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
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
The Thrive gradient
And the 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.
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:
- 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
By: Persimon Dreams,
Blog: Persimon Dreams
Inspired by a ‘Tool Time’ Project QUILTING Challenge. The four ‘tools’ I used for my inspiration were…
Quilt size: width: 21" height: 18"
|Barbara’s Wedding Quilt
By: Patricia Moffitt,
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"
By: Elna Munro,
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
By: Glenda Penner,
British Columbia, Canada
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"
By: Emily Breclaw,
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"
By: Liz Schaffner,
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)
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 120"
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
By: Peggy Gibbs,
Blog: World of Charity Stitching
Flowers Lap Quilt Top
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
By: Pamela Gonzalez,
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
By: Jenny in NZ,
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.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"
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
By: Margretta Corrigan,
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?)
By: Melanie Jackson,
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
Quilt size: width: 636" height: 1071"
|Laugh In The Garden and Your Heart Will Bloom
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"
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
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"
By: Sandra Visser,
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"
By: Amy Caldwell,
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"
By: Marlene Oddie,
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"
By: Vicki @ Quilting Lodge,
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"
By: Barbara C,
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
By: Diane U.,
Made for my BFF special birthday; her love of flowers and her love of purples.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 60"
|Quilted Greeting cards
By: Beret Nelson,
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
By: Diane Bryant,
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
By: Redwork Flower Garden,
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
By: Kaaren Biggs,
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"
By: Maria Spiller,
A recently completed ‘spring flowers’ fused appliqué table runner.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 12"
By: Sally Manke,
These sunflowers are from a photo snapped in northwest Michigan’s lower peninsula at the end of summer.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 19"
|Sunflowers in my Garden
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
By: sally Gould Wright,
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
By: Julie Fukuda,
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.
Quilt size: width: 68" height: 85"
By: Wendy B,
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
By: Marie’s quilts,
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
By: Anne Deister,
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"
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.
- 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
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).
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.
Show & Tell Links
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!