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Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

  • Buildings & Houses

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    • Total submissions: 29
    • Total countries: 9
    • Total provinces: 2
    • Total states: 12

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  • 22152

    22152 (48" x 33")
    By: Rosmarinus Designs, Virginia, USA
    Blog: Rosmarinus Designs

    This is a home that we lived in for 2 years while stationed at the Pentagon. Tons of different embellishing techniques were used for the flowers, trees, bushes. If you look closely you may see an owl and a cat. I do a quilt or a needlepoint of all our homes. I call it textile architecture.

  • 42nd Street, NYC

    42nd Street, NYC (20" x 30")
    By: Patricia, Switzerland
    Blog: patpatch1618

    A free interpretation of a picture a took while on vacation to NYC. It is the reflection of a building on the one across the street. I used batiks, coton, organza and silk to realise that quilt.

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland (42" x 32")
    By: Victoria Plesa, California, USA

    This quilt was made for a guild challenge, it had to have "pairs" of anything included in the quilt. The two quilts hanging over the balcony are actual Opportunity quilts made by our guild in years past. My best friend Alice who is 80 years old, is seen shopping here. Made with Sue Pritts patterns.

  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam (12" x 15")
    By: stitchinRN, Arizona, USA
    Blog: Stitchin RN

    I fell in love with Tulips when I was a young girl..not sure why. I have always wanted to go to Amsterdam to view the tulips, when OESD sent this design to my local quilt shop I had to do the embroidered applique. It will hang in my laundry room

  • Around Town

    Around Town (60" x 60")
    By: Penny, Oregon, USA

  • Building Fun

    Building Fun (46" x 58")
    By: Geta Grama, Romania
    Blog: Geta's Quilting Studio

    I made this quilt for my little nephew, when he was 8 months old and not able to build castles by himself. He liked the colors and the shapes and he paid much attention even to the quilting!

  • Cabin in the Cove

    Cabin in the Cove (27" x 38")
    By: Kathleen Dieter, Tennessee, USA

    While hiking in Cade's Cove in the Great Smokie Mountains, my Husband took this photo. The early morning fog was just lifting and the sun was starting to make shadows. A class with Dottie Moore taught us how to use photo's for inspiration. It is machine quilted( a bit too much )but it is much loved

  • cityscrap

    cityscrap (15" x 20")
    By: beaquilter, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: beaquilter

    a small city scape quilt with lots of beads and embellishments.

  • Community

    Community (67" x 80")
    By: Valerie, Nevada, USA
    Blog: Fiber Vibe

    I took a class from Freddy Moran. The houses were fun, but I couldn't help thinking that something was missing - cars, people, animals - all the stuff you see every day, on every street. Just for good measure, I added a few things you seldom see or don't want to see - like a house on fire.

  • Farmer's Window

    Farmer's Window (28" x 35")
    By: Donna, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Quilt in Progress

    I needed to cover an electrical panel in the guest bedroom of our farmhouse. I found a photo of a stained glass window online, with a similar scene, and designed the scene to be seen through a window using Attic Window blocks. I added the rusty pickup, because I always see them in farmyards.

  • Furever Homes

    Furever Homes (60" x 78")
    By: Pam, Georgia, USA
    Blog: Hip to be a Square

    Furever Homes was part of a sampler program by my LQS. On each house block I appliqued a small orange cat, and I sold the quilt to benefit the Good Mews Animal Foundation. Made of batiks, the quilt features regular houses and some buildings on the wrong side of the tracks, like a used car lot.

  • Home in the Woods

    Home in the Woods (76" x 88")
    By: Ann Woods, Texas, USA
    Blog: Quilting Frenzy

    The house blocks were UFO blocks from a Round Robin that went unused so I designed this quilt to give those blocks a home. The flying geese blocks represent geese flying south for the winter. The sun is paper pieced and this was my first attempt at free motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine.

  • Home is were the hart is

    Home is were the hart is (37" x 37")
    By: Anita A, Netherlands
    Blog: Dothandwerkenallerlei

    I almost never patch in an other color than purple/pink/blue, this time I choose red/white, and I like it a lot !!

  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home (42" x 46")
    By: Renee, Oregon, USA
    Blog: Living My Dream

    This was the first quilt I made. It was a gift to my father-in-law for Christmas. I fell in love with the pattern: The City Stitcher Quilt Collection Designs by Janet Miller #9 Our Country Home.

  • House Plants & Sea Grass

    House Plants & Sea Grass (29.5" x 39")
    By: Barbie in NC, North Carolina, USA

    I love the colorful houses along the Carolina coast and wanted to quilt some, however the more I thought about it the more I kept coming up with "play on words" so the houses have pleated floral siding and the seagrass is made of swimming sea turtles. It was fun to make and a real break from my norm

  • In the Summerhouse

    In the Summerhouse (14" x 10")
    By: Bente, Germany
    Blog: I like to QuiltBlog

    My first Raw Edge Applique Quilt.
    From the Book "Scandinavian Stitches"
    by Kajsa Wikman

  • It's Snowing!

    It's Snowing! (17" x 21")
    By: Maya, California, USA
    Blog: Passing Precious Time

    This quilt was made for a winter themed mini-quilt swap. It is based on the “All Snowed In” quilt in the Dec 2009 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Not being very fond of following patterns faithfully, I scaled it down and paper pieced the houses and trees.

  • Lake Why Not

    Lake Why Not (19" x 15")
    By: Buckets Gone Wild!, Arkansas, USA
    Blog: BucketsGoneWild

    A beautiful fall day at the Lake House of one of the lunch bunch "Why Nots" inspired this quilt. A weekly meeting of three women 15 years ago evolved into a larger monthy meeting. Our name, Why Nots, signifies our feelings about wearing hats, bright colors and generally not acting our ages.

  • Muskoka Cabins

    Muskoka Cabins (66" x 75")
    By: Joni Cook, Ontario, Canada

    This is my version of a quilt I saw in a magazine. I made it for my oldest daughter. I have always loved scrappy quilts and was able to use up a lot of leftover pieces i had stashed away. this also thefist full quilt i did on my longarm machine.

  • No Place Like Home

    No Place Like Home (45" x 45")
    By: Laural, California, USA
    Blog: Simply Put Plus

    I chose 4 of the blocks from the Alma Allen and Barb Adams book Home Sweet Home. Using Moda fabrics in sage, pink, black and red hues and hand applique' technique's I was able to create this lovely wall hanging. It was custom quilted on my Baby Lock expanded throat home machine.

  • Non e` Portofino

    Non e` Portofino (24" x 32")
    By: Donata Gervasi, Switzerland

    I made this quilt for a contest in which it was required to use any color BUT black and white, with the exception of 3 white a 3 black 1" squares.
    So I decided to make a micro quilt hanging below a window to get some fresh air.
    It won people's choice!

  • schoolhouses in red and white

    schoolhouses in red and white (24" x 24")
    By: grace thorne, Maine, USA

    what could be better than a red and white quilt in the traditional schoolhouse pattern? nothing!

  • Snowed In

    Snowed In (48" x 60")
    By: Barbara Stanbro, Oregon, USA
    Blog: Cat Patches

    This quilt was featured in American Patchwork & Quilting. My friend had recently moved into a cute little home in the mountains, and I knew I had to make it for her as a house warming gift.

  • there goes the neighbourhood!

    there goes the neighbourhood! (34" x 34")
    By: susan anderson, United Kingdom

    This is a Bonnie Hunter design, Happy Scrappy Houses. I like the way the houses are off kilter.

  • Tre/House

    Tre/House (78" x 88")
    By: Marjorie, New Brunswick, Canada
    Blog: Marjorie'sBusyCorner

    This quilt is done in shades of brown on white. I liked the country look to it. Hand quilted by myself.

  • Ur tambien tiene una colcha

    Ur tambien tiene una colcha (48" x 60")
    By: ana-ane, Spain
    Blog: ana-ane-puntadas con gusto no pican

    La colcha está hecha siguiendo los patrones de Jan Mullen, la hice para Ur el nieto de mi amiga Maria Jose, el acolchado es libre

  • Warm Winter Night

    Warm Winter Night (64" x 64")
    By: Esch House Quilts, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Esch House Quilts

    Members of The Bee's Knees VQB made the blocks in this quilt for me. I designed the block and sent them the black and white fabrics. I asked them to include a "door" from their own stash.

    The block design is available in my Third Street pattern.

  • Wishing Upon A Star

    Wishing Upon A Star (24" x 24")
    By: Kaaren Biggs, Ontario, Canada

    Made from a kit several years ago because I have always wanted to live in a log cabin on a lake in the woods! The ceramic loons were earrings I won but could not imagine wearing, and the ceramic fish was a gift from a friend just for this project.

  • Wonky Houses

    Wonky Houses (36" x 15")
    By: Jenny of Elefantz, Australia
    Blog: Elefantz

    This was my first original design, and a sentimental favourite. My grandfather called anything 'off centre' a wonky, so I drew and stitched a set of four wonky houses and made them into a wall quilt.
    This design has always been dedicated to him.