Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A yard of Inspiration

Need some SEASONAL inspiration?


I have one yard of HALLOWEEN DANCE fabric by Teresa Kogut
A Marcus Brothers fabric.

Leave a comment and tell me which HOLIDAY inspires you the
MOST to make quilts?

I'll dray a winner Sunday at 6pm.  (September 25th.)



31 comments:

Janet said...

Halloween, definitely. I'm not sure why exactly as it isn't my favourite holiday. I think it is just because there are such great Halloween fabrics.

Sharon said...

I'm going to have to say Christmas. Everyone just expects the house to be decorated for Christmas and apparently I'm a slave to their wishes. My second choice would be valentine's day. Hearts just lend themselves so well to quilting. However, I'm going to now add a halloween quilt to my to-do list. I guess you need to choose me so that I will have some new fabric to use.

Jennifer said...

I think Christmas is my inspiration holiday - the season of gift-giving mixed with the decorating going on pushes me -- I LOVE giving gifts and if they can be handmade made just for a special person, its such an amazing feeling! Though I'm open to decorating for Halloween too, specially with some great new fabric :)
Thanks for the chance!

beebee said...

Christmas.

yorkie mom said...

Halloween!!! Boo! Love it!! Love the purples, oranges, yellows and blacks!

Miki Willa said...

Christmas. Please don't enter me in the drawing. Not a halloween person, but I wanted to chime in anyway.

Jill said...

I had to think about that, but I have three times more halloween quilts than any other holiday.

Miss_Oakden said...

Christmas is my favorite inspirational holiday. Mainly because we don't celebrate holidays in the UK like you do.

Its almost impossible to find Halloween fabrics in the UK so I would love this!!

Nicky said...

Hallowe'en and Christmas are good but Easter seems to have been the one I have made most for! Cannot resist bunnies, chicks and those Spring colours especially after the winter!

pforgerson said...

Would have to be Christmas, i would buy just about anything if it was red.

San-Dee said...

Though Halloween is probably my favorite holiday to decorate for and have fun with, I'd have to say it's Chanukah that has gotten me sewing the most. Lots of little gifts to quilt in fun themed fabric, and half the fun is trying to find the fabric!! Although when I saw the fabric for the ten plagues of Passover, I got pretty inspirational with that, too.

Sandi said...

Definitely Halloween and Fall. It's my favorite season and time of the year. I just get energized when the cool, crisp air of fall arrives and the colors start popping in the trees. Awesome! However.......I also love Christmas, and there is Valentines Day and spring and Easter.......and uh, I love all of them! :-)

Kathryn said...

I love the red/white/blue of the Fourth of July and Memorial Day. I've made several seasonal items and small quilts in those colors. Our Eastern PA Shop Hop this fall is using Andover's RWB fabrics and I'm really looking forward to it. Kathie L in Allentown

kimihexe said...

Halloween is the best! I love the Pumpkinheads.

Lynn said...

I've made more halloween things than for any other holiday. I think because it's just a fun day. On my to do list is a scrappy quilt with all my halloween scraps, which really sounds like fun!

Michelle said...

Definitely Fall & Halloween. you can get downright silly with design and kids are really drawn to it. I never met a Halloween inspired fabric I didn't like.

mary e said...

Halloween/fall. comfy quilt and chili, let the cool weather begin. i'm in a sewing slump, blah.

Riel Nason said...

Love it!! Fingers Crossed. Halloween inspires me the most. I made 4 Halloween quilts last year and have more Halloween stuff in progress now. :-)

Eden said...

I am not a holiday quilter (I could never meet that kind of deadline!) but I am inspired by the colors of autumn - they are naturally in the range of colors I am drawn to and nothing is better when the weather turns cold than a nice cozy quilt.

Vicki said...

Hmm... new babies, nieces and nephews have been the cause of many of my quilts being made. Christmas too, and Halloween also.

Julie said...

Pretty new to quilting and have only really made quilts so far for birthdays and a wedding. Christmas is making me pull out the stops for 5 special grandaughters...but Halloween could tempt me in the meantime!!

Kathy in FL said...

Christmas, because I give away more quilts as gifts than I keep for myself.

Kristi said...

My favorite holiday is halloween but more in the fall type of theme

dot said...

4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, I have to make a quilt for each of these days. My husband always knows when the date is coming up because I pull the fabric and start.

Laurie said...

I've done them all but Christmas has the most. I wanted to get one on each bed (I have 6 kids) but I realized that I didn't see them very often (and the kids left home before I got all of them made) so I usually drape them all over the main part of the house close to the holidays. Now when the grandkids visit I put one on their bed and I left a place for them to sign and date it on the back.

patty a. said...

My Mom always made a quilt for Christmas for our annual Chirstmas eve raffle. There are eight of us siblings and since Mom did not know which kid to give the quilt to, she devised a raffle. Last person's name pulled was the winner of the quilt and everybody else got loser prizes. Since my Mom died in 2001, I am now the Christmas quilt maker. I try to use some of her scraps in each quilt in memory of her. The subject of the Christmas quilt is brought up throughout the year by my brothers and sisters so the Christmas holiday is never out of mind! One of my brothers was born on Halloween so this fabric would make a great pillowcase for him! Thanks for the giveaway.

katquilter said...

Definitely Halloween! I have twice as much of everything Halloween as I do Christmas.

michelle said...

So I hope this doesn't disqualify me but I have, so far, made my quilts (all 4 of them) around an occasion as opposed to a holiday. I do love the colours of halloween and would love this fabric!!I am a fairly new quilter and love the web site.

Shelly said...

I'd have to say New Year's Day is the holiday that inspires me to start more quilts than any other. It's like a fresh start, a new beginning, put-the-past-behind-me occasion, and I get all inspired and start making new UFOs. My daughters are both crazy about Halloween, tho, so I can totally make them something with that fabric if I win it. (Then they'll fight over it, and I'll have to make two . . . )

Carole said...

Christmas inspires me the most for gifting but Halloween inspires me for my grandchildren. I have promised them wall hangings every year. There are 4 of them and the youngest is 18 months so I have many more to go.

QuiltSwissy said...

Halloween most definitely. I have 5 spooky quilts but not a single Christmas quilt!

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