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Vote Now: Embroidery/Stitchery Quilts


It’s voting time for this week’s Embroidery/Stitchery quilt contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for FOUR favourites this weekend.

Valerie from Pastimes Online is this week’s sponsor and she’s giving away a lovely embroidery kit to this week’s quilter with the most votes over the weekend.

Embroidery Kit

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, June 25th at 8 a.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday afternoon/evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to FOUR quilts this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 33
  • Total countries: 11
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 13

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

4 seasons 4 seasons
By: beaquilter,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: beaquilter

I embroidered these blocks on my embroidery machine a while ago, it’s the same tree, just changed the thread colors and omitted the leaves on the winter tree. The designed the quilt in EQ7 as a log cabin and made them match the blocks, densely quilted feathers and bubbles and lines all over quilt.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 25"

A Gardeners' Journal A Gardeners’ Journal
By: Linda Gilli,
California, USA
Blog: Stray Stitches

I revisited my love of embroidery and gardening while making this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 58.5" height: 58.5"

Anthony's Quilt Anthony’s Quilt
By: Tina Gilley,
Florida, USA
Blog: Quilting For Enjoyment

I made this baby quilt for my grandson. The outside border has beige grossgrain ribbon and metalic fabric for dog leashes.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Birdie Stitches Birdie Stitches
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Mary on Lake Pulaski

This quilt is a BOM from Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby blog. I completed all the embroidery and patchwork, then put the quilt together and sent it to Mary Flynn of Quilt Hollow for her custom longarm quilting.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"

Black Rose Black Rose
By: Pauline,
United Kingdom

Machine Embroidery and pierced quilt topper

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Calyx Calyx
By: Maria,
Blog: Marias Quiltbox

Project 2 for my embroidery class. Kona Cotton and Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 20"

Child of God Child of God
By: Kristen,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Meadowbrook

I was a little girl who always wore my blonde hair in pigtails, and I loved playing in the garden. When I found the pattern for this embroidery I fell in love with it. I had some left over charms from Dilly Dally and knew they would be perfect to make this into a pillow

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 12"

Circles of Life Circles of Life
By: Jenny of Elefantz,
Blog: Elefantz

The quilt has 12 blocks, six of them are the feature blocks. Every ‘circle’ in the quilt tells a story.

Sewing Circle
Full Circle
Prayer Circle
Circle of Life
Circles of Trust
Circle of Friendship

Each block has an abundance of hand embroidery, and a bit of applique. This quilt is my ow

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 58"

Couverture afghane Couverture afghane
By: Marianne,
Blog: Malice

this quilt is made ​​of squares embroidered by Afghan women Laghami. Pascale Goldenberg project initiated http://www.deutsch-afghanische-initiative.de/projekte/frauenprojekte/stickprojekt_laghmani.html

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 64"

Dutch Kids Quilt Dutch Kids Quilt
By: Betty Baerg,
Arizona, USA

Designed by Marlene Baerg Oddie in 2005 to use the embroidered blocks I had made in the late 1940s. Marlene wanted me to have a project to distract me from the breast cancer diagnosis. She provided all the materials from her travels at that time. It took me 3 years to hand piece and hand quilt it.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 86"

Floral Quilt Floral Quilt
By: Diamant,
Blog: Rambling around my Life

These six cross stitch pictures are from Thea Gouvernour’s “Flower Portraits in Cross Stitch”. They were combined with six rural scenes from Back Home Again from Wilmington Prints then surrounded by groups of soft floral and leafy prints

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 66"

Flowers all around Flowers all around
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel

This stitchery is made on a Janome sewing machine. It was so fun to do. I made it for my sister’s round table, with her favorite colors.

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 21"

Gardener's Journal Quilt Gardener’s Journal Quilt
By: Terry Giet,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Terry’s Treasures

I bought the pattern for this quilt, and never got around to making it. Then some blog friends were doing a quilt along using this pattern, so I decided to join them. I’m glad I did because I just love this quilt! The pattern is from Anni Downs. :0)

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Grandma's Thimbles Grandma’s Thimbles
By: Cathy Parker,
California, USA

I collect antique silver thimbles. I designed this bluework quilt which represents many thimbles in my collection. I love it. It is hanging above my bed. It was machine quilted by Karen Gehring. If you are interested, I have it available as a pattern, from my website, www.quiltingbeedesigns.com.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"

Handbag Handbag
By: Berit Hansen,
Blog: lappeguri

Made this handbag for my friend, she love owls and use the handbag all the time:-)

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 18"

Happy Honu Happy Honu
By: Sharon Scott,
California, USA

This is a Sylvia Pippen design. I was taught how to Sashiko by Sylvia, she is the best! Fun, fun, fun!

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 22"

Hills and Fields in Alabama Hills and Fields in Alabama
By: Gene Black,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter

This quilt was inspired by watching Carol Waugh on “The Quilt Show” I was amazed at the work she did using a combination of machine decorative stitches and hand embroidery.
This is my first completed piece in this style. I used my background in abstract art to design the work as I went.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 14.7"

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home
By: sheila Craigie,

Hand embroidered from a Commercial Pattern but with mine own additional embroidery and piecing pattern.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 35"

Incrusted Ferns Incrusted Ferns
By: Masha (ashenka),
Russian Federation
Blog: cozy handmade

it was my photo from spring forest. then I created pattern for embroidery, then embroidered :), and, from this center piece gone a wall-hanging. hand quilted and hand embroidered.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Lace and Embroidery Lace and Embroidery
By: Isabell,
United Kingdom

My quilt is made from Dupion Silk with hand embroidered fine cotton blocks appliqued onto the silk. Lace edgings have been added to create a gentle soft look to the quilt.
The lines for the pattern embroidery from a past issue of Inspirations Magazine (AU).
Bullion, french knot, chain stitches.

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 110"

Mayflower - may flowers Mayflower – may flowers
By: Leonie,
Blog: strandkorbtraum

Everyone has to start at some point – the little scene was my second quilt and I did it for a Doll Quilt Swap this May – it was themed “may flowers” and as I wondered how a flower pattern could look I decided to stich them, as I’m no regular stitcher I turned the other half into the Mayflower.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 13"

Mui Rojo Loco (I'm crazy for Red) Mui Rojo Loco (I’m crazy for Red)
By: Kathleen Dieter,
Tennessee, USA

Red work embroidery and log cabin bloks combined to make this challenge quilt. I made this in 2002 for The Heritage Quilt Guild Challenge in Athens Tn.

Quilt size: width: 52.5" height: 52.5"

Mushroom Life In The Forest Mushroom Life In The Forest
By: Juditzsuzsanna,
Blog: Judit Balint’s Handicrafts

Can you imagine how mushrooms live in the forest? I tried to imagine it and I made this quilt. This quilt is made of several embroidered squares and a 3D butterfly applique with beautiful matching colors. Enjoy it!

Quilt size: width: 38.9" height: 42.1"

Nursery Rhymes Nursery Rhymes
By: Gail in NB,
New Brunswick, Canada
Blog: Love To Quilt

The patterns are old…from the 30’s and reprinted in our local newspaper back in 2003…I’ve always loved to embroider and combining it with my favourite past time of quilting just seemed to be the thing to do. Muslin and taupe floss .

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 78"

Paradise Paradise
By: Ingrid Behnke,

This quilt is made from my wedding dress.
It shows a paradise bird, symbolising that I have the best husband ever since we married 37 years ago.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 34"

Passport to Freedom Passport to Freedom
By: suzyhomemaker,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Suzanne’s Specialty Wall Quilts

Passport to Freedom…..husband’s reflections of escaping from border patrol duty from Czech army into Austria at age 18, working for his passport, plane ticket and $50 to come to the freedom of America and settling in Chicago area…Dekalb /Cortland Illinois area to be specific.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Patchwork Heart Pillow Patchwork Heart Pillow
By: Heidi Grohs,
Texas, USA
Blog: Buttons and Butterflies

A pillow I made for my studio a few months after the loss of my daughter. It is entirely made of scraps, including a spare napkin I had laying around. The heart is paper pieced. The design and saying are from a book in my collection. It was truly a healing project!

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 13"

Raggedy and Friends (in Chocolate) Raggedy and Friends (in Chocolate)
By: Elzaan @ Huisvlyt,
Blog: Huisvlyt

This quilt was designed and hosted as a BOM by Kaaren Johnson from The Painted Quilt in 2010/2011. Kaaren made her quilt as a scrappy quilt. My version is made in shades of brown, to give it the chocolate look. Friendships were formed and I learned a few new techniques. I completed it in April 2012.

Quilt size: width: 61.4" height: 77.5"

Raggedy Friends Raggedy Friends
By: Sharon Vrooman,
New York, USA

This was a BOM designed by Kaaren Johnsten. Loved all the sticheries and I hand quilted with matching floss. Of course – lots of buttons for embellishments.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 72"

Sea-alphabet for Celine Sea-alphabet for Celine
By: Marjo B-W,
Blog: MBWquilts en andere stofzaken

I cross-stitched an sea-alphabet for my granddaughter Celine. Just before finishing I thought: I don’t need to copy this exactly, I’m more creative than that. I cut all letters out and combined them with courthouse steps blocks. And this is the result!

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 43"

Slime MOld Slime MOld
By: WaggonsWest,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Twas Brillig and

Slime mold was inspired by an microscope image from Scientific American wisted by my swap partner. I don’t know what it is, but Slime Mold seemed to fit, thus the name. It includes raw edge applique, hand dyed fabric, embroidery, beading, machine and hand quilting.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Summer magic! Summer magic!
By: Sue Trevor,
United Kingdom
Blog: Crafts@Home

Crazy Patchwork Quilt, embellished with buttons, beads and embroidery threads, please visit my blog to see this in much more detail :)

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 24"

Tatum's Baby Blanket Tatum’s Baby Blanket
By: Shirley,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: comfortquilts.blogspot.com

I was happy to make this quilt for gdaughters baby. She said “Oh grandma its a girl” This was backed up by the next two ultrasound. Then its a boy. Hurry. Its Machine pieced and embroidery. You can see another image of it on my blog http://comfortquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/tatums-quilt-close-up.htm

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"


  • Circles of Life (35%, 226 Votes)
  • Hills and Fields in Alabama (20%, 126 Votes)
  • Mui Rojo Loco (I'm crazy for Red) (14%, 92 Votes)
  • Summer magic! (12%, 78 Votes)
  • Birdie Stitches (11%, 71 Votes)
  • Gardener's Journal Quilt (11%, 69 Votes)
  • Paradise (10%, 62 Votes)
  • A Gardeners' Journal (10%, 61 Votes)
  • Home Sweet Home (8%, 52 Votes)
  • Child of God (8%, 49 Votes)
  • Sea-alphabet for Celine (8%, 48 Votes)
  • Happy Honu (7%, 47 Votes)
  • Patchwork Heart Pillow (7%, 43 Votes)
  • Nursery Rhymes (7%, 42 Votes)
  • Grandma's Thimbles (6%, 38 Votes)
  • Flowers all around (6%, 37 Votes)
  • Raggedy Friends (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Anthony's Quilt (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Dutch Kids Quilt (4%, 25 Votes)
  • Calyx (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Black Rose (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Tatum's Baby Blanket (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Couverture afghane (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Slime MOld (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Passport to Freedom (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Incrusted Ferns (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Handbag (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Floral Quilt (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Lace and Embroidery (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Raggedy and Friends (in Chocolate) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • 4 seasons (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Mayflower - may flowers (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Mushroom Life In The Forest (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 637

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s contest is Summertime Fun. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted). You are free to interpret this theme as you like. Get your cameras out!

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by next Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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Beginner’s Quilt-Along

Block 3 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along is now available. Pat Sloan named this blocked Time for Ice Cream, aka Shoo Fly. It’s our first of several half square triangle blocks that we’ll be making. I’ve shared an easy (and the most common) method for making HSTs too. View the Block 3 tutorial here.


P.S. Missing out on the fun? You can join the quilt-along at any time. The blocks are easy, and you’ll catch up quickly. Check the Flickr group to see the blocks others have made. We have weekly prizes too!

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  1. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Embroidery/Stitchery quilt contest. Thanks also to Pastimes Online for donating an embroidery kit to the winner: Jenny […]

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