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Vote Now: Paper/Foundation Piecing Quilts


It’s voting time for this week’s Paper/Foundation Piecing 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.

ChristaQuilts is our sponsor this week and they’ve donated a $35 gift certificate for this week’s winner.


If you’ve entered a quilt in the contest, be sure to read the updated rules and guidelines page on inviting others to vote for your quilt.

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, October 15th 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

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 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.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 28
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 15

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

#1 Floral Runner #1 Floral Runner
By: Gene Black,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter

This is the very first quilted project I ever made. A co-worker got me to take a class she was teaching on Paper Piecing. I took the class and learned to make a square. Then I pieced the four floral squares for this piece and made the table runner. It is quilted “in the ditch.”

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 30"

*Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope) *Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope)
By: Bente,
Blog: I like to QuiltBlog

Pattern made by Ula Lenz http://lenzula.de/index.php.
Sewn two years ago together with lots of other quilters in the “Quiltfriends” online group. Big Fun!!!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

A Christmas Wreath A Christmas Wreath
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

The original pattern was only 18 inch square and my daughter wanted it for above her mantle so I enlarged the foundation pieces. Because I did not want to rip out all the paper I printed the pattern on muslin and left it in. The quilting is a poinsettia pattern.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

And A Good Old Staffer, Too And A Good Old Staffer, Too
By: Regina Arlauckas,
New York, USA
Blog: The Queen Bee’s Buzz

One of my first quilts – I was armed with quilt as you go assembly knowledge, a walking foot, and lots of gumption to attempt this. These were my first paper pieced blocks, and improvised appliqué. I was also flying without a pattern – piecing 12 Boy Scout critters and drawing the WoodBadge emblem.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 90"

Auttumn's Wedding Quilt Auttumn’s Wedding Quilt
By: Cathy Stephens,
Missouri, USA
Blog: UCanQuilt2

I took a Craftsy class Quick Strip Paper Piecing with Peggy Martin. First time ever paper piecing. This is the New York Beauty design.This was for my daughters wedding. I added pieces of my wedding dress to the corners.

Quilt size: width: 81" height: 88"

Broken Hearted - HLHS Quilt Broken Hearted – HLHS Quilt
By: Melanie Merritt,
Florida, USA
Blog: Melanie’s Mania

My best friend gave birth to her 8th child and her new daughter has HLHS, a broken heart. She had to have open heart surgery at 2 weeks old. I made her a quilt to show my love for her!

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 36"

Bubbles Bubbles
By: Stray Stitches (Linda G),
California, USA
Blog: Stray Stitches

This little tropical fish pattern was fun to paper piece. It won a first place in miniature quilts at our local fair last month.

Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 12.5"

Coneflower and Sunflower Coneflower and Sunflower
By: Colleen,
Alberta, Canada
Blog: Colleen Quilts Too!

The two flowers were small kits that were given to me. Once they were done, I decided that they needed a third one to make an interesting wallhanging. So, I added the leaf. The three of them now grace my bedroom wall.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 5"

Country Claus Country Claus
By: Sue Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

To keep his red suit ready for the big night, Santa does the hard work in his flannel shirts and blue jeans! His hats are 3 dimensional, his eyes and nose are beads and a jingle bell hangs from each of the hat points.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

Crazy Bird Crazy Bird
By: Iret,
Ontario, Canada

This is a paper pieced pattern I found on “quiltmaker.com” and it just cried out to me to make it. I used my own colors and added a pieced brick border to give a little more pop to the black background. Binding is done in lime green to co-ordinate with all the lime grasses.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 76"

crazy quilt crazy quilt
By: Theresa Johnson,
Alabama, USA

purple for Jackie

Quilt size: width: 98″" height: 98"

Crown Jewels Crown Jewels
By: Mary Miller,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Spoolhardy Girl

This was made from Tula Pink’s Crown Jewels pattern. I made it for my daughter, Grace’s (Princess Grace) 21st birthday.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

De weg naar nergens De weg naar nergens
By: De weg naar nergens,
Blog: Johanna-zweden

Een lange weg in het leven, dat nooit eindigt.

Quilt size: width: 150" height: 120"

Desert Sky Desert Sky
By: Darlene Gerber,
Ohio, USA
Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

Desert Sky is my first Judy and Brad Niemeyer pattern. I only recently got hooked on paper piecing and their patterns are well written. This quilt helped to increase my Batik stash!! I’m currently using the left over Batiks in my current paper piecing project by Judy and Brad, Feathered Star.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 54"

Elephants on Parade Elephants on Parade
By: Erica Baron,
Vermont, USA
Blog: Parsley Spirit

I made this quilt for the daughter of friends soon after she was born. The elephants in the border are paper pieced. I also made a stuffed elephant to go with it!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 36"

Every Man Jack Every Man Jack
By: Soma Acharya,
California, USA
Blog: Whims And Fancies

I love the geometric features of the Union Jack flag. I used paper piecing technique to create the blocks so that I could reproduce the geometry perfectly.

This is my very first large size quilt that I made for my husband as a gift. Since the flag represents people, I called it Every Man Jack.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 62"

Exquisite Table Runner Exquisite Table Runner
By: Carolyn DiPerri,
New Hampshire, USA
Blog: Homesewn by Carolyn

I have always wanted to try paper piecing. I love the precise piecing. When I saw this pattern, I knew I just had to sew it. Paper piecing takes a long time but it is definitely worth the effort.

Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 41"

Farmer's Wife Farmer’s Wife
By: KT. in MI,
Michigan, USA

Design and block patterns from “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 66"

George and Gracie George and Gracie
By: LethargicLass,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Plethora of Pinatas

These two “family photos” are of my friends cats George and Gracie. Sadly, shortly after I made these George passed away. I hope you enjoy the purrsonalities I gave them :)

Quilt size: width: 7.5" height: 7.5"

Harry Potter Project of Doom Harry Potter Project of Doom
By: MaxNTopeka,
Kansas, USA

This was my first paper piecing project. I used the patterns designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at SewHooked.com for most of the blocks. I designed the bookcase myself. Have been so happy with how it turned out I decided to keep it for myself.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 83"

Liberty Liberty
By: Maria,
Blog: Marias Quiltbox

New York Beauty, Bali fabrics, this quilt was made for a challenge years ago…

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Life 3 - Switching Off Life 3 – Switching Off
By: Annabel Rainbow,
United Kingdom
Blog: Painted Quilts by Annabel Rainbow

One of a series of Life studies – an allegorical painted quilt. The quilt over the sofa is English paper piecing. Tiny odd shaped pieces of fabric are stitched together and then the whole is painted to give a 3D effect. The quilt deals with the very hard subject of coping with grief.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 39"

Miniature Log Cabin Miniature Log Cabin
By: Jay,
Texas, USA
Blog: creative crone from studioQ

I have had the paper pieced patterns for years…a gift..then last year I finally got it together. I did change the color of the fabric used; original was multi colored. I entered it in our local guild show and got a third place ribbon for it. Next year I will donate it to our scholarship auction.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Paper Fool Paper Fool
By: Maggi,
United Kingdom
Blog: Maggi Bircenough

Made in response to the Chairman’s Challenge at my local group. Black fabric was issued and we could only use three other fabrics. All three fabrics I chose were silk and very slippery, hence the name Paper Fool as it was foundation pieced – never again!

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins
By: Doodlebug Gail,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Quite Quilted

In order to get the perfection I desired for this quilt I decided to paper piece the blocks. The coloured strips finish at 5/8”. This quilt I made for my niece when she was born. The finished quilt was so lovely that I did another 3 (pink, lilac and green). All paper pieced! Total of 96 blocks!

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 56"

Sushi Plate Lunch Mat Sushi Plate Lunch Mat
By: Heidi Stales,
California, USA
Blog: Fabric Mutt

I got the opportunity to pattern test the Sushi Plate block for Kristy who blogs at Quiet Play. It was a delight to choose prints for this project, and I turned it into a lunch mat for my husband to use at work. The outer border is linen while all other prints are cotton.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 11"

The Red Sea The Red Sea
By: Julie Karlak Simply Divine Quilts,
Illinois, USA
Blog: 1 More Stitch

I wanted to make a quilt with red as my “neutral”/background. I called it the Red Sea because the blue/green represent the waves. Most likely, the closest I’ll ever get to the real Red Sea is reading about it in The Bible!

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"

Tropical Ferns Tropical Ferns
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

I designed and made this for my sister. She wanted something tropical, so I choose Batiks in all bright colors. She loves it!

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 74"

Paper/Foundation Piecing

  • *Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope) (31%, 134 Votes)
  • Crazy Bird (19%, 83 Votes)
  • Harry Potter Project of Doom (18%, 78 Votes)
  • Broken Hearted - HLHS Quilt (14%, 60 Votes)
  • Bubbles (13%, 54 Votes)
  • Auttumn's Wedding Quilt (11%, 48 Votes)
  • Paper Fool (11%, 46 Votes)
  • Liberty (10%, 43 Votes)
  • Life 3 - Switching Off (10%, 42 Votes)
  • Desert Sky (9%, 37 Votes)
  • The Red Sea (6%, 27 Votes)
  • Tropical Ferns (6%, 25 Votes)
  • #1 Floral Runner (5%, 22 Votes)
  • Country Claus (5%, 22 Votes)
  • A Christmas Wreath (5%, 20 Votes)
  • George and Gracie (4%, 19 Votes)
  • De weg naar nergens (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Every Man Jack (4%, 17 Votes)
  • Exquisite Table Runner (4%, 17 Votes)
  • Elephants on Parade (4%, 16 Votes)
  • Farmer's Wife (4%, 16 Votes)
  • Crown Jewels (3%, 13 Votes)
  • Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Miniature Log Cabin (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Sushi Plate Lunch Mat (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Coneflower and Sunflower (1%, 3 Votes)
  • And A Good Old Staffer, Too (0%, 1 Votes)
  • crazy quilt (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 429

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Bags & Purses. Any quilting style is acceptable. Please only submit completed items.

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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This post was published on October 12th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

2 Responses to “Vote Now: Paper/Foundation Piecing Quilts”

  1. Nanny Alse says:

    ¡¡¡Uffff, que dificil votación!!!.
    Gracias, Misha!!
    Abrazos desde España.

  2. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Paper Piecing quilt contest. Thanks also to Christa Quilts for sponsoring the contest. Congratulations to the […]

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