is the one I made when my term ended. The label is a reproduction of a catalog card. I also make bookshelf quilts for coworkers who get MLS or retire and for trustees whose terms end.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 30"

Broken Sun Broken Sun
By: Maria, Germany

Made of different linen fabrics by Margret Behrends,
free motion quilted. The middle of the quilt is made from the left overs, quiltet between soluvlies and appliqued.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"

C&J Double Wedding Ring Hanging C&J Double Wedding Ring Hanging
By: Pennie Haslehurst, United Kingdom

This was made for my sister’s wedding present in December last year. Based on the pattern from a double wedding ring quilt, I made this from Bliss by Bonnie & Camille for Moda, and it was my first attempt at FPP. All hand quilted and bound, it is now well loved and on display.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 30"

Church Window Church Window
By: Gun Adrian, Sweden

It started out as a stack and slash quilt (not sure that is the name of the pattern), but I wasn´t satisfied with it. I added the black fabric and now it looks like a church window, I think. It is machinequilted and it´s the first time I´ve done that.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 52"

Con Moto Con Moto
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

This quilt I made for the conductor of my choir. He always says that a choir is a spider web, and with all the different shades of voices around.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"

Dresden Flower Dresden Flower
By: April, Florida, USA

This little flower hangs in my kitchen. I love the clean crisp contrast of Navy Blue and White. Navy and White colors remind me of old country settings of a simple and sweet life. I guess that’s why my kitchen is themed with these two contrasting colors.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 25"

Facing the Autumn Sun Facing the Autumn Sun
By: Quilter 1, Florida, USA

This was my 2011 Quilt Guild Challenge project, for which I won “Visitor’s Choice”. It is paper pieced aand the circles were joined convex to concave which was quite a challenge.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 27"

Flessen  (in english: bottles) Flessen (in english: bottles)
By: connysquilts, Netherlands

First I made a picture of bottles filled with colorfull lemonade. Then I made a big, real size drawing and started to do the applique. I used batics. I machine quilted it with silver thread.
I was much fun to make this walhanging!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 32"

Flower Pot Flower Pot
By: Gemini Jen NZ, New Zealand

One of my first pieces of work – a small wallhanging for my kitchen – made from one block of a magazine pattern originally designed for a large bed quilt. I hand appliqued and stippled the centre design/area, and the rest of the block was machine-pieced.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Fluffy Flowers - Autumn Fluffy Flowers – Autumn
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

When I saw this technique to make thread flowers, I made a couple,then couldn’t stop! The ‘crayon colors’ thread flowers I have made are over-the-top HAPPY, and customers love them…but my DH saw this earthy one and said, “Not for sale!” His highest praise! There is a tutorial on my blog.

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 14"

girl at lake Zuerich girl at lake Zuerich
By: Nana, Germany

This quilt is made from a photo I made from my daughter sitting at the lake Zuerich in Switzerland.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 25"

He Is Like A Tree He Is Like A Tree
By: Kaaren Biggs, Ontario, Canada

A design by Bethany Ann Ryan published in The Sampler Quilt Show, it features a center panel containing Scripture from Psalms 3:1 which I printed from my computer on pre-treated fabric. I love the variety of tree blocks!

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 57"

Heart of Hearts Heart of Hearts
By: GwenH, Saskatchewan, Canada

I made this using up the leftovers from a charm pack that I used to make a purse a few years back, the pattern used all 2 1/2″ squares, it was fun to make and a great opportunity to use up those leftover charms. If I remember correctly the charm pack was called Chocolate, it was lots of fun to make.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 28"

I AM the treat! I AM the treat!
By: Jen, California, USA

Darling Halloween wall hanging – I needed a “warm-up” project to prep for an applique retreat – and I decided she would be perfect! She utilized quilting cottons and ultra-suede and was quilted simply with Superior MonoPoly.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

In a (Solid) Pickle In a (Solid) Pickle
By: Felicity Ronaghan, British Columbia, Canada

This wall hanging was made for my partner in the For the Love of Solids swap on Flickr. The quilt block is called Pickle Dish, which inspired the name of the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 20.5" height: 20.5"

KC the Wonder Dog KC the Wonder Dog
By: Bert in Rice, Washington, USA

This big goofy lab mix showed up on our porch four winters ago. Someone had dumped him out here in the boonies. KC has been the best dog, and was wonderful therapy after my husband’s heart attack. When I saw the Sundance pattern from Bigfork Bay Cotton Company I had to make it for Dave.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"

Milly in the Garden of My Friends Milly in the Garden of My Friends
By: Daisy Fredericks, Louisiana, USA

This quilt was inspired by photographs. I used a picture of my daughter in her ballet costume, and pictures that some of my friends had taken, of flowers in their own gardens.

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 22"

Mini Swoon Mini Swoon
By: Diane Brasier, Idaho, USA

Before jumped into my Swoon quilt, I decided to make a ‘test’ block first. It turned out so well I decided to quilt it and make it into a wall hanging. I straight-line quilted it in the star areas, and pebble quilted the white space. The quilting took me forever, but it was worth it! I love it!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Mistral Mistral
By: Wanda Horn, Oregon, USA

“Mistral” is beautiful haflinger horse that lives in Montana. He is based upon a painting done by Toni Whitney which she then turned it into fabric art. I bought my first Toni Whitney design in 2006 and fell in love with her appliqué patterns. I have been following her ever since.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 31"

Modern Cowboy Modern Cowboy
By: All Things Belle, Utah, USA

I’m sure 10 years ago my husband did not think this would be his life. A cowboy without a horse, living in Utah, with two adorable little cowgirls. Though I’m confident this isn’t the rugged life he imagined, he couldn’t be any happier.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 16"

My Big Fat Gypsy Feathers My Big Fat Gypsy Feathers
By: Rhianon Taylor, United Kingdom

This is a wholecloth designed and quilted by myself on my domestic sewing machine. I’ve been machine quilting for just over a year. I bought the fabric already dyed like that.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 22.5"

My Colours My Colours
By: Andrée Faubert, Ontario, Canada

This is my creation. I wanted to make something that I could hang in my cubicle at work that would represent me! It’s a little in the crazy patch style, but in squares and rectangles. It represents things I love.

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 21"

My Favourite Things My Favourite Things
By: AnneP, Ontario, Canada

Machine appliqued from a Joan Statz pattern

I named it My Favourite Things as I love butterflies and anything relating to gardens

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 40"

Orange Blossom Orange Blossom
By: Patquilts, New York, USA

Wanting to practice machine quilting, I put this wall hanging together with Kathy Sandbach’s directions, using raw edge applique. Her book gave explicit directions, which I followed to the letter. I learned so much about free motion quilting on this first project. I love the final results.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

Otters at Play Otters at Play
By: Sally Murray, Arizona, USA

Applique pattern from Pine Needles Designs, McKenna Ryan. Have bought lots of these patterns but was always intimidated to try to actually make one. Finally made one and it was easy! Love how it turned out.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 30"

Owly Quilt Owly Quilt
By: Liz DandeliondD, United Kingdom

I fell in love with this amazing quilt pattern from the book Dare to be Square by Boo Davis. We were just about to decorate our bedroom but we hate painting so a large nocturnal bird wall hanging was the perfect thing. We have been snuggling under it but I am happy this comp made me hang it up.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 67"

PARASOLS PARASOLS
By: Teje Karjalainen, Greece

Idea for this wall quilt came from all the beautiful colour wheeles I have seen in many blogs. I thought to try to make wonky colour wheeles and together they looked like parasols on the beach.

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 26"

Prairie Prairie
By: Esch House Quilts, Michigan, USA

Prairie was inspired by nature, a greeting card and a large empty wall in my dining room. I love distilling a design down to its most basic lines. The use of a limited color palette lets the design be the focus.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 19"

Prairie Flowers Prairie Flowers
By: DawnasFolkArt, Washington, USA

The 6″ applique patterns are from Jo Morton’s original “Prairie Flowers” book … the setting is my own design. Made with brushed homespun fabrics and quilted with a small clamshell pattern.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 35"

Quaking Aspens at Dawn Quaking Aspens at Dawn
By: Laura Cahill, Ireland

This is from a photo that I took a number of years ago. Did a class with Melinda Bula who show the technique and I was inspired to make this quilt. I entered it in the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK last year.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 30"

Quilty Friends Friendship Stars Quilty Friends Friendship Stars
By: Cindy Sharp, Texas, USA

I made this little quilt from scraps in the bin. It is a miniaturization of a block featured in my Quilt Friends’ Block of the Month program. It hangs on my living room wall and serves as a daily reminder of the twists and turns and delights of friendship.

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

Rainbow Spikes. Rainbow Spikes.
By: Helen Simpson, Australia

Made from a pattern by Judy Niemyer Japanese Fan pattern but I altered it so it made a circle for this quilt. Each of the spikes was quilted in a matching thread colour. This quilt tested my patience with sewing on a curve! I love how all the points are so sharp and the colours make me smile.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Red Kimono Red Kimono
By: Elizabeth Storck, Virginia, USA

We have a small collection of Japanese wood block prints & when I saw this pattern (Bargello Kimono by Castilleja Cotton) I thought it would make a perfect companion hanging on the wall with the prints. I quilted it with stitch-in-the-ditch method to allow the printed fabrics to be the focal point.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 40"

Retro Kitchen Retro Kitchen
By: Heidi Staples, California, USA

Retro Kitchen was inspired by my love of all things vintage combined with my family’s happy memories of time spent in the kitchen. The quilt was not paper pieced; I just sketched some ideas and started sewing. The majority of the fabric is Hello Luscious by Basic Grey for Moda.

Quilt size: width: 23.5" height: 16.5"

Sashiko Wallhanging Sashiko Wallhanging
By: LisaAnn, Colorado, USA

This is my first attempt at Sashiko embroidery. I wanted to finish it so I could display the piece without it being used daily and have too much wear and tear so I decided on a wallhanging. I paired the panel with some Central Park fabric and a dresden template to make this little quilt.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 25"

Scrappy Color Wheel Scrappy Color Wheel
By: Amanda Dickson, Pennsylvania, USA

This quilt was made as a project for a online quilting class. I made it to hang in a bare spot on the wall in my sewing/office area…it hangs just above my computer :)
The wheel section has stitch-in-the-ditch around each spoke, then the background is close stippling. The binding is scrappy too!

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 33"

Seeds Seeds
By: Leslie, Ontario, Canada

Made from a design from Cider Mill Road, an Art to Heart book by Nancy Halvorson. The design reminded me of branching off our life takes us. The saying reminds me Life Is What You Make It, we never know what is in store for us. I used the fabrics and buttons designed by Nancy.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 14"

Showers of Happiness Showers of Happiness
By: Connie Fowler, Ontario, Canada

This is a special quilt made for my DIL’s wedding in early June – it is a shower gift. She loves purple and I found this stack of purples in my stash and bordered in natural linen. It is a disappearing 9-patch that has been machine pieced and hand quilted. There is an extra purple block on back.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 28"

Snowman welcome Snowman welcome
By: Patty B, Wisconsin, USA

Our quild gives out a challenge fabric at Christmas, this years fabric had snowmen on it so this is the project i designed from several patterns put together, Rules are must be no bigger than a fat quarter finished, i cut a birch branch from my yard as a hanger. A very fun project.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 18"

Sunny Days2 Sunny Days2
By: Janet / What Comes Next?, British Columbia, Canada

After a long grey winter, a sunny day inspired me to make a bright and sunny quilt to match. Completed May, 2011

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

Sunshine Sunshine
By: Teresa, Portugal

I made a NYB block as my first paper piecing experience. I loved it so much that I made more and more, so many that I made a Wall hanging in my living room. I love it.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 43"

SURPRISE SURPRISE
By: Janet McElroy, United Kingdom

YummyI say, an apple.
Little creature crawls towards it, and slowly gets inside.
Along I come and take the apple and when I bite into it…SURPRISE.

The word Surprise is below the last picture, hidden like the bug! The hand is my own hand life size along with wedding ring.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 36"

Sushi Sushi
By: stitchinRN, Arizona, USA

Love my Sushi, only I don’t eat it, I hang it on my wall. Why the name Sushi came to be for this wall hanging was because when I think of Sushi, I think of left overs. Made with 9degree wedge ruler, taken from the scraps wedges made for a round table topper.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 48"

The Kiss The Kiss
By: annie! Wade, Colombia

I’ve always loved Gustav Klimt’s painting…The Kiss…and finally got brave enough to replicate it with scrap fabrics and a little paint.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 32"

The Lincoln Home The Lincoln Home
By: Homesewn by Carolyn, New Hampshire, USA

This is a wall hanging I did as a thank you for the assisted living facility that took such good care of my grandmother. It is a beautiful facility in New Castle, Maine.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 20"

Three Friends in Sisters Three Friends in Sisters
By: Three Friends in Sisters, Utah, USA

This was a challenge quilt that we did 4 years ago in the Roy Quilt Guild. We were given 3 paint chips which colors had to be incorporated into the front of the quilt. My colors were Coral Rose, Chinese Coral, and Night Shade. The quilt is paper/picture pieced. For more information, see my blog!

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20.5"

Time for tea! Time for tea!
By: Miss Beau Jangles, United Kingdom

I bought these fabrics on sale at Chilford quilt show with no plan of what to do with them. Then when we moved to a new house with a pale blue kitchen, a wall-hanging seemed a must! The design was inspired by the tea cup fabric. This was my first wall-hanging.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 24"

Tree Topography Tree Topography
By: Kim’s Crafty Apple, Wisconsin, USA

Using the colors of khaki, shades of persimmon, and walnut I took the topography map of my orchard and made it into a quilt. The upper ridge of my property looked like a tree trunk so the quilt made me add branches. I combined reverse applique and raw edge applique to create this piece.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 28"

Turquoise Treasure Turquoise Treasure
By: Salsy Safrano, New Zealand

Turquoise Treasure is my latest quilt. I have enjoyed playing with the beautiful fabric ranges by Daisy Janie, “Shades of Grey”, and Malka Dubrawsky, “A Stitch In Color”. This is the quilt that has emerged from my play…my own design. The backing and binding is Zipper Tape by DJ.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 33"

twins quilts twins quilts
By: rita penner, Ontario, Canada

Twin quilts for my niece’s twin girls. Some super bright fat quarters bought in a moment of madness combined with solids from my stash turned into a couple of very bright baby quilts.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Water Dreams Water Dreams
By: DinahT, New Mexico, USA

This was made for a class at Quilt University, Element in Fabric. It personifies the element of Water.
The piece started out as a fabric painting, then layers of sheer fabrics and embellishment were added. Details were added with touches of paint and stitching finished it up.

Quilt size: width: 19.5" height: 16"

Welcome Wallhanging Welcome Wallhanging
By: Judith Hollies, United Kingdom

I designed this wallhanging for my hallway, to welcome visitors to my home. I have also taught it in my classes and it has proved v.popular!! I love seeing how the same pattern can look so unique by using different fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 9"

woven NZ Maori Design WH woven NZ Maori Design WH
By: mim, Maine, USA

The design and fabric is from New Zealand. Maori culture weaves. Bark and grasses into walls of their buildings. I bought the pattern from a shop in Rota Rua. Leaves on many trees are like ferns. The black fern center applique is for the NZ Rugby team. The fabric is woven and tacked to the back.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"


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This post was published on April 27th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

9 Responses to “Wall Hangings Contest”

  1. Lindy says:

    For those wanting to find the fluffy flower tutorial, here you go!
    http://quilts-artfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html

  2. Ju says:

    KC Wonder Dog, Bottles, Waters

  3. carol rose says:

    I would have loved to vote for Mistral, by Wanda horn, Oregon. Absolutly beautiful! Looks alive. But I could not vote @ 12:30 p.m. Sunday 4/29/12.
    There was no box to vote with. Just thought i’d let you know.

  4. Mishka says:

    My apolgies, looks like I expired the voting a day earlier than it should have been. I’ve since fixed it and voting has been extended as a result. Try again please:

    http://quiltinggallery.com/2012/04/27/vote-now-wall-hangings-contest/

    Thanks so much for letting me know of the problem.

    Michele

  5. Sandi says:

    I voted!! Had multiple favorites so I love it that we can vote for more than one!!!! Some of the design and quilting on these wallhangings is really awesome!!!

  6. cookie says:

    I voted for facing the Autunm sun.
    Thank You.

  7. Lois March says:

    The quilt called “Patchy work of Mini Grey” is not listed in the voting list.

  8. Mishka says:

    I don’t see a quilt with that name, can you clarify please.
    Michele

  9. Mishka says:

    Found it, that’s the quilter’s blog name. The quilt is called rainbow spikes.
    Michele

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