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September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?

We want to know: Do you Make Themed Quilts?

Do you make quilts for back-to-school, your pets, your favorite sports team, or your favorite food? Tell us what inspires your themed quilts. To participate in this month's survey, simply scroll down and post your answer in the "Add a Comment" box below. If your comment is chosen for our Easy Quilts Quilters Club of America Notes you will receive a $10 gift certificate to ShopFonsandPorter.com.


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Marge wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 7:11 AM

I do a lot of embroidered quilts so it is easy to do a theme.  I have done American Wildlife, Flowers and plants, Wolves, American Indidans and kids quilts in teddy bears, rocking horses etc.

Love doing them.

cmprmm2001 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 7:16 AM

I guess in a way a do make themed quilts.  I make quilts that remind me of the recipient.  Be that wild and crazy for my grand daughter or a transportation quilt for the grandson.  I have made food quilts (fruits and Vegetables) that remind me of my dad and his garden.  A wild life quilt for my middle son and a three stooges quilt for my oldest son.   It was a pleasant surprise to find the stooges fabric.  So yes i do make themed quilts just not the traditional themed quilts.

Leanne Nanney

Sue71NC/KS wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 7:23 AM

No.  I'm afraid I am a purist, traditional with the choice of my blocks and material.  I admire the art quilts and themed quilts that are made and artistry is absolutely awesome.

Sue

Joy wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 8:58 AM

I've made a few - an embroidered baby quilt with nautical theme, a baby quilt with 2 themes - sports on the back and jungle animals on the front requested by the new granddad, and an NFL team quilt for my son - a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. Do love to mix in certain favorite subjects of mine like mice or butterflies, but I tend more to traditional themes - all southwest or color specific quilts.

Kathy R wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 9:07 AM

Yes, I make theme quilts and there are many rolling around in my head.  

We have just lost both of our dogs, my quilting buddies, and I plan to make a quilt from their photos, along with a panel of a crewel embroidered bunny.  The girls kept our yard safe from bunnies for 13 and 15 years, and I want to memorialize them.  

Otherwise, I have made quilts from deceased persons clothing, a charity quilt for hospice (a first place ribbon winner), baby quilts, team quilts, etc.  It is fun, no matter what kind of quilt we make.

Virginia Hayes wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 9:14 AM

I have made several themed quilts:  baby quilts for Arkansas Children's hospital - I did the sailboats and then in the middle block, I substituted a whale with a heart as his spout in honor of my grandson, Jonah. Every quilt I do for the hospital has a "Heart" on it somewhere.  I did a school logo quilt for a fund raiser for my grandson, Elijah.  I did a Texas quilt for one of my grand-daughters.  I started out with a longhorn and the quilt just elvolved into something beautiful.  I just finished a "Maxine" quilt where all the comments were about aging for my sister-in-laws birthday.  I love the personal touch and the one of a kind results.  I even quilt the name of the person into the quilt when I do a meandering quilting pattern.  Every quilt has a story and mine shout it out.

Dante4043 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 9:30 AM

My recent projects have been tied to color and emotion rather than theme.  I don't have a taste for structured items "flowers, etc." so my quilts are made with person in mind but expressed through color.  For example, my modern doll quilt in summer citrus color.  

Quilting is a wonderful way to watch others express their imagination.  I really enjoy looking at the gallery show and tell.  

susanromines wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 9:37 AM

I am a new quilter as of about a year ago. I have sewn for over 20 years but just started quilting. I have just finished my first full size quilt top. Yes it is a themed quilt. It was a work in progress. It started from a panel with a victorian tea cup and tea pot in a garden setting and grew into the full size quilt top at my husbands insistance. The rectangle bocks with flowers and tea cups surrounding the rectangle panel enhanced the work in progress until with the addistion of a few borders I was satisfied. I have named it "Friendship tea in the Garden".  Maybe being a new quilter I didn't know any better and jumped in with both feet before I thought too much about it.  I have learned alot and I have much more to learn. I am hooked!

mghunt1@yahoo.com wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 10:09 AM

I have made various themed quilts  My first (as a new quilter 13 years ago) was a T Shirt quilt I made with T Shirts I removed from my husband's wardrobe over a year's time (so he wouldn't realize they were missing). I used his Marine-themed, VietNam-themed, and added a USA Eagle T-Shirt. I had seen a Harley Quilt in a quilt shop and wanted to emulate it. I spent the next year planning, cutting, piecing and quilting it. I also used Marine Corps-themed fabric and Marine Corps colors,  outlined the T-shirt panels in gold braid and added a label (on the back) with a picture of him from VietNam printed it (boy, was he young and skinny!).  I finished it off by attaching his ribbons (which I initially placed upside down, lol) and 4 gold metal Marine Corps insignias (1 in each corner thru grommets I had added) and surprised him with it on his birthday. His reaction was well worth the 2 years I spent making it.  Since then my themed quilts have been centered around collections of fabrics from holidays, seasons and road trips which I put together using variations of  the "Yellow Brick Road" pattern in large throw sized patterns.  I love this pattern for showcasing a great variety of fabrics.

Bayla Singer wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 10:11 AM

I'm a beginner quilter, and make gifts for friends who won't judge my craftsmanship too harshly -- so I try to match the gift to the recipient, as cmprmm2001 does.  I made a quilt combining tiger stripes with waves, for a couple in which one member likes water and the other likes 'big cats.'  I was pleasantly surprised when the tiger stripes and waves somehow blended with each other; I hadn't consciously intended that to happen!  

I'm making a psychedelic quilt for my youngest grandson, to match his personality, and a fruits-and-veggies quilt for the eldest grandson who is a veggie foodie.  Middle grandchild requested black-and-white to go with her dorm color scheme, a checkerboard she could play checkers on -- and that was completed last summer.  She made the checkers: yo-yo's in black and red satin. :)

Judi wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 10:29 AM

I have made theme quilts for children as well as off to college kids!  They like to know that someone ccares enough to know their special teams, schools or sports.

SHARONM-26 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 11:37 AM

I like a challenge, so yes i make themed quilts they just get twisted to fit my idea of the theme. Mostly i create baby quilts for family and friends that follow the baby theme chosen. My best one so far is a black themed baby quilt and diaper bag with rainbow hearts.

kabd54 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 11:39 AM

My fall project (after our daughter's wedding) will be 4 NFL themed lap quilts for my son, sons-in-law, brother-in-law, and if I have time after that, I might even get around to making one for my husband. And, they'll be done for Christmas... or at least, that's the plan!

Bobbie Blake wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 12:00 PM

I am a relatively new quilter.  Depending on the project.  I have made theme quilts to go with books that have been donated to charitable organizations in my area.  I have also made baby quilts with a theme.  Other quilts have not been theme quilts, but have been techniques that I have tried and worked to master.  I have made table runners for the seasons for my family.  Quilting is so enjoyable and creative at the same time.  What FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

RugosaB wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 12:20 PM

I make dog themed quilts - but not just any breed - BASENJIS!

I have donated quilts to the national club, given as prizes at our national show, and raffled to raise money. Every now and then I find a basenji themed quilt, and always have a nice email chat with the creator. The quilts, as well as the ones I create, usually feature a basenji quirk, that only a true owner would think was worth showcasing in a quilt!

Jacqueline wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 12:29 PM

I have been working on "Spools" as a themed quilts.  I always wanted a spool quilt and I found about

four different patterns for a spool quilt, and I had to make every one of them.  And I keep finding more patterns for spools quilts. So I've made bags, wallhangings, mug rugs, etc...all with a spool

pattern.  And now I'm into "House quilts".

justjo wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 1:02 PM

I don't know if they would be considered themed quilts, but I like to make seasonal quilts such as wall hangings and table toppers.  Just about every month has a reason for a different quilt such as holidays or seasons.

Louise Buker wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 1:20 PM

Yes I do make some Themed Quilts. I made one with machine embroidered Lighthouses using Cactus Punch Designs. I think there are 40 different lighthouses on the quilt. Other themed quilts reflect things that the recipient enjoys(music, toy race cars trains dolls etc) I think for some people it makes the quilt have more meaning.

Mary Platt wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 1:31 PM

I recently finished a "cowboy" quilt featuring four brands that our family used on its ranch. Its home is a room that is decorated in a ranch theme.  I have made three "farm" quilts for the three grandsons in one family.  I am currently working on a "university" quilt that incorporates all of the colleges and universities our family members have attended.  It will end up on the bed of a room decked out with college memorabilia.  Themes are good, but I enjoy making all types of quilts.

Nannybeb wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 2:38 PM

So far all the quilts I've made have been themed because they have been made for specific individuals as gifts and I want them to be person-specific.  I am about to begin Mystery Quilt 9 so this one, I am guessing, won't be themed.  I began making quilts just five years ago.  I still can't believe I waited so long.  I have sooooo many ideas for quilts that I want to make that I need to stay on this earth until I am 100 to do them all.  Music, sports - amateur and professional, coastal scenes, lighthouses, hearts, all the holidays, baby animals:  these are what I've done to date and I have just scratched the surface of possibilities!

Dee-Duck wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 2:47 PM

Themed quilts are so personal and so much fun to give that I have always made them along with traditional quilts. Years ago when we were moving, I found my now-adult son's youthful t-shirts tucked away in a box. Today, it brings joy to my heart as I see his family using the quilt made from his boyhood through college years t-shirts. Then came a cancer quilt for my niece; a military nurse's quilt for my other niece, and finally a patriotic quilt for donation to save a theater in my childhood hometown. Presently, I am working upon my nephew's quilt of wild animals found roaming about his landlocked acreage and I just started an out-of-my-comfort project for my remaining niece. She loves modern quilts, wild colors and, because she teaches math and sciences, I have chosen a quilt with circles within the drunkards path blocks that explode half-circle by half-circle. And in my head remains our granddaughter's music quilt (she plays classical music and thus far, I have collected several pieces of fabric); our grandson's train quilt (he is just six and loves trains, you know); and one day my own personal barn quilt made from photos I have taken over the last 35 or years. One could say, my bucket list is long for the age of heading towards 70; but I love every stitch in time!

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 2:53 PM

Well, if you want to call it a theme, I started many years ago trying to make a wall hanging "quilt of the month" to hang on my cubicle at work.  I've been retired 2.5 years and still have not completed 12 months worth, but I still want to.

sosewgirl wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 4:39 PM

In my heart (mind) I feel that I tend to go traditional but I don’t use ‘calico’ instead I use mostly batiks.  But, now that I think about it, I do tend to lean towards themed quilts that are to be a gift, especially for children or charity (trucks, butterflies, dogs, all in blue, patriotic (for my son who is career Air Force), etc.) but unless asked (i.e., graduation quilt for college dorm room) I tend to stick with traditional as it will be most versatile in any environment.  Of course, I’m in love with the sunflower and also have several wall hangings depicting them in some way….so hmmmm, I guess I’ll have to reevaluate what I consider my style!!!!!

cinzia wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 4:56 PM

I used to make these but as I am not a fast finisher I found they took even longer than usual to finish since when the season past I tended to put them aside and then by next summer/ winter/ whatever I had forgotten about that quilt.

Millie Squyres wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 4:59 PM

I have made 2 John Deere Tractor quilts,  1 Texas Longhorn football quilt (University of Texas), 1 bird hunting quilt and several Sunbonnet Sue quilts. So I guess I have made themed quilts although at the time I didn't think of them as theme quilts.

Bellinghampster wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 5:43 PM

Because I find names for my quilts, I guess they qualify as themed pieces.  I have one that is labeled "Emily Dickinson Quilt" because I have embroidered a portion of one of my favorite of her poems and have appliqued birds onto the quilt because she often included birds in her works.  I used brightly colored prints and simplistic birds.  

A quilt I just completed is named "The Doppler Effect" because I have used a doppler effect pattern.  It is made of layers of blues separated and highlighted with a black with white tiny dots fabric. I get so much pleasure from coming up with new ideas and discovering that my ideas carry a theme.

Sewlove2create wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 1 September 2013, 7:06 PM

When I make my quilts the "theme" can be anything from similar type prints, fitting it to the person I am making it for or picking a major print and coordinating the rest to that. It just depends. I haven't tackles a scrappy type quilt yet, but thinking about it I think I would like to pick a smaller block or series of related blocks and theme it that way.

dardar wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Monday, 2 September 2013, 6:30 AM

Like so many others I make my quilts to match the person receiving them. I do love to make Christmas quilts.

Susan wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Monday, 2 September 2013, 6:41 AM

Define "Theme".  I make a quilt geared toward the person for whom it is being made. That could mean, certain colors, a certain pattern, certain fabrics, etc. Even scrap quilts have a theme, "Scrappy".

sjhughson wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Monday, 2 September 2013, 7:26 AM

I'm working on a themed quilt right now. It's for my oldest niece and she choose Civil War-like fabrics. She said she likes stars but variety to so I'm making it a sampler with CW named blocks. She is well deserving of the quilt. I finished a photo quilt for my sister with all sorts of pics of her growing up and living as an adult. The entire family is fascinated by this quilt. I've been asked to make a wolf quilt for a professor at the local community college. I'll probably get a kit for that one.  

PKT wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 12:33 PM

History inspires most of the themed quilts I make.  I am designing my own quilt now based upon blocks named for or for people from my home state Ohio.  I have discovered over 50 blocks that are either named for the state or for people from Ohio.  

Karla wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 9:54 PM

I made a "Dr. Who" quilt for my British son-in-law, and a John Deere quilt for my grandson who is so into tractors.  I made one in planets and stars for another grandson, and a cowboy quilt for the oldest grandson.

I guess I make a lot of themed quilts, but also a lot of traditional quilts, too.

robinl61 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 7:47 AM

Making themed quilts is fun. If I know someone likes something specific, a themed quilt is the way to go. I have made seasonal, holiday and personal quilts.

Debra Skinner wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 5:25 PM

Yes, the majority of the quilts I have made have been based on themes.  I made one for my sister that I had designed as a basic nine patch quilt but when I shopped for fabrics I found large prints of her favorite flowers-Hydrageas, panels of little girls with a cat in a tree, days of the week chores and a few others that reminded me of when we were kids-the quilt took on a life of it's own and I ended up with a wall hanging consisting of 18" blocks with grey and mauve borders (her bedroom colors), she cried when she saw it and has it displayed over her bed. Other themed quilts I have made have been created from my favorite quilt pattern "Fresh Vanilla" from the magazine "Quilts and More" Summer 2009 issue. I have made a themed quilt for my oldest grandson using blues and prints featuring his favorite hobbies, fishing, skateboarding,snowboarding and Boy Scouts and one for my third grandson who was 5 at the time featuring farm animals and tractors ( I am working on a second one for him that has farming as a theme still but more grown-up as he has passed this one down to his younger brother) and I am currently in the process of making a themed quilt in blues also for my second oldest grandson depicting his hobbies, Mandrin Chinese (I found a really cute choi fish in Asian print-they have them in their backyard pond),soccer and Boy Scouts with miscellaneous blue tonals thrown in.  I have made themed baby quilts- frogs for my third grandson and elephants for my new granddaughter.  Last year my quilt guild's challenge was to use our initials to find corresponding paint chips/fabric and make something-I combined mine with my mother's and made her a mother/daughter lap quilt that she has on her sofa, this quilt design came from Lesiure Arts-Make it Modern Quilts picture this in which I used bold and bright flowers.

Betty Miller wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 6:58 PM

I have made several theme quilts, the one I liked the best was the Bowling Pin Quilt, I had the scores on each pin that my grand daughter had given me ! I believe it was the best surprise I had given her ! She just loves to go bowling and belongs to a leaque ! I also did a Scooby Do for a grandson, it is so nice when you can do something that everyone loves !  

gingging10 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 7:56 PM

I've made some animal quilt's and the one I am finishing now is from a Mystery Quilt I did. I seem to make mostly quilts with someone in mind for something they would like. I have two Wedding Ring Quilts to do. I guess I do a little of anything. When I see something I like and know someone who would like it besides me I buy the material to make it so I have projects waiting their turn.

Melissa Halpain wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Thursday, 5 September 2013, 11:14 PM

I just love color so my quilts are all themed after the colors of the fabric. I also love, love, love novelty fabrics which speaks to me to whatever theme that would be.

NanceeCee wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Friday, 6 September 2013, 3:03 PM

Most of my quilts are theme inspired.  I am currently making a car quilt for my grandson, and have also made him a "Super Heroes" and "Bugs in a Jar" quilt.  I ran out of bug fabric, so on the last jar I embroidered fireflys with Glow-in-the-Dark thread, and just like the real thing, they only come out at night. I have also done wildlife, floral, horses, western, and cats (many!).

lindawwww wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Friday, 6 September 2013, 5:37 PM

Yes, probably most of my quilts are themed.

Kutztribe wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Saturday, 7 September 2013, 9:52 AM

Just finished one as a matter of fact with my eight year old grand daughterr.  She is totally into dragons.  So we made a dragon quilt.  I cut out 40 white squares and she used fabric pens and drew one dragon on each square.  Thedragons were totally her creations.  The last square was used for her name and date.  Each dragon square was sewn onto a larger square from my fabric stash.  What a great way to get rid of the fabrics that have just been sitting there for literally years. My 4 year old grandson made one too but it was alot smaller and the pictures were of his favorite things. I have made many themed quilts for them and they are all loved.  My granddaughters are all on her wall and my grandsons are being used.

scharleyquilter wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 8 September 2013, 9:44 PM

Yes I have made several themed quilts.  I've made a Byod's bear themed quilt, 2 quilts that I made for my grandsons that I used fabric in their favorite things (trucks, cars, frogs, Scooby Doo and Bob the builder etc.) My grand daughters got theirs done in pinks and browns to go with their room. Camo and pink is big in my area and I made one to auction off at a Motorcycle Benefit auction for a fellow rider with terminal cancer.  I think mine have some kind of theme even if it doesn't appear to any one else but me, LOL.

Stacey A

ulla brede wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Thursday, 12 September 2013, 2:20 AM

sometimes i make themed quilts.one of our daughters loves winnie the pooh and so when their two daughters where born they got a winnie pooh quilt.my sisters got a ragquilt that was made from shirts from her husband that died just when he was 51.a nephew got a seaturtlequilt because he likes them.when i want to make a quilt as a present i try to sit down and think about what the person likes or might like and try to use these in a quilt,for me this is a challange and i can be creative.sometimes it takes sooooo long but usually by the end it´s worth the work and sometimes hard to give away.by the end a smile or an ohhhh is a beautiful reward.

quilt56novice wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Thursday, 12 September 2013, 4:44 PM

I tend to gravitate towards themed quilts because they give me the initial inspiration I need to create a quilt.  I love being creative but I don't have the artsy gene to help push me along.  Themed quilts can do that for me.....its like taking the guess work out of a recipe - you have the basics and can add the spices to your taste.  This helps me a lot!

Pat Lancaster wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Saturday, 14 September 2013, 8:08 PM

I have made some themed quilts, but all of them were for children. For adults I normally go more traditional.

Drue wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 7:19 AM

Yes, I prefer the themed quilts ,especially since I do mostly applique' quilts.  I have done animals, florals, scenes and etc.in the applique' venue.  I have done pieced quilts, but mostly enjoy the applique' with a specific theme.  I love picking out all the different fabrics for the individual subjects of a quilt.

Severemom wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 8:06 AM

I love to make holiday themed quilts.  My favorites are the fall and Christmas themed.  The colors are so warm and inviting.

Maureen wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 8:33 AM

Yes, mostly, I love fusible appliqué with embellishing which always starts from a theme.

arthriticmama wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 10:18 AM

Re: September Member Survey: Do you make themed quilts?

Boy, do I. These last couple of months I have been working on 4 of them - a rocket ship-themed quilt for my eldest grandson: one side is for his current age, with a photo sheet of him and his bear in a space ship headed for all the places he says he will visit, and the back is more adult-like, so he can use this first twin-sized quilt for his bed now, and then for as long as he wants, including into high school and college, should he so choose. My  youngest grandson is really into airplanes, so one side is kiddy-like airplanes with a photo sheet of him and his monkey hanging out of an airplane, and the back side is of vintage planes, most of which his father and grandfather either flew or made models of in earlier days. The third quilt is for their parents - though probably more for their mother than their dad - and is a celtic stone pieced quilt through Superior threads. The 4th is for my husband and I - we used to have a sailboat on San Francisco bay, so I have started - and am to the quilting stage - a mariner's square for our queen sized bed. Keeps me busy and loving what I am doing. Three of the quilts are almost completed, and the 4th - for my youngest grandson - I finally found the fabric I want for the background just 2 days ago, so it is the least started. I'd say those qualify for themed quilts, wouldn't you?

Terri E wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 11:35 AM

Yes, I enjoy making themed quilts.  I'm currently working on a Christmas quilt for my grandson, have appliquéd fall and holiday table runners as well as wall hangings waiting to be quilted.  I have fabric in my stash for a sport related quilt for my son-in-law and fabric for several other theme related quilts.  I guess I'd better get in my sewing room and get busy!!!

Oma wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 1:30 PM

Most of all my quilts are themed.  I love to applique and I have dome 9  themed quilts.   I also paint  (fabric paint) or use Crayolo Colors then embroider around them.   I also piece themed quilts.

Louise Buker wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 2:05 PM

Yes i have made some themed quilts. I made a double bed sized quilt with East Coast Lighthouses. My inspirations were Embroidery designs that I had purchased and fabric that I found that had some of the same light houses on it. The background reminded me of a stormy night.

I also made a car racing quilt featuring "Hot Wheels" fabrics with flames, and checkered flag fabric for my grandson. He really liked it.

Beverly Shepard wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 2:23 PM

I have made themed quilts, but prefer patchwork.

Gina C wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 3:57 PM

Most of my quilts have been pieced blocks, but I have also made some themed quilts with a solid piece of themed fabric for the center section and then a big border making them large cuddle quilts.  

Tapowers wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 6:37 PM

I have made sports quilts. Mostly I make quilts that the person I am giving it to really likes, I.e. I made my sister an all daisy quilt . .24 different fat quarters of daisy fabric that I collected over a few years. I made my sister-in- law a cat quilt because she loves cats, etc.

Sarah J. Allen wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 15 September 2013, 10:10 PM

I've only been quilting a few years and have made a couple themed quilts. One was an out doors theme for a neighbors new baby. They were decorating the nursery with pictures taken on a mountain hike and Daddy is a Colorado boy. Then I made a quillow for my grandson for his birthday. It was made with West Virginia University themed cotton and a matching blue.  

Nancy wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Monday, 16 September 2013, 9:26 AM

Yes, most of my quilts are themed, like Christmas, Photo, Birth of a new baby!

Annette Guffy wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Monday, 16 September 2013, 11:30 AM

I make themed table runners and place mats.  I have them for all seasons and all the holidays!

Peggy wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Monday, 16 September 2013, 12:02 PM

Usually I do.  It depends on the pattern. and my mood at the time.

lmkquilt wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 12:26 PM

I have made themed quilts, but my quilts are usually based on my fabric choices. I have some fabric that I really like and start looking for a pattern to showcase that fabric. So would I say my theme is "fabric"?

norahencey wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 12:28 PM

I am new to quilting, but I do have two wall quilts with fall and Christmas as their themes.  Themes supply a unification principle for all the part of a quilt.  I have sewn all my life, but until I retired last year I never took the time to dive into a queen size bed quilt.  I am working on my first one right now.  I only hope I can live long enough to create the many quilts in my mind.

chocake2 wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 11:23 AM

Yes. When one has small children everything has a theme...

Sandy wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 2:51 PM

Yes, I once made a NASCAR fan a checkered flag quilt.  He loved it!  Sports themes, kid quilts, butterflies and grand babies have all found their way into my sewing room.  Currently, I am stitching a wall quilt of my family's servicemen, to include my great-grandfather, grandfather, great uncles, uncles, husband and son.

Kathy R wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Saturday, 21 September 2013, 8:55 PM

Yes, I have made themed quilts.  Breast cancer, graduation, baby, etc.  Love doing fun stuff for family and friends.

Dawn Paoletti wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Sunday, 22 September 2013, 9:04 AM

Yes, sometimes, if a customer requests it.  Recently, a client asked for 2 children's quilts, one with a ladybug theme and one with airplanes.

Sarah Scott wrote re: September Member Survey: Do you Make Themed Quilts?
on Thursday, 26 September 2013, 9:12 AM

I love making themed quilts!  I made my husband a queen sized quilt with all different foods on it because he decided to go to culinary school! :) I am currently making a themed quilt for my dad with all his favorite sports teams (U of M, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, etc!).  I also plan to make my brother a quilt themed around fishing/hunting, his two favorite things!!

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