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Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

  • Paper/Foundation Piecing

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    • Total submissions: 28
    • Total countries: 5
    • Total provinces: 2
    • Total states: 15

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  • #1 Floral Runner

    #1 Floral Runner (14" x 30")
    By: Gene Black, Alabama, USA
    Blog: Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter

    This is the very first quilted project I ever made. A co-worker got me to take a class she was teaching on Paper Piecing. I took the class and learned to make a square. Then I pieced the four floral squares for this piece and made the table runner. It is quilted "in the ditch."

  • *Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope)

    *Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope) (36" x 36")
    By: Bente, Germany
    Blog: I like to QuiltBlog

    Pattern made by Ula Lenz http://lenzula.de/index.php.
    Sewn two years ago together with lots of other quilters in the "Quiltfriends" http://www.quiltfriends.de/ online group. Big Fun!!!

  • A Christmas Wreath

    A Christmas Wreath (38" x 38")
    By: Patricia Moffitt, Alaska, USA

    The original pattern was only 18 inch square and my daughter wanted it for above her mantle so I enlarged the foundation pieces. Because I did not want to rip out all the paper I printed the pattern on muslin and left it in. The quilting is a poinsettia pattern.

  • And A Good Old Staffer, Too

    And A Good Old Staffer, Too (70" x 90")
    By: Regina Arlauckas, New York, USA
    Blog: The Queen Bee's Buzz

    One of my first quilts - I was armed with quilt as you go assembly knowledge, a walking foot, and lots of gumption to attempt this. These were my first paper pieced blocks, and improvised appliqué. I was also flying without a pattern - piecing 12 Boy Scout critters and drawing the WoodBadge emblem.

  • Auttumn's Wedding Quilt

    Auttumn's Wedding Quilt (81" x 88")
    By: Cathy Stephens, Missouri, USA
    Blog: UCanQuilt2

    I took a Craftsy class Quick Strip Paper Piecing with Peggy Martin. First time ever paper piecing. This is the New York Beauty design.This was for my daughters wedding. I added pieces of my wedding dress to the corners.

  • Broken Hearted - HLHS Quilt

    Broken Hearted - HLHS Quilt (21" x 36")
    By: Melanie Merritt, Florida, USA
    Blog: Melanie's Mania

    My best friend gave birth to her 8th child and her new daughter has HLHS, a broken heart. She had to have open heart surgery at 2 weeks old. I made her a quilt to show my love for her!

  • Bubbles

    Bubbles (12.5" x 12.5")
    By: Stray Stitches (Linda G), California, USA
    Blog: Stray Stitches

    This little tropical fish pattern was fun to paper piece. It won a first place in miniature quilts at our local fair last month.

  • Coneflower and Sunflower

    Coneflower and Sunflower (4" x 5")
    By: Colleen, Alberta, Canada
    Blog: Colleen Quilts Too!

    The two flowers were small kits that were given to me. Once they were done, I decided that they needed a third one to make an interesting wallhanging. So, I added the leaf. The three of them now grace my bedroom wall.

  • Country Claus

    Country Claus (46" x 46")
    By: Sue Cook, Pennsylvania, USA
    Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

    To keep his red suit ready for the big night, Santa does the hard work in his flannel shirts and blue jeans! His hats are 3 dimensional, his eyes and nose are beads and a jingle bell hangs from each of the hat points.

  • Crazy Bird

    Crazy Bird (57" x 76")
    By: Iret, Ontario, Canada

    This is a paper pieced pattern I found on "quiltmaker.com" and it just cried out to me to make it. I used my own colors and added a pieced brick border to give a little more pop to the black background. Binding is done in lime green to co-ordinate with all the lime grasses.

  • crazy quilt

    crazy quilt (98"" x 98")
    By: Theresa Johnson, Alabama, USA

    purple for Jackie

  • Crown Jewels

    Crown Jewels (45" x 60")
    By: Mary Miller, Ohio, USA
    Blog: Spoolhardy Girl

    This was made from Tula Pink's Crown Jewels pattern. I made it for my daughter, Grace's (Princess Grace) 21st birthday.

  • De weg naar nergens

    De weg naar nergens (150" x 120")
    By: De weg naar nergens, Sweden
    Blog: Johanna-zweden

    Een lange weg in het leven, dat nooit eindigt.

  • Desert Sky

    Desert Sky (48" x 54")
    By: Darlene Gerber, Ohio, USA
    Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

    Desert Sky is my first Judy and Brad Niemeyer pattern. I only recently got hooked on paper piecing and their patterns are well written. This quilt helped to increase my Batik stash!! I'm currently using the left over Batiks in my current paper piecing project by Judy and Brad, Feathered Star.

  • Elephants on Parade

    Elephants on Parade (48" x 36")
    By: Erica Baron, Vermont, USA
    Blog: Parsley Spirit

    I made this quilt for the daughter of friends soon after she was born. The elephants in the border are paper pieced. I also made a stuffed elephant to go with it!

  • Every Man Jack

    Every Man Jack (50" x 62")
    By: Soma Acharya, California, USA
    Blog: Whims And Fancies

    I love the geometric features of the Union Jack flag. I used paper piecing technique to create the blocks so that I could reproduce the geometry perfectly.

    This is my very first large size quilt that I made for my husband as a gift. Since the flag represents people, I called it Every Man Jack.

  • Exquisite Table Runner

    Exquisite Table Runner (16.5" x 41")
    By: Carolyn DiPerri, New Hampshire, USA
    Blog: Homesewn by Carolyn

    I have always wanted to try paper piecing. I love the precise piecing. When I saw this pattern, I knew I just had to sew it. Paper piecing takes a long time but it is definitely worth the effort.

  • Farmer's Wife

    Farmer's Wife (50" x 66")
    By: KT. in MI, Michigan, USA

    Design and block patterns from "The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt" by Laurie Aaron Hird.

  • George and Gracie

    George and Gracie (7.5" x 7.5")
    By: LethargicLass, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: Plethora of Pinatas

    These two "family photos" are of my friends cats George and Gracie. Sadly, shortly after I made these George passed away. I hope you enjoy the purrsonalities I gave them :)

  • Harry Potter Project of Doom

    Harry Potter Project of Doom (66" x 83")
    By: MaxNTopeka, Kansas, USA

    This was my first paper piecing project. I used the patterns designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at SewHooked.com for most of the blocks. I designed the bookcase myself. Have been so happy with how it turned out I decided to keep it for myself.

  • Liberty

    Liberty (40" x 40")
    By: Maria, Germany
    Blog: Marias Quiltbox

    New York Beauty, Bali fabrics, this quilt was made for a challenge years ago...

  • Life 3 - Switching Off

    Life 3 - Switching Off (51" x 39")
    By: Annabel Rainbow, United Kingdom
    Blog: Painted Quilts by Annabel Rainbow

    One of a series of Life studies - an allegorical painted quilt. The quilt over the sofa is English paper piecing. Tiny odd shaped pieces of fabric are stitched together and then the whole is painted to give a 3D effect. The quilt deals with the very hard subject of coping with grief.

  • Miniature Log Cabin

    Miniature Log Cabin (18" x 18")
    By: Jay, Texas, USA
    Blog: creative crone from studioQ

    I have had the paper pieced patterns for years...a gift..then last year I finally got it together. I did change the color of the fabric used; original was multi colored. I entered it in our local guild show and got a third place ribbon for it. Next year I will donate it to our scholarship auction.

  • Paper Fool

    Paper Fool (16" x 16")
    By: Maggi, United Kingdom
    Blog: Maggi Bircenough

    Made in response to the Chairman's Challenge at my local group. Black fabric was issued and we could only use three other fabrics. All three fabrics I chose were silk and very slippery, hence the name Paper Fool as it was foundation pieced - never again!

  • Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins

    Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins (41" x 56")
    By: Doodlebug Gail, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: Quite Quilted

    In order to get the perfection I desired for this quilt I decided to paper piece the blocks. The coloured strips finish at 5/8”. This quilt I made for my niece when she was born. The finished quilt was so lovely that I did another 3 (pink, lilac and green). All paper pieced! Total of 96 blocks!

  • Sushi Plate Lunch Mat

    Sushi Plate Lunch Mat (15" x 11")
    By: Heidi Stales, California, USA
    Blog: Fabric Mutt

    I got the opportunity to pattern test the Sushi Plate block for Kristy who blogs at Quiet Play. It was a delight to choose prints for this project, and I turned it into a lunch mat for my husband to use at work. The outer border is linen while all other prints are cotton.

  • The Red Sea

    The Red Sea (70" x 70")
    By: Julie Karlak Simply Divine Quilts, Illinois, USA
    Blog: 1 More Stitch

    I wanted to make a quilt with red as my "neutral"/background. I called it the Red Sea because the blue/green represent the waves. Most likely, the closest I'll ever get to the real Red Sea is reading about it in The Bible!

  • Tropical Ferns

    Tropical Ferns (59" x 74")
    By: Debbie Grasley, Minnesota, USA

    I designed and made this for my sister. She wanted something tropical, so I choose Batiks in all bright colors. She loves it!