It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for our first Quilters’ Show & Tell event. As I mentioned in previous posts, the new Show & Tell events replace the old weekly quilt contests that I have hosted for the past three years.
Each Friday, you’ll still get to see the gorgeous quilts that have been submitted, plus you get to select your favourites and everyone can enter the weekly give-away too. Additionally, two guest judges will also be reviewing the quilts and assigning 100 bonus points to four (or less) of their favourite quilts. Winners of the Show & Tell and the weekly give-away will be announced sometime on Monday.
This week’s theme is Favourite Quilt from 2012. It’s an open-ended theme and quilters could submit any quilt done in any style. New for this year, quilts submitted do not have to be 100% complete… works in progress are encouraged.
Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop
Happy 2013, everyone!
We are excited to enter this new year with a blank slate. While we have tons of unfinished objects (UFOs) in our sewing rooms, we have made it our mission to tackle them with a fresh, eager perspective! Despite all of the projects that were pushed aside, we have plenty of quilts from 2012 that we are quite proud of.
Over here at Fat Quarter Shop, we are particularly proud of all of the quilts from our book, Simply Fat Quarters. Each quilt was meticulously planned, pieced and quilted. After all of the hard work, they are now around for us to enjoy!
They have donated two $20 gift certificates for this week’s winners. The first prize will be awarded to the quilter that submitted a photo and receives the most votes, by popular choice (i.e. those voting below) plus the guest judges’ bonus points. The second prize is open to everyone.
To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Do you have any favourite quilts from 2012? Any quilts that you will cherish for years to come? Or beloved quilts that were gifted to a special someone?
Winner chosen from the comments left below will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, January 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. to enter the give-away.
P.S. You can read my review of their fantastic Simply Fat Quarters book here.
This Week’s Quilts
- Total submissions: 44
- Total countries: 7
- Total provinces: 5
- Total states: 23
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear
By: Barbara Stanbro,
Blog: Cat Patches
I found this pattern by Tricia Cribbs and fell in love with it. It was made strictly for fun. The outer border fabric was purchased with nothing special in mind, but it was perfect for this quilt. The remainder is made from scraps. I completed a block per month and enjoyed every minute of it.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 61"
|A Leaf for A Season
By: Nima@ Made to treasure,
Blog: Made to treasure
It is a 22″ square, foundation pieced, machine quilted wall hanging . This pattern is from Deb Karasik. you can read about my quilting expedition in my blogpost.
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"
|Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt
Using only fabrics from my scrap bin I created this ‘color wheel’ quilt with a free form quilting technique. The colors and fabrics blend together for my unique take on the popular color wheel quilt. Barb Raisbeck, of QuiltsbyBarb machine quilted different size lime green circles all over.
Quilt size: width: 62" height: 71"
|Beachie Bright for Melissa
By: Mary Manson,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Mary Manson Quilts
This quilt was a b’day gift for my daughter living at the beach in CA. She loved the bright colors! The quilt was a BOM from The Quilt Show. It was paper pieced, appliqued, & patchwork, using bright batiks. I machine quilted, using stitch in the ditch, outline quilting, stippling & feathers.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"
|Beauty and the Beast
By: Lisa Johnson,
West Virginia, USA
Blog: In The Boon Docks
This quilt was designed for our king size bed and our county fair. It won 1st place. Fabrics: Quilt Blocks, Ellen Luckett Baker, Moda; Kona Solid Coal, Another Iota, Robert Kaufman. Long Arm Quilter: Irene Hensley I love all the straight lines.
Quilt size: width: 102" height: 75"
|BETH’S PURE HEARTS
By: Linda Douglas,
A SQUARE WALL HANGING OF SWEETWATER’S “PURE” FABRIC COLLECTION; 12″ SQUARE,MACHINE PIECED AND STITCHED WITH SOME HAND EMBROIDERY WORK.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"
|Bouquets for Catharine
By: Jennifer Padden,
I worked on the hand applique blocks at the bedside of my mother-in-law just before she died. She really liked the colors so I named the quilt in her honor. The pattern is Granny’s Hankie by Denise Russart. This was entered in our guild show in September 2012.
Quilt size: width: 89" height: 90"
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel
This quilt I made with inspiration from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I quilted it myself, machine quilted around every butterfly. I love colours, and I’m so happy with how this quilt came out.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|Canadian Christmas, eh!
By: Gail in NB,
New Brunswick, Canada
Blog: Love to Quilt
Adapted from the book “A Porcupine in a Pine Tree” a wonderful book describing the 12 days of Christmas, Canadian style. It was a challenge to adapt the pictures into applique patterns. It is completely hand appliqued, hand sewn and hand quilted.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
Blog: Twas Brillig and
This little quilt was made from a special charm pack I bought on my birthday. I was happy to gift it to a special baby on her birthday. It is hand quilted with pearl cotton. It is hard to choose, but I think it is my favorite quilt of 2012.
Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Sweet Boater Chick
This quilt represents my favorite quilt from 2012. It is not just the quilt that makes it my favorite (I really do love it), but it is also the fact that it was my sisters house warming gift because she finally moved back to NJ. The circles and quilting show all roads point to home.
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Quilty Habit
I made this mini quilt as a secret gift for the Modernista Homemade swap on Flickr. My partner mentioned a love for rainbow colors and cathedral windows, so I was only too happy to try my hand at a new technique! I miss this quilt so much, but I know it went to a great home!
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 24"
By: Judy MacLeod,
Blog: Painted Pony Quiltworks
A Scottish/Celtic themed piece for a very special friend. In runes on the top border is McAlpine. The bottom border is their clan war cry also in runes – Remember the death of Alpin. King Alpin was Scotland’s first king. McAlpine is the name that Alpin morphed into over the centuries. My own design.
Quilt size: width: 82" height: 100"
By: Quilting Affection,
Blog: Quilting Affection
Coquette Tulip was designed and quilted by myself as a present. This quilt uses 12″ weatherpane blocks set on point, using Moda’s Coquette Collection. I designed the stencil pattern for the quilting using some of the fabric’s flowers and leaves, then machined quilted on my domestic sewing machine.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 106"
By: Rona Keith,
Blog: Layer Upon Layer
This is definitely my favourite quilt from 2012. I painted this photograph of my daughter with her cousin and her husband. This was the first time I had tried this technique but I have since made a few of these small quilts and I’m still finding new and exciting ways to use them.
Quilt size: width: 13" height: 11.5"
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
This was made for a friend who does not have time to quilt! She had the pattern and the block fabrics. Put together using bright pink tie dye and black mottled fabric for the borders. The backing is a black and white check. The dogs all have glasses and funky shirts. It was a gift for her daughter.
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 55"
Blog: Gypsy Dreamer Quilts
Enlightened Souls is made from kimono blocks and lantern blocks collected from two different shop hops and combined with the crane fabric in my own design. My first real venture into FMQ with extensive outlining, pebbling, orange peel, and work with stencils.
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 72"
|Feathered Peacock Star Wallhanging
By: Darlene Gerber,
Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray
This is my 2nd Judy and Brad Niemeyer paper piecing pattern, it was released at the end of August 2012 and I decided that I wanted to be one of the first to complete this pattern. My biggest challenge was selecting the colors and patterns of the 12 different batiks which look like Peacock Feathers.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
By: Lin Guard,
Random batik stripped quilting Navajo Star set in Navy Blank Splash background.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"
Blog: Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting
I created a quilted wall hanging from a photo of the first bloom on my morning glories. I used raw edge applique for the flower and the leaves. Then I thread painted and quilted it. The first bloom in my garden happened on a day that I really needed to take a moment to smell the roses – the blooms.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 12"
|Folk Art Melody
By: Karen on Keuka,
New York, USA
Blog: Karen’s Quilts, Crows & Cardinals
“Folk Art Melody” was my first All Wool Applique Quilt designed by Lori Smith. I made some minor revisions to the blocks and created a bird block of my own! I took the class from a friend, Debbie Wick. This quilt started my love of wool applique. I machine quilted it on my Janome. FUN!
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
|From The Cupcake Crew
By: Lynn Provencher,
Blog: Thimblemouse and Spouse
Group quilt for Mark Lipinski’s birthday – June 2012 – blocks made by his FB ‘cupcake’ fans from all over. I designed the simple layout – border was inspired by the book “Maverick Quilts” by Alethea Ballard. Longarm quilting by Bob Provencher.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 66"
|half log cabin block/Christopher’s quilt
By: Joyce Scaggs,
my very first quilt top. I decided to make one for each one of my twelve grandchildren as they graduate from HS..Christopher the first , will graduate in June 2013. done in blues and yellow, pattern ,half log cabin block with the globe of the world circling it. his interest is in building designs.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 98"
Blog: The Creative Hare
This was a BOM designed by Esther Aliu It is my first whole hand appliqued quilt I have made. I had all the fabric in my stash but ran out of the aqua for the border and managed to find a couple of yards on the internet. I had it quilted by Debbie Winn a long arm quilter.
Quilt size: width: 82.5" height: 82.5"
By: arlee barr,
Blog: albedo: chronicles of concupiscintia Oculorum
I wanted to work a piece that was all by hand and naturally dyed, letting the fabrics tell me what the story would be. “Imperfect World” taught me a lot about patience, perseverance and time!
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"
|Kayna’s Bed Quilt
By: Joy Smith,
Kayna is my youngest grandkid and the last one to make a quilt for. The sunbonnet girls look and act like she does. She changes clothes constantly and never stops moving. I crayoned colored the design and embroidered around the edges. I hand quilted hearts and quilted in the ditch of each block.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
|Kyle’s Christmas Quilt
By: Jevne Eilts,
Made for my eight-year-old great-grandson Kyle who is a huge Batman fan.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 95"
By: Cindy in TN,
On a business trip with my husband, I purchased this gorgeous charm pack and the border fabrics. I pulled the background from my stash. I love this quilt because I bought the fabric, made the top, quilted it and bound it within a few weeks. It never languished for months, or years, as an UFO.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 65"
|Lucy the llama / divine diva
Lucy was born in a class I took with quilt artist David Taylor who taught me so much and has since inspired me to continue to do two more of these time consuming but gratifying turned under appliqué pictorial quilts. He teaches you to make an animal that you want to reach out and “pet” .
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 28"
By: Deanna Rostock,
I made it for my sister who introduced me to”The Quilts of Gees Bend”. While this quilt look somewhat easy, it was the most challenging and hardest quilt I have ever made. I usually do about 30 quilts a year. Every piece in this quilt is a different size. It was amazing to finish it.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 72"
Lap quilt donated to the Alzheimer’s research group at UCLA -San Diego. They were starting a new project for Viet Nam veterans and needed patriotic colored lap quilts to be given to the participants.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
|My Friendship Quilt
By: Cathy (aka CrafteeCC),
Blog: Cathy’s Sewing Room
This quilt has been made from blocks received whilst being a member of Quilting Block Swap Australia and Block Swap Adventure during 2010 and 2011 – finished during 2012. I love the fact that all these different blocks have come from different parts of the world and look so good together.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
|My Funny Valentine
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Sew Simple Life
Hand appliqued mini quilt. This was my first applique quilt. Everything about it was new for me… even being bold with colors. I love it. This is definitely my favorite for the year.
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"
By: Connie Campbell,
Blog: Freemotion by the River
My grandson asked me to make him a quilt with a Nyan Cat on it. He showed me a pixel graphic and then helped me design it. Then I was asked to make another one for the creator of Nyan Cat which is this one. I made it in batiks. My grandson has his on his bed and loves it.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 56"
|Onderweg ( on the road )
By: Roos Kuypers,
Blog: Quiltwerk in uitvoering
I made this quilt for my husband. Every spoolblock I’ve made, was made ‘on the road’, going to my work, quiltshows, vacation. I made all the 814 spoolblocks by hand and I also quilted it all by hand. It took me almost 3 years but last September I finally finished it.
Quilt size: width: 57" height: 94"
|Orca Bay Mystery Quilt
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
A Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville.com) mystery quilt that I started in November 2011. Done completely from stash. This quilt was the perfect place to use some pj’s belong to my deceased mom along with her favorite color hot pink. It was finished in Dec and given to my son as a special Christmas gift.
Quilt size: width: 74.5" height: 84.5"
|Soft Place to Fall
By: Ruth Oblinski,
Blog: Sewlmate Sister
I love my pickled clamshell I made this year. It is pieced completely by hand using Linda Franz Inklingo.(downloadable shapes to print on fabric) I would never have attempted anything like this without Inklingo. I had it hand quilted by a local Church group. I was able to help, at their Quilt Bee.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
By: Cory Wilkins,
British Columbia, Canada
My daughter & I love a good lightning storm.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 85"
By: Lea Brummett,
Blog: Podunk Pretties
This quilt was an Iron Quilter Challenge. I finished it 6 months too late. Its my pattern with some help. The center applique is “65 Roses” left at book size. The bird motif in the quilting was a modified design of Wendy Sheppard.
Quilt size: width: 78" height: 78"
By: Kris Jarchow,
Blog: Sew Sunshine
This quilt is made from a tumbling block template my mother purchased for me. When she became sick last spring I wanted to make her a small bed cover quilt for in her room at the nursing home. She passed away last fall and I now have this quilt. I will cherish it always.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 50.5"
|Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler
By: Debbie Grasley,
This was a 2 1/2 year project of love. 143 – 6″ blocks, everyone of them different, with over 200 different fabrics. Most of the quilts I make are given to family and friends. This one is mine, my favorite!
Quilt size: width: 108" height: 120"
By: Vicki @ Quilting Lodge,
Blog: Quilting Lodge
I designed this quilt and absolutely love it. It’s my favorite quilt of all time that I have made. The teardrops are appliqued onto the white background. I quilted this on my Gammill.
Quilt size: width: 676" height: 67"
|Wagon Wheels West 2
Blog: What a Hoot Quilts
Made from reproduction fabrics from the period of 1850s-1890s, this celebrates all 16 of my great-great grandparents who made that trek by hand cart and covered wagon. Their names are quilted in the triple stop border, with wagons and cars in the centers of the broken wheel blocks.
Quilt size: width: 78" height: 98"
|Wonders of Color
South Carolina, USA
Blog: Stitchin’ Therapy
This color study was inspired by Wanda at Exuberant Color. I purchased a set of 2 1/2″ squares from her for the beginning of this quilt. I ended up adding about 200 squares from my stash before deciding it was finished. I love the vibrant colors and the play of light in this one.
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 62"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, January 14th 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 above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
- Below, 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. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.
Favourite Quilt from 2012
- From The Cupcake Crew (30%, 407 Votes)
- Soft Place to Fall (19%, 263 Votes)
- Texas Teardrops (14%, 193 Votes)
- Feathered Peacock Star Wallhanging (12%, 161 Votes)
- Wonders of Color (8%, 106 Votes)
- Sylvia's Bridal Sampler (7%, 101 Votes)
- Starry Night (7%, 91 Votes)
- Folk Art Melody (7%, 90 Votes)
- Beachie Bright for Melissa (6%, 82 Votes)
- Bouquets for Catharine (6%, 80 Votes)
- Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt (6%, 75 Votes)
- Onderweg ( on the road ) (5%, 69 Votes)
- Wagon Wheels West 2 (5%, 69 Votes)
- Modern Flag (5%, 67 Votes)
- Summer Romance (5%, 63 Votes)
- Canadian Christmas, eh! (5%, 62 Votes)
- Lucy the llama / divine diva (5%, 62 Votes)
- Hearts Desire (4%, 59 Votes)
- A Leaf for A Season (3%, 47 Votes)
- DaZZling Dogs (3%, 46 Votes)
- Fire Star (3%, 42 Votes)
- A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear (3%, 40 Votes)
- Medallion Quilt (3%, 38 Votes)
- Butterflies (3%, 35 Votes)
- Orca Bay Mystery Quilt (3%, 35 Votes)
- half log cabin block/Christopher's quilt (3%, 34 Votes)
- First Bloom (2%, 29 Votes)
- Clan McAlpine (2%, 26 Votes)
- Nyan Cat (2%, 25 Votes)
- Circus Tent (2%, 25 Votes)
- Imperfect World (1%, 20 Votes)
- Cuzzies (1%, 19 Votes)
- Enlightened Souls (1%, 18 Votes)
- Lavender Dreams (1%, 16 Votes)
- Charming Kaffee (1%, 16 Votes)
- Coquette Tulip (1%, 13 Votes)
- Kayna's Bed Quilt (1%, 12 Votes)
- Beauty and the Beast (1%, 11 Votes)
- Sweet Caroline (1%, 11 Votes)
- My Friendship Quilt (1%, 11 Votes)
- Cindy's Quilt (1%, 10 Votes)
- My Funny Valentine (0%, 6 Votes)
- Kyle's Christmas Quilt (0%, 4 Votes)
- BETH'S PURE HEARTS (0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,359
Next Week’s Show & Tell
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!