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Vote Now: Buildings & Houses Quilt Contest


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

Our friends from the Fat Quarter Shop are back as this week’s sponsor and they’ve donated a City Centre fabric bundle for this week’s winner.

City Centre

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, July 30th 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 favourites 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: 29
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 12

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

22152 22152
By: Rosmarinus Designs,
Virginia, USA
Blog: Rosmarinus Designs

This is a home that we lived in for 2 years while stationed at the Pentagon. Tons of different embellishing techniques were used for the flowers, trees, bushes. If you look closely you may see an owl and a cat. I do a quilt or a needlepoint of all our homes. I call it textile architecture.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 33"

42nd Street, NYC 42nd Street, NYC
By: Patricia,
Blog: patpatch1618

A free interpretation of a picture a took while on vacation to NYC. It is the reflection of a building on the one across the street. I used batiks, coton, organza and silk to realise that quilt.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 30"

Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland
By: Victoria Plesa,
California, USA

This quilt was made for a guild challenge, it had to have “pairs” of anything included in the quilt. The two quilts hanging over the balcony are actual Opportunity quilts made by our guild in years past. My best friend Alice who is 80 years old, is seen shopping here. Made with Sue Pritts patterns.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 32"

Amsterdam Amsterdam
By: stitchinRN,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Stitchin RN

I fell in love with Tulips when I was a young girl..not sure why. I have always wanted to go to Amsterdam to view the tulips, when OESD sent this design to my local quilt shop I had to do the embroidered applique. It will hang in my laundry room

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 15"

Around Town Around Town
By: Penny,
Oregon, USA

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Building Fun Building Fun
By: Geta Grama,
Blog: Geta’s Quilting Studio

I made this quilt for my little nephew, when he was 8 months old and not able to build castles by himself. He liked the colors and the shapes and he paid much attention even to the quilting!

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 58"

Cabin in the Cove Cabin in the Cove
By: Kathleen Dieter,
Tennessee, USA

While hiking in Cade’s Cove in the Great Smokie Mountains, my Husband took this photo. The early morning fog was just lifting and the sun was starting to make shadows. A class with Dottie Moore taught us how to use photo’s for inspiration. It is machine quilted( a bit too much )but it is much loved

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 38"

cityscrap cityscrap
By: beaquilter,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: beaquilter

a small city scape quilt with lots of beads and embellishments.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 20"

Community Community
By: Valerie,
Nevada, USA
Blog: Fiber Vibe

I took a class from Freddy Moran. The houses were fun, but I couldn’t help thinking that something was missing – cars, people, animals – all the stuff you see every day, on every street. Just for good measure, I added a few things you seldom see or don’t want to see – like a house on fire.

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 80"

Farmer's Window Farmer’s Window
By: Donna,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Quilt in Progress

I needed to cover an electrical panel in the guest bedroom of our farmhouse. I found a photo of a stained glass window online, with a similar scene, and designed the scene to be seen through a window using Attic Window blocks. I added the rusty pickup, because I always see them in farmyards.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 35"

Furever Homes Furever Homes
By: Pam,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Hip to be a Square

Furever Homes was part of a sampler program by my LQS. On each house block I appliqued a small orange cat, and I sold the quilt to benefit the Good Mews Animal Foundation. Made of batiks, the quilt features regular houses and some buildings on the wrong side of the tracks, like a used car lot.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 78"

Home in the Woods Home in the Woods
By: Ann Woods,
Texas, USA
Blog: Quilting Frenzy

The house blocks were UFO blocks from a Round Robin that went unused so I designed this quilt to give those blocks a home. The flying geese blocks represent geese flying south for the winter. The sun is paper pieced and this was my first attempt at free motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 88"

Home is were the hart is Home is were the hart is
By: Anita A,
Blog: Dothandwerkenallerlei

I almost never patch in an other color than purple/pink/blue, this time I choose red/white, and I like it a lot !!

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 37"

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home
By: Renee,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Living My Dream

This was the first quilt I made. It was a gift to my father-in-law for Christmas. I fell in love with the pattern: The City Stitcher Quilt Collection Designs by Janet Miller #9 Our Country Home.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 46"

House Plants & Sea Grass House Plants & Sea Grass
By: Barbie in NC,
North Carolina, USA

I love the colorful houses along the Carolina coast and wanted to quilt some, however the more I thought about it the more I kept coming up with “play on words” so the houses have pleated floral siding and the seagrass is made of swimming sea turtles. It was fun to make and a real break from my norm

Quilt size: width: 29.5" height: 39"

In the Summerhouse In the Summerhouse
By: Bente,
Blog: I like to QuiltBlog

My first Raw Edge Applique Quilt.
From the Book “Scandinavian Stitches”
by Kajsa Wikman

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 10"

It's Snowing! It’s Snowing!
By: Maya,
California, USA
Blog: Passing Precious Time

This quilt was made for a winter themed mini-quilt swap. It is based on the “All Snowed In” quilt in the Dec 2009 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Not being very fond of following patterns faithfully, I scaled it down and paper pieced the houses and trees.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"

Lake Why Not Lake Why Not
By: Buckets Gone Wild!,
Arkansas, USA
Blog: BucketsGoneWild

A beautiful fall day at the Lake House of one of the lunch bunch “Why Nots” inspired this quilt. A weekly meeting of three women 15 years ago evolved into a larger monthy meeting. Our name, Why Nots, signifies our feelings about wearing hats, bright colors and generally not acting our ages.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 15"

Muskoka Cabins Muskoka Cabins
By: Joni Cook,
Ontario, Canada

This is my version of a quilt I saw in a magazine. I made it for my oldest daughter. I have always loved scrappy quilts and was able to use up a lot of leftover pieces i had stashed away. this also thefist full quilt i did on my longarm machine.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 75"

No Place Like Home No Place Like Home
By: Laural,
California, USA
Blog: Simply Put Plus

I chose 4 of the blocks from the Alma Allen and Barb Adams book Home Sweet Home. Using Moda fabrics in sage, pink, black and red hues and hand applique’ technique’s I was able to create this lovely wall hanging. It was custom quilted on my Baby Lock expanded throat home machine.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Non e` Portofino Non e` Portofino
By: Donata Gervasi,

I made this quilt for a contest in which it was required to use any color BUT black and white, with the exception of 3 white a 3 black 1″ squares.
So I decided to make a micro quilt hanging below a window to get some fresh air.
It won people’s choice!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 32"

schoolhouses in red and white schoolhouses in red and white
By: grace thorne,
Maine, USA

what could be better than a red and white quilt in the traditional schoolhouse pattern? nothing!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Snowed In Snowed In
By: Barbara Stanbro,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Cat Patches

This quilt was featured in American Patchwork & Quilting. My friend had recently moved into a cute little home in the mountains, and I knew I had to make it for her as a house warming gift.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

there goes the neighbourhood! there goes the neighbourhood!
By: susan anderson,
United Kingdom

This is a Bonnie Hunter design, Happy Scrappy Houses. I like the way the houses are off kilter.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"

Tre/House Tre/House
By: Marjorie,
New Brunswick, Canada
Blog: Marjorie’sBusyCorner

This quilt is done in shades of brown on white. I liked the country look to it. Hand quilted by myself.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 88"

Ur tambien tiene una colcha Ur tambien tiene una colcha
By: ana-ane,
Blog: ana-ane-puntadas con gusto no pican

La colcha está hecha siguiendo los patrones de Jan Mullen, la hice para Ur el nieto de mi amiga Maria Jose, el acolchado es libre

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Warm Winter Night Warm Winter Night
By: Esch House Quilts,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Esch House Quilts

Members of The Bee’s Knees VQB made the blocks in this quilt for me. I designed the block and sent them the black and white fabrics. I asked them to include a “door” from their own stash.

The block design is available in my Third Street pattern.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

Wishing Upon A Star Wishing Upon A Star
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Made from a kit several years ago because I have always wanted to live in a log cabin on a lake in the woods! The ceramic loons were earrings I won but could not imagine wearing, and the ceramic fish was a gift from a friend just for this project.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Wonky Houses Wonky Houses
By: Jenny of Elefantz,
Blog: Elefantz

This was my first original design, and a sentimental favourite. My grandfather called anything ‘off centre’ a wonky, so I drew and stitched a set of four wonky houses and made them into a wall quilt.
This design has always been dedicated to him.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 15"

Buildings & Houses

  • Alice in Wonderland (35%, 223 Votes)
  • Wonky Houses (32%, 202 Votes)
  • Community (20%, 127 Votes)
  • No Place Like Home (17%, 110 Votes)
  • 42nd Street, NYC (17%, 106 Votes)
  • House Plants & Sea Grass (15%, 97 Votes)
  • Warm Winter Night (14%, 89 Votes)
  • Non e` Portofino (12%, 75 Votes)
  • Cabin in the Cove (10%, 61 Votes)
  • Building Fun (10%, 61 Votes)
  • In the Summerhouse (8%, 50 Votes)
  • Wishing Upon A Star (7%, 43 Votes)
  • Amsterdam (6%, 41 Votes)
  • Furever Homes (6%, 39 Votes)
  • there goes the neighbourhood! (5%, 34 Votes)
  • 22152 (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Home is were the hart is (4%, 24 Votes)
  • cityscrap (3%, 22 Votes)
  • schoolhouses in red and white (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Home in the Woods (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Lake Why Not (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Farmer's Window (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Ur tambien tiene una colcha (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Tre/House (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Snowed In (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Muskoka Cabins (2%, 12 Votes)
  • It's Snowing! (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Home Sweet Home (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Around Town (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 641

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Beach and Seashore. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted).

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, August 3, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, August 6, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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  1. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Buildings & Houses contest. Thanks also to the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the contest and donating a fat quarter […]

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