It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Patriotic Quilts.
This week’s guest judge is Karen from Faeries and Fibres. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.
Give-Away: Quilters’ Cookbooks
For this week’s event, I’ll be giving away copies of the two Quilters’ Cookbooks that I put together from recipes submitted by quilters around the world. The top two quilters with the most votes (from the community plus guest judge) will each win a PDF copy of both cookbooks. I’ll also award both copies randomly to two individuals that leave a comment below.
To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Have you started your Christmas quilts yet? If so, what are you making?
You have until Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Patriotic Quilts:
- Total submissions: 26
- Total countries: 4
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 13
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|American Mustang: Proud, Iconic, Legendary.
By: Judy MacLeod,
Blog: Painted Pony Quiltworks
For me, nothing is more patriotic than the American Mustang, who helped settle and build America. As a Canadian living in the US it was a great pleasure to be allowed to adopt and work with these magnificent animals. This is Jake, my husband’s Mustang represented in fabric. Not quite finished.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 10"
Patroitic theme CCS squares were stitched by World of Charity Stitching members. I used EQ 7, Accuquilt Cutter, standard and longarm sewing machines in the making of the American Stars quilt. The American Stars quilt was donated to a senior at a nursing home.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
|Big Brothers / Little Sisters
By: Karen G.,
Made for our local chapter of Project Linus from ‘Incredible Quilts for Kids of all Ages’.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 60"
|Country Of origin
My quilt depicts india depicting the wonder of the world Tajmahal from India,national symbols of India , and the Indian flag.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"
|Eagle door hanger
By: Loretta T,
I entered a secret Santa exchange and needed something I could make in a hurry. I choose a patriotic design and decided to make a wall/door size. I wanted to use the stripe fabric to frame the center star and add the hand embroidery eagle as a centerpiece.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"
Blog: Thread Tales from a Scrappy Quilter
The blocks were made over a period of years around 2004/05. Part of them were from an online pattern by Marcia Hahn @ The Quilter’s Cache. My husband was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 which prompted me to finally do something with the blocks. He loves his quilt and used it daily for a year!
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 84"
I quilted this for my grandparents, the most patriotic people I know. My grandfather is a WWII veteran, a group of proud Americans whose numbers diminish every day. He has Alzheimer’s and some days may not remember that I made the quilt for him, but it can still comfort him when I cannot.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"
|Lady Liberty Dressed Up in Her Finest Red White and Blue
The theme of our guild challenge was: “Happiness Is…” This was my submission — I love paper piecing, I love this block, but most of all, I love the United States of America!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 43.5"
|Log Cabin Star
By: Nancy Rogers,
This quilt was made for Quilts of Valor and was given to a young soldier in South Carolina who lost a leg in Iraq after being there only 6 months. It is a traditional log cabin block.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 82"
|Long May She Wave
By: Amy Johnson,
This is my second attempt at borgello quilting, I added the black and the border just to beef it up. All done at home on my standard machine.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 37"
|Long May She Weave
By: Emily Breclaw,
Blog: The Caffeinated Quilter
I designed this table top quilt with the Inklingo Periwinkle Octagon Collection and Electric Quilt. The pattern is available as a free tutorial on my blog. Even though the shapes are small, I had lots of fun hand-piecing this quilt and watching the stars spin.
Quilt size: width: 13" height: 13"
|Lotus…National flower of India
By: Ranju Gandhi,
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 18"
|Memorial Day Mistake
By: Rita E in AZ,
Blog: Stitch Days
I cut the pieces to make Judy Laquidara’s 2010 Memorial Day Challenge main blocks but then I put them together wrong. I chose a different alternate block and a simple border to finish My Memorial Day Mistake. Judy’s blog is Patchwork Times – she posted a picture of the quilt on 05/30/2010.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"
By: Kaaren Biggs,
My husband Norm joined the Canadian Army at the age of 15 and became a paratrooper with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. When I saw this pattern designed by a Dutch lady, I knew I had to make it for his 75th birthday! He was totally surprised and loves it!
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 20"
By: Heather Pearson,
Blog: Books and Quilts
I finished this wall hanging with a day to spare. it is from a local shop hop and was designed by The Quilt Place in Shakespeare, Ontario. I used patterns by Leah Day to do an all over quilt design, I am thrilled to have it hanging in my home.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 28"
|Oh Canada – Strong and Free
By: Heather Seibel,
Made from a pattern ‘Maple Leaf Reel’ by Upper Canada Quiltworks. Created to be donated to Quilts of Valour Canada. I forced myself to only use stash fabrics to accompany two of the Northcott Stonehenge
Quilt size: width: 61" height: 61"
|Old Fashioned Red, White & Blue
By: Vicki Cook,
All hand sewn paper pieced hexagons. The small ones in the flag are 3/4 inch & the larger are 1 1/2 inch. These are Marcus Bros fabrics mostly from the Mill Girls collection.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 72"
|Old World Stars & Stripes
By: Elita Sharpe,
Blog: A Pieceful Perspective
This baby quilt was made as a gift for an American friend who was moving to Singapore. She had recently had a new baby and I wanted him to have a little symbol of his heritage as they travelled the globe.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
Blog: Ritamae’s Blog
My husbands stepdad was recently diagnosed with cancer and has moved to the VA hospital. I made him this to keep him warm and safe. Wish you could see the back I quilted it together stitching stars all over it. :)
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 65"
|Patriotic Block Swap
By: Pamela Arbour,
The blocks in this quilt were from a swap. I had the blocks for several years before I added the center square and the borders. This is one of my first FMQ and I quilted a meander design with stars. I finished it on July 3, 2011.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
|Sisters 50th Birthday Quilt
Blog: Quilting with calicos
My Sister Junette is a very patriotic person. She asked for this quilt a few years back and I finally finished it for her surprise 50th bday party at the VFW she belongs to. She really loves it and takes it everywhere…
Quilt size: width: 68" height: 54"
|Stars and Stripes Kaleidoscope
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting
The stars for this quilt were made using one striped fabric and carefully cut diamond shapes along different sections of the fabric. When stitched together it forms a kaleidoscope. The fabric was used for the binding also. It is fun to display on our front door from Memorial Day to 4th of July.
Quilt size: width: 47" height: 47"
By: Sally Murray,
My quilt design based on Quilt in a Day’s block
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"
|The Eagle Has Landed
By: Sally Gould Wright,
Blog: Sally Gould Wright Textile Artist
The machine applique eagle is from a kit by Karen Witt purchased at IQF Houston. I added my own small double sawtooth stars stars from a great class with Sally Collins.
Quilt size: width: 28" height: 44"
|The True North
By: Gidget Lowther,
Blog: Button Box Quilts
I wanted to make a quilt with the canadian flag featured on it. I also added my cat who is my quilting buddy.
Quilt size: width: 64.0" height: 92.0"
By: Tabatha Gray,
I made this flag to hang in the office where I work. This was my first attempt at half square triangles and is made almost entirely of them! It was quilted it on my home machine.
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 30"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, July 8th, 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 next week
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.
- Enduring Freedom (24%, 140 Votes)
- Lady Liberty Dressed Up in Her Finest Red White and Blue (21%, 125 Votes)
- Old Fashioned Red, White & Blue (21%, 121 Votes)
- Stars and Stripes Kaleidoscope (16%, 93 Votes)
- Long May She Wave (9%, 54 Votes)
- Stars Galore (8%, 49 Votes)
- Memorial Day Mistake (8%, 48 Votes)
- US Flag (7%, 41 Votes)
- Oh Canada - Strong and Free (7%, 41 Votes)
- The True North (7%, 38 Votes)
- American Stars (6%, 35 Votes)
- Norm's Memories (5%, 29 Votes)
- Long May She Weave (5%, 28 Votes)
- Big Brothers / Little Sisters (5%, 28 Votes)
- Lotus...National flower of India (4%, 24 Votes)
- Log Cabin Star (4%, 22 Votes)
- O Canada (4%, 22 Votes)
- Old World Stars & Stripes (3%, 18 Votes)
- Country Of origin (3%, 18 Votes)
- Sisters 50th Birthday Quilt (3%, 16 Votes)
- American Mustang: Proud, Iconic, Legendary. (3%, 16 Votes)
- For Jeda (2%, 14 Votes)
- Eagle door hanger (2%, 12 Votes)
- Papa Vernies (2%, 11 Votes)
- The Eagle Has Landed (2%, 11 Votes)
- Patriotic Block Swap (1%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 583
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Summer Fun Quilts. Any quilt size is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. The theme can be represented in the quilt design, fabrics chosen, or even usage (i.e. picnic 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 12th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!