It’s nomination time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. The nomination form is up at Amy’s Creative Side, and you have until tomorrow, November 4th to nominate your favorite quilts in a variety of categories. Voting on the nominees will be November 5-8.
Of course I would love it if you felt inclined to nominate my entry, the Civil War Love Letter Quilt, in any of these categories: favorite bed quilt, favorite group or bee quilt, favorite quilt photographer (I thought I was being creative taking photos of a Civil War Love Letter quilt draped over a Civil War cannon!). I’m #581.
Really, though, go look at all the amazing entries and pick your favorites!
I thought it might be fun to share my nominations for the various categories. That way, I will feel like all the time I spent looking at quilts had another purpose than just my personal entertainment!
Favorite baby quilt: Baby clothes on the line (#618) by Piece and Quilt. Cute idea for a little one. I like how she imitated the pattern in the print in a large scale on the border.
Favorite throw quilt: Who’s your granny? (#81) by Retired to Quilt. I think what did it for me with this one was the cool way she added the borders on the blocks.
Favorite bed quilt: Rainbow Derecho (#422) by Water Penny. Totally cool multicolored swirls and I can totally get the derecho inspiration.
Favorite group or bee quilt: Civil War Love Letter quilt (#581) by Sewing by Moonlight. I love that this quilt collaboration between my mother and me, so of course I feel it deserves the nomination in this category. Favorite two color quilt: You are my sunshine (#197) by Porch Swing Quilts. The yellow and orange string blocks just make me happy to look at!
Favorite ROYGBIV quilt: Over the rainbow New York Beauty/circle of geese by Better off Thread. Amazing over all. I love the variety of neutrals used, the quilting, and that embroidered quote in the middle!
Favorite applique quilt: Winter blooms (#383) by Litamora. This is different than what I usually gravitate towards; the colors are a lot more muted. But the quilting is great and all those little appliqué flowers are darling!
Favorite hand-quilted quilt: Camelot quilt (#359) by Little Island Quilting. I literally said “wow” aloud when I saw this quilt. It’s a big, bed sized quilt, but all the blocks were pieced by hand and the quilting is also done by hand. I love the star blocks and I like the play of the not-solid background.
Favorite home machine quilted: Neutral linen with color pops (#180) by Jibberish Designs. I really like how the concentric circle quilting plays against the straight line piecing. Cool effect where the circles of quilting overlap.
Favorite professionally quilted: Flower quilting with chevrons (#431) by Doodle Moochie. I would have loved to see a whole-quilt photo of this one, but the category is quilting, and it’s beautiful. The small quilting around the flowers really gives them some dimension!
Favorite quilt photographer: Civil War Love Letter quilt (#581) by Sewing by Moonlight. I love that this quilt fell into place and I had the perfect opportunity to photograph a Civil War Love Letter quilt with a Civil War cannon and with a statue of Civil War General Grant. Perfect.
Favorite art quilt: Penny and Fletcher (#273) by Penny Dog Patchwork. This is amazing. I can’t believe it’s a quilt!
Favorite doll/mini quilt: A light in the dark (#397) by Don’t Call Me Betsy. I really do have a thing for stars. These vibrant paper pieced stars in a background of a charcoal text print are fantastic.
Favorite wall hanging: Bird on a wire (#105) by Grace and Favour. This is just beyond cute. A series of lines with miniature quilts hanging on them and bird silhouettes on top.
Favorite scrap quilt: Technicolor Dream scrap quilt (#138) by Persimon Dreams. Huge scrappy blocks in a rainbow of colors, all from her scrap bin. I could totally do this, and the effect of all the different scraps in each color is awesome!
Honorable mention: With well over 600 entries in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, it was tough to pick just a few favorites. There is an overwhelming pool of talent out there. Here are a few of my other favorite that I wasn’t able to nominate (I hope someone else did!).
QR Code quilt (#45) by Lolly Quiltz.
Tetris (#161) by Fabric Engineer.
Chasing Rain (#195) by Sweet Boater Chick.
By Sea or by Land (#404) by Sew Happiness.
New Wave Solid Gradient (#474) by Live. Love. Create.
So, there you have it! My favorite quilts from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Ooh, eye candy for quilters and fabric lovers! Now, go nominate your favorites!!