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Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts for Teens

Quilters' Show & Tell

Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Quilts for Teens. There are 21 gorgeous quilts to inspire you.

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

Give-Away from Mishka’s Playground


Mishka’s Playground is my own quilting design web site. It’s currently under construction but will hopefully be updated in the next few weeks. I’ve created the new site to showcase my own quilting designs and tutorials. Below are a few of the patterns I put up this week. More to come soon!



I will be giving away four copies of my patterns. The winners get to choose which pattern or booklet they’d like. Two will be awarded to the quilters with the most community and guest judge points and two will be randomly awarded to those that leave a comment below. Don’t worry, if you purchase one of my patterns and then win the give-away, I’ll refund your purchase price.

To enter the give-away: Leave a comment below answering: “Have you started your Christmas quilting? What are you making as gifts?”. You have until Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.


Bonus: Check our Facebook page on Saturday morning for another opportunity to win Christmas Ornaments this weekend.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Quilts for Teens:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 21
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 10

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

A Sampler of Guitars A Sampler of Guitars
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting

For my nephew,Dominick. I designed the quilt on graph paper leaving the body of the guitars open to incorporate traditional quilt blocks with a 6, 8 or 9 grid. The necks were flying geese or 4 patches. After completing with a white background it was too bright so I stained /sponged with a tea wash.

Quilt size: width: 69" height: 79"

Black and Gold Hexies by Halves Black and Gold Hexies by Halves
By: Polly @ Pieces by Polly,
Washington, USA
Blog: Pieces by Polly

This quilt wasn’t made for a teen…but it was made in our high school’s colors and I think the bold colors and simple design would make it an ideal teen quilt.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 58"

Bubbles Bubbles
By: Cory Wilkins,
British Columbia, Canada

started with jelly roll and added circles over it. She wanted a color theme of Black, white and red!

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 75"

Butnte Wiese ( colourful meadow ) Butnte Wiese ( colourful meadow )
By: Anja Schellberg,
Blog: Anja’s Allerlei

This quilt is the favorite of my daughters. Size approx 55 x 65 inches. The top is of cotton fabrics , the back is of “Wellness-Flecee” ( Sorry, i don’t know the english name). The quilt is hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 65"

Flowers Flowers
By: Sharon Manislovich,
Colorado, USA
Blog: Bright Kitten

This is a wall hanging I made for my Goddaughter. I wanted to make her something that she could keep on her wall as she grew into adulthood. I have made more by request for my friends for their daughters. It’s bright and fun and each one I make is unique.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"

Gracie Girl visits the Farm Gracie Girl visits the Farm
By: Jan,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Sew and Sow Farm

This is a Doble Sliced Layer Cake quilt made using the Tutorial from Missouri Star quilt company. Th efabric line is “Gracie Girl” by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. I won this 21 piece stacker from Bee in My Bonnet. This quilt is going to 100 Quilts for Kids.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 54"

Hannah's Quilt Hannah’s Quilt
By: Rita,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Ritamae’s Blog

I made this for my grandaughter who will be 16 this year. these are the colors she selected. There is decorative stippling on some of the blocks and the center of the quilt is embroidered with her first intial, looks really cool on the backing which is lime green satin.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 76"

Hugs and Kisses Hugs and Kisses
By: Kathy Schwartz,
Manitoba, Canada
Blog: Tamarack Shack

Made this quilt for my niece for her 14th birthday. Finished it last spring while the ice was still on the lake. The pattern is designed by Jaybird called Hugs and Kisses.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 84"

I love mustaches! I love mustaches!
By: Deb Fox-McHugh,
New York, USA
Blog: The Toothfairy Quilter

My daughter loves all things mustache! and cupcakes, and pink! So when we redecorated her room I modified a pattern I got from I’m a Ginger Monkey, called Must Dash, and we picked out fun colors to coordinate with her room. she loves it!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Jeans Plus Jeans Plus
By: Lorraine,
California, USA
Blog: Lorraine

My now 6 foot son grew 4 inches in one year and outgrew all his pants. I decided to make him a denim bedspread from his discarded jeans – including the fashion-forward white, red and blue ones. The back was an old flannel sheet from his former twin bed. I hope he’ll treasure it forever!

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 100"

Joren's Quilt Joren’s Quilt
By: Brandy Lynn Maslowski,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Explore Fibre

I was visiting family at the lake in Winnipeg in July when my nephew said to me, “Aunty Brandy – If you were thinking of giving me something for my birthday…I’d really love a quilt!” Needless to say my heart melted and the next few weeks were action-packed in the studio. Love that kid! And so prou

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 75"

Lucky quilt Lucky quilt
By: Daisy,
Blog: Daisys Dasein

Being a faithful follower of my blog, my niece Sarah always whispers to her mum which of the shown fabric she likes best. For this quilt I took all her favourite designs and created a “lucky quilt” as a present for her to her first communion. The technique is a kind of quilt-as-you-go-lasagna. ;)

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 75"

Orange Crush Orange Crush
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Faeries and Fibres

I made this for a friend’s teenage daughter Christina. It was time. The last quilt I made for her she was just a baby. I used lots of bright colours & pulled it together with an orange and white stripe. I wanted a quilt that would grow with her into her university days. A free pattern is on my blog.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 80"

Robyn's Quilt Robyn’s Quilt
By: Sharon Elliot,
South Africa

This quilt was made especially for my daughter Robyn as she left home for university. Each block has a meaning and is something special to her. In times of being homesick she was reminded just how much we love her and how proud we are of her.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 90"

By: Margie Gross,
California, USA

Paper pieced blocks for the borders and pleated blocks for the center. Made for my granddaughter, named Addie. Fabric is cotton, music note print with solid black accents. She is a teen who loves music.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Rowbert the Robot Rowbert the Robot
By: Tabatha Gray,
Maine, USA

My daughter inundated me with pictures of a quilt she saw online. She never said anything just sent me the pictures! I got the hint and made if for her 18th birthday!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Scraps and Pieces of Childhood Scraps and Pieces of Childhood
By: Capi Cohen,
Tennessee, USA
Blog: Chosen Sisters

This tells of the story of my daughter’s childhood in fabric. The center is her first tu-tu and the t-shirts are from her events, travels, and activities. The fabrics are scraps from the clothes I made for her. Most special are pieces of the hospital gown her grandmother was wearing when she died.

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 92"

Sweetest Sixteen Sweetest Sixteen
By: Sarah@Sew Me,
United Kingdom
Blog: Sew Me

Quilt made for my niece’s 16th birthday. The design is the disappearing 9 patch and fabrics are Amy Butler Soul Blossoms.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Violins Violins
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

My niece began playing the violin at 7 years old…..today at 19 she is still playing. I made this quilt for her 16th birthday and she loved it.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 68"

Wild Horses Wild Horses
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

What young girl doesn’t fall in love with horses at some time in her teenage years? Sometimes they even have one of their own!

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 65"

Wonky Blocks Wonky Blocks
By: Patchwork Breeze,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Patchwork Breeze

I made this quilt from a magazine pattern using bright colors. I consider this one of my first challenging quilts because of the diamond-like border.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, September 23, 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 quilts
  • 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.

Quilts for Teens

  • A Sampler of Guitars (24%, 111 Votes)
  • Bubbles (21%, 98 Votes)
  • Orange Crush (19%, 86 Votes)
  • Hugs and Kisses (17%, 77 Votes)
  • Lucky quilt (12%, 56 Votes)
  • ROCK ON! (11%, 52 Votes)
  • Scraps and Pieces of Childhood (10%, 47 Votes)
  • Robyn's Quilt (10%, 45 Votes)
  • Rowbert the Robot (8%, 38 Votes)
  • Wild Horses (7%, 32 Votes)
  • Black and Gold Hexies by Halves (7%, 30 Votes)
  • Flowers (6%, 28 Votes)
  • Wonky Blocks (6%, 26 Votes)
  • Hannah's Quilt (5%, 25 Votes)
  • I love mustaches! (5%, 25 Votes)
  • Violins (5%, 25 Votes)
  • Sweetest Sixteen (5%, 23 Votes)
  • Jeans Plus (5%, 22 Votes)
  • Butnte Wiese ( colourful meadow ) (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Gracie Girl visits the Farm (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Joren's Quilt (3%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 456

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Flying Geese quilts. Your quilt does not have to be made up entirely of flying geese, but they should play a prominent role in the design. Any size or shape of is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

To enter: Submit your photo before Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). If you are new here, please also read the Guidelines for additional information.

Enter your quilt here!


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. There are only a few dates left for 2013:

  • Sept. 30 – Fall’s Glory
  • Oct. 21 – Two Colour Quilts
  • Oct. 28 – Halloween Fun
  • Nov. 4 – Quilting Close-Up
  • Nov. 25 – Stars

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58 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts for Teens”

  1. Elizabeth Nix says:

    Have I started my Christmas presents? Oh yes, I started in January. I made a bunch of mug rugs for most of the family as well as car organizers (hang on the back of the front seats) for my kids.

  2. Gale says:

    I started my Christmas quilting in January and I just finished my first large quilt with machine binding last week. Found an awesome tutorial for binding that looks like you added piping, but it’s made with the binding cut in two strips. I will be surely doing more like this.

  3. Frances says:

    Trying to get Xmas gift quilts finished before they qualify as antiques.

  4. Tammy Pettus says:

    No, I have not started any Christmas quilting. Although I should be making Christmas gifts year-round!

  5. Debbie Rogowski says:

    I’ve been working on one quilt for MONTHS I hope it will get to be a Christmas present this year :) Actually if I’m lucky I will enter it in next weeks geese challenge

  6. Hum I do need to start my Christmas quilting I sadly started late last year and have a pile to finish for this year.

  7. mariajose says:

    !Todos preciosos y sencillos!

  8. mariajose says:

    !Todos preciosos y a la par sencillos!

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