It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Winter Landscape Quilts.
Give-Away from Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics
It’s great to be back at the Quilting Gallery for the new Show and Tell events for 2013. I am so inspired by all of the entries each week and I’m so happy to be sponsoring the Winter Landscapes theme. Many of the fabrics I dye are designed with landscape quilts in mind. This is particularly true of my hand dyed gradient fabrics. Add some Stash Packs for appliqué and you have a great landscape quilt.
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The winners from the Quilters’ Show & Tell submissions and the give-away (below) will each receive their choice of a Stash Pack from my shop.
Give-Away for everyone to enter:
To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: What type of fabric makes you just want to run to the sewing room and start something new? Examples: hand dyes, batiks, 1930s, country, modern, etc. The winner from the comments will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to enter the give-away.
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Challenge Quilts:
- Total submissions: 43
- Total countries: 6
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 21
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: Diane Lapacek,
The trees were made from narrow shtreds of fabric and tinsel, then appliqued in place. Stars were cut from a Caramel Delights package and twisted fibers frame the piece.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 20"
|A Lone Winter Tree
By: Marty Mason,
Snippits of fabric and thread sketching….I wanted minimal to express the aloneness of my winter tree.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 19"
|A Winter Snowscape
By: Pam Geisel,
Blog: For Quilts Sake
Four snowflakes are swirling to the snow-covered ground in this quilted landscape. Tiny stars peek out of the vibrant blue sky and clear beads glitter in the snow. Machine pieced and quilted, hand embroidered.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"
|A Winter View
South Carolina, USA
Blog: Stitchin’ Therapy
I loved the striking graphic effect of this pattern from Quilter’s World 2009. The cardinal is my symbol of hope, so this pattern called to me. It reminds me of the view from my kitchen window in winter. I rarely follow a given pattern, but I only added a couple of extra cardinals.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 76"
|After the Harvest
By: Lisa Quintana,
Blog: Michigoose’s Gander at Quilts and Life
A common sight in the midwest after the corn is harvested is the western wind blowing across the fields of stubble. In Michigan, where I grew up, it wasn’t until late December that more substantial snow came. Here in SW Ohio, the stubble rarely holds much snow at all.,just bleak, frozen ground.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 17.2"
By: Deborah Vollbracht,
Blog: Creative Folk Quilting
I made this original design living in Alaska in the winter, trying to capture the spirit of the spectacular aurora borealis. Hand dyed background mimics the aurora. White crystal beads are sprinkled in the sky to shine as stars on a crisp night.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 12"
|Autumn to Winter
By: Persimon Dreams,
Blog: Persimon Dreams
I converged two tree printed batiks and two hand-dyes to create this quilt. Two of the fabrics were autumnal and two were wintery. The quilt reads ‘seasons transitioning’ to me and I’m really happy with it. This is one of my first quilts I quilted on my long arm.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"
By: Eldrid Røyset Førde,
The inspiration for this quilt is a childhood memory of walking through the woods on cold and wintry evenings, the errand was often to fetch the milk on one of the neighbouring farms. On the way we passed houses with an inviting glow shining through the windows.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
|Cabin in the Woods
By: Kathi Iacovelli,
A gift for my Secret Quilter pal last December, this little quilt uses the technique I call free-style-cut, fuse, sew, quilt!
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 10"
Blog: Everythingquilts fabric fun
This mini quilt was created for a swap on the HGTV quilting and needlework forum. It measures 13×14″ and was paper pieced. It’s hard to see but there is snow flakes stitched with a sparkly thread that is to look like snow/ice on the sky areas.
Quilt size: width: 13″" height: 14″"
By: Mariangels Ferrando,
Blog: Plata i +
Is a quilt based in a popular tale from Catalonia. I did it for my daughters’son. He’s two years ould and loves the tale of the little Patufet.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 60"
|Finding the Right Tree
A little irreverent winter landscape from Eat Cake Graphics. I laughingly named it “Don’t eat yellow snow”. It hung over my dining room table for years, until hubby had enough, and made it come down. Guess it’s really not proper dinner proticol! LOL!!
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 24"
By: Kathleen Murphy,
Blog: Kathleen Murphy Designs
I used my own hand dyed fabrics combined with commercial batiks to create this winter scene from my back yard. It’s all machine pieced and machine quilted.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20"
By: Cindy Herndon,
Appliqued trees on a field of snow capture the serenity of a dusky snow fall. A few trees desperately hold a leaf or two.
Quilt size: width: 31.5" height: 26"
|First Winter Snow
By: Victoria Plesa,
This is an original design of mine inspired by the many snow storms we enjoy while living at an altitude of a mile high. Not a sight you’d expect in “Sunny California”.
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 34"
|Frosty… the snowman
By: Cute pincushion,
This is Frosty, winter landscape mini I made for the holidays :-)
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 15"
By: Lynda Hermann,
This is a pattern by Liza Moore using McKenna Ryan fabrics. I have had the pattern and fabric for several years. Once the top is quilted, I will be adding crystals which really finishes the quilt perfectly. My best friend has asked for the quilt when I am done, will be her birthday surprise.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"
By: Kathy Stockbridge,
I made this quilt for a good friend expecting her third child. It was completed during a very snowy winter in 2008. I decided to take a picture of it in the snow.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 60"
By: Jeanie Lemmo,
I belong to a group of quilters who complete a 12 inch fully finished “quilt” each month interpreting a chosen word. This quilt represents “ICE”.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"
|Log Cabin in the Snow
A cozy cabin in the snow. My friend, Jackie, hangs this quilt up on her wall every winter. The pattern for the quilt is available at my website: http://www.winnowing.com/patterns.html
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
By: Patricia Hersl,
My new daughter-in-law picked this out of a catalogue as something she would like. It is hand appliqued and machine quilted using hand-dyed fabrics. Pattern by Whistlepig Creek.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 20"
By: Margaret Griffiths,
I enjoyed doing this technique of negative/positive split spaces. And it turned out to look like a long cold winter’s night. Hence the name – Long Winter Night. I donated it to; The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) for Amni Sims, (Priority Quilts)
Quilt size: width: 9" height: 12"
|Mmmm, Maple Syrup Time
By: Debbie Collins,
A quilt to always remind me of Maple Syrup Time with my dad. Warmth of the fire after gathering the syrup by hand on a nice winter day. We have a new shed and evaporator this year and we are going to try making maple sugar butter. Its so good.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|My Holiday Dream
By: Amy Crunk,
Living in Alabama we don’t see much snow & certainly never have enough for a sleigh ride so this is what my dream is for a winter holiday would look like. We’ve had ONE inch of snow this winter so I guess I’ll just keep dreaming!
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 35"
|Owl in Winter
By: Cynthia Zoller,
New Hampshire, USA
This little quilt is made using raw edge applique with a layer of tulle put over the landscape before quilting. It is a night scene and a little difficult to photograph. There is an unseen mouse hiding behind the snow dunes hoping to escape the talons of the swooping owl.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 12"
Paper pieced pattern by Veronica Jones of Selkirk Creations. Most of the pattern is paper pieced except for the fence posts which are machine appliqued and the fence wires which are hand embroidered. I did the machine techniques (including the machine quilting) on my domestic sewing machine.
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 28"
By: Julie Brown Neu,
Blog: Creative Play
This is one of a 52 week journal quilt series, based on a previous drawing from my sketch book.
Quilt size: width: 8" height: 8"
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
The Snow Globe is such a cute way to display this snow man. The tree is embroidered and tiny red beads have been added for a little color. The snowy blue was perfect and the scarf has fringes to give a some depth. All done with applique. I love the country colors. I just want to shake it!
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 24"
By: Jenny in NZ,
Blog: Jenny Quilts
A yet unfinished Block from the EstherAliu Mystery applique BOM “Forget Me Not ” that I have been making for past 12 months.
Quilt size: width: 9" height: 12"
A coat made with a lot of different fabrics, including a Kona Bay fabric of mt Fuji.
Quilt size: width: m/l" height: m/l"
|Sweet Skating Sue
By: Amy @ Butterfly Angels,
Blog: Butterfly Angels
Jennifer Offenstein (sewhooked.com) offered a miniquilt swap that had to use her Sweet Skating Sue block (lower right corner). I took her pattern and expanded on the theme, adding mini sues, trees, a lodge, and a ice path. Then it was shipped to Australia.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
By: Carol aka landscapelady,
I saw a vintage postcard with this scene and just had to make a quilt from it. You can just feel the quiet of the snow covered slope and take in the beauty of winter.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 18"
|Water and Ice
By: Creative Lady,
Blog: Quilting & Sewing Arts
This quilt is made in Blues and Greens, Created to be appliqued with Snowmen and Trees ” Frosty’s Cabins” a pattern designed by Laura DeMarco & Rita DeMarco. The Border I added does not seem to lend itself to this so I did not applique anything to it. I am thinking of a Vine and leaf applique.
Quilt size: width: 34" height: 43"
|While In Vermont
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Till we Quilt Again
We have been skiing in Vermont for many years. While there a local quilt shop was holding a landscape class that my mother and I joined in on. When seeing this little piece it brings wonderful warm memories of our family in Vermont.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 15"
By: Susan Arnold,
This is a black and white quilt of birch trunks, with three cardinals in the branches. I wanted something seasonal with screaming Christmas, and this is perfect!
Quilt size: width: 38.5" height: 50"
By: Cleary Kipe,
Blog: CieAngel’s Haven
Not sure if this qualifies. I made this table topper with blocks from a New Year’s Swap. The blocks are made out of fabrics to represents snow and lights. The Angel in the woods is printed on fabric. I have this on my table by my couch during all of January.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 39"
By: beverly rigler,
This is a scenic art quilt depicting birch trees in the winter.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 25"
By: Michele Groth,
I was inspired to make this quilt by a picture of a winter quilt I saw pictured in a quilt magazine. The fabric reminded me of the bark of aspen trees in the mountains of Colorado where I grew up. The quilt hangs in a corner of the hallway where the bend gives the quilt added dimension.
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 28"
|Winter in My Dreams
By: Linda Winters,
Blog: Buzzing and Bumbling
This quilt is one of the very few raw edged applique quilts I have done. It is my own design and was inspired by the bulletin boards I used to have my elementary students make, putting up figures they each cut from colored paper. It is a “dream land” as I live where our winters are extremely mild.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 33"
By: Eva Johansen,
Blog: Min lappeverden/My Quiltworld
Collage, made of hand painted fabrics, silk and batik. Fused with Steam-A-Seam. Last year, I gave my self a challenge. I made 12 notes with different techniques /challenges and put them in a jar to draw every month and use the technique in a quilt measuring 12 x 12 inches.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"
Blog: Quilting with Calicos
This is a mystery quilt that I made at my LQS recently. I used a very wintery woodsy fabric and Kona Cardinal. I had no idea what it would look like in the end, but its just lovely. Its going to be a Christmas 2013 gift for a family member…gotta keep them snuggly in the wintertime! Thanks!
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 62"
|Winter wonderland (Darlene Contadino)
By: Darlene Contadino,
Blog: Quilting Together
I really like the feature fabric, so I decided to make this quilt for the bedroom my granddaughter stays in when she visits. It is my own design. I wanted a winter quilt. This is my first seasonal quilt
Quilt size: width: 75" height: 90"
|Winter Wonderland (Jan)
Blog: I QUILT FOR FUN
This machine appliqué wallhanging makes use of the same piece of fabric for the aspens and snowy background night sky. It is Jane Sassaman’s Sunshine and Shadow Dots. It was perfect to show the contrast of the trees as they blend into the snow. Pattern is from “Follow the Dots” by Segna/Crow.
Quilt size: width: 25" height: 32"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:00 p.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.
- Blue Night (23%, 100 Votes)
- Owl in Winter (18%, 75 Votes)
- Icy Fun (14%, 60 Votes)
- First Snow (10%, 42 Votes)
- Winter Forest (9%, 39 Votes)
- Winter in My Dreams (9%, 39 Votes)
- First Winter Snow (9%, 39 Votes)
- Margaret Griffiths (9%, 37 Votes)
- 3 Trees (8%, 34 Votes)
- Marcy's Penguins (8%, 32 Votes)
- Autumn to Winter (7%, 31 Votes)
- First Impression (7%, 30 Votes)
- While In Vermont (7%, 29 Votes)
- Winter magic (6%, 25 Votes)
- Hot Chocolate (6%, 25 Votes)
- Snowfall (6%, 24 Votes)
- A Winter Snowscape (6%, 24 Votes)
- Winter Wonderland (Jan) (5%, 22 Votes)
- Mmmm, Maple Syrup Time (5%, 22 Votes)
- Cabin in the Woods (4%, 19 Votes)
- Finding the Right Tree (4%, 18 Votes)
- Vintage skiis (4%, 18 Votes)
- Aurora Borealis (4%, 16 Votes)
- A Lone Winter Tree (4%, 15 Votes)
- Glacier (3%, 14 Votes)
- My Holiday Dream (3%, 14 Votes)
- After the Harvest (3%, 13 Votes)
- Sweet Skating Sue (3%, 12 Votes)
- Snowdrops (3%, 11 Votes)
- White Birches (2%, 10 Votes)
- Log Cabin in the Snow (2%, 10 Votes)
- Christmas Visitors (2%, 10 Votes)
- A Winter View (2%, 9 Votes)
- Ring-Necked Pheasant (2%, 7 Votes)
- winter birches (1%, 6 Votes)
- Winter wonderland (Darlene Contadino) (1%, 5 Votes)
- Frosty... the snowman (1%, 4 Votes)
- Snow Globe (1%, 4 Votes)
- Winter Mystery (0%, 2 Votes)
- En Patufet (0%, 2 Votes)
- Silver Trees (0%, 2 Votes)
- Winter Angel (0%, 1 Votes)
- Water and Ice (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 426
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Commemorative Quilts. This could be a quilt that commemorates anything you like, such as an historical date, family member, special event, wedding, etc. It’s your choice how your quilt relates to the theme. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome too.
Read the Rules and Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).
Wanted: I need a sponsor for next week’s event. Contact me!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!