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Vote Now: Star Quilts


It’s voting time for this week’s Star Quilts. We have a large selection of gorgeous quilts to look at and you can choose FOUR 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 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 – Monday, December 3rd at 8 a.m. (EST)
  • 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 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.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 36
  • Total countries: 8
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 16

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

A Star For Peace A Star For Peace
By: Marjo B-W,
Blog: MBWquilts en andere stofzaken

This lone star was made to be hanged in our bedroom and colors were chosen from the curtains we already had. The meaning of the title is never to go to sleep without being in peace with one another. I can tell you: it works already for many years!

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

And Waved to Me And Waved to Me
By: Angela,
Tennessee, USA
Blog: angelaathome

This is number 3 of my “United We Stand” quilts. I made it using all the red, white, and blue scraps I had on hand. The quilt was a project of the long ago AOL quilt community and the pattern with pictures can be found here http://anotherpat.com/qt/index.html

Quilt size: width: 44.5" height: 33.5"

Around the Horn Around the Horn
By: Mary McLaughlin,
Washington, USA

This was an anniversary gift for my son & daughter-in-law. I made it at the same time I was reading Patrick O’Brian’s historical novels, hence the name, even though it isn’t a mariner’s star! Machine & hand-pieced cotton with an old blanket for the inside lining, hand quilted in yellow thread.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 78"

Belle's Wall hanging Belle’s Wall hanging
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

This is called Bali Star. I made this for my grandniece in Houston, TX.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Cheddar Stars Over Moab Cheddar Stars Over Moab
By: Sandra Starley,
Utah, USA
Blog: Textile Time Travels

My recreation/reproduction of a circa 1890 antique in my collection. I carefully tried to recreate all the quirky elements from the original quilt including the border on only 2 sides and the very wonky stars. Paperpieced, hand and machine appliqued and hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 24"

Christmas Cheer Christmas Cheer
By: Gemini Jen NZ,
New Zealand
Blog: Jen’s Crafts and Quilts Scrapbook

A lap quilt made for my dear friend and work colleague when she finished working at our school after five years supporting a special needs pupil.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

CHRISTMAS STAR (Linda Douglas) CHRISTMAS STAR (Linda Douglas)
By: Linda Douglas,
Montana, USA

Beautiful reds and greens of traditional Christmas decorating are seen in this wall hanging,machine pieced and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Christmas Star Reversible Mini Quilt Christmas Star Reversible Mini Quilt
By: Diane Swett,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Quilting and Sewing Arts Studio

The Star was paper pieced using scraps. The small center was sewn by hand and then machine stitching was used for the rest. I used clear threat for quilting so I wouldn’t detract from the mistletoe fabric. It is reversible using an Autumn theme on the back.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

Christmas Stars (Carrie P.) Christmas Stars (Carrie P.)
By: Carrie P.,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: A Passion For Applique

My mini quilt was made from a free pattern from the Temecula Quilt Co. blog. I used Kate Spain fabrics to make this mini quilt in time for this Christmas.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Christmas Tree Star Christmas Tree Star
By: Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts,
Utah, USA
Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts

I designed and made this quilt to see if I could actually make it work. It did and now it’s one of my favorite quilts.
I look forward to hanging it every Christmas!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Earth and Stars Earth and Stars
By: Sandy White,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Quilting to the End

I made this quilt to remind myself that space (the background of stars) and earth (the flowers and the dove) are one. The dove (a symbol of peace) is a reminder that to survive we must all live in peace. Hand quilted, hand appliqued. The flowers are dimensional and beaded.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 17"

Falling Stars Falling Stars
By: Anita Amodeo,
Florida, USA
Blog: Margret Mary’s Place

This quilt is an eye catcher! The stars are all paper-pieced using 100% cotton batik fabric. The quilt measures approximately 60 1/2″ x 71 3/4″. The background fabrics are multiple shades of black and dark blue. The quilting was done with a varigrated thread in loops and stars. I dyed the backing fa

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 72"

Hugs for Anne Hugs for Anne
By: Tina Gilley,
Florida, USA
Blog: Quilting For Enjoyment

A friend was going through a very rough time in her life. I made this quilt for her. It was my first time making friendship stars. The fabrics are reproduction. I especially like the shirtings.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 72"

Kaitra's Celebration Kaitra’s Celebration
By: PersimonDreams,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Persimon Dreams

I told my best friend Kaitra that I would make her a quilt either when she got married or turned 30 – well, she’s going to turn 30 soon so this is her quilt!

Machine quilted by Barb Raisbeck of QuiltsbyBarb

Quilt size: width: 69" height: 69"

Log Cabin Stars Log Cabin Stars
By: Pam in KC,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Quilting and Stuff by knitnoid

I stated this log cabin as a leader/ender project. When it came time to lay it out, I decided to try a star layout. It was so large I could only layout 1/4 of it at a time. This was the first time I attempted to machine quilt Baptist Fans. They came out wonky, but my manager loves it anyway.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 94"

Lone Star Lone Star
By: Eva Westermeier-Gerolstein,
Blog: WeGe-Quilts

My Lone Star from Batics.
Seving with machine. Handquilted

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 31"

Marbled Stars Marbled Stars
By: Linda Moran,
Arizona, USA

Accented marbled fabrics in a traditional nonpareil pattern, based on a block by Judy Martin. I made this quilt at least ten years ago, and because of participating in the FMQ challenge, I took it apart and quilted it to accent the stars. Lots of various sizes of stippling, plus a hint of trapunto.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

My Favoirte Things My Favoirte Things
By: stitchinRN,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Stitchin RN

I found this Sarah Vedeler Design and saw it in person, fell in love immediately. My favorite things to do are to quilt, piece, applique and embellish with embroidery. This design fits that to the tee. So here is my STAR.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 58"

My stars My stars
By: Berit Stavik Hansen,
Blog: lappeguri

Made this stars from a lot of fabric given to me from my sons girlfriend.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 82"

owen's stars owen’s stars
By: grace thorne,
Maine, USA

made from a pattern by sally schneider at a workshop at quilters’ gathering in nashua, NH.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 36"

Pathway to the Stars Pathway to the Stars
By: Judee in CA,
California, USA
Blog: meinca

This quilt was the finish of a BOM at a LQS in 2009. The design and pattern was by Susan Baker, a local quilting teacher. The fabrics are all 1800s reproductions. It was quilted by David Herbert on his longarm. We are enjoying this quilt on the wall of our bedroom.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 56"

Rainbow Star Rainbow Star
By: MC @ Slair’s Lair,
Alberta, Canada
Blog: http://slairslair.blogspot.ca/

Made for my aunt who gave me her entire fabric stash when she stopped sewing. One of my first quilts, and the very first one free motion quilted by me!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Saddle Tramp Saddle Tramp
By: Sharon Henson,
California, USA

Pattern from McCall’s Quick Quilts, October/November 2010 issue. Made for my middle son’s birthday August of 2011. I pieced the quilt and my lovely sister in Arizona did the long arm for me. Needless to day the quilt was quite a hit with my son as it is not ‘girlie’.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 92"

Space - The New Frontier Space – The New Frontier
By: Debbie Collins,
Ontario, Canada

This wall hanging was made for the Kids for Cancer Golf Tournament to raise money and then was given to a young boy going through treatments. This quilt was designed to inspire the imagination of what is beyond the stars. The side panels and back are made from the starry night fabric.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 45"

Stained Glass Dreams Stained Glass Dreams
By: Kathie B,
Colorado, USA

Thanks to Sharon Hultgren and her “Mile-A-Minute Quilts” for the inspiration and to my daughter Bess for her way with color and design. This is my third quilt and it was a challenge. I quilted the whole quilt in 5 pointed stars in variegated thread. The back is a stained glass window.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 58"

Star Flowers Star Flowers
By: Nancy Rogers,
North Carolina, USA

I took a class at NC Symposium on photographing flowers and printing them on fabric. I took all the flower photos in the stars and border. The star itself is from American Quilter Magazine in 2007. It is machine pieced, appliqued and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

Starry Baby Quilt Starry Baby Quilt
By: Rhianon Taylor,
United Kingdom
Blog: The Nifty Stitcher

I did this simple blcok at quilt group and was inspird to make this baby quilt. Free motion quilted on my domestic machine.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Stars Stars
By: Maria,
Blog: Marias Quiltbox

Timeless Treasures fabrics … made for stars.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 42"

Stars Around the Garden Stars Around the Garden
By: Colleen,
Alberta, Canada
Blog: Colleen Quilts Too!

The stars were a BOM at my local quilt shop. I finished off the applique, sashing and borders, and it was long arm quilted by Chelsea Rogers.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 108"

Stars for Andrew Stars for Andrew
By: Kathy Schwartz,
Manitoba, Canada
Blog: Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting

I love the contrast of the gold stars on the black fabric. I was able to play with the some new quilting designs as they showed up so well on the solid black fabric. The pattern is called Stars for Audrey but I made this quilt for my son so named the quilt Stars for Andrew.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"

Stars on Stripes Stars on Stripes
By: Karin,
Blog: The Quilt Yarn

The ‘Stars on Stripes’ quilt is a simple design using a fairly bold floral print in combination with a more muted striped print. I made this quilt in 2009 and it remains one of my favourites. I was lucky enough to have it featured in Creating Country Threads Vol 10, No 10 in 2010.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 45"

Supernova Supernova
By: Kathy S.,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Kathy’s Quilting Blog

This quilt was made during my first quiltalong with Freshly Pieced. I quilted it on my domestic machine by echo stitching around the supernova blocks and quilting additional stars on it — in RED thread! It was completed on time with the quiltalong.

Quilt size: width: 81" height: 99"

Twinkle Twinkle
By: Louise Rynkewicz,
Illinois, USA

This quilt was made for my now 12 year-old son, when he graduated to a big bed. He used to lie in his crib and sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, so I knew his quilt had to have stars on it. I also knew exactly what to call it.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 74"

Twinkle Twinkle Many Stars Twinkle Twinkle Many Stars
By: Margie Young,
Texas, USA

I made this quilt for our son Nathan who we were blessed with later in life. This quilt is a special reminder of all the unexpected wonders and blessing that pass through our lives .
It is made up of many different fabrics ,I hand quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 94"

Waving Flag Waving Flag
By: Penny,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Sew Simple Life

This is a scrap quilted wall hanging. We are a military family so I wanted to have a flag hanging on our wall and I had this pattern and thought it was pretty so I decided to use that.

Quilt size: width: 44.5" height: 29"

We All Shine We All Shine
By: Denise Russell,
Utah, USA
Blog: Pieced Brain

First design surface quilt I made using stamps and decolourant. When deciding how to quilt it, it occurred to me that big or small, we all shine one way or another, we each have talents… So, I quilted it with metallic thread, and turned some of the dots into small suns, which still shined…

Quilt size: width: 18.5" height: 20.7"


  • A Star For Peace (32%, 173 Votes)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Many Stars (20%, 105 Votes)
  • Cheddar Stars Over Moab (19%, 104 Votes)
  • Christmas Tree Star (19%, 102 Votes)
  • My Favoirte Things (16%, 83 Votes)
  • Kaitra's Celebration (12%, 63 Votes)
  • My stars (11%, 59 Votes)
  • Stars for Andrew (11%, 58 Votes)
  • Falling Stars (10%, 56 Votes)
  • Around the Horn (10%, 53 Votes)
  • Star Flowers (10%, 51 Votes)
  • Stars Around the Garden (8%, 44 Votes)
  • Starry Baby Quilt (8%, 43 Votes)
  • Lone Star (7%, 37 Votes)
  • Log Cabin Stars (5%, 27 Votes)
  • Stained Glass Dreams (5%, 25 Votes)
  • Supernova (4%, 20 Votes)
  • And Waved to Me (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Christmas Cheer (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Stars (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Twinkle (3%, 15 Votes)
  • Stars on Stripes (3%, 14 Votes)
  • CHRISTMAS STAR (Linda Douglas) (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Christmas Stars (Carrie P.) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Earth and Stars (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Pathway to the Stars (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Rainbow Star (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Hugs for Anne (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Saddle Tramp (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Space - The New Frontier (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Waving Flag (1%, 6 Votes)
  • We All Shine (1%, 5 Votes)
  • owen's stars (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Belle's Wall hanging (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Marbled Stars (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Christmas Star Reversible Mini Quilt (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 535

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Christmas Table Runners. Your quilt can be made with any technique (i.e. piecing, appliqué) as long as it is completely finished, i.e. quilted and bound. Also, don’t submit the same quilt that you’ve entered this week!

This contest is for Christmas table runners or table toppers only. The following week, will be other Christmas Quilts (i.e. wall hangings, lap, throw and bed quilts). You will not be able to submit the same quilt in both weeks, but you can enter both contests with different quilts. You can’t enter in advance, so you’ll have to come back after Dec. 7th to enter the Christmas Quilts only contest.

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EST). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, December 10, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

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6 Responses to “Vote Now: Star Quilts”

  1. […] theme for this week’s contest at the Quilting Gallery is Stars.  Over the years I’ve made several quilts with stars, but chose to enter the log […]

  2. Mary Beth Paulson says:

    Love stars, stars from lone star to friendship star

  3. Rosalea Wright says:

    Beautiful star quilts……..hard to choose!

  4. Mary says:

    I love star quilts. Thanks for the eye candy to all of you. It was so hard to choose a favorite.

  5. Joyce Kellogg says:

    Love all the star quilt and was hard to pick my favorite.

  6. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Star Quilts contest. Thanks also to our sponsor, Christa Quilts, and to those that took the time to vote. […]

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