It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Appliqué Quilts. Plus, I have a new sponsor to share with you this week.
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This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Appliqué Quilts:
- Total submissions: 31
- Total countries: 9
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 11
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
Blog: Belajar Quilting
My 7 years old boy asked me when my quilt is finished, “mama what’s the story of it?”
Quilt size: width: 59" height: 43"
|All Dressed Up
North Carolina, USA
12 “Sugar & Spice” little dresses have the same starting design. Each one is embellished differently, all are hand appliqued. A hand embroidered center pulls the design together. Dress design is from fredashive.com and embroidered sewing icons from sublimestitches.com
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
By: Nicole H.,
British Columbia, Canada
I saw this picture years ago, long before I was a quilter. I saved it for when my skills were sufficient to make it the way I wanted. I think it is perfect.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 24"
|Best Dressed Bunny
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates
Best Dressed Bunny is my second applique project. I have only recently been introduced to fusible web. This quilt was made with beginner level skills on my part yet anyone would be happy to have this quilt to wrap around a baby girl or as a wall hanging. Please visit: www.deliasquilts.com/blog/
Quilt size: width: 31" height: 39"
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Blog: Milkas sewutopia
In this project I used applique, hand and machine embroidery. It was fun to make something thet simple as a break from a hectic day!
Quilt size: width: 11" height: 15"
|Family Life on the Serengeti
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Too Blessed To Be Stressed
I so enjoyed making this wallhanging. It is one of Nancy Chong’s double applique patterns. The border happened as a result of a mistake as it was not lying flat and I became adventurous with rotary cutter in hand! ;-)
Quilt size: width: 28″" height: 36″"
|Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden
By: Karen H,
Blog: Faeries and Fibres
Even though I made this quilt I love exploring the little details! There are birds, insects, crittersl, flowers and berries hiden away. Look for ant colonies & one lonely snail! Close-ups are posted on my blog. It was a fun quilt and only nine fabrics were used; this helped me get very creative!
Quilt size: width: 28.5" height: 28.5"
|Flowers at the Cabin
This quilt ended up totally different than planned. It was to be a scrappy log cabin with lots of different appliqued flowers. After I cut all the 1.5″ logs I decided to make the quilt all purple, cream & green. I have all the logs to make another very scrappy log cabin quilt…it remains a UFO.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 96"
|Flowers for Sale
By: Bonni Feltz,
I tested this pattern for the Quilt Pattern Magazine. The designer is Nancy Richou and I was happy to make it and will give it to my mom for Mothers Day. It was fused on and I did the buttonhole stitching by hand.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 19"
By: Rita McCart,
Blog: Ritamae’s Blog
As the butterflies flutter past my window the gentle breeze stirs the curtains.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
By: Lorna McMahon,
Blog: Sew Fresh Quilts
My daughter, Erin, loves cats and she loves to read. She especially loves to read about cats. Her love is what inspired me to make my first quilt – the Krazy Katz quilt. I designed the quilt to have a bookshelf surrounded by cats – featuring Erin’s real life cat – Fluffy. Erin designed the mouse!
Quilt size: width: 75″" height: 85″"
|Let It Snow!
By: Sarah DiDomizio,
New York, USA
Blog: Upstate NY Creations
“Let It Snow!” is a wall hanging pattern that I purchased from Connecting Threads. I made this pattern for my Mom who lives in VERY snowy upstate NY. She loves the snow and the holidays, so this was the perfect gift for me to make for her.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 20"
By: Margaret Griffiths,
Blog: MMGfiber designs
This was done for a Childhood Memory Challenge Quilt in 2012. My favorite childhood memories centered around summers playing in the park under the hot sun. 100% commercial cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted with fused appliqué, hand crochet ric rac & 124 prairie points
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|Mustache Mini Quilt
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Sweet Boater Chick
Last year I began seeing mustaches everywhere and I thought it would be fun to make a little quilt out of them. I pulled some scraps out and drew some mustaches out. Then I machine stitched them to the background with a zigzag stitch. The mini quilt is straight line quilted on the diagonal.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 14"
|My Grandmother’s Rose of Sharon
Rhode Island, USA
I chose nine of my favorite blocks from the book The Rose of Sharon Block Book by Sharon Pederson. I love the look of batiks on a dark background. Each block is machine appliqued. It was quilted by a friend of mine.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
|On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away
By: Juanita Sauve,
As a woman, sometimes you just need to get away from it all! That’s what inspired this appliqued fantasy piece of a mermaid on the rocks with book and sunglasses, martini in hand, attended to by a well dressed penguin serving snacks and fanned by an octopus. Applique and hand painted background.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 19"
By: Jenny in NZ,
Blog: jenny quilts
Adapted from a design by Yvonne Morris in a APQ magazine. Changed 4 blocks to Calligraphy that read from top left Happiness, Peace, Love, Dream
Quilt size: width: 77" height: 78"
Quilt personalized for my son. Technology of applied in the prominent figures of sport, in the name and in the buckets.
Quilt size: width: 300" height: 200"
|Railroad Underground Story Quilt.
Hand applique throughout using Civil War fabrics for the blocks from a design pattern by Mandy Shaw (UK)
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 90"
I made this quilt for the school office where I work. Our mascot is an owl. I’m a Librarian so I love the fact that the adult is reading a book to the child. This is the first applique quit that I completed on my own. This quilt is based on a magazine pattern with my own additions.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"
|Rose of Hope
By: Marlene Oddie,
Blog: KISSed Quilts – Keeping it Simple and Stunning
The center block I designed for the Rose of Sharon EQ Block Contest in 2009 and was ultimately selected for inclusion in the Nine Patch Media DVD. I finally made it up and had fun creating an illusion of looking out a thick wall and seeing a Rose of Hope!
Quilt size: width: 37" height: 37"
By: Jana Anderson,
Blog: Quilting Away
Found this quilt pattern at Acorn Quilt and Gift Company and knew it would be perfect for my newest grandson since the different outfits reminded me of how I dressed his daddy when he was little. When Taylor is older, I will add the buttons, etc. onto the quilt to finish it.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
|Teddy Bear Family album
By: Gemini Jen NZ,
Blog: Jen’s Crafts and Quilts Scrapbook
This was a block of the month quilt that I began in 2009, left for a while, then finished up in 2012 – each teddy block is hand appliqued while the quilt was machine pieced and long-arm quilted. I love the twelve different family characters!
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 82"
Since I love cats, this was a no-brainer. You can tell how scared the birds are! My preferred method of applique is raw-edge, using free-motion to secure the edges.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
By: Anita at Margret Mary’s Place,
Blog: Margret Mary’s Place
This raw edge applique quilt is the first that I free motion quilted. I used several different FM techniques, McTavishing, cross hatching and small stippling.
Quilt size: width: 47″" height: 62″"
|Trains, Planes and Bicycles
Blog: Pink Bicycle Quilting
This quilt was made for my youngest son and all the vehicles were hand drawn by his Dad. Finished in 2002 and used and loved every day. This is a family treasure as we all got involved in picking the vehicles and fabric. At the time I was using the triplet bicycle to transport the boys to school.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 80"
|Tribute to Mrs. Vigors
By: Diane U.,
Tribute to Mrs. Vigors – applique border
Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"
|Under the Stars
Blog: Quilts, Life and Balance
This was made from a pattern by The Rabbit Factory for a snowman lovin’ friend. It’s made of flannel fabrics front and back so it’s nice and cozy for those cold days.
Quilt size: width: 49" height: 62"
By: Amanda Reid,
Machine Applique and fabric marbling.Thread painting with Metallic and invisible threads.Inkjet printed upper body and coloured in then thread painted and quilted ,paper pieced tail. Lots of experimenting with techniques.Marbled fabric for sky,faux leather for rock.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 21"
|Welcome To Leaf Springs
This is what happens when you let your husband choose the magazine page for the inspiration challenge. I ended up with an article about 3WD car parts. So… Welcome to Leaf Springs.
This is fused, raw-edge applique. Machine stitched and quilted. Hand bound.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"
By: Cleary Kipe,
Blog: CieAngel’s Haven
This is my first hand applique quilt. Hubby suggested adding the What? at the bottom of it. I also did all of the quilting myself.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
- 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.
Appliqué – Any Style
- Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden (23%, 144 Votes)
- Family Life on the Serengeti (14%, 84 Votes)
- BATIK WAVE (13%, 79 Votes)
- All Dressed Up (12%, 76 Votes)
- My Grandmother's Rose of Sharon (11%, 70 Votes)
- Flowers at the Cabin (10%, 62 Votes)
- Africa (10%, 61 Votes)
- Virgo Mermaid (9%, 58 Votes)
- Trains, Planes and Bicycles (9%, 53 Votes)
- The Hunter (8%, 52 Votes)
- On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away (7%, 42 Votes)
- Rose of Hope (7%, 42 Votes)
- Krazy Katz (6%, 38 Votes)
- Teddy Bear Family album (6%, 37 Votes)
- WHAT? (6%, 34 Votes)
- Taylor's Quilt (6%, 34 Votes)
- Toyland (5%, 32 Votes)
- Oriental Expressions (5%, 30 Votes)
- Margaret Griffiths (5%, 29 Votes)
- Pablo (4%, 27 Votes)
- Reading Owls (4%, 24 Votes)
- Welcome To Leaf Springs (4%, 23 Votes)
- Tribute to Mrs. Vigors (3%, 21 Votes)
- Flowers for Sale (2%, 15 Votes)
- Under the Stars (2%, 14 Votes)
- Let It Snow! (2%, 12 Votes)
- clothespin bag (2%, 11 Votes)
- Railroad Underground Story Quilt. (2%, 10 Votes)
- Flutterbye's (1%, 9 Votes)
- Mustache Mini Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)
- Best Dressed Bunny (0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 614
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Quilts for Mom. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something new! Also, it does NOT have to be a quilt you made for this year’s Mother’s Day.
Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!