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Vote Now and Give-Away: Fall’s Glory Quilts

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 Fall’s Glory Quilts.

This week’s guest judges are Soma from Whims and Fancies and Benita from Victoriana Quilt Designs. They’ll both have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

I’m thrilled to introduce a new sponsor this week, Beret from On The Trail Creations. Be sure to visit her site to see her incredibly gorgeous quilts too.

On The Trail Creations


Hi, I’m Beret from On The Trail Creations and I’m excited to be this week’s sponsor! I live in Alaska with my husband, three kids, 1 dog, a few chickens, and a bunny. I love living where I am surrounded by inspiration!

I have been sewing for a long time, but have only discovered art quilting in the last 6 years or so. I started making quilted greeting cards because they were a small project that I could try lots of different techniques on and finish quickly. I started selling them at bazaars, and they have really taken off. Now they are in several gift and quilt shops around Alaska, and I have downloadable patterns to make them on my web site.

I also teach free motion and art quilting classes at one of our local quilt shops. My greatest sewing related passions are learning new things and encouraging other people to learn new things too! I’m just getting going making patterns, I’ve had a little trouble finding time to work on them when I have to keep up with card production! I would also like to do more wall quilts, but again, time is the issue…. Maybe when my three teenage homeschooled kids grow up, although they are helpful too!

I do have a new pattern to launch this weekend, which I am excited about! It’s been brewing in my head in several forms for over 20 years, so I’m happy to see it get to this point! It is called "Winter Chickadees" and is a pattern for a quilted menu planner.

winter chickadees menu planner

BONUS: In honor of "pattern launching weekend", I am offering a free card pattern of your choice to anyone who purchases this pattern, details on my site. Also, I am hosting a "Facebook like" contest; anyone who likes my Facebook page between now and Monday will be entered in a drawing for a finished card like the one being given away in the Quilter’s Show and Tell contest.


This week’s winners will each receive one finished quilted greeting card and one pattern to make their own. The top quilter with the most votes (community votes plus guest judge points) and someone leaving a comment below will both win.


black-capped chickadee

To enter the give-away: Check out Beret’s gorgeous patterns and leave a comment below letting me know which one is your favourite. You have until Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to enter.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Fall’s Glory Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 28
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 15

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

Anticipating Autumn Anticipating Autumn
By: Debbie Jeske,
Washington, USA
Blog: A Quilter’s Table

According to the Bing Dictionary, the definition of “anticipate” is to: act beforehand to address something imminent: to imagine or consider something before it happens and make any necessary preparations or changes. And that is exactly what I did when I asked the members of That Stash Bee to make M

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Autumn Aspens Autumn Aspens
By: Sally Gould Wright,
California, USA
Blog: Sally Gould Wright Textile Artist

A walk through an aspen forest in Autumn was the inspiration for this piece made in Noriko Endo’s confetti technique. Tiny snippets of fabric are arranged on a background with painted and larger cut pieces for tree trunks. All is held together with tullebandvthen free motion quilted.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 20"

Autumn Delight Autumn Delight
By: Happy Cottage Quilter,
Florida, USA
Blog: Happy Cottage Quilter

This quilt was made as a gift for my BFF. She lives 1000 miles away, but we stay connected through our love of quilting.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

By: Linda Douglas,
Montana, USA

Autumn Leaves is a beautiful golden square star block framed with an autumn print; machine pieced and top stitched with hand appliqued leaves on the border>Great Fun to make!

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Autumn Splendor Autumn Splendor
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

Classic Bears Paw block expanded with log cabin strips. The colours are carefully placed to enhance the brilliant golds, greens, oranges and burgnadies of fall. The black paws and corner stones and sashing, bring up the colors.

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 50"

Autumn Thankfulness Autumn Thankfulness
By: Diana,
Florida, USA
Blog: Red Delicious Life

Last fall, a few weeks after I started my very first quilt , I knew I wanted to make an autumn-inspired wall hanging with pumpkins, a piano key border, and appliqued leaves. This is what I designed – it’s my first attempt at applique and I hope to have it ready to hang in the next week.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 19.5"

Autumn Wall Hanging Autumn Wall Hanging
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

I bought a kit to make this and thought I would go crazy trying to make it scrappy, but I like how it turned out.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 54"

Autumn Winds Autumn Winds
By: Connie Haynes,
Massachusetts, USA

The motion in this quilt reminds me of leaves falling on a clear autumn day. It was a little breezy that day; hence the sticks on the edges. :-)

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 100"

Autumn's A'whirl Autumn’s A’whirl
By: Debra Reinert,
Pennsylvania, USA

This is a paper pieced project (my husband drew and printed the pattern). Each square is 10″ and contains 189 pieces Still a “work in progress” as the quilting is not completed.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

Autumn's Bounty Autumn’s Bounty
By: Jill of Apple Avenue quilts,
Utah, USA
Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts

I designed and made this quilt for my daughter-in-law. She loves fall and fall colors. I machine appliqued the pumpkin with a hand guided satin stitch. The fabrics include batiks, a multi-color corn print and falling leaves. She loved and I did too, so I made one for myself as well.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"

Baby Rattler Quilt Baby Rattler Quilt
By: Lttlcrayon54,
South Carolina, USA

Lots of colors for baby. Rattlers are the theme. Made for my great nephew, who was named after my Father, Chet! Hope you like it!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Better Late (than Never) Better Late (than Never)
By: Becca,
Maryland, USA
Blog: Becca’s Crazy Projects

A friend of mine said she had never owned a real quilt. I was saddened by this. I knew she liked fall colors. I let those two things roam around in my head until I realized I made the perfect top almost 10 years ago. So I found it, pieced together a backing and quilted it. Better Late (than never).

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 81"

Fall Leaves Collection Fall Leaves Collection
By: Katja May,

Pattern from 2010 German fall edition of ‘Burda Patchwork’. Hand quilted and hand embroidered.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 20"

Fall Splender, Edyta Sitar's Pattern Fall Splender, Edyta Sitar’s Pattern
By: Sew What’s New,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: www.martha-sewwhatsnewcom.blogspotcom

I did the quilting by sewing on the edge of all the appliques. Then I took the papers that came off the leaves and used them as a stencil so that I could sew around them I placed them in open spaces all over the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 58"

Falling Leaves Falling Leaves
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting

The border fabric was my inspiration for the falling leaves. The block is a variation on the Maple Leaf block. I liked the setting of leaves turned different directions to give the effect of falling leaves. This wallhanging is displayed on my front door during the Autumn season.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 26"

Flying geese at sunset Flying geese at sunset
By: gubike,

I made it using my dyed fabrics for a housewarming present to my colleague Janka.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"

Friendship in CO Friendship in CO
By: Anne Laguette Hollebeke,
Colorado, USA

One of my neighbor’s is moving from Colorado to Georgia, her favorite colors are fall colors. I made her this quilt to remember Colorado. The back of the quilt I printed out a couple of psalms and the Serenity Prayer along with photos of some of her neighbors, so she will won’t forget us

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 72"

I'm coming for dinner I’m coming for dinner
By: Betsy Lewis,
Florida, USA

It is a 36 inch round tabletoppeI made this round quilt to fit my 36 inch coffee table. Little toppers do not look good on a round table so I made a big fall one.r

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

It Could be Autumn It Could be Autumn
By: Shirley Way,
Alberta, Canada

Original design.
Raw edge applique. No fuseables were used. Elements applied with regular glue sticks before free motion stitching. Faux piping applied with the binding.

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 43"

Moon Over the Mountains Moon Over the Mountains
By: Shelly S.,
Maryland, USA

I started this quilt as part of a Mystery Quilt project at one of my guild’s retreats. Of course, I didn’t know what the pattern would be when we received the cutting instructions, but I decided I wanted a large one. Ultimately I made 132 blocks although it took me 3 years of retreats.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 80"

Mr. Turk Mr. Turk
By: Vicki in MN,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Vicki’s Crafts

Mr. Turk began with a panel and I cut it apart and rearranged the small squares in the borders, added coordinating border fabric. He was lots of fun to make and even more fun quilting it!

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

My old friend My old friend
By: Mary McLaughlin,
Washington, USA

This is rayon appliqued to a cotton patchwork background. Machine pieced, hand appliqued, quilted and embroidered.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 38"

Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin Seeds
By: Vandy,
Ohio, USA
Blog: quiltingwithvandy

I took this class with my Quilt guild. This was the 1st time I used batiks.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"

Red Maple Red Maple
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Faeries and Fibres

The fabric used is autumn maple leaves & the quilt is a one block wonder. I love the warmth of this quilt. So did my friend. He jokingly asked if he could have it. As much as I love it I couldn’t say no. It makes me happy to see one of my quilts go to a good home where it will be loved & cared for.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 85"

Sonnenuntergang / sunset Sonnenuntergang / sunset
By: Anja Schellberg,
Blog: Anja’s Allerlei

The colors are reminiscent of autumn leaves. This is one of my first quilts, so the simple design.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"

Stars & Stripes Stars & Stripes
By: Lttlcrayon54,
South Carolina, USA

Red, White and Blue! Stars are beige with white, back is red. Hand quilted with beige thread. I made this for a friend who I have known since High School. He served in the Air Force and was diagnosed with cancer. I thought this would give him comfort and remember all the fun we had together!

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"

Sunsets and Blue Skies Sunsets and Blue Skies
By: Kiska,
New York, USA

This is the Shenandoah Pattern from the Cookies and Quilts book. When I completed the quilt, it reminded me of sunsets and blue skies and just makes me feel happy whenever I look at it. It was quilted by Patty Cline of Chestnut Bay Quilting.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

Tumbling Leaves  Table Runner Tumbling Leaves Table Runner
By: Susie,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Susie’s Sunroom

Tumbling Leaves pattern {from allpeoplequilt.com by Gail Abeloe} features random arrangement, with the two different sizes of HST leaves. Andover Tic Tac blender fabrics make the scrappy leaves pop with rich fall color. The back is gold Tic Tac , with the center strip pieced from the leftovers.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 27"

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, October 7, 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.

Fall's Glory Quilts

  • It Could be Autumn (39%, 208 Votes)
  • Red Maple (23%, 123 Votes)
  • Autumn Aspens (20%, 106 Votes)
  • Fall Splender, Edyta Sitar's Pattern (17%, 92 Votes)
  • Autumn's Bounty (13%, 70 Votes)
  • Moon Over the Mountains (13%, 68 Votes)
  • Tumbling Leaves Table Runner (10%, 54 Votes)
  • My old friend (9%, 47 Votes)
  • Anticipating Autumn (8%, 44 Votes)
  • Autumn Splendor (7%, 39 Votes)
  • Better Late (than Never) (7%, 39 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Seeds (7%, 35 Votes)
  • Autumn Winds (6%, 34 Votes)
  • Mr. Turk (6%, 31 Votes)
  • Autumn Delight (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Autumn's A'whirl (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Falling Leaves (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Autumn Wall Hanging (5%, 26 Votes)
  • Autumn Thankfulness (4%, 23 Votes)
  • I'm coming for dinner (4%, 22 Votes)
  • Sonnenuntergang / sunset (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Fall Leaves Collection (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Flying geese at sunset (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Sunsets and Blue Skies (2%, 12 Votes)
  • AUTUMN LEAVES (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Friendship in CO (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Stars & Stripes (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Baby Rattler Quilt (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 528

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Modern Geometric (Solids). I’ll leave the interpretation of this theme up to you. Unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. 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, October 11th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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:

  • Oct. 7 – Modern Geometric (Solids) – Next week!
  • Oct. 28 – Halloween Fun
  • Nov. 4 – Quilting Close-Up
  • Nov. 25 – Stars

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71 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Fall’s Glory Quilts”

  1. Rose says:

    These are really beautiful, how could I choose just one? Tundra Swan really caught my eye first, but I loved the Happy Birthday one too. Oh, and the chickadees, the snowman, the leaves, too hard to choose just one!

  2. Gene Black says:

    It was difficult to choose. I really like Raven Moon – so I am saying that it is my favorite. I also love Wildflower II and Three Leaves.

  3. Megan Williams says:

    What wonderful patterns! I ‘think’ my favorite is Raven Moon.

  4. P. Alt says:

    I enjoyed the website. Sweet postcard patterns. My favorite was Wildflower III second was Three Leaves.

  5. Hilly van Zuylekom says:

    Gorgeous quilts and very difficult to make a choice. “It could be autumn” is definitely my favourite.

  6. CeCe Sellman says:

    I really liked Red Maple. Just beautiful. I like the fun ones to make and have a chuckle over. I do think that the autumn colors are the most fun to work with. But my Favorite one has to be Mr. Turk!

  7. Elaine says:

    Beautiful patterns. My favorite is Sandhill Crane. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Sharron says:

    It was hard to choose only three, they are all wonderful and with so much talent.

  9. Linda Webster says:

    I absolutely love the Black-capped chickadee pattern. I feed these polite little birds black-oiled sunflower seeds in the winter. Each chickadee politely takes one seed from the feeder and then flies away to a tree limb to eat it.

  10. Teresa Luczak says:

    What a lovely array of colors and quilts. My favorite is the Chickadee’s. I,too
    feed them. The Raven is wonderful too.

  11. Gailene says:

    Raven Moon… absolutely LOVE it!!! But it was not an easy choice. Her patterns are so lovely and unique.

  12. Nicole Sender says:

    The Black-Capped Chickadee Card Pattern is definitely my favorite pattern. Chickadees are my most favorite birds. They are so cheery and fun! Each year we have at least one clutch born in our bird house.

  13. Patty says:

    My favorite is the Chickkadees. I can watch them in my back yard.

  14. Gunda says:

    Love the Raven Moon pattern

  15. Carol says:

    The postcard designs are fantastic. Milepost touches a nostalgic nerve from our Alaskan trips and having received Milepost magazine for awhile. Raven Moon is lovely with the swirls and colors. Those are probably my favorites, if I have to name them.

  16. DeAnna says:

    They are all wonderful but I like Wild Flowers I and II the best.

  17. Susan says:

    They are all nice, but I couldn’t choose just one. My top 5 are:

    Happy Birthday (I am a musician–I always go with the music stuff)
    Tundra Swan
    Black-Capped Chickadee
    Raven Moon

  18. Cindy A. says:

    Hmmmm…it would be a toss up between “Black Capped Chickadee,” “For the Birds,” and “Let it Snow.” Loved them all!

  19. MoeWest says:

    My favourite is Wild Flower 1.

  20. Lise says:

    So beautiful making it so hard to choose

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