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.
- 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
By: Gene Black,
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"
Blog: I like to QuiltBlog
Pattern made by Ula Lenz http://lenzula.de/index.php.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|A Christmas Wreath
By: Patricia Moffitt,
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
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
By: Cathy Stephens,
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
By: Melanie Merritt,
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"
By: Stray Stitches (Linda G),
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
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"
By: Sue Cook,
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"
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"
By: Theresa Johnson,
purple for Jackie
Quilt size: width: 98″" height: 98"
By: Mary Miller,
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
By: De weg naar nergens,
Een lange weg in het leven, dat nooit eindigt.
Quilt size: width: 150" height: 120"
By: Darlene Gerber,
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
By: Erica Baron,
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
By: Soma Acharya,
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
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"
By: KT. in MI,
Design and block patterns from “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 66"
|George and Gracie
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
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"
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
By: Annabel Rainbow,
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
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"
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
By: Doodlebug Gail,
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
By: Heidi Stales,
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
By: Julie Karlak Simply Divine Quilts,
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"
By: Debbie Grasley,
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"
- *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
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).