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Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts with Snowy Friends

Quilters' Show & Tell

Hi everyone!

It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Snowy Friends.

Our guest judges for this week are Amanda from The Patchsmith and Jennifer from Sewhooked They’ll both have 100 bonus points to award to their favourite quilt(s).


Fabric Give-Away

Quilting blogger, Katy, who blogs at Plethora of Pinatas, has generously donated 2.5 yards of fabric from her own stash for this week’s winners. Thanks Katy, I really appreciate your generosity.

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The quilter with the most votes (community votes + guest judges’ votes) will win 1.5 yards and one person who leaves a comment below will win 1 yard.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below answering: What colour of solid fabric do you use the most in your quilts?

Winner chosen from the comments left below will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, March 4, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to enter the give-away.


This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Quilts with Snowy Friends:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 18
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 10

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

A Winter's Tale A Winter’s Tale
By: Gilly,
United Kingdom
Blog: gilly makes…

This was a fun Christmas project made using a jellyroll of “Blitzen by Basic Grey” for Moda and a sweet red dotty fabric from my stash for the sashing & border. I fussy cut the little snowmen squares and machine quilted with slightly squiggly lines.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 58"

And In The Meadow... And In The Meadow…
By: Susan Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

This quilt is my first original design. When I first published it, I made the carrot button noses from polymer clay and I could make about 60 of them an hour. My hands were stained orange for 3 days after. Since then, I’ve had my buttons made by a company that reproduced one of my handmade buttons.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 41"

Cheery Snowman Cheery Snowman
By: Colleen,
Alberta, Canada
Blog: Colleen Quilts Too!

This is a Patrick Lose pattern, and I bring him up to grace my hall table every year at Christmas. He is so cheery, I leave him there until Valentine’s Day!

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 39"

Christmas Cardinal Christmas Cardinal
By: Donna Martin,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Quilt in Progress

This was a challenge to my abilities! I found the paper pieced pattern online at Paper Panache. The tiny pieces almost took my sanity, but I believe it is the most beautiful thing once finished! I gave it to my mom to decorate her house for Christmas.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Dressing For Winter Dressing For Winter
By: Glenda,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: sortandpolish

Appliqued children flit about, as bright as winter birds.
Trees are cloaked in snowy shawls, animals change their coats of brown and grey for white and children play outdoors dressed in scarlet and blue, green and gold. The math of mid-winter is simple. Snow plus friends equals fun.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 13"

Friends Friends
By: ZSuzsa Benko,
Hungary
Blog: Quiltingstudio

I used thread painting for the cheerful little penguins, and then applied them to the middle of the picture.
I designed and stiched the scrolls myself. I used shiny little rhinestones for the embellishment to create the impression of snow or ice shining around them.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

January in Upper MIchigan January in Upper MIchigan
By: Lceesay,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Artsy Chick Quilts

Original design. Raw edged fused applique over pieced background. Embellished with sequins, beads, rhinestones, fabric paint, glitter nail polish and glitter and glue. Was inspired in January by the winter snow and wearing winter clothes to stay warm.

Quilt size: width: 26.5" height: 18"

Looking Out My Window Looking Out My Window
By: Jenelle Boxberger,
Kansas, USA

I love to decorate with snowmen. I fell in love with this guy that is looking in the window. Some of it is machine embroidered and I pieced it together. I did the quilting on my Brother ULT2003.

Quilt size: width: 21.5" height: 24.5"

Penguins mugrug Penguins mugrug
By: Mariangels Ferrando,
Spain
Blog: Plata i+

A little mugrug with funny penguins

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 10"

See no evil, Hear no evil,Speak no evil See no evil, Hear no evil,Speak no evil
By: ana-ane,
Spain
Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no….pican

Pequeño Quilt realizado con el método de aplicación y festoneado, el interior y los bordes están acolchados a máquina de forma libre.

Los croquis de este proyectos los adquirí en una feria.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 18"

Snow Lady Snow Lady
By: Lynn Provencher,
Florida, USA
Blog: Thimblemouse and Spouse

This is one in a series of little seasonal quilts designed by Kathy Schmitz. It was a fun to applique and embellish with buttons.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 23"

Snowman Forest Snowman Forest
By: Annmarie Tegen,
Wisconsin, USA

This mini was made from June Dudley’s “Snowman Farm” block in the Winter 2010 volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It makes me smile!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 13"

Snowman Quilt Snowman Quilt
By: piecrust,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Vickie Quilts

This quilt represents my family and friends as snowmen. Fun to make, and even more fun to characterize someone as a snowman. There is Patti the nurse, Chris the postal worker, Ernie the engineer, Barry the cowboy and Vickie the quilter. Oh, and least I forget Frosty, the traditional snowman.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"

Snowmen Follies Snowmen Follies
By: Mtn Mama,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: Pots, pans, pins and prayers

Made of soft flannels this quilt boasts 20 machine embroidered Snowmen blocks. Each snowman is “acting out” in a different way. I designed this quilt during the great Snowstorm of 2011 in Oklahoma.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"

Tommy's Snowman Tommy’s Snowman
By: Marianne,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Misadventures with Rangers

My son helped pick out the fabrics, and did some of the sewing. Sadly, the thrill of sewing hundreds of blocks wore off after about an hour! :)

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 48"

Welcome Winter Welcome Winter
By: Julie Cefalu,
California, USA
Blog: The Crafty Quilter

I started this quilt over two years ago and I made it my January 2013 UFO to finish. The pattern is from Holly Hill Quilt Designs. I love all of the winter elements especially the snow globes and the snowmen. It is machine appliqued and machine quilted by me.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Winter Weekends Winter Weekends
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

An extra-long cuddle quilt for my son who is 6′ 7″ tall – snowmobiling is how he relaxes after a busy week in the corporate world! I have made many versions of this design I call Georgetown Squares – it’s quick and easy to make and I call it my “go to” quillt.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 70"

Winter Welcome Winter Welcome
By: Nancy,
Utah, USA

My first attempt at applique and I felt the house looked too lonely, so I decided to add a snowman waving hello. This guy hangs on my quilting room door from November until March, welcoming me into my quilting ‘sanctuary’ and ‘stress relief’ room.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"


Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, March 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 evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE 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.

Snowy Friends

  • January in Upper MIchigan (28%, 184 Votes)
  • Snowman Quilt (22%, 139 Votes)
  • Dressing For Winter (21%, 135 Votes)
  • Friends (18%, 116 Votes)
  • See no evil, Hear no evil,Speak no evil (14%, 93 Votes)
  • Christmas Cardinal (14%, 89 Votes)
  • Welcome Winter (12%, 80 Votes)
  • Penguins mugrug (12%, 78 Votes)
  • Looking Out My Window (11%, 73 Votes)
  • Winter Welcome (9%, 57 Votes)
  • And In The Meadow... (8%, 52 Votes)
  • Tommy's Snowman (8%, 52 Votes)
  • Cheery Snowman (7%, 48 Votes)
  • A Winter's Tale (6%, 37 Votes)
  • Snowman Forest (5%, 35 Votes)
  • Snow Lady (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Snowmen Follies (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Winter Weekends (3%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 646

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Quilted Pillows. Any size and quilting style is acceptable. Unfinished pillows are welcome as well.

Read the Rules and Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (EST).


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191 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts with Snowy Friends”

  1. Gunda says:

    Hmmmmmmmm good question……….think black and cream ;-)

  2. Joni Keskey says:

    I’m using white now a lot.

  3. julie says:

    White! It’s so versatile.

  4. Jeneta says:

    Definitely white!

  5. MissEnota says:

    I use white. Specifically, Kona PFD (Prepared for Dying) but grey is a close second.

  6. Julianne says:

    I use a lot of black.

  7. Elizabeth in VA says:

    Shades of White.

  8. cathy fox says:

    Red. I like to add a little red in all my quilt and projects.

  9. Susan Clarke says:

    I use Kona “Snow” for an all-purpose white. It seems to go with both cool and warm colours.

  10. Di says:

    white as a background, but sash with whatever is a suitable
    colour.

  11. Christine Graf-Gore says:

    Lately I have been into the yellow-creams, (verging into pale yellow). It’s been really sunny here the past few days, so maybe I am just trying to rush spring. SOOOOOO ready for winter to be over!

  12. Cecilia says:

    White is the color I use the most. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the houndstooth fabric.

  13. Penny says:

    I use a lot of blues..over run in boy babies..lol

  14. Lis Martion says:

    Neutrals like calico color & white lately.

  15. Julie Fukuda says:

    I tend to use a lot of blues but not necessarily solids. Were I to look in my solid fabric bins, probably I have more shades of blue ready to use than any other color.

  16. jean says:

    I have been using more solid white lately.

  17. appkle blossom says:

    love to be entered in giveaway thanks

  18. appkle blossom says:

    oops forgot to answer

    yellow

  19. I’ve been using various shades of gray lately…both dark and light.

  20. hafza says:

    I used a lot of white solid… all range of white. Voting for only three this week is really tough…so many beautiful works!

  21. janine says:

    I used light pink for my last quilt because that was what I had on hand, but think I’ll be switching to white or cream for future ones.

  22. susana says:

    Los azules y toda su variedad de celestes pegan con casir todo lo que hago .Gracias a su increíble trabajo y a Katy.Cariños.

  23. Inge Christensen says:

    Oh my, the quilts this week are so charming, it was very difficult to choose.
    When I dó my own sewing, I guess green solid is my number one colour, simply because my stash is overflowing with green solids. They seem to grow in number lol. I really love green, it makes the Warmer colours shine.

  24. Djoekie says:

    ik gebruik momenteel veel paars

    groeten

  25. Chris Jones says:

    It depends, but often neutrals like calico.

  26. mary says:

    I’m using Kona’s Stone most lately.

  27. wilma young says:

    I like to use a little bit of red in a lot of my quilts. I use shades of white often too.

  28. Peg says:

    White is kind of my go-to solid, but it’s not actually solid usually, more tone-on-tone.

  29. Beulah says:

    Great work everyone! It was hard to select only 3!
    The solid color I use most in my quilts… Blue!

  30. Lee says:

    I am not really partial to any one colour. but if I look at my scrap bins, blue and white/lights are over flowing these days.

  31. Susan says:

    I would say it is a tie between blue and green.

  32. Rose says:

    The solid colour I use most is blue.

  33. Cindy A. says:

    If I use a solid it is yellow which is more often than not the background color.

  34. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I use Ecru quite a bit when I sew.
    Thanks,

  35. Rhonda Marshall says:

    mostly creams.

  36. I love to use a lot of bright colors, but blue is my favorite.

  37. Marjie Moran says:

    Seems to be red, judging by my stash pile.

  38. Vickie Maloy says:

    I can’t live without a green of some shade.

  39. […] to everyone that entered quilts and voted for last week’s Quilts with Snowy Friends Show & Tell […]

  40. Loly says:

    Pink. Many women is that we are home!
    Gracias!

  41. Rebeckah says:

    I use dark blue. And that is because the quilts I make are all tardis quilts. Though when I make other quilts I usually use a pannel and not a lot of solid.

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