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Vote Now: Solids Quilt Contest


It’s voting time for this week’s Solids 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.

Jojo’s Quilt Shoppe is this week’s sponsor and they’ve donated four lovely charm packs for this week’s winner.

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, August 27th 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: 18
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 13

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

30s Barn Raising 30s Barn Raising
By: Michelle,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Michelle’s Romantic Tangle

I think this quilt, which I designed for the Moda Bake Shop, is the only solid quilt I’ve made so far. I usually play with a wild mix of prints and make things as scrappy as I can.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Companion Qube Quilt Companion Qube Quilt
By: Maria W,
Blog: Not Only Quilts

This quilt was made for my fiance, we both really love the puzzle game Portal in which you get a little companion cube with a cute heart on it. And this quilt is a pixelized version of the Companion Cube you get in the game. It’s made of ca 600 3″ individually pieced solid squares of Kona cotton.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"

Don't Touch Me Don’t Touch Me
By: Amanda,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Fabric Engineer

This quilt is called Don’t Touch Me because none of the colors touch themselves…and they only touch other colors at their points. (The back is called Hug and Make Up, where there are nine HSTs and the colors are touching each other.)

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Fiesta Ware Fiesta Ware
By: Carrie P.,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: A Passion For Applique

I made this quilt during the Bowls with Borders blog hop.
This table runner will be a Christmas present for my daughter-in-law who own Fiesta Dinnerware.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 29"

Gee's whiz! i Bend wanting a quilt like this! Thanks Row 10! Gee’s whiz! i Bend wanting a quilt like this! Thanks Row 10!
By: upstatelisa,
New York, USA
Blog: upstatelisa

This was a collaborative row quilt that was done with my “Row 10” flickr friends. When it was my turn, I asked for Gee’s Bend inspired rows and each of my friends made me a row which I then pieced together and hand quilted with perle cotton thread. It proudly hangs in my home!

Quilt size: width: ~60" height: ~74"

Happiness, color and heat-Alegría,color y calor Happiness, color and heat-Alegría,color y calor
By: ana-ane,
Blog: ana-ane puntadas con gusto no….pican

Noelia y Ganix son una pareja de amigos de mi hija que celebraban su matrimonio, esta colcha la hice como regalo de boda.

Noelia and Ganix are a pair of friends of my daughter who were celebrating his marriage, I did this quilt as gift of wedding.

Quilt size: width: 59,5" height: 59,5"

Lunch with the women of Gee;s Bend Lunch with the women of Gee;s Bend
By: nmoten,
Alaska, USA
Blog: Running Out of Thread

I was inspired by modern quilts made by the women of Gee’s Bend. I decided to jump into my stack of solids that I have been collecting an create my own quilt. I called this quilt Lunch with the women of Gee’s Bend. I used strip pieceing, half square triangles, and 9-patched.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Modern Solids Sampler Modern Solids Sampler
By: Persimon Dreams,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Persimon Dreams

A dramatic modern sampler quilt using 12 unique quilts blocks in Kona solid fabrics will look great in a family room or on the end of a bed. The unexpected combination of grays, lime green, pink and yellow truly pop and look fantastic together.

Machine Quilted by Barb Raisbeck of QuiltsbyBarb.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 59"

Off The Grid Off The Grid
By: Patti Shanks,
Saskatchewan, Canada

I used all Kona solids on this quilt which was done as part of a QAL .

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"

ohio star tree skirt ohio star tree skirt
By: grace thorne,
Maine, USA

this is made from a commercial pattern but i really think it is so very christmas-y regardless. looks fantastic under a brightly decorated real tree and would probably perk up an artificial one as well.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Painted Dahlia Painted Dahlia
By: Katie Wiseman,
West Virginia, USA
Blog: Katie’s Quilts and Crafts

This quilt is made totally of White Kona Cotton. I quilted it, free-hand with a giant dahlia quilting motif. After it was quilted, I painted each feather plume in a different color. I used Jacquard Textile Paints, and mixed the colors to make a rainbow gradation.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Puddle Quilt Puddle Quilt
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Sweet Boater Chick

I was nervous working with all solids when I started this quilt, it was way outside my comfort zone, but, I am very happy with how it turned out. This pattern is Curious Nature by David Butler. I Quilted it by echoing the triangle sections that make up the puddle. It makes me want to jump right in!

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"

Rebellion Rebellion
By: MaxNTopeka,
Kansas, USA

I was participating in a scrappy mystery quilt project with a group. But after the first step I rebelled against following further instuctions and sewed my blocks together. I love working with solids because of the clean uncluttered look of the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Roman Stripes in a Hurry Roman Stripes in a Hurry
By: Maya,
California, USA
Blog: Passing Precious Time

I went to see the Amish Abstractions in San Francisco in 2009 and for days I could only think in solid colours! I wanted to make one of every quilt I saw, in a smaller size of course. One of my favourites was a black & red Roman Stripes quilt from 1912. This miniature was made based on that design.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 22"

Spell It Out Spell It Out
By: Esch House Quilts,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Esch House Quilts

I love words. I’ve collected text fabrics for a long time and I decided to design a quilt that included a word. This quilt was a commissioned baby quilt for a raffle, but there are so many great words someone could put on their own version.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 49"

Tetris Tetris
By: Sara Amerine,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: Army Quilting

I made this quilt in a recent quilt along. It reminds me of growing up. Oh how I miss those days. :)

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 24"

The Barcode Quilt The Barcode Quilt
By: Kristine,
Blog: Sew Miss Maggie

This quilt was inspired by the book “city quilts” by cherrie house. As soon as i saw it i knew it woud be perfect for my sons 14th birthday present. He loved it and told me it was “sick” which is a great complement coming from a teenage boy.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 88"

Trip Around The Neighborhood Trip Around The Neighborhood
By: Victoria Carroll-Parkhill,
New Hampshire, USA
Blog: Park Hill Farm

This was an early effort on my part before I even knew how to do strip piecing so all these squares were machine sewn individually. It was a UFO for 20 years but I found it and finished it even if it was small in size, hence the name. Linda Monasky of The Bear Paw Gallery in Alton, NH quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 62"


  • Painted Dahlia (41%, 309 Votes)
  • Happiness, color and heat-Alegría,color y calor (18%, 131 Votes)
  • Gee's whiz! i Bend wanting a quilt like this! Thanks Row 10! (9%, 67 Votes)
  • Rebellion (7%, 51 Votes)
  • 30s Barn Raising (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Spell It Out (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Roman Stripes in a Hurry (6%, 42 Votes)
  • The Barcode Quilt (6%, 42 Votes)
  • Fiesta Ware (5%, 36 Votes)
  • ohio star tree skirt (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Off The Grid (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Trip Around The Neighborhood (3%, 24 Votes)
  • Don't Touch Me (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Modern Solids Sampler (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Puddle Quilt (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Lunch with the women of Gee;s Bend (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Tetris (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Companion Qube Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 746

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Leaves, Trees & Flowers. The theme can be represented by the quilt design or in the fabrics chosen for your quilt. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. using any technique (pieced, appliqué, embroidery) 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 31, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, September 3, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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This post was published on August 24th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery. Post tags: .

4 Responses to “Vote Now: Solids Quilt Contest”

  1. […] Voting has started for this contest. Vote here! […]

  2. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    Como difícil é votar em apenas três talentos,todas são maravilhosas.

  3. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Solids quilt contest. Thanks also to Jojo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe for sponsoring the contest. […]

  4. Cheryl says:

    I just checked back to see who won. So sorry that people cheated. The times I enter, I don’t expect to win, I just want to show off my quilts.

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