Nature's Best Quilt Contest
Contestants - Large Quilts
Presented below are the participants for the Nature's Best Quilt Contest - Large Quilts. They are sorted by quilt name.
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- Contestants – Small Quilts & Projects - Full-Sized Photos
- Total submissions: 25
- Total countries: 5
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 14
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|a day at the beach|
By: shellie, Rhode Island, USA
Blog: by a thread
A friend recently asked me to make a quilt for her to give to her daughter as a wedding gift. What an honor! She said that her daughter loved nature; especially the beach. I was automatically drawn to soft blues, tans and creams. I used a pattern from BHG to make this oversized lap quilt. Perfect!
By: Leslie Morgan, Utah, USA
Blog: All My Creativeness
I made this quilt for my SIL for christmas last year. She loves giraffes. I googled giraffes to see what I could find. I found 2 photographs that I liked and decided I'd make them into one quilt. This is my first quilt I've ever designed or even finished so I was quite pleased when it turned out!
|Bird Quilt 1 (Opal Cocke)|
By: Opal Cocke, Washington, USA
Bird Quilt 1, designed to show off a set of bird sketches, was our first long-distance collaborative project. We printed the birds on fabric and then Amy and I each made half of the "bird" blocks in our own sewing rooms. The piece became a touchstone for the many projects that followed.
|Bird-Quilt (Karin Sauer)|
By: Karin Sauer, Germany
Blog: Bizkitea98 Little Hobby World
This quilt was going to be for my Dads 70th Birthday but he passed away 4 month before. Back then I was already working on the blocks, I took a break of a couple of month until I have decided to finish this quilt. I gave it to my Mum in memory of my Dad. Finishes at 63" x 94".
By: Bea, Germany
Blog: Capricorn Quilts
This fabrics are from a display book for deko rose fabrics. The sashing is from jeans printed with roses. I sewed this quilt within 3 days in a hot summer on my veranda. It was really hot and I was pregnant. Some weeks later my son was born. I finished the quilt with handquilting half a year later.
By: Lynn, California, USA
Blog: Grammy's Quilting
I saw a small design on an end paper of the children's book Quiltmaker's Dream. I pulled out all of my "leafy" colored batiks and started cutting. The quilt is made from the Pioneer Braid pattern. When I quilted it, I swirled leaf designs overall.
By: Maggieinsc, South Carolina, USA
Approximately 7 feet long this thread painted, hand dyed, raw edge applique swirls with fish in a coral reef
By: Quilt Rat, Ontario, Canada
Blog: The Quilt rat
This quilt reflects how we are connected to nature. we depend on the earth for our survival and the earth's survival depends on us. The figure is made up of many skin tones, she is each of us. Quilted on my domestic machine and it is my original design.
By: helenmarie kulis, Tennessee, USA
Turning Twenty pattern made with fall color and leaf designed fabrics. The quilting is an all-over pattern of a leaf
By: Lori Stein, Colorado, USA
I wanted a quilt for fall using all the colors I see in the Colorado mountains. Most of the bear prints were done from my fat quarter stash and the background fabric was found by accident at my favorite shop. It fits a king size bed with a good drape.
By: Amber Lippold, Michigan, USA
This quilt was inspired by a Fons & Porter pattern for the fish block and by my pet fish. I used batik fabrics from the Batik Club at Quilts ní Stuff by Glenna (www.quiltsnstuff.net). The quilt has many embellishments including beads that look like rocks and fish buttons.
|Flowers and Lace Quilt|
By: Iceni, United Kingdom
Peach/Blue Green Dupion Silk with Hand embroidered 11 inch squares edged with Lace.
|Flowers in My Window|
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA
This was my first start at paper piecing - Regina Grewe Floral BOM 2008-9. I scrap sashed each block as completed and I think it sets each flower. Paper piecing, machine piecing and hand quilting with floss all done by myself.
By: Colleen, Arizona, USA
Blog: Colleen's Quilting Journey
I made this quilt at the "Quilting in the Country" Quilt Retreat. It is actually a very easy quilt to make, but looks hard when you first see it. I used the triangles I cut from the original blocks to make the small half square triangles. I think this added a great boost to my quilt.
By: Mary Lines, Washington, USA
My son loved a small quilt I made with animal silhouettes on it so one year, for Christmas, I made him a larger version. I am especially proud of the herringbone border on this one.
|Leaves Around the Cabins|
By: Quiltsue, United Kingdom
A collection of hand-dyed fabrics I had reminded me of the colours of leaves in autumn. I added a jelly roll also in autumn colours, sat down with my laptop one evening, and this design was the result. I pieced it, then machine quilted it on my longarm. I love this quilt! Size: ~ 84" x 102".
|Ode To Spring|
By: Denise ~ Justquiltin, Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Justquiltin with Denise Russart
The applique in this quilt is all needleturn - one of my favorite things to do. It's my original design and made from fabrics I hand dyed and batiks.
By: Susie Monday, Texas, USA
Blog: Susie Monday
This is one of a series of large abstract goddess quilts honoring different aspects of nature. Persephone is the ancient greek goddess of spring - she was kidnapped by the Lord of the Underworld, and before rescued she ate pomegranate seeds, thus binding her (and the earth) to our wintery months.
|Pink Lady's Slippers|
By: Jenny Perry, British Columbia, Canada
Pink Lady's Slippers bloomed every spring at my home in Kentucky. It is one of the many things I miss about moving to my new home in British Columbia.
|Sister's Choice Orchids|
By: Kathy Howard, Vermont, USA
This was made for my sister's boyfriend, Andy, for Christmas. His hobby is growing orchids. The top right block is Sister's Choice and two of the other background blocks are called Handy Andy. I did the orchids in the colors he liked.
|Stained Glass Garden|
By: Denise French, Ontario, Canada
This is a pattern by Sallie Pate.
By: Christy Jones, Indiana, USA
Blog: I dream in fuchsia
I love looking at the stars at night, and when I saw a pattern for this Seven Sisters quilt, I knew I had to make one. This is the second quilt I ever made, and it's pieced and quilted entirely by hand. In the blue areas, I quilted a variety of stars, moons and swirls.
|The Cherry Orchard|
By: TATIANA, Hungary
Ispired by Anton Chekhov's play.
|Vintage Feedsack Grandmother's Flower Garden|
By: Wendy, Texas, USA
Blog: I Love Baby Quilts
All hand pieced and quilted, all vintage feedsacks bought from ebay. Hexagons are 1" finished size, cut using acrylic templates. Y-seamed, no paper piecing. Hand quilted by Sue Shore. Made to replicate a quilt my grandma made in the 1930's. Finished size: king.
|Water Your Wishes|
By: Emily H., Arizona, USA
In the center of this quilt an angel is watering an open heart filled with flowers. The caption below the angel reads "Water the wishes that bloom in your heart". I love the look of the hand appliqued flower in one of the borders. Check out my blog for more pictures.