It’s voting time for this week’s gorgeous Christmas Quilts. We have a huge selection of quilts to look at and you can choose SIX favourites this weekend.
Swirly Girls Design are back as this week’s sponsor and they’ve put together two fabulous prizes for this week’s winners.
This is our last quilt contest of the year and, actually, forever! Next year, we’ll be doing something similar but more FUN and hopefully with a lot less complications than this year. Stay tuned for more details very soon.
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 17th 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 SIX 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: 54
- Total countries: 9
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 19
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|1st Class Christmas
By: Debby Visser,
New York, USA
This was made in my 1st Class (hence the name) at a local quilt shop. Being self and internet taught, I thought some lessons could be helpful – and they sure were. I was very pleased with the results of this class and love the birds in hats I found for the backing.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
|9 Patch Party Christmas Quilt
By: Karen Pavone,
Blog: A Quilter and The Chief
This pattern is in Eleanor Burns’ book “Still Stripping After 25 Years.” I worked for her at her Quilt in a Day San Marcos store for 6 years, & I made this quilt as a sample to display in the store. I used a variety of Christmas prints and love the simple yet elegant look of this design.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 65"
|A Cheerful Christmas Tree!
By: Marjo B-W,
Blog: MBWquilts en andere stofzaken
This Christmas tree is full with all those funny, beautiful, crazy, special, homemade and other decorations that don’t make it to the real tree. Every year a few things are added. Check out my blog for details!
Quilt size: width: 61" height: 61"
|A Pretty Package Lap Quilt
By: Myra B.,
Blog: Busy Hands Quilts
This lap quilt is all wrapped up and ready to give! The huge bow is appliqued onto cute wrapping paper and ribbon! This super fun quilt was made entirely by me, and I quilted her in straight lines on the diagonal for a fun wintry argyle look. The pattern is by Susan Martin.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 66"
|A Quilt for Lillian
By: Cheryl Hammond,
Blog: Your Mama’s Rags
Our granddaughter loves all things Scottie Dogs, so this year, I made her a Scottie lap quilt. Can’t wait to give the quilt to her.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 45"
|A Santa Wallhanging
By: Gemini Jen NZ,
Blog: Jen’s Craftwork Scrapbook
From a pattern: Kitset ‘Country Santa 017′ from The Wooden Bear Quilt Designs
I had had the kit in my to-do box for a couple of years and finally got time to make it this past February.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"
|Amy’s Vintage Holiday (snowflakes and plaid)
By: Amy in UK,
Blog: Amy’s Crafty Shenanigans
I used some of my favourite fabrics in my quilt – snowflakes, plaids and homespun – making a real cosy cottage-chic quilt! Pattern called Vintage Holiday and I love the baubles! This is my first festive quilt and I will hang it on a wall to bring cheer to the cottage I live in! Merry Christmas!
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 67"
|Angels singing (Disqualified, not eligible to win)
By: Adrie Jansen,
Long time ago there was a Advent calender on the internet with every day a piece/pattern of this quilt. I had downloaded them and safe restored in a map. 2 years ago I made this quilt in 3 weeks! It was a pleasure to make this one!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 22"
|Big Star Christmas Quilt
Blog: Twas Brillig and
This little quilt kept growing from a single test block I liked to what was to be a lap robe to a Queen size quilt. It has a wrap around block on the leading edge, a scrappy binding and an asymmetrical placement of the 26 inch star blocks.
Quilt size: width: 86" height: 93"
By: Jennifer Padden,
I wanted a Christmas Quilt for my office, but not necessarily in traditional colors. I purchased this non-traditional Christmas file from Embroidery Library and built the quilt around their suggested colors. I love it, being the rebel that I am.
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23.5"
By: Sue Cook,
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs
This quilt is one of my original designs. It is paper pieced and has a heart shaped button and a jingle bell. I like to hang one on my front door so the bell rings every time the door is opened.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 22"
By: Susan Virden,
This quilt was made using the stack and slash method. Not much of story behind it. I don’t have many Christmas quilts and I enjoy doing this method.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 71"
By: Judy Stone,
This row quilt was the sample that I made for a class that I taught – Strip of the Month Club at our LQS. The pattern was designed by Carolyn Beam and long arm quilted by Terry Gravila (one of my students). What a fun project!!
Quilt size: width: 37" height: 49"
Made for my grandchildren to enjoy as a wall hanging each Christmas. Blocks are hand applique/machine quilted.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
|Christmas Patch Tree Skirt/Quilt
By: Sharon H.,
My sister and I decided to split some old fabrics we found in my mother’s stash after she passed away. It is amazing how different each of our quilt’s looks even though we used the same fabrics. Pattern from The Quilter, Holiday 2009.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"
By: Diane Updike,
This pattern is called Georgetown Squares; the piecing can be done in a day; makes an outstanding lap quilt for the festive season.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
|Christmas quilt/advent calendar
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel
This Christmas quilt I made for my daughter. She turned it into an advent calendar by sewing on rings. Interesting to sew, and I could use small scraps in this project.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"
This quilt was made with one jelly roll and a little bit of print yardage from Basic Grey’s Jovial and Kona Ash solid. The Christmas Ribbons pattern is from the book “Scrap Basket Surprises” by Kim Brackett.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 75"
By: Kaaren Biggs,
A Rosemary Makhan design, every one of the 30 stars has different fabrics (120 fabrics in all) – a quilter friend and I bought fat quarters and shared them. Machine applique is one of my favorite techniques. This quilt is now owned by a friend of 50-plus years and her husband.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"
|Christmas String Quilt
Blog: Quilt it out
A cheerful table topper. The original pattern is linked on my blog post.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
|Christmas Tree Skirt
This design was shown on the back of the insert with a ten degree wedge ruler I purchased from Phillips Fiber Art. I used one Christmas print and Michael Miller Fairy Frost Metallic Blenders for the red and green. I made it for my son and his children to enjoy.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
By: Doreen Kennedy,
This was done with the small and large twister ruler made for a special daughter-in-law
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"
|Christmas Westward Journey
By: Jenelle Boxberger,
I won a pack of fat quarters then shortly after I found on McCalls Quilting Blog a Westward Journey “quilt along” that was perfect for my fabric. I made it a bit smaller. First time I did a scrappy pieced binding and I really like it. I did the piecing, quilting, and binding. Added strips to back.
Quilt size: width: 46.5" height: 59.5"
By: Jacque Knight,
Faux Cathedral Window blocks with different fussy cut Christmas theme prints in every block. Fun and easy to make…a little presewing of the blocks and then it’s great hand project to travel with.
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 39"
By: Dana Coombs,
The pattern is a AccuQuilt pattern that is available on their website. I have the dies for the ribbon shapes and holly leaves; rest of the appliques were hand-cut. Centers of the flowers are yo-yos. Stippling was done in the center of the wreath and areas surrounding the wreath.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
I love country colors and this pattern worked so well using all my stash scraps. The wreaths are 2 1/2″ squares. The large blocks are wonderful cranberries fabric. The whole quilt looks quite festive. I wanted to keep it for myself, but i will have to make another one!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 96"
|Crazy Christmas Trees
Blog: Quilt Times
I’ve called it my Crazy Christmas Trees because I absolutely do not do scrappy, or unsymmetrical, but just look at this. 30+ fabrics and about as unsymetrical as they come. You know what though? I love it! Pattern is from Pieces From My Heart.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 76"
By: Tiffany Tuttle,
Blog: Quilter’s Workshop
This wall hanging is machine appliqued and hand embroidered. I take it with me to every trunk show presentation, it is always a crowd-favourite!
9 votes to be added manually to this competitor due to a glitch in the system.
Quilt size: width: 59" height: 38"
|Deer-lightful Christmas Star
By: Vickie Mazurek,
Blog: More Stars in Comanche
I made this for my Daughter-in-law, Jeniva for Christmas this year, in her favorite colors of red and lime green. She hasn’t seen it Yet! I used Christmas Twist by Hoffman Batiks.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 70"
By: Karen Smith,
AE (Armed Forces Europe), USA
Blog: Practically Pippy
This little Hanukkah wall hanging was made by me from a Cheryl A. Taylor pattern published in the Nov/Dec 2011 McCall’s Quilting magazine. I’ve wanted to make it for a whole year and finally found the time.
Quilt size: width: 13.5" height: 37.5"
Blog: Quilting with Calicos
This quilt is a 2010 Block of the Month from a local quilt store. I was not a friend of this quilt while making it, it was challenging and required the seam ripper way too often! Now, that I have had it held up and photographed, I find it beautiful! I just completed it this last week
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 78"
By: Christine Frost,
I designed and made this quilt to use as a sample for a machine quilting class that I used to teach. It is machine quilted on my domestic machine and I used gold metallic thread to give it a little glitz for the holidays.
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"
Blog: Plum Jam
This is the first quilt I made with the paper piecing technique, using fabrics that I had on hand. The nine centre blocks are surrounded by a string of Christmas lights. The pattern was offered by Paper Panache a LONG time ago!
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"
|Friends For Christmas
Blog: Simply Put Plus
My hand appliqued quilt is a whimsical characterization of Santa, his sleigh and penguins bearing gifts. Pattern by Lynette Anderson. Made with civil war reproduction fabrics and adorned with hand embroidery and rusty bells.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 55"
Blog: Pieces to Love
This is a Charlie Scott pattern. I saw this quilt while on vacation a year ago and just had to have it. The fabric line is Fruit Cake by Basic Grey for Moda which was discontinued 2 years ago. I was able to get a great deal of the fabric to make the quilt. I’m so happy to have the to snuggle with.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 58"
|Here Comes Santa Claus
By: Polly Monica,
Blog: Aunt Polly’s Porch
This quilt design was from one of Nancy Halvorsen’s Art to Heart quilt books. It was made entirely from my stash…much of it was scraps! I pre-cut all the pieces at home and took them with me to a fall quilt retreat, where I finished the top. I backed it with flannel for cold winter nights!
Quilt size: width: 60″" height: 60″"
|Here’s Comes Frosty
By: Anita Amodeo,
Blog: Margret Mary’s Place
This is the first quilt I made. I even hand quilted it! It was a lot of fun to make all the different ‘scenic’ blocks and embellish them too. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time…but I actually pieced the backing! http://margretmarysplace.blogspot.com/search/label/Snowmen
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 66"
By: Christine Cielenski,
I wanted alittle sparkle for my holiday table and this fabric just called to me. I love to machine quilt and following the pattern printed on the fabric is a easy technique.
Quilt size: width: 15.5" height: 41.5"
|It’s a cold winter day!
By: Judit Balint’s Handicrafts,
Blog: Judit Varrodaja
This is a snow girl with snow hat and scarf made from beautiful colors. It brings a lot of fun and a happy mood to your Christmas Times.
Quilt size: width: 17.7" height: 30.3"
By: Alice Baird,
Blog: Art Quilter Aspirant
This quilt was made following Bethany Reynold’s “Stack and Whack” method–the first and only one I have ever made.
Quilt size: width: 21.5" height: 37.5"
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
The rich reds and brown tone colors of this quilt are the eye catcher, it took a while to find just the right carmels to go on the borders. So it was in the UFO pile for 12 months. Now it is done and ready to use for Christmas. The pattern is from a fabulous book called a Quilted Country Christmas
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
|Points A Plenty
By: AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters,
Blog: Gen X Quilters
This is the new Christmas quilt I made last year. Made on a whim and inspired by a Denyse Schmidt quilt. I made my own version using a couple triangle blocks with Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas line. I love it! I display it hanging from a sleeve on a beadboard quilt rack my husband made.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 36"
|Santa Has Chores Too!
By: Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts,
Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts
This quilt is made from a pattern by Debbie Mumm. It was intended to be much smaller and use raw edge applique. I enlarged it and machine appliqued because I prefer finished edges. It was a very fun quilt to make! I enjoy hanging it every Christmas!
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"
|The Monster Quilt
By: NM Creatrix,
New Mexico, USA
Blog: Creativity Continium
This a quilt that will be presented to my nephew and his wife this Christmas. They requested a black and white Kanji (Japanese characters) quilt and this is what I created. It is a 9 patch log cabin quilt with piano key borders.
Quilt size: width: 100" height: 104"
|Tis The Season
By: Christine M,
Blog: MacDonald’s Patch
Redwork stitchery pattern by Australian designer, Natalie Bird.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 23"
|to hunter with love
By: rachelle pare,
this is my very first unassisted quilt i have made. i purchased the cloth book to give to my grandson but since he is now 3 years old i thought he was too old for such a book. i decided to take it apart and make a quilt that his mommy, my daughter, can read to him over the holidays.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 42"
By: Tina Orlita,
This was the first quilt I made with a scalloped edge.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 63"
|Twelve Days Of Christmas
Blog: The Creative Hare
This was an on line Mystery quilt created by Esther Aliu
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 51"
|Twis the Night Before Christmas
In 2008, I crossed stitched the blocks. The background fabric is one pieced. Reversed appliqued the blocks and finished by machine appliqueing. Machine quilted the words “Merry Christmas” between the 2nd and 3rd row.
Quilt size: width: 33" height: 25"
|Wego Santa Quilt
By: Cheryl Parker,
Blog: Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting
Made from a block exchange with my guild. 12 ladies participated in this exchange. This was my first exchange. There is more info about this quilt on my blog. This is one of my favorite quilts. It is hand quilted.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 90"
By: Handbags and more,
It´s a patchwork and applique quilt in the colours of christmas. I love it. My other christmas quilts and stitched works can you find on my Blog http://claudias-handbags-and-more.blogspot.de/
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 48"
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Pattern by Lynda Howell of The Stitch Connection. Sewn and quilted on my Bernina, a gift for our daughter. I worked on this quilt for three years and each year she got the quilt in it’s completed stage as a gift. It was finally finished in december 2009 and now lives at her home.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 100"
|Wonky Modern Holiday Runner
This runner was made using a wonky placement of pre-pieced shapes and using the chisel die for my accuquilt. The design is based off my quilt, Refracted Sunset accepted as part of The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase which was showcased at the quilt festival in Houston, TX.
Quilt size: width: 13" height: 67"
Had a lot of fun playing wth a variety of quilting patterns on this runner. Made for Clare last Xmas.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 82"
- Angels singing (Disqualified, not eligible to win) (17%, 212 Votes)
- Winter Wishes (16%, 201 Votes)
- Friends For Christmas (15%, 194 Votes)
- Twelve Days Of Christmas (14%, 176 Votes)
- Deer-lightful Christmas Star (12%, 155 Votes)
- Santa Has Chores Too! (11%, 139 Votes)
- Here's Comes Frosty (9%, 118 Votes)
- A Pretty Package Lap Quilt (9%, 116 Votes)
- Christmas Stars (9%, 114 Votes)
- Dash Away (8%, 106 Votes)
- A Cheerful Christmas Tree! (8%, 106 Votes)
- Amy's Vintage Holiday (snowflakes and plaid) (8%, 100 Votes)
- to hunter with love (7%, 95 Votes)
- Frosted Stars (7%, 89 Votes)
- Here Comes Santa Claus (6%, 75 Votes)
- Christmas Ribbons (6%, 75 Votes)
- Christmas Westward Journey (6%, 73 Votes)
- Holiday Sparkle (6%, 73 Votes)
- Tis The Season (5%, 70 Votes)
- Crazy Christmas Trees (5%, 66 Votes)
- Weihnachtsquilt (5%, 60 Votes)
- Christmas Windows (5%, 59 Votes)
- Christmas quilt/advent calendar (4%, 57 Votes)
- Christmas forest (4%, 52 Votes)
- A Santa Wallhanging (4%, 46 Votes)
- Festive Feelings (3%, 44 Votes)
- Points A Plenty (3%, 44 Votes)
- Xmas runner (3%, 41 Votes)
- Festive Christmas (3%, 37 Votes)
- Christmas Joy (3%, 36 Votes)
- Pine Trees (3%, 36 Votes)
- Big Star Christmas Quilt (3%, 35 Votes)
- Country Wreaths (3%, 34 Votes)
- Christmas Angel (3%, 33 Votes)
- Christmas Wreath (3%, 32 Votes)
- A Quilt for Lillian (2%, 29 Votes)
- Kaleidoscope Banner (2%, 28 Votes)
- Christmas (2%, 27 Votes)
- 9 Patch Party Christmas Quilt (2%, 25 Votes)
- Dreidle Delight (2%, 24 Votes)
- Christmas Twister (2%, 23 Votes)
- Christmas String Quilt (2%, 23 Votes)
- It's a cold winter day! (2%, 21 Votes)
- Christmas Poinsiettia's (1%, 18 Votes)
- Christmas Magic (1%, 16 Votes)
- Festivity (1%, 16 Votes)
- Wonky Modern Holiday Runner (1%, 14 Votes)
- Tradtional Christmas (1%, 14 Votes)
- Christmas Patch Tree Skirt/Quilt (1%, 13 Votes)
- Christmas Tree Skirt (1%, 11 Votes)
- Twis the Night Before Christmas (0%, 6 Votes)
- 1st Class Christmas (0%, 5 Votes)
- The Monster Quilt (0%, 4 Votes)
- Wego Santa Quilt (0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,277