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Weekly Quilt Contest: Beach and Seashore

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The theme for this 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).

Our sponsor this week is Vicki Welsh who creates gorgeous hand dyed fabrics. See below for this week’s fabulous prize and for a special coupon code just for Quilting Gallery readers.

Vicki Welsh – Hand Dyed Fabrics

Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics

Hi Everyone!

I’m so happy to be back at the Quilting Gallery for a great new weekly contest and especially for such a fun theme. I live a short 2-hour drive from the beach so it’s a favorite vacation destination for everyone around here. This week I want to share with you some of my favorite water-inspired gradients. I have lots of gradient patterns that you can see in my Etsy shop but these are some of the most popular.


Beach Walk, where the sand meets the waves

Rappahannock Sunset

Rappahannock Sunset was inspired by the beautiful sunsets over the Rappahannock River in Virginia


Under the Sea is a great background for your tropical underwater fantasy quilt



Salt Marsh was inspired by the marsh areas of the Intercoastal Waterway of the East Coast of the US.

munsell wheel

Perusing my gradient and other hand dyed fabrics you might get the impression that I am obsessed with color. That would be an understatement! In addition to creating color I like to study color theory. If you are interested in some of the basic concepts of color theory you can follow along on my weekly color posts on my blog. For information on new fabrics, free projects and links to the most current color posts sign up for my monthly newsletter.

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Let’s get to the prize!


I will give away the winner’s choice of 1.5 yards of gradient fabric from my shop, a Fat Goddess Pressing Sheet (a whopping 21″ x 27″ Teflon pressing sheet perfect for all of your fusible projects) and a 5-yard package of Black Mistyfuse from Mistyfuse. The total value of the prize is $65.

Special savings for everyone!

There’s no need to enter a quilt to win. All Quilting Gallery readers can take advantage of a special discount code just for you. Use Coupon Code QGY15 in my shop for 15% off your order. Start shopping, and saving, here!

Enter the Contest

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by 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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Last Week’s Quilt Contest

Thanks 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 bundle. Congratulations to the winner:

Victoria Plesa

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This post was published on July 30th, 2012. Post topics: Special Features. Post tags: .

One Response to “Weekly Quilt Contest: Beach and Seashore”

  1. Rachel George says:

    Beautiful site..interested in taking part theme challenges

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