It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Summer Fun quilts.
Our guest judge this week is Sandra from Sandra’s Craft Corner. She has 100 bonus points that she’ll assign to four (or less) of her favourite quilts.
Give-Away from Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics
It’s a typical hot and humid summer here in Virginia and I am loving every minute of it. There’s no better time to stay inside in the air conditioning and quilt! One of my favorite ways to make a summer quilt is to use an old flannel sheet for batting. It makes the quilt cooler and lighter for the warm summer months.
In the dye studio, however, I am thinking of Christmas. I want to make a Christmas quilt this year so my newest fabric palette was designed for my Holiday quilt. I want something more vintage looking. I want to create a quilt that looks like it’s been in the family for a long time and is a Christmas tradition. That’s why the name of this new palette is “Traditions”.
There’s a Stash Pack that would be great for making a set of Holiday placemats
And the Reunion gradient
There are 2 additional gradients and 4 Shades packs. 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 TRADITIONS. International customers can put the code in the comments section to receive $5 off orders over $40. Free shipping expires July 18.
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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’s your favourite summertime activity? The winner from the comments will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Summer Fun Quilts:
- Total submissions: 17
- Total countries: 6
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 9
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: Christine Herald,
20 year old son was most put out he didn’t have a quilt made by ‘Mum’ so….for his 21st he decided his quilt would be a likeness to his Paper Tiger catamaran Blueprint, by then the centre panel was started… 2 years later he finally got his quilt, “was worth the wait mum” what do you think???
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 76"
|Box of Crayons
This quilt started with the backing fabric:I fell in love with Heidi Grace Designs-Reagan’s Closet. It screamed for a colorful, fun top so I used SWIRL by Whistler Studios & scraps from my stash. Then I hand quilted designs that I copied from the backing fabric. I quilt from Wa state.
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 72"
|Ella’s Pink and Purple
By: Kristin Donnelly,
Made for my niece Eloise. Variation on Ellen Burns’ Quilt in a Day Log Cabin.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"
|Even Ants Need Refreshment
By: Rhonda Lawton,
It’s hot here in Texas & I hadn’t eaten any watermelon yet so that was on my mind as I made this little summer fun mug rug with a couple of ants who showed up.
Quilt size: width: 9.5" height: 5.0"
By: Erika Rutten,
I started this quilt years ago and when the blocks were done life happened and the blocks ended up in a drawer.
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 45"
By: Phyllis Cullen,
Blog: Phyllis Cullen Art Studio
Our sunsets over the ocean are beautiful here in Hawaii. I use hand dyed and commercial fabrics with the stained glass method that I developed and teach to share our island’s endless summers
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"
By: Sandie Hrycyk,
Hoffman’s Last Banana fabric was just the thing for a summer time child’s quilt. The pattern is Catchanap from Pieced Tree. I made a baby quilt of my own design with the scrap fabric. I quilted it a pattern of free motion leaves and circles. Just right for a jungle!
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 55"
|Mysterious Letter P
By: Persimon Dreams,
Blog: Persimon Dreams
The Mysterious Letter P quilt was inspired by a local quilt show challenge. We were told to make a quilt inspired by a letter and give at least five clues as to what that letter was. I chose the letter P and included – pinwheels, plus signs, pink, purple, plaid, peace, print, polka dots, and more!
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"
By: Linda Douglas,
Neat little hand+machine pieced+quilted wall hanging of “Pure” fabrics from Sweetwater looks so neat hung on our porch in Summer!
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting
Our family vacations at the beach. One summer we watched a turtle nest hatch. To commemorate the event I designed and stitched this quilt for my brother. The Mother’s back is a Radiating star. The small hatching turtles are my variation on the Drunkards Path. The heads are dimensional, they flap!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 86"
|Seagull Lake Sunset
By: Beret Nelson,
Blog: On The Trail Creations
A friend took this picture of her family canoeing at the camp where I grew up, met my husband, and got married. (the chapel is on a hill in the background) The camp had recently been largely burned in a forest fire, but in this sunset picture, it was possible to imagine it hadn’t changed…
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 24"
|SOW GOOD DEEDS
By: Linda Douglas,
“SOW GOOD DEEDS” IS A PERT LITTLE CROSS STITCH PIECE BORDERED BY MATCHING REDS AND YELLOWS! IT IS MACHINE PIECED WITH A FREE MOTION BORDER AND BOUND WITH RED GINGHAM! LOTS OF FUN TO MAKE!
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 28"
By: Summer purse,
Made this summer purse to a friend. The purse has two pocked outside and a lot inside.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 20"
|Summer’s first quilt
By: Alison Saunders,
This was the first quilt that I ever quilted and it was done this summer! It was a practice quilt made from leftover HST from a graduation quilt for a friend’s son. So, this one will be for his first child. I used a long-arm quilting machine to quilt musical notes into it as he loves guitars.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
These colours are so summery to me and the quilt is called Sunshine Melody. There is piecing and a lot of applique for the flowers. The quilt is designed by Dawn Hay and pieced and quilted by me and given to a daughter in law who lives in the tropics…
Quilt size: width: 55.5" height: 68"
|Sweet Summer Days
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Sew Along with Ellison Lane Blog June 2013. All blocks paper pieced and we got to decide how we wanted to finish it. I added sashing in the background color to make the treats stand out and added fusible lettering. Love how it turned out and really enjoyed the sew along. Thanks Jennifer Mathis.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"
|Where’s The Beach?
By: Kathleen Brown,
A swimsuit, towel, and flip flops….. what more do you need for summer fun?! Well, except the beach, of course!
Quilt size: width: 6" height: 6"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 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.
Summer Fun Quilts
- Sea Turtles (38%, 180 Votes)
- Lasst Rays (34%, 161 Votes)
- Seagull Lake Sunset (23%, 110 Votes)
- Blueprint (19%, 92 Votes)
- Sunshine Melody (18%, 85 Votes)
- Farmers Market (18%, 83 Votes)
- Even Ants Need Refreshment (15%, 71 Votes)
- Mysterious Letter P (10%, 49 Votes)
- Box of Crayons (7%, 34 Votes)
- Where's The Beach? (6%, 26 Votes)
- Summer purse (5%, 23 Votes)
- Summer's first quilt (3%, 13 Votes)
- SOW GOOD DEEDS (2%, 9 Votes)
- Sweet Summer Days (2%, 9 Votes)
- Pure Hearts (1%, 7 Votes)
- Ella's Pink and Purple (1%, 6 Votes)
- Monkey Business (0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 472
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Scrappy Quilts. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops 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, July 19th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).
Show & Tell Links
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!