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Vote Now: Modern Geometric Quilt Contest


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

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, August 13th 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 THREE 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: 1
  • Total states: 14

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

1892 Rondure 1892 Rondure
By: Marlene Oddie,
Washington, USA
Blog: KISSed Quilts

Using a shoo-fly and an arrowheads block, these are the only two blocks used, set and skewed on a golden ratio scale creating the effect of looking up into an old cathedral dome. This was made as part of Challenge 1 in McCall’s Quilt Design Star 2011. There are 1892 pieces, rondure = graceful sphere

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"

3D-Ball 3D-Ball
By: Bente,
Blog: I like to QuiltBlog

3D Ball, paper piecing, finished april 2011
Pattern made by lerusisik
for more informations and link to the designer,
please see this blogpost:

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"

A Brighter Life A Brighter Life
By: Emily’s mum,
United Kingdom
Blog: Quilty doings

I designed and made this quilt for my best friend marking our 20 years of very special friendship. I wanted something bright and strong and elegant, all the things that makes me think of her and as for the quilt’s name. It has to be “A Brighter Life” as that is what she has brought to me.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Best from long distance... Best from long distance…
By: Lappe-Grete,
Blog: Lappe-Grete

I had seen a big bedquilt in the technic, and wanted to make one as well! It was so beautiful! But I think my fingers were too big for the small pieces, so it became a wallhanging instead!

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 31"

By: Willie Shepherd,
Ohio, USA

84 x 90 inch black and white tumbling block quilt in 2 1/2 inch blocks. All completely handmade including the binding and quilted in the ditch. Done by strip method.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 90"

Christopher's quilt Christopher’s quilt
By: Cheryl Parker,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting

I made this quilt for my son for college. I am currently making another one, in different colors for my younger son for his dorm quilt. This quilt is much harder to make than it looks. I love the block, but, I HATE making the block. Unfortunately, both my sons LOVE this block.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 90"

Circle of Hope Circle of Hope
By: Patty AK,
Alaska, USA

This was made for my Sister-in-law who has ovarian cancer. Teal is the color for that cancer. She is taking Chemo and doing really great.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

Cubes Revisted Cubes Revisted
By: Maria W,
Blog: Not Only Quilts

The very first quilt I free motion quilted, it’s my second attempt at making cubes and I was having so much fun making the hollow cubes. It’s quilted with a smallish meander around the cubes and then I just outlined the cubes. It’s currently decorating my sewing room/guest room and I love it.

Quilt size: width: 19,5" height: 19.5"

Die Würfel sind gefallen Die Würfel sind gefallen
By: Patch-Kroete Kerstin,
Blog: Patch-Kroetes Welt

This was my first attempt of a 3D wallhanging. It is machine stitched and machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 42"

Easy Going Modern Easy Going Modern
By: Felicity Ronaghan,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Felicity Quilts

I love quilts that are bold and graphic and I think this one fits the bill! I’ve made it three times so far – I haven’t got tired of it yet!

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 78"

Flying Arrows Flying Arrows
By: Melissa,
Washington, USA
Blog: Sew BitterSweet Designs

I designed Flying Arrows to showcase the gorgeous fabric’s extra large print. I wanted it to resemble one giant quilt block when I was done. The quilting needed to be extra simple to showcase the blocks and fabrics so I took a variegated purple thread and did “straight” lines.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 62"

Geometría floral Geometría floral
By: ana-ane,
Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no….pican

Quería aprender a utilizar la regla square in a square y este fue el resultado.

It wanted to learn to use the rule square in to square and this one was the result

Quilt size: width: 47″" height: 58″"

Ice Pellets Ice Pellets
By: Jennifer Schifano Thomas,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Curlicue Creations

The Ice Pellets quilt is an exciting quilt featuring various 9-patch blocks with strips and squares sewn around them. They are put together in a “Trip Around the World” style setting. I used an unusual color scheme. This was a quick and fun quilt to create. It is all straight line quilted.

Quilt size: width: 81" height: 81"

Linked Linked
By: Esch House Quilts,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Esch House Quilts

I made this pillow for the Modern Quilted Pillow Swap on Flickr (round 2 in progress). I love the vivid contrast of the colors and simple shapes.

I’m working on a tutorial that should be up on my blog soon.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Loving Hands of San Francisco Waldorf High School Loving Hands of San Francisco Waldorf High School
By: Lorraine Woodruff-Long,
California, USA

This is a quilt made from appliqué handprint silhouettes of each staff and faculty member of my son’s small high school. I made it for the fundraising auction. Parents liked it so much – and so did the staff – that a group bought it as a permanent display at the at the school.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 90"

Modern Mini Modern Mini
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Sweet Boater Chick

This is my Modern Mini Quilt. This quilt is made with hexagons that are paper pieced and then hand appliqued onto the quilt. The hexagons are surrounded by lines of pink hand stitching that echo out like ripples in a puddle.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 19"

Modern Sisters Modern Sisters
By: Janet / What Comes Next?,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: What Comes Next?

This quilt was made for DQS10. I had recently done a class on pieced hexagons, and was wanting to try them with a modern palette. This was so fun to make, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out – the quilting was a blast!

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

Pieces Make Peace Pieces Make Peace
By: Peggy McGeary,
New Jersey, USA

I love working with ethnic fabrics and I enjoy working in the abstract. This piece is mostly African but I often work with Aboriginal and Asian fabrics. Check my site MileSquareFabricStudio.com for more of my work.
The title “Pieces Make Peace” refers to “Busy hands stay out of trouble.”

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 34"

Pink and Teal HST Pink and Teal HST
By: Karyn,
New Zealand
Blog: Milly Made It

I had some teals left over from another HST quilt. I thought I couldn’t let them go to waste so hunted around until I found the ‘right’ pink to go with it. I made this one for a colleague’s baby. My colleague, Jane, is a funky young teacher – so she needed a funky modern quilt for her baby!

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 51"

Sam's Quilt Sam’s Quilt
By: Amanda@ Don’t Tell Quilts,
Colorado, USA
Blog: Don’t Tell Quilts

I made this quilt for my nephew. I got the colors from his mom and tried to make something that fit Mom and Dad’s style. I was so worried I would get it wrong! I went detail crazy and am pleased to report they loved it! And now my sister-in-law knows what binary is!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Shadow Boxes Shadow Boxes
By: Connie Haynes,
Massachusetts, USA

I designed this quilt to showcase some of my favorite batiks.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 62"

Sherbet Sherbet
By: Deanna,
Utah, USA
Blog: Wedding Dress Blue

The stripy blocks came to me as orphans begging for a home. They seemed so happy with these solids. The design is my own, created to give those interesting blocks a home.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 57"

Stepping Stones Stepping Stones
By: Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts,
Utah, USA
Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts

I found this pattern in “American Patchwork and Quilting” done in batiks. I felt it called out for stronger more graphic fabrics in bold colors. It was such a fun quilt to make. It went together quickly.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 47"

The Birdcage The Birdcage
By: Marianne Nowacki,
Massachusetts, USA

Those modern birds were the inspiration for this original pattern. Solid bright squares and black and white rectangles compose the alternate blocks. The little triangles are like feathers flying off those pretty birds. It is quilted with 4 wavy lines in a grid pattern, like a cage.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"

Things are not always what they seem Things are not always what they seem
By: Becky Peacock,

My son saw a triangular quilt in one of my books and wanted one for college. I wanted to try a Kaleidoscope quilt and am fascinated by M.C. Esher geometric shapes that make you wonder what exactly is wrong with them. Put all this together in my head and this huge quilt is the result.

Quilt size: width: 114" height: 115"

Urban Expressway Urban Expressway
By: Vicki` Ruebel,
Texas, USA
Blog: Quilting Lodge

This quilt pattern was designed by my 15 year old daughter. She was 14 when she created the design. The quilt was pieced and quilted by myself for my lovely daughter. I’m so very proud of her!

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 74"

Viva La Curves Viva La Curves
By: Wanda Riggs,
Kentucky, USA

This quilt is the result of a class I took to learn the piping technique around the curves. I have it hanging in my living room.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 46"

Wild Thhing Wild Thhing
By: Jean Sewing Machine,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Sew What?

This was made from Tonga Treats batik called Lollipop. It ended up being so bright and cheery! It is the second bed sized quilt I did on my longarm, and I tried some fancy patterns on the side borders. I made the bed pillows bright also, from batiks I had in my stash. It’s my August bed quilt.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 85"

Wonderland Wonderland
By: Quilts Sew Shabby,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Quilts Sew Shabby

This quilt is my attempt at modern quilting (lol). The fabrics have designs like flowers, scissors, geometric designs, and very wild colors. I hope you enjoy it.

Quilt size: width: 71" height: 77"

Modern Geometric

  • Best from long distance... (26%, 106 Votes)
  • 1892 Rondure (20%, 84 Votes)
  • 3D-Ball (19%, 77 Votes)
  • Wild Thhing (18%, 73 Votes)
  • Circle of Hope (17%, 71 Votes)
  • Things are not always what they seem (9%, 38 Votes)
  • Modern Sisters (9%, 35 Votes)
  • Flying Arrows (8%, 34 Votes)
  • Geometría floral (8%, 33 Votes)
  • Cubes Revisted (8%, 32 Votes)
  • Shadow Boxes (6%, 25 Votes)
  • Sherbet (6%, 25 Votes)
  • Linked (6%, 23 Votes)
  • Die Würfel sind gefallen (6%, 23 Votes)
  • Loving Hands of San Francisco Waldorf High School (5%, 22 Votes)
  • Sam's Quilt (5%, 20 Votes)
  • A Brighter Life (5%, 19 Votes)
  • Pink and Teal HST (4%, 17 Votes)
  • The Birdcage (4%, 16 Votes)
  • Ice Pellets (4%, 15 Votes)
  • Modern Mini (3%, 12 Votes)
  • Stepping Stones (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Urban Expressway (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Easy Going Modern (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Wonderland (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Christopher's quilt (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Viva La Curves (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Pieces Make Peace (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 411

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Scrappy. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc., that are pieced or appliqued, as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted). Also, please do not submit a quilt you’ve already entered in one of my contests in 2012. We want to see different quilts for this competition. It does not have to be something you’ve completed this year.

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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This post was published on August 10th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

4 Responses to “Vote Now: Modern Geometric Quilt Contest”

  1. Gene Black says:

    I voted but it was difficult to pick only three.

  2. I voted one for understated simplicity, one for perspective that jumps out at you, and one because its so thoughtfully unique.

  3. Mary Anne says:

    I was happy to notice there is somewhere to write to this gallery! I love looking each week, and as usual it is hard to pick. I love the circles of hope quilt from an Alaskan quilter and wanted to tell you but you don’t have a blog either!

  4. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Modern Geometric quilt contest. Thanks also to our sponsor, Contemporary Cloth, and to those that took the time to […]

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