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  • Total submissions: 31
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 11

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Africa Africa
By: Dewi,

My 7 years old boy asked me when my quilt is finished, “mama what’s the story of it?”
I start thinking, then I realized “It’s about Africa”,but He not satisfied with my answer,cause the quilt don’t have animal in it :).
Well… but I satisfied with my work boy :)

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 43"

All Dressed Up All Dressed Up
By: craktpot,
North Carolina, USA

12 “Sugar & Spice” little dresses have the same starting design. Each one is embellished differently, all are hand appliqued. A hand embroidered center pulls the design together. Dress design is from fredashive.com and embroidered sewing icons from sublimestitches.com

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

By: Nicole H.,
British Columbia, Canada

I saw this picture years ago, long before I was a quilter. I saved it for when my skills were sufficient to make it the way I wanted. I think it is perfect.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 24"

Best Dressed Bunny Best Dressed Bunny
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates

Best Dressed Bunny is my second applique project. I have only recently been introduced to fusible web. This quilt was made with beginner level skills on my part yet anyone would be happy to have this quilt to wrap around a baby girl or as a wall hanging. Please visit: www.deliasquilts.com/blog/

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 39"

clothespin bag clothespin bag
By: grumil,
Bosnia and Herzegovina

In this project I used applique, hand and machine embroidery. It was fun to make something thet simple as a break from a hectic day!

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 15"

Family Life on the Serengeti Family Life on the Serengeti
By: Carol,
British Columbia, Canada

I so enjoyed making this wallhanging. It is one of Nancy Chong’s double applique patterns. The border happened as a result of a mistake as it was not lying flat and I became adventurous with rotary cutter in hand! ;-)

Quilt size: width: 28″" height: 36″"

Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada

Even though I made this quilt I love exploring the little details! There are birds, insects, crittersl, flowers and berries hiden away. Look for ant colonies & one lonely snail! Close-ups are posted on my blog. It was a fun quilt and only nine fabrics were used; this helped me get very creative!

Quilt size: width: 28.5" height: 28.5"

Flowers at the Cabin Flowers at the Cabin
By: QuiltnQueen,
Michigan, USA

This quilt ended up totally different than planned. It was to be a scrappy log cabin with lots of different appliqued flowers. After I cut all the 1.5″ logs I decided to make the quilt all purple, cream & green. I have all the logs to make another very scrappy log cabin quilt…it remains a UFO.

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 96"

Flowers for Sale Flowers for Sale
By: Bonni Feltz,
Illinois, USA

I tested this pattern for the Quilt Pattern Magazine. The designer is Nancy Richou and I was happy to make it and will give it to my mom for Mothers Day. It was fused on and I did the buttonhole stitching by hand.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 19"

Flutterbye's Flutterbye’s
By: Rita McCart,
Missouri, USA

As the butterflies flutter past my window the gentle breeze stirs the curtains.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Krazy Katz Krazy Katz
By: Lorna McMahon,
Ontario, Canada

My daughter, Erin, loves cats and she loves to read. She especially loves to read about cats. Her love is what inspired me to make my first quilt – the Krazy Katz quilt. I designed the quilt to have a bookshelf surrounded by cats – featuring Erin’s real life cat – Fluffy. Erin designed the mouse!

Quilt size: width: 75″" height: 85″"

Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
By: Sarah DiDomizio,
New York, USA

“Let It Snow!” is a wall hanging pattern that I purchased from Connecting Threads. I made this pattern for my Mom who lives in VERY snowy upstate NY. She loves the snow and the holidays, so this was the perfect gift for me to make for her.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 20"

Margaret Griffiths Margaret Griffiths
By: Margaret Griffiths,
Virginia, USA

This was done for a Childhood Memory Challenge Quilt in 2012. My favorite childhood memories centered around summers playing in the park under the hot sun. 100% commercial cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted with fused appliqué, hand crochet ric rac & 124 prairie points

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Mustache Mini Quilt Mustache Mini Quilt
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA

Last year I began seeing mustaches everywhere and I thought it would be fun to make a little quilt out of them. I pulled some scraps out and drew some mustaches out. Then I machine stitched them to the background with a zigzag stitch. The mini quilt is straight line quilted on the diagonal.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 14"

My Grandmother's Rose of Sharon My Grandmother’s Rose of Sharon
By: Donna,
Rhode Island, USA

I chose nine of my favorite blocks from the book The Rose of Sharon Block Book by Sharon Pederson. I love the look of batiks on a dark background. Each block is machine appliqued. It was quilted by a friend of mine.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away
By: Juanita Sauve,
Ontario, Canada

As a woman, sometimes you just need to get away from it all! That’s what inspired this appliqued fantasy piece of a mermaid on the rocks with book and sunglasses, martini in hand, attended to by a well dressed penguin serving snacks and fanned by an octopus. Applique and hand painted background.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 19"

Oriental Expressions Oriental Expressions
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand

Adapted from a design by Yvonne Morris in a APQ magazine. Changed 4 blocks to Calligraphy that read from top left Happiness, Peace, Love, Dream
The Kimonos are fabric Origami, fans hang loose from the sides
Superb custom quilting by John Neilsen
Our bedroom will be redecorated to an oriental th

Quilt size: width: 77" height: 78"

Pablo Pablo
By: corapensa,

Quilt personalized for my son. Technology of applied in the prominent figures of sport, in the name and in the buckets.

Quilt size: width: 300" height: 200"

Railroad Underground Story Quilt. Railroad Underground Story Quilt.
By: Isabell,
United Kingdom

Hand applique throughout using Civil War fabrics for the blocks from a design pattern by Mandy Shaw (UK)
I have used variagated Perle #8 threads for all the stitchery.
The quilt design depicts the story of the wonderful courageous Harriet Tubman born in Maryland USA 1820.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 90"

Reading Owls Reading Owls
By: Barb@Witsend,
Ontario, Canada

I made this quilt for the school office where I work. Our mascot is an owl. I’m a Librarian so I love the fact that the adult is reading a book to the child. This is the first applique quit that I completed on my own. This quilt is based on a magazine pattern with my own additions.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"

Rose of Hope Rose of Hope
By: Marlene Oddie,
Washington, USA

The center block I designed for the Rose of Sharon EQ Block Contest in 2009 and was ultimately selected for inclusion in the Nine Patch Media DVD. I finally made it up and had fun creating an illusion of looking out a thick wall and seeing a Rose of Hope!

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 37"

Taylor's Quilt Taylor’s Quilt
By: Jana Anderson,
Wyoming, USA

Found this quilt pattern at Acorn Quilt and Gift Company and knew it would be perfect for my newest grandson since the different outfits reminded me of how I dressed his daddy when he was little. When Taylor is older, I will add the buttons, etc. onto the quilt to finish it.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Teddy Bear Family album Teddy Bear Family album
By: Gemini Jen NZ,
New Zealand

This was a block of the month quilt that I began in 2009, left for a while, then finished up in 2012 – each teddy block is hand appliqued while the quilt was machine pieced and long-arm quilted. I love the twelve different family characters!

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 82"

The Hunter The Hunter
By: happyred10,
Florida, USA

Since I love cats, this was a no-brainer. You can tell how scared the birds are! My preferred method of applique is raw-edge, using free-motion to secure the edges.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Toyland Toyland
By: Anita at Margret Mary’s Place,
Florida, USA

This raw edge applique quilt is the first that I free motion quilted. I used several different FM techniques, McTavishing, cross hatching and small stippling.
The appliques are trapunto.

Quilt size: width: 47″" height: 62″"

Trains, Planes and Bicycles Trains, Planes and Bicycles
By: Angelahen,
United Kingdom

This quilt was made for my youngest son and all the vehicles were hand drawn by his Dad. Finished in 2002 and used and loved every day. This is a family treasure as we all got involved in picking the vehicles and fabric. At the time I was using the triplet bicycle to transport the boys to school.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 80"

Tribute to Mrs. Vigors Tribute to Mrs. Vigors
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Tribute to Mrs. Vigors – applique border

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"

Under the Stars Under the Stars
By: Nina,
Virginia, USA

This was made from a pattern by The Rabbit Factory for a snowman lovin’ friend. It’s made of flannel fabrics front and back so it’s nice and cozy for those cold days.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 62"

Virgo Mermaid Virgo Mermaid
By: Amanda Reid,
South Africa

Machine Applique and fabric marbling.Thread painting with Metallic and invisible threads.Inkjet printed upper body and coloured in then thread painted and quilted ,paper pieced tail. Lots of experimenting with techniques.Marbled fabric for sky,faux leather for rock.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 21"

Welcome To Leaf Springs Welcome To Leaf Springs
By: WaggonsWest,
Missouri, USA

This is what happens when you let your husband choose the magazine page for the inspiration challenge. I ended up with an article about 3WD car parts. So… Welcome to Leaf Springs.

This is fused, raw-edge applique. Machine stitched and quilted. Hand bound.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"

By: Cleary Kipe,
Florida, USA

This is my first hand applique quilt. Hubby suggested adding the What? at the bottom of it. I also did all of the quilting myself.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Appliqué Quilts

191 thoughts on “Appliqué Quilts

  • May 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Which ruler is my favorite depends on what task I am doing. One ruler I didn’t know I “needed” but now use a lot is a little 3 1/2 x 9 one. Perfect for trimming up paper pieced blocks.

  • May 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I love my little 61/2″ ruler right now, since I am cutting out a ton of 4″ blocks =)

  • May 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love my 4.5 inch square ruler right now.

  • May 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I use my 4 1/2 by 24 the majority of the time. I like it because it is useful for cutting full width fabric as well as cutting smaller blocks and stripsl

  • May 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

    At the moment my favourite ruler is 2 and 1/2 x 12 inches, so useful for many of my blocks I am making.

  • May 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    My favorite ruler is probably my 6″ X 24″ because I use it the most, but I love my 1″ X 6″ too!

  • May 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I have a Bloc-Loc that is Wonderful when doing HST, but I probably use my 9 1/2 square ruler the most. Love all the quilts this week, so hard to just choose three!

  • May 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I love my 6.5 by 24 in.

  • May 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I would say that my 6 x 12 is my most used and thereby most useful!

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    The rulers I reach for most often are my 6 1/2 by 24, 6 1/2″ square and 12″ square. It depends what I’m cutting, or if I’m squaring a block. I also grab an 8″ square, when the 6 1/2 is just too small. Having a variety really helps.

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    My favorite quilting ruler is my shape cut slotted ruler because it makes cutting the same size pieces so easy and accurate. I love those charm packs! Thanks so much for a chance to win them!


  • May 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I really like my 6.5″ by 24 since I can use it for strips, cutting squares up to 6.5 and trimming. It even has angles so I can do easy angle cuts.

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I love the 6 x 12″ ruler it is very versatile and easily fits on a folded fat quarter. I love those moda nickels. I have been looking every where for them to make a quilt with my granddaughter. I hope I win

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    My favorite ruler is my 24″ quilter’s slidelock ruler. I can use it to cut WOF strips without it ever slipping. Being short, ruler slippage has always been a problem. Not with this ruler. I also use the 14″ ruler, but not as much as the long one. Love em!

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    My favorite quilting ruler is my 6.5 X 24 inch because it works best for cutting fabric strips.

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    My favourite ruler is my 8 1/2 by 24 1/2. I can cut so many things without changing to a different ruler.

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Can’t work without My 6 x 12″ ruler and runner up is the 12,5″ square ruler.
    Love them both!

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    The 6 x 12 is a really handy size for me. Thanks!

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I like my 6 1/2 x 12 and my 6 1/2 rulers the best.

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I agree with some of the prior commenters – it really depends what I am doing, but I would say the one I use the most is right by my machine and is 4×6. It is perfect to use when finishing off bindings.

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Gosh, I love them all. Straight edge rulers are essential and I couldn’t quilt without them. My favorite exotic is the 12.5 inch square. I love being able to square up my blocks with those rulers!

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I use my 6 x 12″ ruler the most, & also use my 9&!/2″ square ruler alot too.

    The quilts are all sooooo grrrreat! Hard to pick even “Just” three! :)

  • May 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    My favorite ruler is the 12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Next is the 24″ x 6″……I generally use Olfa or Creative Grids……I try to stay with the same rulers throughout a project…..

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    These quilts were all amazing – and my favorite ruler is my 8 1/2 x 12″ – it’s my go-to ruler for almost everything.

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    My 5″ x 23″ ruler is the one I use the most – it’s great for cutting long borders.

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I use my 6 x 12 the most. I have lots of specialty rulers but this one is used on every quilt.

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    love my 6.5×18 cutting edge ruler for my initial wof cuts … keeps the edge on my cutter longer. and just for the fun of cutting, i love my olfa circle cutter!

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    My favorite quilting and sewing ruler is my 6″X24″…then my 4.5″X4.5″. Wow those were some amazing quilts..had such a hard time picking my favorites…there so many winners in the bunch! Great work!

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I like my 6″x24″, as I use it all the time, and my 2.5″x12″ for smaller bits is very handy. Thanks for the chance!

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I generally make scrap quilts and don’t work with many large pieces of fabrics, usually only fat quarters. So, I love my Omnigrip by Omnigrid 18-inch ruler. Also love my Omnigrip six-inch ruler so much that I’ve worn the green grip off the lower right-hand corner. Love all those applique quilts, something that I’ve not done much of.

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I guess my fav would be the one I can’t live without– the Creative Grid 8.5 x 24.5. I use it for cutting strips and in a pinch, I can use it for a square up to 8.5 “.

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I use a 12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Creative Grids ruler most of the time…..when I need a large one, I use my Olfa 24″ x 6″.

  • May 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I always use my O’LIPFA Lip Edge 5 x 24 Ruler

  • May 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    What’s your favourite size of quilting ruler and why?
    My favorite is 6″ x 24″. For some reason I love 6″ wide borders. 24″ is a good length for continuous border cutting (I never piece my borders).

  • May 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I like my 6-1/2 x 12″ ruler. I think I tend to use it more often, since a lot of my quilts are scrappy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • May 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    So pretty and it will be hard to choose.

  • May 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I mostly use my 6″x12″ ruler. I also have a 6″x6″ that I use to square up small HST and small blocks.

  • May 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    The ruler I reach for most often is the 6.5 x 12. All the quilts were beautiful and it was really difficult to choose. Great job everyone!

  • May 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    the one I cant live without would be my 12.5″ square that and 24×6″ are my most used.

  • May 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    My most used rulers are my 6 x 12 and 6 1/2 square. I couldn’t make quilts without them!

  • May 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    My favourite ruler at the moment is my 12 and a half square, as these days I mostly make scrappy quilts for charity, and it’s great to square up the big blocks.

  • May 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    My 6 X 24 inch seems to be the one I rely on most. I can use it for long strips and shorter pieces without having to search for a different ruler.

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I use the 6″x12″ ruler most, but my fave is probably the 4.5″ square because that size always means I am cutting out something fun! :D

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Right now it happens to be the 15 degree wedge by Bethany Renyolds as I bought a dresden kit and the fan blades were not accurately cut and I have over 250 of them to trim to size.

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I like my 6.5×12″ ruler…I use it most..would love to have a 12.5 square one though..Thanks for the giveaway!

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I like my June Tailor Shape Cut Plus plus ruler.

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I love my 6 1/2″ square ruler, perfect for half square triangles.

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    My favorite is the 3″x18″because it is so easy to handle!

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    My favorite rule is my 6″ x 12″ ruler. It’s the most handy and easy enough to pack. If I want to make larger cuts, I can fold the fabric.

  • May 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    My favourite ruler is still my 10 x 45 cm one, the first I ever used. Please don’t make me calculate the conversion!

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