It’s voting time for this week’s Quilts with Dots, Checks, Stripes contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for TWO favourites this weekend.
This week’s sponsor, Granma’s Treasures, have donated a Count Down to Christmas jelly roll by Sweetwater for the winner.
Fat quarter sale: Visit the Bits n Pieces section of Granma’s Treasures for a selection of 15 fat quarters for $20.00! 18 categories, thousands of fat quarters! Mention the Quilting Gallery in the side notes for a free fat quarter friendly pattern too!
If you’ve entered an item in the contest, be sure to read the updated rules and guidelines page on inviting others to vote for your submission.
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday â€“ Monday, October 29nd 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 TWO 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: 14
- Total countries: 6
- Total provinces: 1
- Total states: 8
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|A Dottie Quilt
This was a BOM quilt that I made for my first granddaughter. I gave it to her last Christmas. She likes the pretty side down so that she can see it while she’s sleeping. It was quilted by Millie from milliesquilting.blogspot.com.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 57"
|Birdhouses on a lark
By: Marty Mason,
Blog: Marty’s Fiber Musings
Paper pieced bird houses surrounded by stripes, dots and more!
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 62"
By: J Smith,
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Stamp Stitch Create
Inspired by a quilt at Blue Elephant Stitches. I wanted to use Kona Solids, and then chose all polka dot fabrics from my stash to make the bow-ties. I also wanted it to be for a boy or a girl, so I used bold colors, but no pink! I backed it in blue, and then stitched 1/4 inch from all seams.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"
By: Nann Hilyard,
Blog: With Strings Attached
I used Martha Thompson’s “Square Dance” technique in which rows of squares are sewn togther, then cut out with a template marked with the “twist.”
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 50"
|Greek Key Log Cabin Quilt
Blog: My Favourite Things
I designed this quilt using gridded paper and colored pencils. Most Greek Key Log Cabin quilts are made with two fabrics. This one is made with three fabrics which made it more challenging. Because the center of the quilt is so graphic and angular, I softened it with a floral binding.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"
|Journey to the Sun
By: Journey to the Sun,
New Jersey, USA
I enjoy working with colors of the sun.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"
|Little hen mugrug
By: Mariangels Ferrando,
Blog: PLATA I +
Little egg shaped hen in checked fabric, with doted wing appliquÃ© in striped fabric. Very easy desing but very fun
Quilt size: width: 11" height: 8.5"
|night and day
By: Nadine ARCHER,
modern fabrics with much of regular and irregular dots, letters and the checks for a plaid as a puzzle for my daughter with which the apartment is decorated in black and white.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
|Prism Scrap Quilt
By: Polly @ Helping Little Hands,
Blog: Helping Little Hands
I used scraps left over from another scrap quilt…so this is a double scrap quilt. The way the rainbow lines are, it reminds me of light separated by a prism, hence the name.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 45"
|QLD Relief Quilt – Baby Blocks
Blog: Cathy’s Sewing Room
This baby quilt was made in 2011 and auctioned off to raise funds for the Flood Relief effort for the victims of the Queensland Floods that hit Australia in December 2010 and January 2011. Dots are on the binding, Checks & Stripes are in the 9 patch squares.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"
|Rainbow Days and Starry Nights
By: Debby Visser,
New York, USA
Rainbow dots for my teen daughter. She picked all the fabric even the white is dotted. She also loves sneakers. We used a black & white sneaker that passes through a rainbow edge to become as colorful as a rainbow. The backing is glow in the dark stars so the name of Rainbow Days & Starry Night.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 63"
|Trip around the world baby
Blog: Sewcute’s sewing adventures
This was a baby quilt for a good friend when she had her first baby. A boy. I was stumped at which fabric to use since many fabrics have a floral print to them. I chose trip around the world because it was a new to me pattern.
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"
Blog: Marias Quiltbox
Two sided quilt. This is the back of my quilt … made from the leftovers. I am really happy with it.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"
By: grapes and hearts,
A baby quilt using my favourite Ann Kelle prints from her Urban Zoologie and Remix lines. The most difficult part was choosing the background colour. The quilt will be gifted next month to a cute little boy. I’m looking forward to see how he likes it… (o:
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 55"
Dots, Checks, Stripes
- Rainbow Days and Starry Nights (24%, 170 Votes)
- night and day (24%, 170 Votes)
- Dot's Enough! (21%, 151 Votes)
- Birdhouses on a lark (18%, 128 Votes)
- Prism Scrap Quilt (10%, 75 Votes)
- Verschlungene Pfade (10%, 72 Votes)
- A Dottie Quilt (9%, 64 Votes)
- Zoologie Cirlces (7%, 52 Votes)
- Journey to the Sun (6%, 43 Votes)
- Little hen mugrug (5%, 37 Votes)
- Bow-Tie (3%, 24 Votes)
- Greek Key Log Cabin Quilt (3%, 23 Votes)
- Trip around the world baby (3%, 20 Votes)
- QLD Relief Quilt - Baby Blocks (2%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 718
Next Week’s Quilt Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Halloween FUN!. You can submit quilts of any size or other fabric-made items (bags, toys, etc.) as long as the item you enter represents the theme and is completely finished, i.e. quilted and bound.
To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, November 5, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).
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