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September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?

This month's survey question was inspired by the pretty Fall Leaf blocks made by QCA members at the Midwestern Quilt Retreat going on this September in Iowa (see below). The question is, "Do you make quilts to celebrate the seasons?" If so, tell us what your favorite season (or holiday) is and what quilts you've enjoyed making to celebrate it.

To participate in this month’s contest, simply scroll down and post your answer in "Add a Comment" box below. Winning responses are picked at random from all of the entries we receive. We'll give you until the end of the month to reply and will announce the winners here in mid October.


Comments

Kim Z wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 5:14 PM

I do quilt for the seasons.  I have 4 sets of 3 wall hangings that I use in my Living room.  The big one is hung over my sofa and the other two are hung behind our 2 recliners. You can see pictures in my gallery.

My summer ones are at

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../162796.aspx

Fall are at

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../162791.aspx

and

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../162792.aspx

Christmas at

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../162181.aspx

and

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../162185.aspx

Spring at

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../162842.aspx

I'm starting to get tired of a couple of these sets, so I may begin making new ones.

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 5:52 PM

Let me see if I get this one right. No problem. I enjoy making quilts for any season or occasion but if I had to choose just one it would be Christmas since it is the most joyous category to make a quilt in.

Georgia wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 6:43 PM

I don't choose quilt designs by season, but I do make projects based on seasonal activities.  I make quilts as Christmas gifts.  I practice my longarm skills on preprinted quilts or wide muslin and they become "camper quilts" to be used at the lake for sleeping, picnicking or whatever.  I make patriotic quilts for soldiers to be distributed on Veteran's Day and the Fourth of July... you get my drift.

Ann Lee wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 8:34 PM

I make Christmas table toppers as wedding gifts since everyone needs Christmas decorations and then I don't have to worry about colors.  

Carey wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 10:52 PM

Yes, I sometimes makes quilts for the seasons. I have made a halloween quilt tablerunner for the candy table when I passed out the candy from an older fons and porter magazine of the halloween cats out of felt.  I also have made a christmas quilt using various fabrics and scenes. I love doing scenes one for this holiday so many good fabrics out there. But my favorite is valentines day quilt I previously made and sold to a friend of mine. It had paper pieced candy hearts and a valentines day panel in the middle.  I also took fabric markers and wrote on the hearts the cute little sayings that candy hearts typically have on them with some of my own sayings included.

Jeanine wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 2:31 AM

No, I don't usually quilt specific to a season.  I have made Christmas quilts but that one is more obvious or common.  I prefer to quilt for the every day season.

sadiemartha wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 6:24 AM

I love to quilt for the seasons ... Fall  being my fav .... Love those colors

Margaret Weber wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 11:01 AM

I don't usually quilt for the seasons.  I have made holiday items but my quilting tends to be just be whatever I choose to work on at a particular time.

Sally wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 1:50 PM

I've done a few small seasonal table toppers and will do a few more, but generally the lap and bed quilts I do are seasonless.  I'm a relatively new quilter so maybe I need to build up my inventory before I'm ready to focus on special quilts for each season.

Pamela wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 2:10 PM

Not generally. I have made some Christmas projects to use for decorating during the holidays, but I have very few holiday themed fabrics. Most of the quilts I make are given away as gifts - baby showers, bridal showers, graduations. I tend to make a quilt based on a pattern I like, not a season.

Phyllis0627 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 3:34 PM

I love to hang seasonal wall hangings in my entry way.  I have a table there, too, which I decorate to compliment the seasons.

greenmonstr wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 3:55 PM

I have made seasonal tablerunners.  For quilts, I don't.

karenbelle84 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 8:11 PM

I'm making seasonal wall hangings for the infusion center where I had my chemo treatments, as a thank you to the awesome staff. Love fall, so I'm also working on combining blocks from two BOM to make a new Autumn quilt.

Denise_Oregon wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 9:43 PM

I don't normally quilt for the season, but my favorite seasonal quilts are fall / Halloween. Love the mixture of earthy and bright fabrics.

Jane Capriotti wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Monday, 12 September 2011, 11:28 AM

I love to decorate my home with homemade items.  Quilts are in every room of my house and each season or Holiday I replace them with a new one.  In my hallway, I have a Log Cabin in the woods for Summer, and a snow Covered Bridge Scene in the Winter.  I put a seasonal  quilt up in the living room and Dining room.  In the Kitchen, I have a different quilt I put up for almost every month.  I did my Fall quilts this summer.  I am now working on Christmas wall hangings. and gifts.  Check out my site at www.janesquilting.com to see more and my blog at www.janesquilting.blogspot.com to see what I am up to now.

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Monday, 12 September 2011, 1:41 PM

I am a newbe to quilting for a season, but I am looking forward to creating fall table runner with lots of colorful leaves.

Bettie

gonder wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Monday, 12 September 2011, 10:43 PM

I am always trying to "beat the clock" with seasonal quilts, table runners and wall hangings. Can't seem to make my fall, Christmas or winter collections in the spring but come September it's PEDAL TO THE METAL!!!

Deah wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 7:43 AM

I don't quilt for the seasons - I'm driven more by a certain quilt design or fabric(s) that I can't get out of my mind.  Also, when teachers at the school are expecting, I get the class involved in the quilt gift for that teacher's baby.

Darlene Jacolik wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:31 PM

Just started quilting 3 years ago, so had to spend a little time getting into the groove.  My goal is to create a throw size quilt for my living that will celebrate each season.  Working on a Halloween quilt right now.

patchy234 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 3:44 PM

I don't regularly quilt for the seasons unless my UFOs happen to be waiting for their right season to be finished.  :)  If I picked a favorite season to quilt for, it would have to be Spring, because of all the wonderful colors of new life "springing" up all over!  That means more fabric choices to look for!  :)  I do mainly quilt for gifts, so it would depend on the favorite colors of whoever is going to receive the quilt or quilted gift item.

Gina C wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 4:49 PM

I haven't been making quilts for seasons, although I have given quilts for Christmas gifts.  I have been making mostly full bed quilts and have made a few small ones to also give as gifts, but would like to find time someday to make wall hangings and table runners.  Those would be easier to make for each season.  I do have a patriotic quilt ready to put together.

jmosley wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 7:05 PM

I have made Christmas and Halloween projects. My daughter is a teacher, so this year I made a "Welcome to Kindergarten" banner for her classroom. I just purchased a set of patterns for monthly themed wallhangings and am looking forward to completing one each month, until I have the whole set.

Cassie22 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 7:52 PM

I haven't completed any seasonal quilts, but have a Christmas and a fall one in progress.  I think they are fun for decorations for the seasons.  Fall is my favorite season, and I love the colors of fall (and halloween!).

Barb Colvin wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 8:09 AM

I don't quilt for the season.  I tend to choose designs that will please the person receiving it.  However, I love pumpkins and fall colors--so this year I am making an autumnal table topper.  This may start a new trend :)

Linette Batterman wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 2:32 PM

I love to quilt for the seasons, but i think that my favorite would be fall.  The vivid colors just draw me in.  I am working on a Halloween table topper right now.

gini wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 2:44 PM

yes, but i make them in the opposite seasons, so they're done in the right season

lindyloohoo wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 5:26 PM

I am relatively new to quilting, but lately I have been contemplating quilting table runners, basket covers and a few seasonal wall hangings.  I have been sewing for years and quilting just seems a natural extension of my sewing skills.  Most quilts I make are centered around birthdays and Christmas.

linsin1951@yahoo.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 8:28 PM

I love to quilt for each holiday and as most could guess, Christmas is my favorite. There are so many fabric each year to celebrate this special time of the year with. Flannels are warm and cuddley-my Grandsons love their quilts. Little quilts have special place in my heart. I like bright, funny ones to add a special touch to our home during Christmas. My plans this year is to make tiny quilts to put on our tree. Wish me luck!!

ichan wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:15 AM

Yes,  I quilt for seasons...mainly Christmas and Fourth of July.  Last year, every member of my family got a Christmas quilt...what fun.  I love making patriotic quilts, too, because my birthday is July 4th.  I may make one for each member of the family this year!  Are they lucky or what?

wendyjosa68 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:24 PM

I love both Halloween and Christmas and have made a fall splendor quilt and several Santa Wallhangings

Purdue Fan wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:28 PM

I really like making Christmas quilts, although I am not a big Christmas person, usually. I just can't resist the warm and fuzzy feeling of a Christmas quilt. Right now, I am working on a Halloween table runner, my first try at a Halloween theme. It's really fun too!

toshea wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:50 PM

I quilt for only 3 seasons because that is all we have in Wisconsin. Fall is my favoriate and I have more than just quilts. I have table runners, coasters and all. I do more quiling in the winter since it is so long, and enjoy having warm snuggly quilts not only on our beds but to cover up with when reading or watching television.  Winter quilts come out right after Thanksgiving and stay out until about April 15th. Our summer quilts go on after that and our home is decorated with happy, light quilts.

Kathi Miller wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:55 PM

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  The pumpkin and autumn leaf quilts and fall decor come out in late September (any time now!).  Near Halloween, I add my Halloween quilts and other Halloween decorations.  A couple weeks after Halloween, the black cats, witches, etc. are replaced by Pilgrims and turkeys.  The first of December everything fall gets put away for another year and my home is transformed into Christmas.

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:11 PM

I actually like to do small "monthly" quilts so that I can have a theme quilt to hang for each month of the year.  The favorite that I have already made is my Easter wall hanging.  It is very cute and the "happy accident" of the fabric design along with the echo quilting around the bunny makes it look like movement.

swalker287 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:39 PM

No, I don't quilt for the season.  Most of my quilts go to charity projects, so I work on whatever the organization has expressed a preference for - generally lots of children's quilts.  I'd like to make small quiltlets for myself that I could rotate in my sewing room, but don't seem to make the effort or find the time.

CarrieC wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:48 PM

I'm not sure of my FAVORITE season but presently I have the most quilted items for fall.  I do quilt for the seasons.  I'm working on sets of placemats and runners for each month of the year.  I just finished a set for December (not Christmas) from Moda's "Northern Cardinal" line.  

Ruthann Carrier wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:51 PM

I don't generally quilt for a season, though I have done a winter one, and have a Christmas kit waiting for me. I love the autumn colors and last fall I did 8 fall wall hangings for my sisters, nieces and nephews and mom. As usual, none for myself. One day I'll stop giving them away and keep a couple for myself.

Judy wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:53 PM

I don't really have a favorite yet, but I have made Christmas quilts and tree skirt that was fun to do.

lindakqov wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:53 PM

Fall has never been one of my favorite seasons to live through. Allergies to mold just don't make that season fun! However, fall themed quilted items always attract me. I enjoy making Christmas and winter themed items. Go figure.....I always say Spring is my favorite season and I've *never* made a spring themed item!

Deb wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:56 PM

I have recently started making seasonal wall quilts to hang on my door as a Welcome to my Home type message. My Mom likes them so much I am now making a series for her, she lives in an independant living home and wants to decorate her door too.

Sharon wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:35 PM

I love to make Christmas  quilts.  My favorite so far has been a set of Snowman placemats with the Snowman looking in the window.

grandmotherb wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:38 PM

I like to design quilts for babies related to the month they were born.  January is for baby snowmen,

February is for baby hearts, etc.  A new birth is the greatest celebration of all and is the best season

of all !!!

dardar wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:40 PM

I am making my first seasonal quilt, for Christmas. BUt I like to make it reversible so I can use it all winter long.

MICHELLES-2 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:47 PM

I was going to say, "No, I don't."  But, I realized I have 2 Christmas quilts in the making.  Actually, I make quilts for a specific purpose, or because a fabric or pattern inspire me.  My Christmas quilts are the same, they just happen to also be for my favorite time of year and I know they will actually be used even though they are "seasonal."

arts1plus@yahoo.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:55 PM

I do quilt for seasons...I think Christmas is my favorite...I have done wall hangings, place mats, tree skirt for some.

creekmor@hotmail.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:05 PM

I don't quilt for the seasons.  I started a collection of seasonal fabrics and now wish I never had.  I love my quilts and want to be able to use them every day.

mary stratton wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:46 PM

I do and don't quilt for the season. During the seasons I quilt all types of quilts as well as seasonal. I love the fall season the most and I love to quilt with autumn colors and patterns I love using leave patterns and fabrics in my quilts and enjoy making Halloween items of all kinds.

taylorsgmom wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:11 PM

I've started making quilts for each season. I've just got to add binding to my Halloween quilt. I've got a Thanksgiving wall hanging ready to be quilted. My Christmas quilt is nearly ready.

jennieb@bex.net wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:34 PM

I like the bear paw pattern simply because it looks like a leaf! It can be made in many, many fabric patterns and colors, but the fall tones are my favorite....(well, ok, I like the Christmas reds and greens, too!)

SummerBreeze wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:48 PM

Yes, I have quilted for the holidays, and funny enough, a couple I've actually sewn the quilt tops together on the actual holidays!  Though I work full-time I still seem to find the time to get some quilts done!  I made a very brightly colored birthday balloon quilt for my granddaughter.  It was my first applique quilt too.  I've made 2 red/white/blue 4th of July quilts, and so far I've done 3 Christmas quilts.  I enjoy working with fall colors too.  There are so many quilts I'd like to create that I think I would need 3 lifetimes just to finish them all!!

strawberry mountain wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:58 PM

Fall is my favorite season.  After some surgery I picked up some Grand Finale by Moda.  It is fall fabric.  One of my friends sent me a quilting tutorial.  The quilt is easy.  I am hand piecing it because for a time I could not use my sewing machine.  I love the fall colors.  Maybe this will inspire me to use more seasonal fabrics.

cassie69emt wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:19 PM

I have made so,e for Christmas but not for me .

Glenna wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:30 PM

I've made quilts, tablerunners and wallquilts for spring, fall and Christmas.   I enjoy changing the look of my house by rotating quilts by season or by what pleases me at the time.

Tanya wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:38 PM

I love to make seasonal quilts!  Scrappy green shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day quilts are my favorite to make since green is my favorite color and I always have a variety of leftovers.

Scrapperdeb wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:56 PM

Right now I'm finishing up a batik leaf wall hanging. My favorite holiday season is Christmas, and I don't have a single Christmas quilt in the house. Hopefully, I can make one soon!

grandmotherb wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:18 PM

I enjoy designing baby quilts representing the season the baby was born in.  They are

a keepsake for the baby and I design then large enough they can use them throughout

childhood.

MåMå wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:41 PM

About the only thing in my house that changes with the seasons is  sets of wall hangings and table runners

in 6 locations.  The seasonal quilts make decorating easy and adds spice to my life.  AND it is fun to make seasonal smaller quilts.

Sewlove2create wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:01 PM

I love seasonal quilts, I think because those that I have done are smaller (like tablerunners and small wall hangings.) I don't really have a favorite season/theme, because there are so many different fabrics to coordinate out there. Maybe this time of year because the colors are so rich and varied. There are just so many different choices with all the seasons and holidays approaching.

pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:14 PM

I like making seasonal quilted projects.  My favorite are table runners and dish drain pads.  My favorite season for these projects is spring because I love to use soft and bright spring colors to perk up my kitchen.

Melinda wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:17 PM

I hand sew all of my projects, so I have to start a Halloween project during the Valentine season.  

Melinda wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:17 PM

I hand sew all of my projects, so I have to start a Halloween project during the Valentine season.  

vboak wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:19 PM

I havn't made alot of seasonal quilts but my favoriteones are Christmas quilts. I do make special occasion (I'm sure I spelled that wrong ) quilts though, My favorite there are new baby and wedding quilts.

vboak wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:19 PM

I havn't made alot of seasonal quilts but my favoriteones are Christmas quilts. I do make special occasion (I'm sure I spelled that wrong ) quilts though, My favorite there are new baby and wedding quilts.

rita goshorn wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 12:40 AM

fall is my favorite season ... i find myself using more fall colors than any other combos.  my favorite fall quilt i've made:  a twin-sized log cabin quilt in browns, russets and golds  with a side panel of a rich russett with different big leaves appliqued down it and scattered leaves on the log cabin blocks.  no pattern, but saw a place mat made like this.

Darlene wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 6:57 AM

I love to make quilts for the seasons. Especially smaller ones. It gets you in the mood of the season and provides a  great accent to to room(s) I use them in. Fall and Christmas are my favorite seasons.

kay24gar wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:24 AM

I don't normally quilt for a season but if I see a project I enjoy, I will do a season one. My favorite season would be fall and Christmas.  

kay24gar wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:24 AM

I don't normally quilt for a season but if I see a project I enjoy, I will do a season one. My favorite season would be fall and Christmas.  

annrafferty wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 8:42 AM

Yes, I really enjoy making seasonal quilts along with the many others I make. My favorite holidays to make quilts and wall hangings for are Christmas and Halloween. I do  have one for Valentines so I need to get moving on making several for Easter!

Linda wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:24 AM

You did say season, and in Alabama FOOTBALL is an official season.  I am not a football fan, but I family members who are.  I have made football season inspired quilts.  I enjoy making them, because the receipients really do enjoy receiving them.

JUNEK-2 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:43 AM

Yes.  I've made table runners and wall quilts for the various holidays and seasons, for myself and for our annual family reunion silent auction.  One of my non-crafty cousins actively bids each year on my seasonal table runners to add to her own collection.  

Shirley wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:46 AM

Yes. I like to make holiday quilts. I like to make fall and Haloween wall hanging for the grandchildren.

Susan wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:55 AM

I am still new enough to quilting that I don't have all 4 seasons yet, but I will! I have a beautiful Christmas twin quilt top done and may get it finished for this year. That's the goal!

lechaumiere wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:05 AM

Christmas is fun and many decorations to go with it, spring is short and sweet, ah but fall, after a hot summer, I look forward to getting out my fall wall hangings, with the leaves falling, the fresh fall air, pumpkins on the porch, with the corn stalks swaying in the wind.  My fall decorations stay up until thanksgiving is over.

Carole wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:21 AM

Yes, I enjoy making quilts, table runners, wall hangings, ornaments, etc. for the various seasons.  I think my favorite is creating Christmas themed projects.  They usually include machine embroidry which ai love to do.  My favorite Christmas table runner included the nems of my children, grand children, my husband & myself embroidered on the quilt, each in the form of a snowflake.  I did one for each family including their individual family names, and one for myself with all of the names.  I also did one for my sister with her family names.  They were a big hit for gifts that Christmas, My  sister, daughter and daughter inlaw even had tears.  Don't you just love it when your efforts are appreciated so much.

Carole wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:21 AM

Yes, I enjoy making quilts, table runners, wall hangings, ornaments, etc. for the various seasons.  I think my favorite is creating Christmas themed projects.  They usually include machine embroidry which ai love to do.  My favorite Christmas table runner included the nems of my children, grand children, my husband & myself embroidered on the quilt, each in the form of a snowflake.  I did one for each family including their individual family names, and one for myself with all of the names.  I also did one for my sister with her family names.  They were a big hit for gifts that Christmas, My  sister, daughter and daughter inlaw even had tears.  Don't you just love it when your efforts are appreciated so much.

Robyn Pierce wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:55 AM

I tend to love and use the fall colors most, however I do not only use them for fall themed quilts.

Often I will make  scrappy jean quilts  that my family uses mostly for summer events, such as fireworks, picnic's, camping, beach blankets,and wagon liners. These often have denim on one side and some recycled material/ bedsheets/ used clothing on the other. My kids love that I incorporate their old jeans, team jerseys, tee shirts, or pj's into their "new" quilts. I feel it's important to keep the tradition of reusing "loved" fabric when ever possible. I believe it's the thread to the past that makes the gift of the present a treasue for the future.      

Donna Wolf wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 11:26 AM

I love the seasons, but especially autumn and Christmas.  I love the rich colors and prints of autumn and Christmas, expecially the darker, muted colors combined with bright oranges and yellows for autumn and hints of gold for Christmas.  I have beautiful wine colored fabric that I plan to incorporated into an autumn table runner planned that I need to get started on and I have some wonderful muted Christmas Fabric that I want to use in the wall hanging.  Last year I finished a Christmas wall hanging from a kit that I will hang in the stairwell between the kitchen and our finished basement.  I have also done Autumn napkins with beautiful autumn leaves on a black background.  I am also planning to do a Christmas tree skirt this year (if I can work it in).    

Charlie Disante wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 1:19 PM

I love to quilt for the seasons. By the time I finish a project, it's time to move on to the next season seems like I've always got one stuck in my head to start on.

Charlie Disante wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 1:19 PM

I love to quilt for the seasons. By the time I finish a project, it's time to move on to the next season seems like I've always got one stuck in my head to start on.

Beth Weigt wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 3:05 PM

I have projects to quilt for seasons but they keep getting put to back burner in order to do ones for family occassions. I like Christmas and hopr to have at least one done this year

chocomaniac1951@yahoo.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 4:02 PM

So far I have quilted small wallhangings for the seasons, but want to expand into throws and quilts.  My favorite Season is Fall...I just love the colors!

Marcia W. wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 4:26 PM

Usually I do not make quilts for the season, though did make one Christmas table runner and like patriotic charity quilt blocks as donation. I've thought about it, yet there always seems to be a baby quilt to be made in addition to my regular bed quilts. As we hand quilt most of our work, quilts tend to take longer than other folks' machine quilted projects.

Lisa Marie wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 4:27 PM

Just yesterday I took down a summer wall hanging  and put up one for fall.  I've made lots of seasonal quilts, tablerunners, wall hangings, etc.  I've even made sets of 6 or 7 reversible tablerunners that cover a whole year's worth of holidays and seasons. My favorite ones to make are the ones for fall because I really love the colors and the many gorgeous leaf prints that are available.

Nancy in IN wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:45 PM

I rarely make quilts for the season or any article of clothing that I make unless it is made for Easter but can be used throughout the school year or church. I make table runners that can be used most of the year. Spring is the season I like because it is a new start with the bright fresh leaves and flowers.

bcg wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 1:00 AM

i do have quilts that are seasonal but usually i like them so much that i don't put them away once the season is over.  my favorite is to make lovely big picnic blankets that spend the summer with us outside wherever we go.  

becca8688 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 12:33 PM

I wish I was able to quilt enough to do seasonal quilts.  I'm slowly trying to stream line my life to add more and more quilting time.  I sure miss quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!

JenelleJB wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 5:16 PM

I love to make things for the fall season. The fall colors are my favorite. I do make Christmas gifts, but I don't keep it to any season. Thanks for letting me comment.

Evelyn wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 10:07 PM

I love to make seasonal quilts.  I mostly do Christmas and Halloweeen

Evelyn wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 10:10 PM

I made the Baltimore Halloween quilt.  It turned out so nice.   It will be going in our local quilt show.

Viki wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 10:18 AM

Since I'm a beginner, I have to admit that I am seriously looking at the winter materials to make something for winter.  I have already bought Christmas materials to make something for Christmas.  I think my fav. season to quilt for would be fall or one quilt that encorporates all of the seasons somehow.  One of my favorite quotes from the Bible is "To everything there is a season..."  I'd love to make a quilt that would work along with that quote!

NonnieConnie wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 6:47 PM

 Fall is my absolute most favorite season..well after Christmas!

But yes I do quilt for the seasons!

pags45 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 11:43 PM

I enjoy making quilts for the seasons especially the Fall and Christmas.  I love the gorgeous Fall colors and have made many quilts having leaves and pumpkins in them.  With having 12 grandchildren, Christmas quilts can be so fun loving to make and to give.  

kniess wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 9:25 PM

I've made a few christmas related projects.  I'm now working on a fall table runner.

rrjane011749 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 11:40 PM

I don't quilt for the seasons, guess it's because I'm too slow! I like to make things that aren't season specific.

Cheryl Greenleaf wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 7:28 PM

I'm learning how to quilt so I haven't completed any quilts let alone seasonal quilts yet.

With the last name of Greenleaf, I would love to make Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter quilts with a leaf theme.  It sounds wonderful anyway.

cycoop wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 23 September 2011, 6:26 PM

I must admit, most of my UFOs are seasonal things I have "impulse" purchased.  I do love them and have the best of intentions to complete them before that season roles around again, but before I know it, the season is gone and back they go to my "maybe another day" pile.

NanaNich wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Monday, 26 September 2011, 8:58 PM

Quilting for the Holidays is fun.  I am busy making Halloween quilts for my grandchildren right now and then will make Christmas quilts for them also.

PattyS wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 8:48 AM

I try to do a Lil Twister Wall Hanging Wreath for each seasonand if I don't get busy I am going to miss out on the best seaon of the year. I just find it hard to bring myself indoors when it is so pretty outside and lots to get done before winter. But I will get my Fall Wreath done!!

upchurs wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 9:20 AM

I do not typically quilt for the seasons. However, this year, I am entering a quilt contest with the theme of Autumn Colors. I am searching for just the right fabrics now.

Pamela K. Coughlin wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 1:32 PM

I love making seasonal quilts. Right now I am working on a Thanksgiving table topper from fabrics I won and adding Thanksgiving fabrics to it. I enjoy seasonal quilts and wall hangings very much and enjoy watching for the new fabrics for each season coming out.

Thank you for the information from your website!

nanaimo girl wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 1:50 PM

My favorite season is Wintertime.  I LOVE Christmas, and making gifts for friends and family.  Yes most of my quilting endeavours use winter/Christmas type fabrics. I usually make lap quilts and home decor items as gifts.

fairyuniqueemb@gmail.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 3:06 PM

The season I quilt most for is Christmas.. Having a daughter born on Christmas eve... it's been fun!

houtektw wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 4:12 PM

I have fabric in my stash for every season!  But I have to admit the only seasonal quilts I have finished so far have been Christmas ones, for our own beds, the walls, guest bedroom, and all around the house..  

Sandy wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 7:03 PM

I am quilting for the Christmas holidays.  I have made 2 bargello Christmas tree wall hangings  and am working on a large wall hanging with a penguin family on the ice.  In between those, I am trying to complete squares for my grandson's graduation.  The  15" blocks contain 54 pieces each.  What was I thinking?

Evelyn wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 9:34 PM

I love to do seasonal quilts.  I have just finished the Baltimore Halloween.  That one took a long time to do.  I am just finishing Anita's Christmas Quilt.  It is a great pattern.

duff wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 11:05 PM

i really like fall with all of its vibrant hues of brown, red, and orange. I made one "improv" quilt as a fabric study of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, Fallingwater, surrounded by the rich fall foliage. That's my favorite quilt!

ljwlittle wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 12:13 PM

I'm always attracted to seasonal ideas, and have made a few seasonal quilts since I started quilting a couple of years ago. Most are wall hangings or table runners.  I have a Christmas kit waiting to be put together.  The problem is which to choose to hang or put on my table since the seasons go by so quickly!

JOANNEH-7 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 1:08 PM

I love quilting for the seasons - from table runners for christmas to really fun summer quilts.  Many projects I keep to decorate our home but also enjoy giving as gifts  I try to make at least one new seasonal for each season each year.  It is such a treat to pull out the plastic storage box every month or two to reflect and remember the year before.  It's like seeing old friends after a very long time!

mcglothinjn@q.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 5:11 PM

Yes, I quilt for the season.  I just finished a humuorous Halloween wallhanging and I have Christmas quilts of all sizes.  I even made an Easter wallhanging with a Valentine quilt in the think tank.  

What fun it is to create and then review what you did the following year.

dtrei wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 6:10 PM

Quilts for different seasons and holidays are on my to do list.  It would be so much fun to change your bed quilt to match the season or holiday, especially when having guests.

dtrei wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 6:10 PM

Quilts for different seasons and holidays are on my to do list.  It would be so much fun to change your bed quilt to match the season or holiday, especially when having guests.

DEBBIEF wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 7:18 PM

No, I don't quilt for the seasons.  I like to try new things so when I see patterns I like, I just make them up.

aureocookie wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 9:03 PM

I used to quilt for the seasons but it seemed my UFOs were getting ahead of me and I found myself making a Christmas quilt in May and an Easter quilt in December.  Now I just quilt what I feel like quilting regardless of the season.

Marcia W. wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 9:35 PM

Generally I do not quilt for the seasons because of lack of space to store that many seasonal items. Bed-sized quilts are my favorite and unmotivated to make seasonal quilts this size. I've made one table runner, and might attempt another. However, we already have the important Fall and Christmas covered. Normally I make what I like at the time, and hope my interest sticks until it is completed.

Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 7:41 AM

My favorite season to quilt for is fall! I love the oranges, yellows, and browns of fall. That fall leaf quilt is gorgeous, I need to make it. Included in fall is Halloween! Love the jack-o-lantern's, witches, ghosts... they are sew much fun. I better go find myself some Indian Corn, I am getting hungry. HHhhhhmmmm, Indian Corn quilt! Oh yeah! Ok, I am off to the quilting room.

~Hopppy quilting~

ncdanish3@nycap.rr.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 8:36 AM

I do my quilts for others and try to match the quilt to that person. I do not usually do them for the up coming season.On saying that after 30 years of quilting I only have one bed quilt in my house.

tlbrenda wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 8:46 AM

I make quilts that I love looking at and that means there are a lot that are seasonal. I do hang my quilts and change out quilts for the seasons.

mpinson wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 8:53 AM

Now that I am a retired elementary school teacher I miss decorating a classroom for each holiday.  So...you guessed it, I make a quilt for each and every holiday no matter whether it is a government holiday or not.  The quilts I make are quite varied from minature ones, door or wall hangings, to bed size.  I even make a nametag for each month to wear to my quilt guild.  Several years ago I had a display of holiday quilts at our quilt show.  Many times if I am unable to complete a particular holiday project, I'll just put it away until the next year to finish it.  Right now I am just finishing up a halloween quilt for my kitchen table.

MåMå wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 9:06 AM

I have wall hangings at several places, placemats, table runners and fireplace mantel that go with the seasons.  Enjoy the variety.

Sandra Moore wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 9:48 AM

I like to TRY quilting for the seasons. I may not complete it that season, but just working on something helps me feel the season at hand.  Thanks to people and sources that share their quilting knowledge I can finish a UFO with renewed ideas. Or better yet, start a new seasonal project!

mockensturm wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 9:49 AM

I LOVE fall!  Leaves are my thing!

mockensturm wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 9:53 AM

I love leaves so I would say Fall would be my favorite season.  I have things with leaves all over the house!

Sueanne

prisms3160 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 11:00 AM

I don't usually quilt for the seasons, but I was inspired by a Halloween wall hanging I saw at my local quilt shop.  I am making it for my 8 year old grandson.  I went ahead and made it a twin size instead of a wall hanging so he could wrap it around him all year long if he chooses.  I just finished quilting

it yesterday and will bind it today.  I seem to make quilts for gifts so I think the season helps inspire the quilt :)

alicein1 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 11:04 AM

I do make seasonal table runners, for Christmas and some in colors that represent spring or red and white for Valentines Day. Until you asked the question, I did not think about whether my quilts fit the seasons. I generally make them for a specific person -- a baby's arrival or for a birthday.  But one I am nearly finished with is bright yellows and turquoise, perfect for late summer, and I have one that is in browns and deep reds so it feels just right for cold winter days.  I made one in fall colors for back-to-school for my daughter-in-law who is a first grade teacher.

Jacqueline VH wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 1:03 PM

not so much.

I do make seasonal quilts, but make them as they come upon me. The only season I do quilt for, in particular, is Christmas, with ornaments, table runners, laps and etc. to get out.

Kitty wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 1:31 PM

This is one of those "if the mood strikes me" situations.  Actually, I just finished a Halloween twin bed quilt - love the bright colors.  And, it looks great on my bed.

sallyqiad wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 1:53 PM

I make seasonal quilts for the wall and, often, for beds, both for myself and friends and family.  Have lots of Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and 4th of July/Memorial Day/Labor Day but only 1 Valentines, so far and no St. Patrick's yet!  Many of my quilts are Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring.

sallyqiad wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 1:53 PM

I make seasonal quilts for the wall and, often, for beds, both for myself and friends and family.  Have lots of Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and 4th of July/Memorial Day/Labor Day but only 1 Valentines, so far and no St. Patrick's yet!  Many of my quilts are Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring.

PaulaAnita wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 3:00 PM

Yes, I do make quilts for the seasons as well as holidays.  My first one is stitting on my chair back, with a simple 9 patch block and a heart block.  Even though it was made for Valentine's Day, I keep it around all the time.  As for the seasons, I find myself using more autumn colors now, and of course what is winter without a Christmas theme!  Any time is a wonderful time to make a quilt.

Debanz wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 29 September 2011, 7:52 PM

I love making christmas and fall wall hangings.  I display them where I work over the holidays.  I am the only quilter there and it is like having my very own show.

grammies wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 30 September 2011, 1:37 AM

I do quilt for the seasons both for my home and for gifts. I also have ongoing "dream" quilts in the back of  my head to do just for me. Mainly wall hangings and lap quilts. I would really love to do an "English Cottage Garden" wall hanging complete with birds, bird houses, etc.. Possibly one where the embroidered items could be moved off and on with the seasons. Like a permanent base garden where the flowers and birds rotate with the seasons! Maybe that sounds too simplistic like bible school felt boards but I can invision it just fine!

sheep quilter wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 30 September 2011, 6:49 PM

I quilt for the seasons--I have a little quilt stand on a table in my livingroom and I change it as the seasons change

cathern ayotte wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 10:43 AM

No I don't. With only my husband and myself it is difficult to change things for each holiday. No kids, just dogs. And believe me between my husband and dogs there is littleto chance as far as table toppers and such. But I do continue to make the quilts that make me happy all year round. Seasonal colors don't need to bother me and patterns do not have to match to anything but what I like.

jmrb wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 3:59 PM

I quilted for several years before it sunk in that I could be making season-related items, so I picked up a kit here and there that would serve as "seasonal" table toppers, etc.  Our quilting group started  making shared projects with a theme, and I now have a couple of Christmas quilts, a beautiful Fall quilt, and a wonderful red,white, and blue row robin quilt that I use from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Each year, we agree on a theme and we all make a dozen blocks of the same pattern that we distribute at our "Christmas" party which we usually have in January after the Christmas rush has gone.  The requirement is to have those shared blocks incorporated into a finished project by the next year's Christmas party.  I have some great quilts with memories tied to my quilting group that I would not otherwise have made.  I love them all.

JoyceLM wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 9:30 PM

I love Christmas fabrics and have made several Christmas quilts as gifts.  Last year I made Christmas mugrugs for all my coworkers.

smonheim wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 8:28 AM

Yes, I quilt for the seasons. I have lap quilts, table runners and wallhangings (or 'flags') which I display for the four seasons and vairious holidays.

Chuck wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 6 October 2011, 6:58 AM

I have different quilts for the seasons, but I must admit my favorite is Christmas.  There are just too many themes that aren't appropriate the rest of the year - Christmas trees, Santa, stars snowmen, angels.....

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 6 October 2011, 7:38 AM

Does making quilts for Christmas presents count?  I just finised an adorable Halloween quilt.  One quilt in my collection is called Summer Bliss because it is so summery and blissful.  And right now I have a fall leaves table topper on my dining room table.

Judy Danz wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 7 October 2011, 8:48 AM

I make a lot of seasonal table runners. I love oranges and all the fall colors, so most of my seasonal quilts and table runners are for fall and the fall holidays. My favorite is whatever's new in the magazines. I love picking out new fabrics and making a new pattern. This year I've done a couple table runners using my Accuquilt Go! cutter, the pumpkins die, and my trusty embroidery machine. Great applique and it goes quick.

p.dimattei@comcast.net wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 7 October 2011, 11:00 AM

I love making quilts for all seasons.  Making a quilt for all four seasons is a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy our surrounding nature here in New England

quiltertfn wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 4:20 PM

I have made a few small projects for a particular season.  Usually my quilts end up as gifts so I choose them according to the recipient and the occassion.

rosemdt@hotmail.com wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 13 October 2011, 5:42 AM

I do tend to sew/quilt projects related to the seasons.  But having said that, if I am working on a bigger project, I will not stop to make something seasonal.  I also tend to sew/quilt projects out of season, as you can get fabrics on sale (after wards) and save them for next year!!!  

melinda in tulsa wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 13 October 2011, 6:27 PM

I try!  But usually when I start a seasonal project, it *might* be finished for the next year!

Mizgoodie wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Thursday, 13 October 2011, 10:38 PM

I don't really quilt for seasons. When something inspires me I start another, and another and another!

Scop wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 14 October 2011, 8:56 AM

I live in the Colorado Rockies, so the seasons are very distinct. I like to include all seasons in landscape quilts and will design an occasional holiday quilt.

hyoung4779 wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Saturday, 22 October 2011, 9:02 PM

People come into our lives for a reason and a season so I quilt for the seasons in life.  My first 'seasonal' quilts were for my husband and grandkids for where there lives were at the time.  This year my children get to pick their "season".

chriswri@earthlink.net wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 28 October 2011, 10:12 PM

I haven't in the past but after being in a friend's home last week and seeing all of the wonderful autumn and Halloween wall hangings, table runners, coasters etc I decided that would be a super way to use my creativity.  I am started on Christmas right now!

Lisa wrote re: September Member's Survey Contest - Do You Quilt for the Seasons?
on Friday, 18 November 2011, 10:49 AM

Yes I do try and quilt for the seasons but for some reason I dont always finish on time. But it will get done sometime for the next holiday season. I have way to many UFO's in my house. But someday they will all be finished. Right                       Lisa

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