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Vote Now and Give-Away: Embroidery/Stitchery 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 Embroidery/Stitchery Quilts.

This week’s guest judge is Anne from Sweetgrass Creative Designs. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!

As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!

Be sure to check out our extensive sale section, our up-to-date What’s New page and lust over future collections on our Coming Soon page!


The Fat Quarter Shop will be donating two $25 gift certificates for this week’s winners. The quilter with the most votes will win one and the other will be randomly awarded to someone leaving a comment below.


To enter the give-away, leave a comment below sharing one quilting-related tip for improving quilt accuracy. I might just use your tip during the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along too (with credit of course).

You have until Monday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Embroidery/Stitchery Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 33
  • Total countries: 11
  • Total provinces: 4
  • Total states: 14

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

2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt 2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt
By: Debbie,
California, USA
Blog: Sewzalot.com

I loved participating in the 2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month sew-along last year! This is my finished quilt which has embroidery blocks designed by talented featured designers.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 54"

A Happy Life A Happy Life
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates
Blog: DeliasQuilts

A Happy Life was quilted while on a restful vacation in Perth, Australia. As it was the only project I had on hand it ended up being heavily embroidered and beaded. It brings back many happy memories of our time spent there.

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 39"

A strange game A strange game
By: Frauke Schramm,
Blog: Quilthexle’s World

I am fascinated by the movie “Wargames” – remember the computer Joshua playing and learning? My hand-stitched circles and crosses were fun to do – and the thread-painted writing (done by machine), too! The whole story of this quilt: http://quilthexle.blogspot.de/2012/02/strange-game-finally.html

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Aurifil Threads Free Embroidery BOM 2012 Aurifil Threads Free Embroidery BOM 2012
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Talented designer shared free patterns for a mystery embroidery quilt. I enjoyed stitching each block and my inspiration fabric for color was the black plaid. Having only one two inch strip of it, I had to be careful and only use it once in each block. Love how it turned out. Thanks Aurifil

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 36"

Babies Don't Keep Babies Don’t Keep
By: Eileen,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Quilter in the Pines

I wanted this when I had babies, but couldn’t afford it. I found an unopened kit at a garage sale for $1.50 and grabbed it, intending to make it for my daughter when she had her 1st. I forgot about it when the time came, found it later, and made it into quilt for her birthday when baby was 1.5 yrs.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 16"

blanco y rojo blanco y rojo
By: maria jose gomez,
Blog: corapensa

Sewing machine cover to protect. applied with embroidery

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 12"

Bridie Quilt Bridie Quilt
By: Whit,
Maine, USA

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 58"

Celebrating Winter's Snow Celebrating Winter’s Snow
By: Sandra White,
Ohio, USA

Hand Embroidered Blocks alternating with simple nine patch blocks. The Border is also hand embroidered and embellished with beads. Hand Quilted. Happy Snowmen celebrating winter.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Crazy Love Crazy Love
By: Corina Jansen,
Blog: PatchScrap

Crazy, pink and some love stories – the short description. The long one: a nice group of ladies were once in a Romanian quilt group, and they all made a one color crazy quilt for an exhibition in Bucharest. At that time my daughter loved the color pink…I spend looong hours on the embroidery:)

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Dragonflies Dragonflies
By: Pam in KC,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

I used coordinating crayons and floss to embroider and color the dragonflies, then set them in a modified disappearing 9-patch. The backing has multi-colored dragonflies to match. I quilted the top using a black & white thread using a dragonfly motif.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 68"

Embroidered Eagle Embroidered Eagle
By: Bonni Feltz,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Life – The second half of a Century

This embroidered Eagle was my first redwork piece. I did it last year for my office and plan on doing more redwork embroidery. I bring him out every Fourth of July to watch over things.

Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 16.5"

Flowers and Birdies for Baby, Oh My! Flowers and Birdies for Baby, Oh My!
By: Theresa Litz,
New York, USA
Blog: Quilt and Sew Forever

This baby quilt (for a “some day” grandchild) was designed one step at a time. I used Dakota Collectibles machine embroidery designs (flowers and birds) in the pink blocks. Then I experiemented with coordinating fat quarters, playing and designing as I went along. Freemotion quilting completes it.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 40"

Friends at my garden gate Friends at my garden gate
By: Jeanne Zukowski,
New York, USA
Blog: JeanneZ

Unfinished will be for twin size bed. This was so much fun to work on. Embrodiery Pattern by Betty Alderman

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 84"

Herbs for Sharon Herbs for Sharon
By: Peggy,
Quebec, Canada
Blog: Peg’s Place

I saw this quilt/wallhanging in an Australian Homespun and knew that I had to make it for a special friend who loves to garden. I practiced all my quilting skills with the bulk of the embroidery.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

In My Garden In My Garden
By: Anne Howes,
Ontario, Canada

I am 93 and I love my garden and all that lives within it. I embroidered this quilt for my daughter; the blocks are a 3×4″ and the designs are all original. I have embroidered and gardened all my life but I just broke my arm and don’t know when I will be able to do either. Soon I hope!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 44"

Just for me... Just for me…
By: Isabell,
United Kingdom

Over the past few months I have hand embroidered different sized pieces of White Dupion silk or white cotton fabric to form the basis of my quilt. Embellishments include, lace, ribbon, silk organza.
Bullion, French knots, Running, Buttonhole stitches and many more. Silk Muslin, low loft wadding

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 90"

Latte Quilt Latte Quilt
By: Bunny,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Creativehare

This is my first Machine Embroidered quilt. I made it in 2002 took me 6 weeks. Latte Quilt with Kerrie Hay had to make it..I machine quilted the quilt. Each block was several hoopings. To my surprise I won a blue ribbon at our Quilt Show. I was so surprised but enjoyed the excitement in the win.

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 109"

Lily Pizzazz Lily Pizzazz
By: LeAnne Law,
Oregon, USA

This is a Nine-Patch Pizzazz quilt that I added embroidery to the large blocks. I’d had the focus fabric for a long time and knew I didn’t want to cut it into tiny pieces and lose the flowers. The Hatched in Africa lily designs are a perfect match to the lilies in the fabric.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 64"

Mature Sunbonnet Sue Mature Sunbonnet Sue
By: Iret,
Ontario, Canada

This is my first redwork quilt. I hand quilted it as to avoid crossing over the embroidery work. The plain blocks have a quilted heart in the center. This quilt will go to my great niece on her 16th birthday.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 36"

Memories Memories
By: Brinda Crishna,
Blog: moments of quiet

I made this as an wedding anniversary present for my daughter Nitasha and her husband Sujoy. I wanted to make her something special. I tried to capture bits and pieces of Kolkata, the city where we live and where she grew up. I love the combination of hand quilting and embroidery.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 90"

Merry Little Xmas Merry Little Xmas
By: Teresa Felgueiras,
Blog: Quilting Stitching and sew’on

It’s a quilt made from a free BOM pattern by Gail Pan. I love pieced and embroidered or appliqued quilts and this was my first try at a mixed technique quilt. I hang it on my living room wall every Xmas since 2010.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

My Favorite Things My Favorite Things
By: Jacquelyn,
Arizona, USA
Blog: The Stitchin RN

This quilt took a year to make. Each block was machine embroidered over applique. Then pieced and quilted. Taken from Sarah Vedeler’s Bedazzled design, I modified it by not adding borders. I love the star shape. It now proudly hangs on my entry hall.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 55"

Oh, Sweet Pooh Oh, Sweet Pooh
By: Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy,
Colorado, USA
Blog: Sew Incredibly Crazy

My mother embroidered this sweet quilt that I quilted for her. She plans to make one for each of her grandkids to add to their hope chest. It will definitely be a family heirloom for many years to come.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 50"

Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson
By: Melanie Keen,
Blog: Pinnylea Creations

My first ever block of the month. Didn’t finish it until February but it has hung proudly in my lounge room since then

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 43"

Sharman's Vintage Garden Sharman’s Vintage Garden
By: Sharman’s Vintage Garden,
Utah, USA
Blog: Sandra’s Craft Corner

This is a machine embroidery quilt that took approx 7 hours per block; center took approx 28 hours. I finished the quilt top about a year ago but do not feel that my quilting skills are good enough to do it justice. Once I feel more confident will quilt it. It is a Jenny Haskins design.

Quilt size: width: 98" height: 98"

Simons Folly Simons Folly
By: Ann Visser,
Utah, USA

I’m making this quilt for my sister. Lots of time and effort, but worth it.

Quilt size: width: 94" height: 90"

By: Jean,
Ohio, USA

This was hanging in a local quilt shop and it has machine embroidery snowmen, trees, mailbox, snowflakes, etc. on the quilt which also has pieced blocks. It is machine quilted. Made it for my granddaughter when she got married.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Snowy Days Snowy Days
By: Rhoda Forbes,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: aRt by Rhoda

This is the first embroidery quilt that I have done. I used two shades of brown and worked on it all winter.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"

String Theory String Theory
By: Gene Black,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter

Ths quilt is filled with energy and joy I learned a lot about hand stitching and more about the stitches on my machine in making this. Various areas were filled with hand stitches but also some machine stitches. Much like our lives, the combination, working together added strength to the whole.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 17"

Summer Fun Summer Fun
By: Ellen Bencken,
Idaho, USA

I purchased 12 cross stitch motifs in 2003 while attending a family reunion in McCall Idaho. I stitched 7 of them and then stopped. My quilting got me thinking that I could make 4 seasonal wallhangings for the staircase wall in our cabin. Voila! 2 done :-)

Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 25"

Truly Scrumptious Truly Scrumptious
By: Truly Scrumptious by Cinderberry Stitches,
British Columbia, Canada

This is one of the first hand embroidered quilts I have undertaken. All embroidery is done on dupioni silks. It is happy and joyful and whimsical and I love this quilt. It’s next on my list to quilt and finish.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 65"

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland
By: Teresa Weaver,
Michigan, USA

This is a redwork pattern that I did in blue because of the snowmen theme. I added a sparkly tulle overlay to make it look like it was snowing. The tulle was laid on each block, basted around the edges, quilted around the embroidery, then carefully trimmed away from over the embroidery stitches.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 44"

Young Lovers Young Lovers
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand
Blog: jenny quilts

An old hand embroidery transfer of my Mum’s that I decided to work in applique. The tree branches and leaves plus all the embroidery on the couple I did using various embroidery stitches on my machine.
Now is on the wall in Mum’s Rest Home room.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 22"

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, May 13, 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 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.

Embroidery/Stitchery Quilts

  • In My Garden (30%, 164 Votes)
  • Snowy Days (24%, 129 Votes)
  • Embroidered Eagle (10%, 53 Votes)
  • String Theory (10%, 52 Votes)
  • Young Lovers (9%, 51 Votes)
  • Sharman's Vintage Garden (8%, 42 Votes)
  • Winter Wonderland (7%, 40 Votes)
  • A strange game (7%, 40 Votes)
  • Memories (6%, 34 Votes)
  • 2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Crazy Love (6%, 30 Votes)
  • My Favorite Things (5%, 27 Votes)
  • Latte Quilt (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Babies Don't Keep (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Lily Pizzazz (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Just for me... (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Dragonflies (4%, 22 Votes)
  • Simons Folly (4%, 21 Votes)
  • Mature Sunbonnet Sue (4%, 21 Votes)
  • Friends at my garden gate (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Oh, Sweet Pooh (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Flowers and Birdies for Baby, Oh My! (3%, 17 Votes)
  • A Happy Life (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Herbs for Sharon (3%, 14 Votes)
  • SNOWMAN QUILT (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Bridie Quilt (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Aurifil Threads Free Embroidery BOM 2012 (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Celebrating Winter's Snow (2%, 10 Votes)
  • blanco y rojo (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Merry Little Xmas (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Truly Scrumptious (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Summer Fun (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 544

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Paper Pieced Quilts. Any quilt size is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. The majority of the quilt should be constructed with paper piecing. Also, 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 Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).


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.

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66 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Embroidery/Stitchery Quilts”

  1. Afton says:

    Keep your seam ripper and extra fabric handy.

  2. Rina Mason says:

    Never use your cutting mat on a semi hard surface such as a carpet. It will distort your cuts.

  3. Pam says:

    Keep your rulers and mats clean and your rotary blade sharp to avoid wiggles, and work with good light. Thanks for this weekly fun!

  4. Lise says:

    always measure twice and take your time, dont rush :)

  5. Patty says:

    I think squaring up the blocks before sewing the quilt top together is very imporant.

  6. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    My tip is before starting a pattern, go to the designer’s web site or the publisher’s site to see if there are any corrections posted. This could save you from cutting something incorrectly and save you time and headaches while working in the pattern.

  7. Betty H says:

    When possible cut pieces slightly oversize and trim units to size before completing a block.

  8. Start each project with a new needle and quick tension check. I hate getting halfway through a chain piecing session only to find bumpy seams underneath!

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Spray starch the fabric before cutting for a more accurate cut.

  10. Debbie says:

    When cutting, I never use the lines on the mat, only on the ruler. And, use the same ruler for the whole project.

  11. Cheryl B says:

    Square up your blocks, your rows, and your quilt every chance you can. It saves you headaches later.

  12. Sandy YOUNGBLOOD says:

    The quarter inch seam is so important. Check to make sure you are getting that.

  13. Lynda DeTray says:

    Be sure to check your quarter inch seam before each new project. Once it is accurate, place a removable Command strip on your machine bed to use as a guide.

  14. Lee Ann L. says:

    A walking foot helped me tremendously.

  15. Kathy Leake says:

    I am a firm believer in pinning for accuracy.

  16. Chris says:

    Never cut when you are tired, have a good light and extra fabric just in case.

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