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Vote Now and Give-Away: Flower Garden Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

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

We have one guest judge this week, Sandi from A Legacy of Stitches. Sandi has 100 bonus points that she’ll assign to four (or less) of her favourite quilts.


Give-Away from Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics

Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics

Here in Virginia, Spring has been slow to arrive this year but it was finally warm enough to plant the vegetable garden 2 weeks ago and my first iris blooms appeared this week. The timing of the Flower Garden theme couldn’t have been better timed. In fact my current hand dyed fabric palette is inspired by the colors of Spring.

There’s a Stash Pack

Thrive Hand Dyed Fabric Pack

The Thrive gradient

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And the Abundance gradient

Abundance gradient

All of these fabrics are currently on sale in my shop. In addition, Quilting Gallery readers can receive free shipping on US domestic orders over $40 with the coupon code FLOWERS. International customers can put the code in the comments section to receive $5 off orders over $40. You’ll find lots of fabric to choose from in the shop.

You can keep up with everything happening in my shop by subscribing to my free newsletter. As an added bonus, 5 newsletter subscribers win free hand dyed fabric each month.

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. The quilter that wins will also receive a 2.5 yard package of Mistyfuse fusible web.

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Give-Away for everyone to enter:

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: What one flower growing in your garden is your most favourite? The winner from the comments will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.


This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Garden Flower Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 34
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 15

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

A Quilter's Garden A Quilter’s Garden
By: Persimon Dreams,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Persimon Dreams

Inspired by a ‘Tool Time’ Project QUILTING Challenge. The four ‘tools’ I used for my inspiration were…
Rotary Cutter (flowers)
Needle (stems of the flowers)
Scissors (leaves)
Stick Pins (rays coming from flowers). Simple linear quilting for grass and ‘flower rays’ make the perfect final touch

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 18"

Barbara's Wedding Quilt Barbara’s Wedding Quilt
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

I had always wanted to try this layout of the log cabin. I actually wanted to do snowmen, but there were no large panel pictures out there, so I went with the flowers instead.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 100"

Birdwood nursery Birdwood nursery
By: Elna Munro,
South Africa

I made this quilt for our local show and the theme was a nursery, either garden or baby nursery.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"

brave little pansies brave little pansies
By: Glenda Penner,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: sortandpolish

Original design-Brave little pansies bloom almost year round here on the coast. Raw edge applique; such a freeing technique, was placed over a pieced background. I exaggerated the value difference for emphasis and they really show up crisply, even from a distance. I love the flower pot fabric.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 10"

Doodlebug Garden Doodlebug Garden
By: Emily Breclaw,
Texas, USA
Blog: The Caffeinated Quilter

I designed this quilt for my third daughter. She loves bright colors. I had so much fun with the whimsical ladybugs that I made a second version in 1930’s prints and turned the design into a published pattern. You can see the second version, and close-ups of both quilts on my blog.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 66.5"

Floral Windows Floral Windows
By: Liz Schaffner,
Germany
Blog: Moments

This is my favorite quilt. It is hand appliquéd. Even friends hand dyed fabrics for me. Unfortunately the picture doesn’t do it justice, Pop over to my blog to see closed ups of the blocks. Hope you like it as much as I like making it. ( The pattern is by Dianne Johnson)
Hugs,Liz

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 120"

FlowerGarden FlowerGarden
By: Manuela,
Germany
Blog: Colored Fingertip

I did a craftsy machine quilting class with Ann Peterson and this is my result.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 22"

Flowers for a Lady Flowers for a Lady
By: Peggy Gibbs,
Florida, USA
Blog: World of Charity Stitching

Flowers Lap Quilt Top
By the Yahoo Group, World of Charity Stitching
9 cross stitched squares
Designed by Bonnie Coleman, FL
Sewn by Peggy Gibbs, FL

The finished quilt will be donated to a senior lady in a care facility. Our group makes and donates 40+ lap quilts a year, plus many other items

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 44"

Flowers on Black & White Prints Flowers on Black & White Prints
By: Pamela Gonzalez,
Illinois, USA

I found this in a book from the library. I fell in love with it because of the cool flowers. I embellished some of the flowers by hand. Also it was machine quilted. I started to make this for a friend and I just couldn’t part with it.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 15"

Forget Me Not Forget Me Not
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand
Blog: jenny quilts

Design by Esther Aliu. She gave us floral blocks over 12 months and a wonderful design to create framed applique, paintings on a wall papered wall.
Block backgrounds are stabilised curtain fabric .
I am a novice at FMQ, this is my first attempt at quilting something this size.
Closeups on my b

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Garden Gradation Garden Gradation
By: Lisa,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Towerhouse Quilts

I had been collecting large scale floral prints and decided it was time to use some of them. Wanting to do something simple to show off the fabrics, I used large squares. The gradation came together after a brainstorming session with my friend, Sheila Sinclair Snyder…who always has good ideas!

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 68"

Garden wall hanging Garden wall hanging
By: Margretta Corrigan,
Ontario, Canada

This wall hanging was made for a challenge at our local guild. We were given one fabric which is the blue inner border with dragonflies on it. We could use no more than 5 other fabrics. This work has over 100 pieces hand appliqued and I used the right and wrong sides of the fabrics for variety.

Quilt size: width: 23.5" height: 24.5"

In My Garden (What do I see?) In My Garden (What do I see?)
By: Melanie Jackson,
Oklahoma, USA

In My Garden was inspired by some of the Baltimore album quilts with the flower vases, but I wanted to pots and I added a surpise amongst the critters.

My pixels are more than you stated, but it is only
266 KB. If I reduce it any more it will loose integrity.

Quilt size: width: 636" height: 1071"

Laugh In The Garden and Your Heart Will Bloom Laugh In The Garden and Your Heart Will Bloom
By: kbo,
California, USA
Blog: kbonita sews

This was my recent submission to a paint chip challenge offered by my local quilt guild. I incorporated, fusible applique, iron on ribbon, Texture Magic, beading, various fibers and the metal words to this quilt. It is a happy reminder for me while pulling weeds in the garden.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 27"

Lillybelle Lillybelle
By: Carla,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Grace and Favour

This was a quilt along I participated in last year with Katy from I’m A Ginger Monkey

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"

LUCY IN THE GARDEN LUCY IN THE GARDEN
By: quiltalicious,
California, USA
Blog: Confessions of a Serial Quilter

My friend Janet’s cat, Lucy, always enjoyed being out and about in the garden, especially among my mother’s flowers (My mother lived across the street from Janet and Lucy). Both Mom and Lucy are gone now and missed dearly. This quilt is a sweet remembrance of them both. I gave it to Janet.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 28"

Mimi's Bloomers Mimi’s Bloomers
By: Sandra Visser,
Utah, USA
Blog: Sandra’s Craft Corner

Pattern design by Erin Russek of “One Piece at a Time”. Hand appliqued by myself. Machine quilting on domestic sewing machine is about half finished done by myself.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 62"

My Enchantment My Enchantment
By: Amy Caldwell,
Virginia, USA

This was the first quilt top I made 1 year ago after hubby bought me my first lil “brother” sewing machine. I had sewn doll clothes as a child but had never thought about quilting. After this quilt top, I was hooked. It is from the pattern “Garden Enchantment” from the Connecting Threads website.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 80"

My Participation My Participation
By: Marlene Oddie,
Washington, USA
Blog: KISSed Quilts – Keeping it Simple and Stunning

Originally created as part of a local quilt show challenge “10 years, 10 colors”, there are 10 colors and I participated in the show for 5 years…so the 5 tulips ;-) Re-quilted after getting my long-arm.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 26"

Papa's Garden Papa’s Garden
By: Vicki @ Quilting Lodge,
Texas, USA
Blog: Quilting Lodge

This quilt was designed by myself and my mother. Shortly after we designed it my step dad had a massive stroke. This was one of his favorite quilts so we knew we had to name it after him. Papa’s Garden is dear to my heart just as he is. I quilted flowers in the center of all the white squares.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 75"

Pink Peonies Pink Peonies
By: Barbara C,
Ontario, Canada

I love my peony quilt! It’s made from another quilter’s scraps & leftovers. I found the large floral borde stripe at a sewing garage sale; KarenH showed me an easy way to mitre corners & they are perfect! Karen quilted it for me & posted pictures on her blog http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.com

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 90"

Pretty in Purple Pretty in Purple
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Made for my BFF special birthday; her love of flowers and her love of purples.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 60"

Quilted Greeting cards Quilted Greeting cards
By: Beret Nelson,
Alaska, USA
Blog: On The Trail Creations

A friend was cleaning out her stash and gave me a pillow top that never got finished… I turned it into 9 greeting cards. I just added some quilting and some thread sketched flowers.

Quilt size: width: 4.25" height: 5.5"

Rain In My Garden Rain In My Garden
By: Diane Bryant,
Ohio, USA

Hand and machine-pieced entirely of silk, this miniature quilt was foundation pieced by me in 2011. We had a very wet spring that year which inspired the hand-quilted rain and french knot drops. The flower blocks and leaf blocks are 1 inch square.

Quilt size: width: 6.25" height: 5.25"

Redwork Flower Garden Redwork Flower Garden
By: Redwork Flower Garden,
Arizona, USA
Blog: a little bit of Lorene

I love red work. I use to facilitate a red work group and this was one of our projects. I called to order the patterns for the group and got to talk to Alex Anderson! She designed the red work. She was kind enough to autograph the patterns for us. I designed my own setting.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 54"

Rose Sampler Supreme Rose Sampler Supreme
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Made as part of a group from a pattern by Rosemary Makhan, and destined for my granddaughter as a wedding gift. It was the first time I used freezer paper and gluestick for applique, still my favourite method, and hand-quilted by a friend who wished she had made the same quilt!

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 100"

Spring Flowers Spring Flowers
By: Maria Spiller,
United Kingdom

A recently completed ‘spring flowers’ fused appliqué table runner.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 12"

Summer Sunflowers Summer Sunflowers
By: Sally Manke,
Michigan, USA

These sunflowers are from a photo snapped in northwest Michigan’s lower peninsula at the end of summer.
Thousands of pieces batik fabric are confetti cut then “painted” on quilt backing and batting. Fussy cut flowers petals and stems are added before covering quilt with tulle.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 19"

Sunflowers in my Garden Sunflowers in my Garden
By: Bunny,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Creative Hare

This quilt was one of my firsts quilts I made back in the 90″s. I met Kaffe Fassett at a lecture and fell in love with his colourful quilt patterns. I bought his diamond templates and Pattern for this quilt. Each diamond was fussy cut. It was fun to do. I quilted it by straight line stitching.

Quilt size: width: 92" height: 108"

The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
By: sally Gould Wright,
California, USA
Blog: Sally Gould Wright Textile Artist

Four flowers from our summer southern California garden – iris, marguerite, lily and cosmos a all oieced from Ruth McDowell’s deigns and set in various batik cottons. For my husband who is a wonderful gardener…..

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 28"

To everything, there is a season To everything, there is a season
By: Julie Fukuda,
Japan
Blog: My Quilt Diary

Needing panels for my wild geese, I listed the plants in my past gardens by season, then appliqued each panel, adding the birds that represent those seasons. The border is quilted with as many different leaves that I could find to trace.
Hand pieced, appliqued and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 85"

Vintage Turnovers Vintage Turnovers
By: Wendy B,
Australia
Blog: Sugarlane Quilts

I had a pack of turnovers that I didn’t know what to do with and found this design on the Moda Bakeshop…..fell in love with it and had to make it! It’s still one of my favourites!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Waltz of the flowers Waltz of the flowers
By: Marie’s quilts,
Russian Federation
Blog: Marie’s quilts

Usually, when I sew my quilts I love listen to music. In this case I were under the impression of “Waltz of the flowers” by Tchakovsky. This music is greate!

Quilt size: width: 43.3" height: 52.7"

Zebras in My Garden Zebras in My Garden
By: Anne Deister,
Colorado, USA
Blog: Springleaf Studios

I love all the glorious colors, shapes and sizes of flowers. With all the color, the quilt took on a very luminous, almost stained glass appearance. The black and white accent stripes became the “zebras” in my garden. This quilt is special because it’s the first pattern I designed and published.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"


Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, May 27, 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 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.

Flower Gardens

  • Floral Windows (26%, 219 Votes)
  • To everything, there is a season (24%, 196 Votes)
  • Summer Sunflowers (23%, 190 Votes)
  • Mimi's Bloomers (13%, 104 Votes)
  • A Quilter's Garden (12%, 100 Votes)
  • Flowers on Black & White Prints (12%, 98 Votes)
  • Pink Peonies (9%, 74 Votes)
  • Forget Me Not (9%, 73 Votes)
  • Quilted Greeting cards (8%, 70 Votes)
  • LUCY IN THE GARDEN (8%, 70 Votes)
  • Waltz of the flowers (7%, 62 Votes)
  • My Enchantment (7%, 62 Votes)
  • Rose Sampler Supreme (7%, 60 Votes)
  • Zebras in My Garden (6%, 50 Votes)
  • Sunflowers in my Garden (6%, 49 Votes)
  • In My Garden (What do I see?) (6%, 48 Votes)
  • Garden Gradation (6%, 47 Votes)
  • Doodlebug Garden (4%, 37 Votes)
  • brave little pansies (4%, 35 Votes)
  • Rain In My Garden (4%, 35 Votes)
  • Vintage Turnovers (4%, 31 Votes)
  • My Participation (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Garden wall hanging (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Lillybelle (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Papa's Garden (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Barbara's Wedding Quilt (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Laugh In The Garden and Your Heart Will Bloom (3%, 21 Votes)
  • FlowerGarden (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Redwork Flower Garden (2%, 19 Votes)
  • The Secret Garden (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Pretty in Purple (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Spring Flowers (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Flowers for a Lady (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Birdwood nursery (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 828

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

There are two themes for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event Creative Expression and/or In Memory Quilts. You decide how to interpret the themes. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome too. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).


Sponsors

To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.


Guest Judges

Want to be a guest judge? Guest Judges have 100 bonus points that they can assign to their favourite quilts. Obviously, you can’t enter that week if you’re a judge. If you’re interested, check the schedule, and drop me an email me indicating TWO possible weeks that you’re interested in judging, along with your blog address (if you have one). Preference will be given to people I have communicated with in the past.


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P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

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193 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Flower Garden Quilts”

  1. Jan says:

    My favorite flowers are lilacs. They smell so good, but it’s too bad they don’t bloom all summer.

  2. Mary Sawyer says:

    Such lovely quilts. I had a hard making a decision

    Mary in Oregon

  3. KatieQ says:

    I love the bleeding hearts that grow in my front yard. They were my grandmother’s favorite plant and they remind me of her.

  4. nancy k says:

    At the moment the jasmine is blooming and I love the scent that fills the garden. A month ago the lemons were flowering and citrus flowers smell heavenly!

  5. Jenny says:

    My favorite is the rambling rose Crepesule, the most beautiful apricot/peach flowers and a repeat flowerer.
    We have 2 covering our back fence.

  6. Glenda says:

    Choosing a favorite flower is like choosing a favorite color. Still, I’m pretty sentimental about old fashioned pinks. I love their blue green foliage and petals with the wonderful pinked edges in lip-stick shades. So lovely.

  7. Great quilts I voted thanks

  8. Mary Tague says:

    Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

  9. kathy a from il says:

    I thought all the quilts and wallhangings were very nice and well done i especially like garden wallhanging- i voted

  10. Jeanne Zukowski says:

    Mine changes depending on what is in bloom but I think overall it would be a climbing rose.

  11. Lori Mahar says:

    My favorite flower is the azalea, which is blooming right now here in PEI.

  12. Patty Moffitt says:

    Garden? What Garden!!! I do have a yard full of blooming Fireweed in the late summer that is spectacular!

  13. Lisa says:

    I love the peony in the Floral Windows quilt !

  14. Debbie says:

    We have no garden, no flowers, no plants. But, when it comes to flowers, anything orange or peach is always my favorite!

  15. Melanie says:

    My absolute favourite’s are pin cushion Hakea’a. I just love everything about them – size, shape, colour. I’ve only known them for a few years (since I migrated to Aus) but I just love them :)

  16. Ivy says:

    In my garden I enjoy Fuscia because the hummingbirds enjoy this plant. The plant flowers all season and the colour is red tones.

  17. Mary says:

    In my garden I right now I love the Pansies; esp the ones with little faces. Later I like the Queen Anne’s Lace.

  18. Linda says:

    Although you wouldn’t know it’s spring with this cold weather – never the less my Siberian Iris is in full bloom – one of my favorites!

  19. jean says:

    I love lilacs…so pretty and love the scent.

  20. Paule-Marie says:

    Right now I have no flowers in my yard. The rental house has rock and ponderosa pines. I’m up at 6500 feet. If I had flowers, I love freesias and old fashioned scented roses (not the hybrids)

  21. Judi Reiss says:

    Right now I have my peonies blooming. This is the best year ever. Even the new one that didn’t even sprout last year has the largest hot pink bloom. Unfortunately peony season is only 2-3 weeks long!

    Wow! I need to take pictures so I can make my own fabric from these glorious blooms.

  22. Carla Finley says:

    Nice quilts. Pretty fabric. :) I wish I had a garden. There are gardenia bushes in the front and they make me gag. There is one pretty flower on the other side of the house. It looks like an upside down spider lily. Very pretty.

  23. Sharon A says:

    I love my lilacs but they don’t last long. The peonies, and poppies are next. Then a summer full of roses.

  24. Wendy says:

    Love my daylilies for the long blooming season, bright colors, and minimal care needed.

  25. Denise Mitchell says:

    I have so many flowers blooming right now so hard to pick a favorite, I guess I would have to say my passion plants. Thanks for a chance to win these beautiful fabrics!

  26. Linda says:

    My favorite in my garden, though hard to choose, would be my chenille plant, with its little hot pink caterpillar-like blooms.

  27. Rina Mason says:

    I love all my flowers. In the spring I love my hyacinths, peonies and iris. Summer brings the roses, lilies and hydrangea. But my favorite is in the fall when the mums are in full bloom.

  28. Donna Sheffer says:

    My favorite flowers are my pink cone flowers.

  29. Suzanne says:

    Daffodils are my favorite flower in my garden, especially since the deer don’t like them.

  30. Melody DeGraziano says:

    My favorite flower is the tiger lily. We live on a shady lot, and it’s one of the few flowers that loves our yard and multiplies, giving us hundreds of orange flowers!

  31. Laurie Stewart says:

    My favourite flowers are the old-fashioned ones, roses, lilacs, pansies, stock… the kind my grandmother had in her garden when I was little. She was also a quilter.

  32. Teri powers says:

    My favorite wildflower is the Texas bluebonnet. I love lilacs too

  33. Julie A. says:

    My favorite growing are the Sunflowers.

  34. Judy Cooper says:

    Poppies are my favorite flowers growing in my garden.

  35. Anne Sidell says:

    My favorite flowers are orchids… so much variety and such pretty colors – but really, I love them all.

  36. shirley petersen says:

    my favoutite flower in my garden is a rose

  37. Marelize says:

    My favorite is Jasmine, even though small, it smells so sweet!

  38. Barb says:

    Bleeding hearts right now.

  39. Mary Spriet says:

    My Wisteria is blooming like crazy. My favorite right now. Next month who knows… probably the roses.

  40. Maryellen says:

    I love roses, so they are always my favorite in the garden, but right now my lilac bushes are amazing, and the peonies are coming. I used to have amazing Asiatic lillies, but i think the groundhogs got to them. Pretty quilts this week!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    I love lily of the Valley. It has been a very cold spring here, so they are not blooming yet. My lilacs are also waiting.

  42. Debbie Fick says:

    They are all so pretty! it is hard to narrow it down to 4.

  43. Debbie Fick says:

    oops forgot to mention my petunia’s in our garden. I love them because they keep coming back year after year and they put off a lovely scent.

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