It’s Time to Vote!

I woke up to a text message saying my blog had an usual amount of traffic. Uh-oh! What is going on, I thought. Went to check my stats to see where everyone was coming from and realized the top 25 quilts, in the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, had been announced. It is pretty exciting stuff to be nominated, by your peers, into the top 25 Viewer’s Choice category!!

“Blowin’ in the Wind” is still in the running in the hand-quilting category, too! And boy is there some tough competition. The toughest of any, I do believe. Many very inspiring stories behind these wonderful creations, too.

My original post on this quilt, can be read here.

Blowin' in The Wind by Sewfrench
650 quilts entered in 12 different categories. 40 in the hand-quilted category. Four of the top 25 are actually hand-quilted. How about that statistic?! Considering that this group was to be eliminated, this year, I am so glad it wasn’t. With this presence, we are shining a spotlight on hand-quilting. It will not die out, I am sure. I actually think, because of the Facebook group, Celebrate Hand Quilting, that it is on the upswing.

Freehand quilting by SewfrenchAnd voting is easier than ever this year. Hooray for that! You just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner of the picture of the quilt you like best. If you click on the picture it will take you to that page, so you can read the story behind it. It will also put a check mark on it so you can remember which ones you have looked at. The heart must turn red for your vote to be counted though.

To vote on the top 25, Viewer’s Choice, click here.
To vote for your favorite hand-quilted, click here.
To see and vote on all the other categories, click here.

Sewfrench Oakshott quilt

“Blowin’ in the Wind”
Category: Hand quilted quilts
48″ x 52″
An original by: Sewfrench
Inspired by: 12 Trees by Oakshott
Oakshott cotton
Backing and Binding by
Robert Kauffman, shot cotton
Machine pieced
Self hand-quilted in a freeform style
using Aurifil 28wt thread

Now GO vote for all your favorites!!
And the results are in!!

Linking up with:
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Fabric Frenzy Friday

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11 Responses to It’s Time to Vote!

  1. Ramona Ivan says:

    Love it!!! BITW quilt is gorgeous!


  2. Ann X says:

    This is fabulous! I went and voted for it, I really like the design and colours, stunning!


  3. citricsugar says:

    Not surprised in the least! I do so love this one – and totally voted for it.


  4. Asha says:

    Absolutely stunning quilt Lori. I keep admiring it – just love the colors and the layout and the name is perfect! I wish it were mine. Of course I voted!! 🙂


  5. ruthiequilts says:

    This is awesome!!! Congrats!


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