Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Thanksgiving Quilts.
Our two guest judges will be announced next week. They’ll both have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.
Give-Away from Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics
Oh how I love Thanksgiving! It has the 4 “F”s for a successful holiday: family, friends, food and football. It has the added bonus of not including the pressure of shopping for perfect gifts. I love making placemats and like to have some for every holiday. A few years ago I made these for Thanksgiving and published a free tutorial so you can make them too.
These placemats are fast and easy and would look great in any fabric or color palette. Here are a few other gradients that would make these placemats beautiful.
All of these fabrics are currently offered in my shop. In addition, Quilting Gallery readers can receive free shipping on US domestic orders over $40 with the coupon code QGFREESHIP. International customers can put the code in the comments section to receive $5 off orders over $40. Start shopping here!
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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 black fusible web.
Give-Away for everyone to enter:
To enter the give-away, visit Vicki’s shop and have a look at the beautiful gradients that she has available. Leave a comment below letting me know which colour combination is your favourite and what you would do with the fabric. You have until Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) to enter the give-away.
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s Thanksgiving Quilts:
- Total submissions: 19
- Total countries: 2
- Total provinces: 1
- Total states: 13
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|Back to Nature
By: Rachel Hayes,
Blog: Around the Blocks
This was a block of the month I did in 2010. The colors are so pretty and make me think of fall. It is always the quilt I choose for our bed at Thanksgiving time. I quilted it with a simple feather pantograph on my long arm machine.
Quilt size: width: 96" height: 106"
|Bonnet Girl’s Thanksgiving
By: Cheryl Riello,
Blog: A Crafter for all Seasons
This quilted wall hanging offers a variety of techniques. The scene is “framed” inside of the border to look three demensional. The figures are made from vintage fabric and lace and appliqued onto the background. Outline stitches are embroidered, embellishments are feathers and mohair.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
|Crow on the Pumpkin
By: Luckypup Quilter,
Blog: Luckypup Quilter
Wool on homespuns. Designed by Lisa Bongean and pattern found in Primitive Quilts Fall 2011 magazine.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 28"
By: LINDA DOUGLAS,
Thanksgiving Wall Hanging 26″x32″ in shades of autumn colors in leaves and vegetables. Machine pieced and hand stitched in free motion on leaf border; with hand stitching and embroidery work of leaves,pumpkin,squash and the script>HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 32"
I love seasonal wall hangings that can span two holidays instead of one. What better than a pumpkin for October and November?
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 25"
|Scarecrows just love me!
By: Natalie ухтышка,
Blog: Лоскутная палитра
This quilt was fun to make, working on the back porch during warm fall days. I was trying to improve my skills in several techniques at a time: hand embroidery (acorns and berries), applique, fusible bias (stems), stippling, joining curved lines, different color of binding, according to background.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 46"
|Shades of Autumn Runner
By: Diantha Howard,
I started doing machine applique and enjoyed it a lot. I found this pattern in Quilters World Oct. 2010 issue – designed by Carolyn Vagts, and loved it. (I made it a little smaller than the magazine, as our table is not very long.) It will be the center of our Thanksgiving table.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 39"
Blog: quilting with vandy
My quilt guild had a class to make this quilt but i thought it would be awesome as a door hanging for Thanksgiving.
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 55"
By: Linette Greene,
I made this simple runner for part of a raffle prize for our employee council. It is mostly batiks.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 31"
By: Sandi Andersen,
Blog: A Legacy of Stitches
This is one of twelve small quilts that I made in the year 2000…….one for each month. I thought of that old hymn “Count your blessings” when I wrote the poem for this quilt. Truly, even one blessing is better than none!
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 28"
By: Sandy Lynch,
This is one of the first quilts I made. It is a Thimbleberries pattern/kit. I pieced the top and had the quilting done professionally and we used flannel for the backing, so very nice to cuddle with on a cold night. This one is usually out through Thanksgiving.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"
|Thanksgiving Table Runner
By: Christine @ Quilter’s Diary,
Blog: Quilter’s Diary
I inherited the center star block from a 95-year-old quilter who died with a lot of unfinished projects. I surrounded the star block with 2-1/2″ strips, which I sewed on using a quilt-as-you-go method. It took less than a day!
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 60"
|Tom the Turkey
By: PugMom Quilts!,
Blog: PugMom Quilts!
I made this quilt a really long time ago, so unfortunately its story is long forgotten. I think it was a kit. I added the turkey border print.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|Turkey Day in Holland
Our friend was going to Holland to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughter & son-in-love and wanted to bring a little of “home” with her…so she asked to make something for their table. This was one of my very first quilted projects..tablerunner & 4 placemats.
Quilt size: width: 14" height: 36"
By: Paulette Elliott,
This was a learn to quilt kit purchased at Jo Ann’s.
Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 24.5"
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Two table runners made for dear friends using a border stripe in two different ways!
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 40"
|Well Somebody Has To Do It
Blog: kbonita sews
Sunbonnet Sue swings the Axe. Hand and machine applique. Original Design
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 18"
|With all things give thanks
By: Robin Puma,
Quilt made from a Kimberbell Designs pattern as a shop display for Buttonwood Quilts.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
|Zig Zag Thanksgiving table runner
By: Kristen Helton,
New York, USA
Blog: Mom’s Place of Sanity
My little coffee table looked so bare and I knew it needed a little runner to help it look better!! Since its Thanksgiving time I went thru my scraps and whipped up this cute little runner (design is not mine I found online). I can’t wait to make one for all the different holidays!!
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 11"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, September 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EST)
- 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 late 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.
- Pumpkins (41%, 115 Votes)
- Back to Nature (39%, 110 Votes)
- With all things give thanks (23%, 65 Votes)
- Scarecrows just love me! (23%, 64 Votes)
- Shades of Autumn Runner (17%, 47 Votes)
- Well Somebody Has To Do It (13%, 37 Votes)
- Tom the Turkey (13%, 37 Votes)
- Turkey Day in Holland (6%, 16 Votes)
- Thanksgiving Table Runner (6%, 16 Votes)
- Bonnet Girl's Thanksgiving (6%, 16 Votes)
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING (6%, 16 Votes)
- Thanksgiving pumpkin (5%, 13 Votes)
- talkin turkey (4%, 12 Votes)
- Crow on the Pumpkin (4%, 11 Votes)
- Zig Zag Thanksgiving table runner (3%, 9 Votes)
- Twice Blessed (3%, 8 Votes)
- Thanksgiving Blessings (3%, 8 Votes)
- Turkey Time (2%, 7 Votes)
- Thankgsgiving Runner (1%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 282
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Star Quilts. Any quilting technique is welcome (paper pieced, appliqué, pieced, etc.). 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, November 29th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EST). If you are new here, please also read the Guidelines for additional information.
Blog Hop Party
Don’t miss our Giving Thanks – Quilters’ Blog Hop Party going on this weekend. More than 150 bloggers are giving away goodies for you.