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Vote Now and Give-Away: Paper Pieced 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 Paper Pieced Quilts.

This week’s guest judge is Kristen from Meadowbrook. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from {no} hats in the house


Hi there! My name is Sarah, and I blog over at {no} hats in the house. I’ve been a little obsessed with paper piecing ever since stumbling upon Sonja of Artisania’s playful patterns last fall, so I’m pretty flipping excited to see (and sponsor) this week’s Show & Tell.

In fact, I’m so smitten with this technique that a few months ago I decided to give the whole pattern-designing bit a go! I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with the process. So far I’ve released a few patterns (freebies, too!), and several more are in the design and testing stages. If you like what you see, keep an eye on the shop this summer. I hope to be updating with new paper-pieced fun over the next couple months ;)


This week I’m thrilled to offer a bundle of my {shine bright} like a birthstone quilt block patterns (princess + round), plus a hand-selected assortment of diamond-hued solids to get you started on your first piece of fabric bling.


Both patterns are 6-page PDFs (instant gratification!) complete with introductions + instructions, coloring pages + color placement tips, and paper piecing templates that can be scaled to create whatever size gem your heart desires.


The fabric bundle includes 11 gray gradients in a mix of F8+F16 cuts, totaling over a yard of gray goodness. Each shade was handpicked by yours truly to emulate that irresistible diamond sheen. Just add a stash white and you’ll have a diamond on your hands in no time ;)


And in honor of this paper piecing spectacular, for the next week I’ll be offering these beauties at 10% off over in my Craftsy shop (no discount code needed!) The special will run through the July 4th, and in the meantime, best of luck!

The quilter with the most votes (community and guest judge) and someone randomly chosen from the comments below will win Sarah’s patterns and fabric bundle.

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Do you have a favourite brand of batting? If so which one? Do you use it for machine or hand quilting?.

You have until Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Paper Pieced Quilts:

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:00 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 next week

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.

Paper Pieced Quilts

  • Jenny's Harry Potter Quilt (33%, 240 Votes)
  • Bella Bella (21%, 155 Votes)
  • Starburst Wedding Ring (17%, 123 Votes)
  • Gansos entre estrellas (17%, 122 Votes)
  • Mars Sure is Bright Tonight (15%, 109 Votes)
  • Feathered Peacock Star (13%, 96 Votes)
  • Orange Peel (12%, 85 Votes)
  • One Day at a Time (11%, 83 Votes)
  • Explorations (9%, 63 Votes)
  • BOM Sampler in 1/12 Scale (8%, 58 Votes)
  • Mariner's Compass Stars in Window (7%, 52 Votes)
  • Dancing Ribbons (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Trouvez le coeur (6%, 43 Votes)
  • Kashmir (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Music to the Heart (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Let's Twist Again (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Memories of Wales (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Log Cabin Mini (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Compass Celebration (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Swedish Bloom (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Sew interwined (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Quel est le chemin pour Sesame Street? (2%, 16 Votes)
  • grandmothers garden (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Lighthouses (2%, 12 Votes)
  • The Zoo (1%, 10 Votes)
  • CENTER STREET USA (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Mexican Colors (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Tropical Ferns (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Prairie Schoolhouses (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Y = X (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Forest QAL (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Blue Bird of Happiness (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Hairbell (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Kaffe for Julianne (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 726

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Patriotic Quilts. Any quilt size is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. This is not limited to just Canada/USA patriotic-themed quilts. 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, July 5th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).


Wanted: I need a sponsor for next week’s event, contact me please. There are only a few sponsorship weeks left available for 2013.

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

Posted: June 28th, 2013

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130 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Paper Pieced Quilts”

  1. I like Warm & Natural or Warm & White for my machine quilting. Haven’t done any hand quilting before.

  2. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I like the thinner, natural fiber ones (so far) – I’ve not quilted long enough to have settled on a particular brand yet. :)

  3. Patricia Dawe says:

    The batting I’ve used most frequently is the Hobbs brand- the Hobbs Natural Cotton as well as the Hobbs Polydown.
    Both are great for machine quilting.

  4. DONA SANBORN says:

    I like warm and white. I have done both hand and machine quilting

  5. Leah says:

    I am just beginning, so my opinion may not mean much, but I like warm and natural cotton!

  6. Debbie Lange says:

    I like to use The Warm Company Warm and White or Warm and Natural for machine quilting. I like the feel of the finished quilts for both traditional cotton quilts and also for T-shirt quilts.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Quilters Dream Request is my favorite lightweight batting, and Warm & Natural my favorite every day batting.

  8. Lisa Tucker says:

    quilter’s dream request is my favorite batting

  9. jolinda says:

    I use hobbs cotton 80/20 for most quilts I machine quilt and it works very well for me I have some wool from hobs but haven’t got the courage up to use it yet.

  10. Tenar says:

    I most often use Quilters Dream Request, either the cotton or the poly. I quilt everything by hand. They quilt up beautifully, and the cotton has minimal shrinkage, which I prefer.

  11. Ginny says:

    I love Anne Cloud’s quilt. It is simply gorgeous.

  12. thunder says:

    I use warm & natural for both hand and machine quilting. lots of beautiful quilts this contest. It was hard to choose.

  13. Lea says:

    Warm and Natural is such a nice fabric to work with when machine quilting! But Hobbs 80/20 is great for showing off the stitching so its a toss up!

  14. Julianne says:

    I really enjoy using “soft and bright” batting made by the warm company…its affordable and I love the feel and weight of it.

  15. Tabatha says:

    I use Warm & Natural batting. I have not tried hand quilting yet; all of mine are done on machine!

  16. Sherry B says:

    I love the Hobbs 80/20 batting, it has a nice feel to it; I only do machine quilting now but someday I’d like to try a small project to hand quilt—just haven’t taken that step yet!

  17. Judy says:

    So far I have only used Warm & Natural for machine quilting and I like it.

  18. Patricia Moffitt says:

    I like Hobbs 80/20 blend.

  19. Lorraine says:

    Hobbs Tuscany wool is my choice as we need warm quilts here for winter. I do buy other brands as well if on sale.

  20. nancy k says:

    I’ve started using quilters dream. I love the light weight and warmth.

  21. I’m a fan of Warm and Natural for hand and machine quilting. It works wonderfully for all projects. Although I’ve also just discovered the delightfulness of Hobbs Tuscany silk for special projects. . .

  22. BOBBIE WARREN says:

    I like warm and natural for both…

  23. Nikki Wilson says:

    I don’t always stick to the same brand, but I always use cotton batting. It just breathes so much better than polyester. :)

  24. Darlene says:

    I only use Winline 100% Bamboo….. it is soft, comfy, nonallergic, anti-bacterial and gorgeously green. Feels similar to a silk batt at an affordable price. I always machine quilt.

  25. Dana Floyd says:

    I love warm and natural for the quilts I make for those that live in warm/hot climates – and Hobbs wool for those that live in the cold climates. Both have served me well.

  26. Belinda says:

    I don’t have a favorite batting. I’ve always used what I could find in a small town. That means if Walmart doesn’t have it, I haven’t used it. LOL. I always machine quilt on my simple little Brother machine.

  27. I use morning glory polyester lowloft. My machine won’t sew anything very thick and this works well and easy to get. :)

  28. Ranjugandhi says:

    I like The Warm Company… Warm and natural

  29. Karen says:

    I don’t have a favorite, as long as its cotton. I machine quilt my quilts

  30. Miranda P says:

    I am very new to quilting but I have found that I enjoy warm and natural! I only machine quilt right now. Thanks for a wonderful blog!!

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