It’s voting time for this week’s Leaves, Trees & Flowers 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.
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 ***
- Winner announced Monday afternoon/evening
*** Please note: The rules have recently changed with respect to inviting others to vote for your quilt. Please check the Guidelines page for the full details.
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 list of quilt names. 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.
- Total submissions: 42
- Total countries: 10
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 18
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|A Ripple In Time
By: Jackie White,
Blog: Jackie’s Art Quilts
It describes the past summer where I would work away on my quilt wherever my children were playing. I would haul it outside on the deck as they played in the dirt, in the car on road trips, and up to the farm on those rainy days.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"
By: Wands Riggs,
I made this little quilt in an improvisational quilting class taught by quilt artist Vikki Pignatelli this year at Jabez, KY.
Quilt size: width: 20.5" height: 22"
|autumn leaf (Leonie)
It’s a swap mini for autumn so I decided to do a leaf but couldn’t find a leaf block that I liked so I made up my own leaf, I would probably leave the blues out of the patch half now, but I really like the feel of the baby corduroy half. I tried out a lot of new techniques making it.
Quilt size: width: 17.5" height: 23.5"
|Autumn leaves (Edny Raknes Reiten)
By: Edny Raknes Reiten,
Blog: Edny sine puslerier
A gift to my brother’s 50 year-birthday.
Quilt size: width: 31" height: 41"
|Autumn Leaves (Karin)
Blog: The Quilt Yarn
This was an experiment with the traditional Maple Leaf block, rotating it to evoke a sense of scattered leaves across the quilt top. The quilt was published in Australian Patchwork and Quilting under the title of Autumn Greetings in Vol 21 No 3
Quilt size: width: 51.5" height: 59"
|Autumn Leaves (SeacoastQuilter)
New Hampshire, USA
I designed this runner to use as a free gift with a purchase in 2006 when I owned a quilt shop. I love fall colors the best!
Quilt size: width: 27" height: 48"
By: Tina Gilley,
Blog: Quilting For Enjoyment
Original design. Inspired by gazing at the sky through the autumn tree tops.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"
By: Barbara Stanbro,
Blog: Cat Patches
This is a Block of the Month quilt. It is raw-edged applique with the edges of the applique pinked. When the quilt is washed, the edges of the appliques will “rag” giving it a three-dimensional appearance. It was displayed at the International Quilt Festival of Ireland earlier this year.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 88"
By: Betsy Lynn,
This is a quilt I made for a Denyse Schmidt Doll Quilt Swap. It is a compilation of two quilt blocks from “my whimsical quilt garden” by Piece O’ Cake Designs. It was fun making it and I really like how it turned out. My swap partner was thrilled to get it.
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 14"
|Colours of Spring
Blog: Little House on the Hill
I made this quilt using a large variety of floral fabrics with a jelly roll border. The quilt was made for my daughter in law who loves blues. The floral blocks are a traditional 4 patch with random hand appliqued flowes.
Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"
|Dresden Flowers and Snake
Blog: Richard and Tanya Quilts
I have never done a Dresden quilt before and wanted to see if I could do it.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"
|Fall Leaves (flamingo)
Blog: Лоскутные впечатления
I made this quilt from my scraps.
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 81"
|Fall Leaves (Patti Akins)
By: Patti Akins,
I wanted to make this a charm quilt, but I am new and since I used some of the same fabrics in the border, it is a only a “scrap quilt”. The pattern is from Maple Leaf Quilts, by Ilene Bartos. I hang this on my living-room wall during the fall months and love the bright colors and fabric variety.
Quilt size: width: 54.5" height: 61"
|Falling leaves (Robin Bunch)
By: Robin Bunch,
I made this quilt from a jelly roll and appliqued leaves on it. It was made for a silent auction to help pay funeral expenses for a friend. I also made a bag to keep the quilt in. The little girl who ‘won’ the quilt was very happy.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 54"
|Falling Leaves (Vickie)
Blog: Creative Notions
This quilt was a free pattern in Quick Quilts October/November 2008. I used oranges, browns, greens, purples and yellows in batiks. The background is yellow microdots. It’s my favorite!
Quilt size: width: 81" height: 89"
|Family Tree (Donna)
Blog: Quilt in Progress
Made for my aunt and uncle for their 50th wedding anniversary, guests were to sign their names inside each leaf on the tree. This is a wallhanging they could then treasure. Stipple-quilted background, and around the leaves and tree.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 40"
|Family Tree (Erica Baron)
By: Erica Baron,
After giving up on quilting for several years, I went to an art quilt show and was inspired to try again. This was the second quilt after I came back to quilting, and one of my favorites.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 37"
By: Darlene Bayley,
Project inspired by metal embossing plates and my love of trees. A young ghost of a girl sits outside an old brownstone building. Leaves done with Texture Magic and trees are wrapped and stitched cords. The door is metal. The background is painted Lutrador.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"
|Flower Garden Pillow
By: Jo Hobson,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Create the point
This was to be an inspirational birthday gift for a young sewer to copy but I decided at 9 years it was a bit beyond her yet, so made her a simpler one using traditional blocks instead. Now I have a cushion with no home!
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"
Based on a pattern by Karla Alexander.
Quilt size: width: 53" height: 67"
|Grandmother’s Flower Garden
This is an entirely hand pieced and hand quilted grandmother’s flower garden quilt with original border designs. I pieced the quilt and after discouraged in quilting it, it sat in a closet for a few years. A friend, Cheryl Jaixon, decided to finish quilting it. It took her 2 years.
Quilt size: width: 118" height: 110"
Blog: Tubaville Quilts
Inspired by a Deb Karasik design, I fused the pieces to the crazy quilted background then machine appliqued them. Nothing was measured or planned beyond looking at a picture in Deb Karasik’s book.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 27"
|In Gerda’s Honor
Blog: Ramblings of a Quilter
This quilt is named after my honored friend: Gerda V. who passed on 6/4/12. We were using a Lori Smith applique pattern, stashbusting & no more that 18×20. I tea-dyed my muslin for 1st time. Handquilted the oakleaves & acorns w/1/8″ stitch. I finished it in Her Honor after she passed as tribute. TY.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 18"
|In memory of my mother’s passing
By: Marika Szabó,
Blog: AZ ÁLMOK VALÓRA VÁLNAK
Passing away – This quilt was made for the memory of my mother. It was only planning to make some interesting things but gauze was soft and did not hold the gauze texture use of starches on the advice of my mother, this was the solution.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 50"
Made of old rests of different fabrics, sewed by hand, handquilted.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 11"
|Iris and Rust for Fall
By: Cheryl Hartzog,
The background to this wall hanging is fabric that I dyed from rusty items last summer .
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 45"
|Jane Austen’s Coverlet (replica) (not eligible to win)
By: Céline Jalal,
Blog: Les petits bonheurs de Céline
This is a replica of Jane Austen’s coverlet. I make this quilt with passion and I need one year (each day and 1500 hours). I love Jane Austen and when I began the patchwork it’s a revelation. Each diamond is a flower.
Quilt size: width: 94" height: 112"
Blog: Art From the Heart-the Blog
Free motion embroidered applique’ leaves, randomly cut and pieced tree (raw edge appliqued), lots and lots of leafy motif quilting. Last Vestige shows my love for the Fall Season! Bring it on!
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 24"
Blog: Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
When I was young, my mum played a song called Lemon Tree, and I loved it. I would sing it over and over. I decided to make a tree quilt pattern based on the song. This little quilt was auctioned for Japan Quake Relief and now lives in Australia with my best Aussie mate, Jenny.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 19"
Blog: A Plethora of Pinatas
This is a table runner I made for my Mom for Christmas 2011. Liberty of London has always meant special fabrics for her, and she loves flowers so to make this with all the beautiful Liberty prints was an easy choice.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 38"
|Maple Leaf Log Cabin
Blog: Made With Love by Mary
This table runner is made from my scrap box. I had seen a similar block in a 9″ in a magazine a few years ago. I adjusted the size to 12″. This was my first attempt at HSTs. Not perfect, but it works well for our huge trestle table.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 52"
By: Vreni Kohler,
I made this quilt for my friend Marianne. The pattern is by Kellie from “Don’t look now”; I just changed a few details.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"
|Marieta disfruta del otoño-Marieta enjoys of the autumn
Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no….pican
Un grupo de amigas hicimos un intercambio, en el que el motivo principal era el otoño, yo hice este pequeño quilt
A group of friends we made Me an exchange, in which the principal motive was the autumn, I did this small quilt for Marieta
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"
By: Kathi Iacovelli,
One day, my friend, who is not a quilter, helped me to organize my fabric. Her comment to me was that I had too much fabric and needed to use up some of it up before I bought more. I made this quilt with over 70 different fabrics and gave it to her, making only a tiny dent in that stash.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"
By: grace thorne,
my love of autumn fabrics and a book called “a month of sundays” prompted me to make this october wallhanging. i made it about 15 years ago and i like it as much today as i did then. in fact, i made 3 of them and gifted the other 2!
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
|Puddle of Leaves
By: Lily Kangas,
I was looking for a kids project to show how to do fusible appliqué. First I chose the background colour and after layering it, I quilted swirl designs to look like raindrops. Then I fused leaves in various fall colours and blanket stitched around them to add texture.
Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 17"
|Save the trees, Save the Earth
By: Jean Sewing Machine,
Blog: Sew What?
This is made in my favorite way of making quilt tops, the jelly roll race style, enlarged to fit a queen bed. I quilted it using the motif of leaves and stems across the entire quilt. This was my third large quilt that I’ve done on my longarm. I was happy with the quilting motif! Pillows match!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 82"
By: Wendy B,
Blog: Sugarlane Quilts
I did a workshop with a tutor by the name of Robyn Ginn……did much of the handwork whilst I was laid up after my knee replacement. We had to start with an ‘ugly’ focus fabric…….I don’t think mine’s ugly anymore!!!!
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 66"
|Spring – Aviv!
Blog: Jerusalem Notes: Fiberwork by Debbie
I made this quilt for a special exhibit of my local quilting group, several years ago. We had a floral theme and my quilt is named “Spring-Aviv.” Aviv is the Hebrew word for Spring. I made it to brighten up a certain wall space in my home. All the applique is three dimensional, Timtex filled.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 40"
|Spring Flowers Quilt
This quilt is designed by my Quilting teacher Connie J Viner. I made it in a Spring theme. Its a wall hanging and I had soooo much fun making it. The quilt is all Appliqued in Spring colors to a white background.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 45"
When I saw this pattern in Quiltmaker magazine, I knew I had to make it. I love batiks and paper piecing. I grew up in the Pine Tree State. This is my quilt. In the winter months, it hangs in our living room.
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 38"
|The Jungle Quilt
Blog: Don’t Tell Quilts
After waiting six years for this nephew I wanted to go over the top with his quilt. It has interactive animals, pieces that move, hidden animals, and texture, texture, textures. The tree trucks are corduroy, the jungle interior batik, and the leaves are batik with pinked edges. It’s just fun.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 48"
Leaves, Trees & Flowers
- In memory of my mother's passing (18%, 136 Votes)
- Jane Austen's Coverlet (replica) (not eligible to win) (15%, 113 Votes)
- Checkerboard Flowers (13%, 101 Votes)
- Marianne's Garden (12%, 91 Votes)
- Grandmother's Flower Garden (11%, 82 Votes)
- Lemon Tree (10%, 78 Votes)
- Family Tree (Donna) (9%, 69 Votes)
- A Ripple In Time (9%, 67 Votes)
- Fantasy Doorway (8%, 60 Votes)
- The Jungle Quilt (7%, 57 Votes)
- Flower Garden Pillow (7%, 56 Votes)
- Fall Leaves (Patti Akins) (7%, 54 Votes)
- Spring - Aviv! (7%, 52 Votes)
- In Gerda's Honor (7%, 51 Votes)
- Harvest Moon (7%, 50 Votes)
- Autumn Spendor (6%, 42 Votes)
- Iris and Rust for Fall (6%, 42 Votes)
- Marieta disfruta del otoño-Marieta enjoys of the autumn (5%, 40 Votes)
- Cheep Talk (5%, 38 Votes)
- autumn leaf (Leonie) (5%, 38 Votes)
- Fall Leaves (flamingo) (4%, 33 Votes)
- Family Tree (Erica Baron) (4%, 29 Votes)
- Foliage Fantasy (3%, 25 Votes)
- Puddle of Leaves (3%, 22 Votes)
- Spring Flowers Quilt (2%, 19 Votes)
- Autumn Leaves (Karin) (2%, 18 Votes)
- Dresden Flowers and Snake (2%, 18 Votes)
- Last Vestige (2%, 18 Votes)
- Starlit Forest (2%, 17 Votes)
- Indian summer (2%, 16 Votes)
- Oak Leaves (2%, 14 Votes)
- Artistic Tulip (2%, 14 Votes)
- Autumn leaves (Edny Raknes Reiten) (2%, 14 Votes)
- Maple Leaf Log Cabin (2%, 12 Votes)
- Colours of Spring (1%, 11 Votes)
- Falling Leaves (Vickie) (1%, 10 Votes)
- Autumn Leaves (SeacoastQuilter) (1%, 8 Votes)
- october leaves (1%, 8 Votes)
- Liberty runner (1%, 7 Votes)
- Save the trees, Save the Earth (1%, 7 Votes)
- shattered daisies (1%, 5 Votes)
- Falling leaves (Robin Bunch) (0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 763
Next Week’s Quilt Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is School Days. The theme can be represented by the quilt design or in the fabrics chosen for your quilt. Be creative with this theme. 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, September 7, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, September 10, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).