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Spotlight on Andover Fabrics: Winners Announced

Making excellent fabric for quilters!

A recognized leader in the quilting industry, Andover Fabrics features designs by a wide variety of talented fabric artists. Catering to the tastes of creative and dedicated quilters, Andover has a style for every look -- authentic reproductions, romantic florals, exotic Orientals, ethnic influence, whimsical, funky, playful or basic.

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What's New at Andover Fabrics:

Win a Dimples Fat Quarter Package! ($275.00 Value)

This amazing prize includes every single color (122 of 'em!) from the Dimples Collection!


 

 

Here's how to enter:

Get ready to discover and enjoy the wonderful world of Andover Fabrics!

All you have to do is visit this page on their website, review their fabric collections and then jot down which one is your very favorite (and why!) in the comments below. It may be harder than it looks!

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) July 31st 2011. One entry per person please! Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

Three lucky winners will be announced right here on August 1st, 2011!

And the winners are ...

Barbara Corry 
Bettie 
swaddellny  

Congratulations! We hope to see your quilts made with this gorgeous fabric in the Show & Tell Gallery!


Comments

kliboon wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 2:06 PM

Andover Fabrics:  My favorite is OpArt 1  I have been making black and white quilts lately and looking for new and funky fabric.  This fabric fits perfectly!

Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 4:57 PM

Spot's Favorite Colors is my favorite! I am a former children's librarian and I can't tell you how many Spot books I have read to children in my life! Brings back fond memories.

Joan Amundsen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 5:00 PM

Asking me to pick a favorite is like asking me to pick my favorite child. It can't be done. However I think I like the Luminaries and Toasty fabrics combination. I think that combo is GREAT!

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 5:15 PM

Oh my, this is sew hard!  Right this minute my favorite is Jubilee.  The florals are beautiful and the colors are wonderful.

Cindy aka Nana wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 5:34 PM

You just gotta love Home to Roost.  Beautiful colors.

cgferrell wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 6:44 PM

Four All Seasons Summers!  Beautiful colors and simple designs.  It makes me feel happy!

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 7:21 PM

You guys are kidding. Love them all. Can't wait to win this one so I can use the fabrics to see what will develop.

jmw1225 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 7:43 PM

Flannel Farm Corner: AF-424-1 is wonderful! I'm a country girl through and through and this entire line makes me smile. The prints and colors remind me of the best of America's midland. The fact that it's flannel warms my country heart...and toes;)

jmw1225 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 7:46 PM

Flannel Farm Corner: AF-424-1 is my very favorite! I'm a country girl through and through and the entire line makes me smile. The prints and colors remind me of all the things I love best about living in America's rural midwest. The fact that the line is flannel warms my heart...and toes!

Robin wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 8:28 PM

Beautiful fabrics!   I love Tailor Made, it is such a beautiful display of the art of sewing.   I love the light colors and the play of my two favorites---gardening and sewing.

greenmonstr wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 8:36 PM

I like Cantik batiks...I just love batiks, that's all!

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 9:09 PM

I like Winterthur.  It looks like the combinations would make a beautiful quilt, with the butterfly and flower fabric as a great centerpiece.  The colors are bright, but not too bright.  The butterflies remind me of my niece.  One of most cherished moments of my life was watching her eyes at about two years old when on tv a butterfly came out of a caccoon.  What a moment.  I will never forget it.

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 9:09 PM

I like Winterthur.  It looks like the combinations would make a beautiful quilt, with the butterfly and flower fabric as a great centerpiece.  The colors are bright, but not too bright.  The butterflies remind me of my niece.  One of most cherished moments of my life was watching her eyes at about two years old when on tv a butterfly came out of a caccoon.  What a moment.  I will never forget it.

dquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 10:18 PM

I love so many of them.  But I would have to pick Attic Shirtings.  Why?  Because those shirtings would go with everything and anything!  

VermontPines wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 10:27 PM

Big beautiful bugs would make a wonderful quilt - I can picture it, different size rectangles overlapping, art quilt style, but full size.  Oh my.  Thanks for the chance to win a great selection of fabric.

Angie3656 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 10:37 PM

I like Flannel Dinos. Any child would love the bright colors. I may have to make a few quilts for my grandsons!

Carmel wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 6:16 AM

I like the cantik batiks. I just love making quilts with such great colors, they are also great for jackets. The colors blend so well that clothing making is easier.

Bumblebutt wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 6:37 AM

I seem to always collect Halloween fabrics. I just can't help myself since it's my favorite holiday. So I'm loving the Spellbound collection. :)

Liz K wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 11:23 AM

I love the Jazz fabric line because it is so graphic with great designs and colors.  It is always fun to see what you can do with a fabric that is not made with a boring design or typical colors.  Creativity is sparked with new and exciting designs!

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 1:26 PM

My favorite is Winter Wonderland for its funky trees, rich colors and geometric shapes.

Angele wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 3:34 PM

I think my favorites wold be the Cantik Batiks.  I can see so many opportunities to use them.  I also like the Dimples series to use in children quilts,along with some of the big prints.  But where were you when I was looking for black and white fabrics??  Those OP Art would have been perfect!  Over all I can see many fabrics that I would love to stash and use in my quilts.  Love them all!!

Nancy Blanchard wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 5:38 PM

My favorite hands down is the American Valor fabrics.  To see the bright colors sauluting our American flag and Saluting our Soldiers past and present. Makes me think of all the trials and tribulations that we as a county have had and how our proud flag flew over the nation during these times.

Violet wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 6:16 PM

Definitely Little Lonni's by Lonni Rossi.  Love blenders and tone-on-tones and I can just picture many of these in my quilts.

Dawn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 8:26 PM

I love The Very Hungry Caterpiller; I have ordered and used this fabric for a quilt for my granddaughter. Combine Spot and the Eric Carle fabric and you can sew a quilt for kids to learn colors and counting!

sammi wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 8:49 PM

Hard to pick a fav but right now it would be "Meet TheGang." Great for a baby quilt and one of my employees just announced she's expecting a baby boy!

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 10:06 PM

My favorite is Garden Strings.  It reminds me of the colors and patterns used in Czech arts, like painted plates and carved and painted wooden eggs.  After viewing it, I plan to order some this weekend to combine with some fabric I got from the Czech Republic last year.  I think it will make an interesting quilt homage to my cousins' arts and crafts.

Renie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 2 July 2011, 11:22 PM

My favorite is the American Valor fabric collection. I have two sons in the Marine Corps, the youngest is in Afghanistan now. I make quilts for Soldier's Angels, red, white blue and this collection is fabulous!

srodenmayer wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 5:42 AM

My favorite is Many Eyes Looking. I have downloaded this collection and use it in EQ7 while designing my projects. These fabrics just sing to me. I love creating with tone on tone fabrics.

colorburstquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 10:30 AM

Ohhh....Dimples Metallic is my favorite collection. I'm am such a shimmer, shine,  and sparkle fanatic. If I can add a touch of metallic to my project, I will!

Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 11:18 AM

My favorite is Sentiments by Nancy Murty. I love the soft colors and they are perfect for baby or for a lovely Spring wallhanging.

My, my Dimples collection would be perfect for my stash! Thank you for allowing me to win.

Mimi wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 4:33 PM

I am always totally drawn to Jo Morton's reproduction fabric.  I don't know whether or not I could pick a favorite.  If I have to I'd say Attic Shirtings and Seneca Shirtings because I can use them in everything.

Thanks for letting me enter.  I love the Dimples collection!  I never could have enough rainbow colors.

Alice Wilson wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 4:45 PM

Hard to pick a favorite but "Little Lonni's" shouts to me.  Great for backgrounds for appliques. Also good for applique pieces.  All around winner.

ann-michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 8:52 PM

Flannel Farm is full of colourful and cute farm yard characters to at least fill my quota of children's quilts, and I love flannel because it is so cosy and warm.

susandf wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 3 July 2011, 10:43 PM

Four All Seasons - Summer is my favorite because I love the deep purple!

kap091561 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 1:29 AM

My favorite collection is Dimples simply because I have found it to be one of the most versatile collections available.  It can go with almost any other fabric collection you can think of because of its subtle pattern and wide array of colors, but it also stands on its own.  I have often wished that I had every color in the collection.

ladydiabug wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:45 AM

I love: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Series from Andover fabrics. I especially like the Very Hungry Catarpillar colouring book fabric. I would like to encorporate these fabrics into a quilt for my grandson and have him color the blocks and then make a quilt using the companion fabrics from this series--- Also a great gift idea to include the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar along with a quilt for that special child in your life- Diane Chalmers

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 6:06 PM

I love the dimples collection!!  

Being a good girl, I visited the Andover Fabrics website and looked at all the lovely fabrics.

I first chose Blossom Lane, but my number one choice is Itsy Bits III - I really like the tone on tone, and the colours are very versatile.

Piece,

Carol

darcyhill wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:12 PM

Gosh, there's so many to choose from, you make it very difficult. I like Petals by Lonni Rossi. Such bright colors and look of texture. Gorgeous.

clayhollow wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:16 PM

I ♥ Lots of Dots because it's fun and whimsical and spotted!  Love the free quilt pattern too. :) Shelly Mundy

Michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:17 PM

Oh my, I dont think I can pick just one!  I love them all!  Great colors and patterns, way too many choices.   Cant wait to win and decide what to do with all those great fabrics.  Thanks.

Balefire wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:17 PM

I truely love the Dimple design. I can use it for most of my projects because it comes in so many amazing colours

Kim wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:20 PM

They're all beautiful and hard to pick just one.  I liked Complements because of the colors and prints.  It's just a beautiful collection.  

cam0264 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:21 PM

I love the American Valor fabrics because they remind me of the service given by my grandfather, uncle, father, cousins, and nephew to our wonderful country.  

Eulah Helms wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:30 PM

I looked at the all the fabrics on the website and making a choice as to which is my favorite is an impossible task.  I have a problem, I love fabric, the look, the touch, the smell and the whole idea of what can be created with each and every piece.  

Carol Vickers wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:34 PM

Love Providence.  I have several purse patterns that would look beautiful in these fabrics.

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:38 PM

Oooh, I love the Urban Shades.  So much you could do with the bold lines and colors.  No two quilts would look alike.  Great new line!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:39 PM

I love the Dem Bones collection of fabrics. I really enjoy the whimsical side of Halloween. A plus of this collections is that not only are there fun fabrics but there are also coordinating fabrics.

MCK wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:39 PM

I love the Farmhouse Retreat, all the colors, patterns, and designs of all the fabrics. I can just imagine the quilt in process.

Sharon45 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:42 PM

I really am drawn to the Winterthur collection ; it's elegant and timeless in both style and colors.  Really gets my imagination going on how to put this together to design a quilt worthy of its beauty.

jodiandruss wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:48 PM

It took me a looonng time to decide since so many of them are easy to imagine sewn into blankets (That's what I enjoy making the most) but I finally narrowed it to the Dimples.  I absolutley love the bright colors in this set.  I have always been drawn to the bright colors that seem to pop out of the blanket.  I am going to order some of these today so I can start a new blanket as soon as they arrive.  Good luck all...

jodiandruss wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:48 PM

It took me a looonng time to decide since so many of them are easy to imagine sewn into blankets (That's what I enjoy making the most) but I finally narrowed it to the Dimples.  I absolutley love the bright colors in this set.  I have always been drawn to the bright colors that seem to pop out of the blanket.  I am going to order some of these today so I can start a new blanket as soon as they arrive.  Good luck all...

Patti wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:49 PM

There are so many that I love, but I guess I would have to pick Jazz as my favorite - it's bold and graphic and the ideas are already flowing through my brain!

GheckoAZ wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 8:57 PM

I really like Blossom Lane. It's color pallette is so soft. I'm new to quilting and haven't got a favorite style yet but I think I am more drawn to the antique instead of the modern look.

Kat wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:00 PM

Itsy Bits III

I seem to like quilts that are made with the more earthy colors and I could see a quilt pattern I have using just about all of these colors.  I have put this site in my favorites so that when I have time to make that pattern I just might have to buy that collection!

Thanks for the site I can see myself visiting again!

Kat

marlou wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:08 PM

Ginger Rose is definately my top pick (my house is decorated in those colors).  But I also really like Garden Patch flannel. But then of course there is Cantik Batiks... oh the delimma!  No matter, dimples will go with them all and my stash is crying out for them!!

Kimberly wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:10 PM

I really like the Cinnamon Spice. The colors work great together and have a real homey feeling to them.I'm working on quilts to make ends meet and I think this collection will appeal to many.

FlockOfRhino wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:19 PM

As a teacher, I love to wear bright, happy colors.  I make jumpers out of these fabrics, and the kids love them (at least they say they do!).  The Very Hungry Caterpillar series will be perfect!

bmccullers wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:21 PM

This was indeed hard to do.  I love the flannel dimples - the rainbow colors can be used in so many ways.  All are yummy!

Barbara wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:30 PM

I like the Yorktown by Jo Morton because it's simple, elegant, playful...seems to fit all generations :)

nanhug wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:31 PM

I love the Toast II collection by Jo Morton as it is a beautifully designed use of beige. I can just imagine a warm, inviting, and down-to-earth quilt using these fabrics!

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:38 PM

OMGosh, it is like you asking me to pick my favorite child or grandchild.  I love them all (of course, I'm a quilter/sewer)  I chose Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket because it reminds me so much of my Mother and all the quilts she made out of flour sacks.  Thanks for this great opportunity to win.  Happy 4th of July~  Remember our troops and civilians who are fighting and working to keep our great UNITED STATES of AMERICA FREE!!!!!

poladydwd wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:45 PM

I really like the Yorktown collection. I like to do sampler quilts and this collection lends itself to my preferences. I will have to say that so many of your collections are awesome!!!! Thank you for your tireless inspirational offerings to us the quilting public!!

4dreamsr wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 9:49 PM

My favorite would be like picking a name out of the hat. All is good. I do love Dimples tho cause of all the rich colors.

Pattie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:10 PM

For All Seasons Fall-  Since I live in Florida and we have no real Fall.... this fabric gives me the feeling of Fall.  I am originally from Illinois... so I do miss the Fall....Once a year I take a trip to North Carolina in October or November... and I just love it..................but for me 1 week of Fall is not enough...........so making a quilt from this fabric would give me Fall all year round.....

roseabelle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:18 PM

Being a recently retired Kindergarten teacher and a grandmother to 3 grandchildren under the age of 3, my favorite would be The Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric.

washergirl wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:20 PM

I like the whole sentiments collection, but if I had to choose one from it I guess it would be A-5377-g. I love the greens with a bit of blue.  

Cynthia wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:35 PM

I love the Hurrah by Jo Morton.  I went on my first Shop Hop in Southern Indiana and the shops used the Hurrrah fabric in their kits.  The theme was Hurrah for the U.S.A.  I have made three of the nine squares and each is one is so pretty.  It's been such a pleasure to work with this fabric.

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:35 PM

It has to be...

...the Very Hungry Caterpillar for me!

I am a grade school teacher and used these very fabrics for a classroom quilt. I also hand-painted the Very Hungry Caterpillar book around my classroom so the quilt went nicely with my room decor. I have the quilt handy for students who aren't feeling well or just didn't get enough sleep last night. They can curl up in our classroom library and feel right at home. Eric Carle is one of my favorite authors, and we use the Very Hungry Caterpillar to identify the stages of a life cycle in our science lesson. The quilt comes in handy for this also. It would be great to make another one just like it so students will not compete to get near it! :-D

adloden wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:37 PM

I like the earthy hues of the Plum Blossoms collection.

kannherring wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 10:56 PM

Fiesta by Carol Eldridge would have to get my vote.  The colors are so vibrant and cheerful.  It gives me the feel of a party or fiesta.

Mamabliss wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:03 PM

That was a hard decision indeed.  I have used several collections such as the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Dimples.  But for something different and new, I would pick Indigo Berries.  It speaks to me of elegance, and I just love the shades of blue.

Maia wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:06 PM

Home to Roost, because it goes well with many other fabrics I am working with, both in color and pattern.

LoraWitte wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:12 PM

My favorite is the Big Beautiful Bugs.  Usually I hate bugs but I like this one because it reminded me of an old science book.  

Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:26 PM

I like Ravenwood. It has a classy look to it. I especially like the paisley.

Patchworkquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:56 PM

Hard to pick just one...but if I have to it would be Morning Rush.  The bright colors is just how I feel after my morning coffee!  I can see a fabulous quilt just waiting to come together!

Patchworkquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:59 PM

I am loving the Morning Rush.  

ajhenke wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 1:03 AM

I love the Very Series. I imagine a quilt made from this line would be adorable.

CaliforniaGal wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 1:14 AM

It being July 4th,  I'm particularly drawn to Banner Day,  a great mix of prints for a patriotic quilt

nelpjdc@zbzoom.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 6:10 AM

I chose garden patch flannel as my favorite.  I usually like to put flannel on my quilt backs and can already picture a couple of my "quilts in my future" using this!

chocomaniac1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 6:15 AM

I choose Cantik Batiks!  Batiks are so versatile and I love the color variations in them!

sewstar wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 6:45 AM

Well it took a while to decide, but my favorite is the Laminates.

revondawn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 6:50 AM

morning rush! oh to make a lap quilt with that, sit on my deck and drink my hot cup of coffee or tea to a glorious sunrise! how fabulous. so many wonderful ones to choose from

Joleen Graham wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 6:51 AM

I like the Grouchy Ladybug, it reminds me of my 13 year old granddaughter!  Her nickname is "bug" after a ladybug and at 13 can be grouchy one minute and happy the next.  It was hard to choose they are all wonderful!

rosann christensen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 8:34 AM

They are all beautiful, but I am especially drawn to Luminarias.  Beautiful!!!

patks wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 8:54 AM

I recognized a few of those fabrics from my stash!  My favorite would be the new "Dimples Collection" as I have a chance to win from this giveaway!  Thanks for the chance!!!!

Kelie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 9:44 AM

I love love love the Early Bird collection!  I love the retro feel, the bright colors and the "homey" feel this collection has!

Dot D wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 11:08 AM

My most favorite fabric today is the Dimples Metallic.  I'm working on a appliqued, embellished quilt right now.  It's perfect for that quilt.

char77 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 11:34 AM

Love them all, but the one that really makes me smile is Good Night Spot!

MNnancy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 12:21 PM

Picking out one favorite was indeed "harder than it looks!"  I guess when the weather has been as hot as it is, it's nice to dream about autumn, and for that reason, I love the fabric collection "Four All Seasons - Fall" by Kim Schaefer.  I have always loved the rich colors of fall, and Kim's fabric contemporary designs are so beautiful.

Thank you for the offer to share the Dimples collection with the winning entry.  Any one of us would be lucky and delighted to win such a gorgeous collection of blendable fabrics - perfect no matter what your quilting style might be.

Lukeaj85 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 12:42 PM

I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar Encore fabric.  I am just a big kid at heart and always loved the artwork of Eric Carle.  I love how the fabric really represents his work and the quilt patterns are beautiful.  I recently made the Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See Quilt and plan to make the The Very Hungry Caterpillar Encore very soon!

Marjorie Mulla wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 12:57 PM

The very series!  Wow it brings back such good memories of reading to my children when they were small.  Now that I have my first grandbaby on the way I think I may be reading the very books again and this fabric just inspires me sew.  Love it!

Carol Sawchyn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 1:00 PM

I like the Cantik Batiks collection.  All the fabric are beautiful.

pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 1:24 PM

I really love Op Art I because of the bright colors and movement in each one.  I love them all but that is my very favorite.

thanks for being our sponsor and offering the contest for us to win beautiful fabric.

Cassie22 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 3:07 PM

Itsy Bits II is my favorite.  I love small prints because they are so versatile.  I also really liked the colors in this particular Itsy Bits collection.

Jennsquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 3:40 PM

My favorite is the Ravenwood collection by Jo Morton.  I really like the color scheme of black/brown/cream/tan. I think the palette has a lot of depth and the fabric prints has texture.

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 3:42 PM

I really like Tailor Made.  I was first attracted by the colors but then the theme really spoke to me.  What quilter wouldn't like something that featured tape measures??

sodle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 5:33 PM

I like Rosebud Faire. I love roses and the color is beautiful.

mctam417 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 7:21 PM

I think my most favorite of their categories is "Itsy Bits", even though there were many other designs of theirs that I also like. However, I picked the Itsy Bits because I use a lot of smaller prints/designs in my quilts. They do make lovely fabrics!

Bitty95 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 8:57 PM

Oh, I thought I had it, then I red the posts. That made it harder.

My favorite though, is Sentiments. I like that it's flexible using dots and line, and not everything is whimsical. Each piece blends with all the others. There are both large and small scale prints. And a range of warmth.

Loretta wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 11:28 PM

After going through the collections and narrowing it down to 10 I went back through those 10 and was still stuck at 10!!!  So....I went back to the beginning and just scrolled through all the collections again and there it was, I had completely missed it....Dazzle by Melissa Averninos!  The bright colors, the flowers, the "beads"!  I can envision so many different things, applique, fussy cutting squares, and of course these fabrics would look fantastic in bags for my group of 15 nieces and no two would look alike even if I used only this collection and the same pattern!!  

handmade2011 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 6:31 AM

I love them all!  However, Harmonies is a favorite for me.  I have the fabric pictured on the catalog page  and the assortment colors of that collection are just perfect in tone and value.  That group could make a great everlasting quilt.  

I use some of the newer bright fabrics but my most favorites to work with are the reproductions and civil war fabrics. Of course, I could go on as I enjoy the batiks and textured solids also.

handmade2011 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 6:32 AM

I love them all!  However, Harmonies is a favorite for me.  I have the fabric pictured on the catalog page  and the assortment colors of that collection are just perfect in tone and value.  That group could make a great everlasting quilt.  

I use some of the newer bright fabrics but my most favorites to work with are the reproductions and civil war fabrics. Of course, I could go on as I enjoy the batiks and textured solids also.

TJRUMAGE wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 7:27 AM

You were right very hard to pick but my favorite is the Cantik batik. I love how vibrant the colors are they make beautiful quilts. I have to say this would be my favorite.

freda hocking wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 1:24 PM

My favorite fabric line is the Keynotes fabric line as I am in the process of designing a music quilt for my grandson and these fabrics are PERFECT.

Ida wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 3:39 PM

Although it is hard to pick just one favorite, I have to go with the American Valor.  I'm trying to construct the perfect quilt for my Marine son and these give me the sense of the Marine Corps values of Honor, Courage and Committment.  I just love them.

carolynb07825 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 4:05 PM

My favorite one is Winterthur.  You were right. It was VERY hard to choose  a favorite. It is so colorful and can be combined with other material to make a GREAT quilt top. I also make wall hangings and I can see potential there also. I have been receiving e-mails from here but, never joined here.  SO VERY GLAD I DID!!!!

Jan wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 4:53 PM

My favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I've begun making children's quilts and children love that story!  The bright colors are perfect for a fun quilt!

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 6:02 PM

Maybe because it's summer, I like Harmonies the best.  It's so light and cheerful.  Also, I'd like to say your website is very well designed.  It is great not to have to click back and forth to see all the fabrics in a collection.  Thanks.

cathyhudgins wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 9:17 PM

I like The Very Hungry Caterpillar as childrens quilts are my favorite to do.  I used to read the story to my twin daughters over and over when they were young.  Brings back wonderful memories!

mars1948 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 11:18 PM

They are all beautiful but I love the Itsy Bits II collection.  The blues and golds are especially pretty.

I would love to have them all in my stash.

Junebug wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 11:30 PM

Well, I was able to narrow it down to my top four! I have an addiction for all things red, white, and blue and I also love paisley prints so in no particular order... Hurrah, Banner Day, Fredericksburg, and Elizabethtown.

Eileen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 7 July 2011, 8:51 AM

If I have to choose just one line, it would be the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric.  As a librarian, I love introducing children to the wonderful art work in picture books like those by Eric Carle.  The kid-friendly fabrics would brighten any child's room & help bring the characters in the books to life everyday.

sarahspaquin wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 7 July 2011, 1:07 PM

grouchy ladybug because I love ladybugs and it reminds me of me on a bad day

elizabeth.d.sampson@lmco.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 7 July 2011, 2:50 PM

Providence by Jo Morton is my favorite.  It would look lovely with the Civil War Reproduction strips that I am using as the focus fabric and outer border.  

papple00 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 7 July 2011, 3:05 PM

Very hard to choose but I like Blossom Lane by Renee

Karla wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 7 July 2011, 4:04 PM

I love so many of them, but my favorite is Winterthur by John Hewson.  I so hope I win this, I have so many ideas to use this fabric.

JMARKLEY wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:16 AM

Wow!!! So many fabrics to choose from, but I think my favorite is the Dazzle collection, I have just ventured into making clothing for my nieces, and they love the colorful, vibrant fabrics!! I have many ideas for dresses with this fabric....LOVE IT!!!

Katie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:18 PM

I love Rosebud Faire.  It's classic and clean and reminds me of my mothers garden!  Cool and fragrant!

1wit747 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:29 PM

I love the Morning Rush Hours collection.  With a family full of coffee lovers, this collection is the best.

Marija wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:24 PM

You are right - it WAS difficult to choose!! I love Urban Shades and OpArt I for the originality in colors and textures and amazing possibilities for different designs! Need to find some of those!

Bluegrass&Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:35 PM

Easy for me to choose.  I love the "Hurrah" collection by Jo Morton.  I saw this in a quilt magazine and just loved it.  I've got a quilt of valor to make on my schedule and this will definately be part of it!

Estie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:35 PM

Wow!  It was indeed hard to choose a favorite.  I do love the Jubilee collection.  The bright colors and flowers make it very attractive.  I like the contrasting dark fabrics too.

Susansewsinfl wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:37 PM

I'm a huge fan of Andover's Dimples.  I love the blues and I own them :-)

Duane Wiley wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:38 PM

I just love "Morning Rush"  It is so cheery and colorful!  We have some coffee addicts in our family and this would make great quilted placemats and table toppers!

Jennifer wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:42 PM

I love everything by Jo Morton, but right now, the one that appeals to me the most is Seneca Shirtings.  I am making lots of scrappy quilts, and these would go with every one of them!

Barbara Clinton (Bobbie) wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:43 PM

This is really hard!  I love the kid's prints because I make quilts for orphans in our children's homes in Nepal.  The kids LOVE the bright colors!  However, my favorite is the big bug collection.  I enjoy the symbolism of the dragonfly and butterfly.  Dragonflies go from a grub worm that is stuck in water to an insect that flies in open spaces and has a completely different life and world view.  This fabric represents freedom, new beginnings and a delight in life that quilting brings into my life.  They are stunningly beautiful as well.  The selection of fabric images, textures and colors is truly amazing.  I love how they coordinate with each other and blend to create a completely new design if we let our creativity reign.  

kathie.Lombard@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:57 PM

My favorite is Indigo berries...I really like them all but this one stands out for me.

EDEC wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:00 PM

My choice is Ginger Rose.  I loved the black and rose featured color because it looked like it had so many appilcations;  then I saw all her family of colors and prints,  and I thought,  "Wow,  what class! I must get to know Ginger Rose!"

ameswf wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:15 PM

My choice is Garden Strings as I love brights and I see many possibilities for kaleidoscope or stack n whack quilts with these patterns and the nice contrasting background colors.  

jholliji@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:18 PM

I liked the celebracion because the color just captivated me.    I just love the blues

Lori wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:22 PM

My favorite fabric collection is Providence because the patterns and colors are reminiscent of the 1800's.

Julia wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:23 PM

I have to go with Complements by Jo Morton. I've been working on a Dear Jane quilt and after looking at that collection my first thought was I need some of that! Now, I have to visit my quilt shop.

sistieugler1 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:37 PM

I love the Castle Peeps collection, colors are great esp. the blues, there's not one of the designs that I don't like.  Wish my grandchildren were still small so I could use these in quilts.

Connie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:49 PM

My favorite is Cantik Batiks, I love working with batiks and these would be perfect for my stash.

Pat Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:51 PM

I love lots of them  Just depends on what I am making which is my favorite at the time.

Elizabeth Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:51 PM

My favorite collection is "Little Lonni's", because these fabrics can be used in almost any quilt style. They look great in modern and traditional quilts. This is the types of fabric you should always have in your stash.

dsmoore@kmtel.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:52 PM

Yes, as all have said a hard choice but seeing as I have been planning a quilt for amusic teacher I will say Key Notes.

RoxanneL wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:57 PM

I love reproduction fabrics, so Mama's Favorites is, of course, mine!

petlover wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:03 PM

My favorite fabric is Providence.  I just love, love paisley.  The green, brown, and creme colors just beg me to make a quilt from them.  

Sandy Post wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:03 PM

I love lots of the fabric collections, but the one I used most and really enjoyed is the Very Hungry Caterpiller collection. What fun!!

LJ_Tulip wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:14 PM

I am hooked on fabric and Andover Fabrics are marvelous.  I love the Dimples collection for several reasons.  They have so many colors and shades that it's easy to find one(s) to fit into a project.  Also, the pattern is so quiet that they can be used almost universally.  Being a "pink"  fanatic, P0260-1867-E18 is right up my alley.

Mimismother wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:24 PM

Chosing only one was very hard.  I love Jo Morton's fabrics for their beauty and authenticy.  The one I finally chose was "Hurrah."  It would be perfect in that patriotic quilt I keep thinking I'm going to make.

allimac wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:42 PM

After reviewing the fabric collections,  it is very difficult to  pick one favorite.  Because I will soon be making my grandson who loves dinosaurs (any kind)  a quilt,  I chose the Flannel Dino collection as my first choice.  However, I love the colors and blenders in Jo Morton's Yorktown and Providence collections.  I liked Blossom Lane by Renee Nanneman.

Clara wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:04 PM

I like the Flannel Farm Corner.  It would make a lovely baby quilt!

dmiles98@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:07 PM

I Love Petal by Lonni Rossi. I make many quilts for charities , petals makes beautiful quilt backs. It also is wonderful for sashing or borders. There are so many beautiful colors to chose from. Thank you for all the great fabrics that keeps me working on the next quilt.

Lori wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:09 PM

I love Mama's Favorites because I'm hooked on reproductions lately.  The designs are crisp and clean, exactly what I want in a quilt.  

LindKay wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:12 PM

Andover Fabrics "Itsy Bits" collections (all of them) have always come up with colors and prints that blend in with all the Shop Hop impulse buys to make even the worst "What was I thinking" fabrics look their best.  I shop out of the box, but I quilt traditional.  So to keep up with my "Go to fabric choice" I love your "DIMPLES" Collection!!!   Thank You Andover for your large varity of fabric themes, colors and print sizes!!

gh2 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:36 PM

I love dimples, and dimples metallic is cool too!  I'd love to make a quilt out of all the different dimples fabrics, would be a lot of fun and would look awesome.

pflum1 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:37 PM

It's hard to pick only one group as everthing is lovely and I want it all.

I like Winter Wonderland because I love the Holidays and entertain a lot and always get to show off all my quilts, table runners, wall hanging, etc.  Each year I try to make at least 2 to 3 new ideas with the latest fabric and usually after the New Year, I'm elected to show some of them how to make the table runner or wall hanging.  In fact, one year we meet each month and worked on a block so each of us would have a quilt for Christmas.  Thanks to Andover for a great selection of fabric.

dmrigby wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:43 PM

Love the Plum Blossom collection ... it's the birds, bees, geometric, the black, the blues, the golden yellow ... the right colors & prints to get my mind thinking about what would be the perfect quilt to make!  Thank you for the chance :)

Donna Bularz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:50 PM

Plum Blossoms!  I could roll around naked in a big pile of it!  I love, love, love the vintage yet modern feel of the various colorways of the bird prints.  I think it could be used for contemporary as well as country feeling quilts.  It's my fave! For Sure!

cograndma4 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:52 PM

The Petals collection is beautiful!  Although I like lots of others too!  Love the flexibility of the tone-on-tone fabrics.  I really am a newby at quilting but have been a wanna-be quilter for probably 25 years.  Just learning but am really drawn to the tone-on-tone fabrics.

quiltwoman74 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:54 PM

winter wonderland caught my eye right away-  the last quilt i finished was a Christmas quilt for my bed i LOVE everything about Christmas, the smell, the decorations, the family, the love, the food. There just isn't anything better.  These fabrics are just right for making that special quilt for the season

SummerBreeze wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:55 PM

Really? Choose only one favorite? I love them all. But...as I was looking through them, the  Home to Roost collection really popped out at me.  There is the one fabric that could be used for borders and multiple borders as well -  and you gotta love that!!    

Cheryl H wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:57 PM

I like the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric. As a kindergarten teacher I recognize the value of reading to young children. I have found the fabirc to be an excellent way of introducing Eric Carle books to expectant mothers. For baby shower gifts I make book bags from the fabric and enclose a copy of the book which is available in a number of different formats.

tntmomx2 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 7:59 PM

I love anything with metallic so I love the looked of the Dimpled Metallic. So fun to mix in with other Dimpled fabric to give it a little bling.

Helen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:09 PM

I LOVE the 'very' series of fabrics that are companions to the Eric Carle books -- they are fantastic!  I've made one quilt of the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics, my great grandkids love it.  I am ready to make more!

krazykwilterAZ wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:23 PM

My fave is Meet the Gang!  So very cute and would make a fantastic quilt for my Granddaughter.

rebelroz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:27 PM

My gosh! Is there really a contest?!! LOL  It has to be the Spellbound fabric...Halloween Rocks! and thats my favorite.

vadra wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:38 PM

My favorite is Dimples!  I have often wished I could buy a bolt of every color! When I need just the right fabric, I invariably find it in the Dimples!

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:44 PM

Dimpled Metallic is awesome.  I'm always looking to put a little pizzaz in my quilts, and give it something eye-catching.  This one does it!  I can see it in the three projects I have going now....sigh....it is an awesome site.

susank6 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:45 PM

Jo's Variety is my favorite, tho I really like them all, because of the colors and the shading.  It looks like a toile, it has many shades for matching (or contrasting) and it could be used for casual, formal and all age groups depending on the pattern and how the fabric was cut.  Extremely versitile!

MARYL-12 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:50 PM

Love the farm corner.  Another Black & White cow to add to this farm girls collection.

bertie1946 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:56 PM

I love the Rose Maison By Renee.  I love roses and a wide selection of colors could be used it.

Of the demples the PO260-867-P8 is my favorite one.  I love purples.  You could use like and dark with it.  Linda Sadler

Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:57 PM

So many lovely collections!   But I really love Crimson Bouquet, I can see so many of these fabrics in small traditional blocks, which are my favorite to make.  I have several colors of Dimples in my stash and would love more, they are so versatile.

Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:57 PM

So many lovely collections!   But I really love Crimson Bouquet, I can see so many of these fabrics in small traditional blocks, which are my favorite to make.  I have several colors of Dimples in my stash and would love more, they are so versatile.

Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:57 PM

So many lovely collections!   But I really love Crimson Bouquet, I can see so many of these fabrics in small traditional blocks, which are my favorite to make.  I have several colors of Dimples in my stash and would love more, they are so versatile.

betty.tolliver@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:03 PM

Sentiments is my choice. I like pastels and I make a lot of baby quilts.It was not fair having to choose just one though, If I am shopping and can't choose between two or even three I make it simple and get all ...Keeps me busy and out of trouble...lol

Granny Mockingbird wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:15 PM

I immediately fell in love with Blackbird Acres plus a bunch more. I love fabrics with black backrounds and have had so many ideas I can barely stop to write this. Tomorrow I'm going to call my favorite quilt shop that carries Andover and see if they have Blackbird Acres. Just the inspiration I needed today. Thanks

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:16 PM

the Very Hungry Caterpillar

This was my daughters favorite book while growing up and now her daughter is enjoying it.

Marj wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:20 PM

The one I like best Winterthur, butterflies are the sign of hope and hope lives eternal.

leann0 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:24 PM

I love the Dazzle collection as I really like bright colors.  I can really dazzle folks with these colors!!

Jana wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:36 PM

I love Spots Favorite Colors and Good Night Spot. The fabric is wonderful to work with and so true to Eric Hill's painting. Thank you for making it!

carol45@vtc.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 10:04 PM

The "Little Lonnies" collection popped off the page at me. Color, sparkle, and diverse patterns called out to me. Any one or all of these fabrics can be used in a wide variety of quilt patterns. My favorite collection indeed.

Jody wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 10:09 PM

I am leaning toward Morning Rush.  This collection inspires me to make a "fun" quilt just for me!  I've never done that before.  I'm always making one for a gift or one to match my home decor or one to put out during the holidays; but I can see myself wrapping up in this quilt on the porch while having my morning coffee.  Just love the vision.  Thank you for the inspiration.

Calicobear wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 10:15 PM

Wowie!!! ONE FAVE???? ARRRGH!!!  Impossible......so many BEAUTIFUL fabrics!

I spent so much time perusing the fabrics....I almost forgot why I was lookin' for "ONLY ONE FAVORITE"!! Wanted sooooooo many of them!  LOL

Narrowed it to two.......HAS to be Garden Patch Flannel as the first tho!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Collection!! ( But also LOVE Flannel Farm Corner!!! )

Thank you for chance to win Dimples Collection!! LOVE them too!!!!   :)

Katwen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 10:43 PM

So hard to pick one, but right now it would have to be Big Beautiful bugs. Tomorrow, American Valor. Day after, who knows!

bobsie311 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 10:48 PM

I like the Jazz collection.  The patterns are out of my comfort zone and I think it would be fun to use them to make a quilt.

pmbarman wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 10:50 PM

I love the American Valor collection.  I started out doing the long-arm quilting for our local QOV group, and now am piecing my own tops for them too.  I'm a Navy Mom, so QOV is near and dear to my heart.  I love working on patriotic themed quilts.  I get a real sense of accomplishment working on them.  The Andover "Valor" collection is one of my all-time favorites!

JoAnne wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:07 PM

My favorite is "Many Eyes Looking".  I LOVE polka dots and will have to buy a half yard of each color! Dots, dots and more dots!!!

creations4u7@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:10 PM

So many choices, so little time.  Although I love batiks and just about everything else, since I do Quilts of Valor for our Veterans, I favor the American Valor.  I have already made the quilt pictured and the fabric has a great feel.

creations4u7@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:17 PM

So many choices, so little time.  Even though I love batiks and most everything else, since I make Quilts of Valor for our Veterans, I would favor the American Valor line,  I've already made the quilt pictured, and the fabric has a wonderful feel.  I would love to win the dimples to use in more quilts!

Karen Thomas wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:22 PM

I just love these fabrics, but my favorite is Mama's Favorites.  The colors are so color crayon bright!  The prints remind me of Summer Picnics, Family Reunions and visiting my Grandma when I was a young girl.  Love the pattern, too!

imajinn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:23 PM

I love Blackbird Acres by Nancy Murty.  It reminds me of my childhood when I used to wake up in the morning to the sound of birds and look out the window to see blackbirds in our garden.  This collection will make a beautiful nostaligic wallhanging for myself and several members of my family.

Gail wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:34 PM

I love the Dimples because they coordinate so well with so many fabrics..

pamela04@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:45 PM

Well, I thought it was going to be hard - until.......I saw the word "Flannel" in front of Dimples. Being a lover of the Dimple fabrics (I thought I had a nice collection with 10 or so colors, ha) I am an even greater lover of flannels. Imagine my excitement at knowing there were 122 colors in the Dimple line AND it also is available in flannels!!! Even if the colors are limited, there is joy in my heart. Woo Hoo! I love you Andover.

pamela04@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:46 PM

Well, I thought it was going to be hard - until.......I saw the word "Flannel" in front of Dimples. Being a lover of the Dimple fabrics (I thought I had a nice collection with 10 or so colors, ha) I am an even greater lover of flannels. Imagine my excitement at knowing there were 122 colors in the Dimple line AND it also is available in flannels!!! Even if the colors are limited, there is joy in my heart. Woo Hoo! I love you Andover.

catskillquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:44 AM

My favorite is Mama's Favorites -- I love the colors, I love the 1930's feeling, and my kids call me Mama!

shy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 4:08 AM

wow...Andover Solids, Attic Shirtings, Blossom Lane, Dimples, Dimples Metallic, Flannel Dimples,

Flannel Dino, Flannel Farm Corner, Itsy Bits, Itsy Bits Checklets, Itsy Bits Dotsies, Itsy Bits II,

Itsy Bits III, Itsy Bits Stripettes, Rosebud Faire,Toast II, and Toasty are a few of my favorites..but if I had to pick, one of each to start would be nice..but I know one of each wont count...so..I guess Itsy Bits Dotsies, cause my dad use to call me lil bit..and it's a cute lil patterns that I think you can do a lot with. I love making my own designs for quilts..and this pattern would be perfect.

Lainey Irvine wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 4:35 AM

How mean you are to make me pick just one fabric. Every fabric I touch is my new favourite. Flannel Tic Tac is really jumping out at me at the moment. It's cold at the moment and the flannel looks snuggly.

rosamama wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 5:03 AM

My absolute favorite is Providence by Jo Morton.  I collect paisleys, and this collection has striking patterns.  The coordinating fabrics are awesome!  Can't wait to plan my next quilt with these fabrics!st quilt

quiltmeup wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 5:07 AM

I love the Dimples line because of the many colors, they can be used anywhere in any project....they are great blenders and could be used to soften bright prints or spark duller prints depending on what you are working on...would also make great strip quilts...all the fabrics are gorgeous but I love the dimples

dmhottlej wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:05 AM

My favorite is Providence by Jo Morton!! I LOVE Paisley so this is perfect! I work at a quilt shop, so I plan on asking my boss to order this for the store, there are many projects lurking in my mind to use this collection!!

Pinsandgiggles wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:16 AM

My favorite is spots favorite colors!  I have grandchildren and I can see a quilt for one of them in the future with this fabric.

Kriketstarz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:39 AM

"Four All Seasons-Winter" because it's summer and it's way too hot!  Can't wait for snow and cooler temps.  Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great fabric collection!

ANNAT wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:48 AM

You are so right. Its hard to pick a favorite, but I finally settled on Tailor Made.  I have been sewing since forever--like the colors as well as the tapes with numbers.

sewglo wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:52 AM

I like the toasty the best.  I'm always looking for neutrals that will go with other fabrics and I think that all the fabrics in this series fits the bill.

v3kb@optonline.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:53 AM

Definitely the "Attic Shirtings"!  I'm currently in the midst of four Civil War fabric projects and backgrounds are definitely something I could use more of.  I would have gone for "Jo Morton's Seneca Shirtings" but I already have some!

But I've heard the Dimples are great blenders too so it wouldn't hurt to win those either!

Eliz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:57 AM

Choosing my favorite is definitely harder than it looks.  I LOVE all the textures in Maestro, TicTac, all the Itsy Bits, Dimples, and Little Lonni.  The one I have used most so far is Dimples but I would love to use the Maestro fabrics in my next quilt.

okiedee wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:11 AM

Oh....soooo many to choose from...but I love Spice Chest...it is so warm looking for the winter time quilting...I would love to win that collection...so rich in color.

My Birthday is Aug 2nd, so it would be a perfect gift!  

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Claudia wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:21 AM

I like the Grouchy Ladybug because my granddaughters love lady bugs!

Claudia wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:22 AM

I love the Grouchy Ladybug because my granddaughters love ladybugs on everything!

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:32 AM

What to choose, what to choose?  All  of the patterns are so colorful and beautifully designed that this is a very difficult task.  But if I must, Winterthur would be in the top 10 of my choices.  The butterflies and birds are so unique that it would brighten up any room.

Chelle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:41 AM

I love the Spellbound Collection because Halloween is my favorite holiday.

rdowner wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:44 AM

Its very hard to chose from all the beautiful prints but I think my favorite is Maisy. I seem to be drawn to childrens prints in a lot of quilt blocks I have done over the years.

PEGGY wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:49 AM

WINTERTHUR took my breath away. I can picture an elegant heritage quilt in a bedroom fit for a queen.

PattyS wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:09 AM

Wow! They are all beautiful! I guess if I have to pick just one I would choose "Jubilee".

I love the bright Cheery colors. They would make a very bright and happy quilt to cheer

Anyone up.

Twenty9Pies wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:10 AM

The whole flannel farm corner collection is adorable! My daughter loves the precious animals and I love the flannel material!

pcurrent wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:21 AM

My favorites are Jo Morton's prints but if I have to chose just one (impossible) it would be Seneca Shirtings because they make such wonderful backgrounds.

Joy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:43 AM

I have always been a fan of Maisy (I'm addicted to collecting anything "mouse") and I've fallen in love with Little Lonnie's fabrics - they have so many possibilities! But since I'm also a heart addict - my stash is full of hearts in all colors - I'll have to say at this moment my favorite has to be Peace, Love & Joy. As you can see it has my name in it - so anything "joy" is personal to me!

Andover fabrics SPEAK to me!

BARBARAB-15 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:44 AM

What a wonderful choice!! I'm partial to the Very Hungry Caterpillar and esp the butterfly option for all it's lovely colors!

dannie9 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:56 AM

Definitely Providence by Jo Morton.

roseannewesten@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:58 AM

I love them all but if I had to choose I would pick the blue #B11 because I can use it in so many ways to represent the sky and the ocean, a bluejay or the eyes on a weinmaraner.  It is such a versatile color.

BERNICEK wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:12 AM

I really love the bright and pretty Jubilee!

Margaret Weber wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:25 AM

I love them all, but if I could only pick one favorite it would be Brown bear, Brown Bear.  

quiltone wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:30 AM

I would pick Rose Maison by Renee. I love roses and I like the way the pattern has been printed, it would be possible to use it as is. I could make a quick quilt and have the whole top done in no time. Sometimes it is nice not to have to cut and sew blocks. The overall rose pattern would make a great border.

Blue Quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:39 AM

I am really liking the Farmhouse Retreat. I'm rather obsessive about the color blue. Lately I have been attracted to drawn birds on fabrics. Those are the reasons I choose Farmhouse Retreat.

Mary Korowin wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:52 AM

Goodness! A favorite? They are all great, but I think I would have to pick the Grouchy Ladybug as a favorite. Besides loving the name, I recently finished a quilt for my new grand-niece with ladybugs on it. The lady bug is the state insect for Tennessee and fits a theme for this little one as it represents good luck. I am sure I can incorporate this little gem - even if she is grouchy - in a quilt for her.

Carol S wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:58 AM

So many beautiful ones, it's hard to choose.  But right now I'd say Winter Wonderland.  Love the main stripe, the whimsical trees and holly, and the blender dots and stripes.  I can see a beautiful Christmas quilt coming from this!

marthak99 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 10:02 AM

If I could ever get them to show up on the site, it would be the Cantik Batiks, batiks always being my favorites, but I would also say Winter wonderland--so cute and cheery!

fountainlakequilt wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 10:18 AM

I love these fabrics/designs and to pick one was not an easy task but I would pick Carolina. I love the colors and patterns.  I would love to be in a room with all of these fabrics so that I can mix and match. This would be a quilters heaven.

caliban wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 11:13 AM

I would choose The Very Hungry Caterpillar collection because it's one of my toddler's favorite books.

brewsa wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 11:18 AM

I like Blossom Lane by Renee and Lots of dots. I like the vintage/retro style of both collections. I also like bright colored fabrics. I want to order some of both lines.

angiejmq wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 11:29 AM

My favorite is Lots of Dots.  The feedsack reproductions remind me of my favorite novel, The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas which is set in the 1930's.

Cheryl Crossen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 11:52 AM

I would have to say American Valor for 2 reasons 1st for my son serving in the USAF and will soon be deployed to the Persian Gulf, and for all those serving in the armed forces.  2nd for my husband who proundly waves the flag on our house everyday. I am new to quilting and have just finished my first patriotic quilt for the QOV foundation. I am looking forward to making another using this fabric line.

pennysmom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 12:27 PM

MMmmmm, Ginger Rose is very appealing.  I love wonderful large florals, and Ginger Rose fills the bill.  The coordinates are just yummy harvest tones and prints that would look beautiful in a fall quilt in my home.  I have to say, though, it was very difficult to choose just one line when so many great ones are offered.

Betty Wojtowicz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:02 PM

Although I really, really like the Metallic Dimples collection, my favorite is Banner Day by Jo Morton.  I love the fact that lines were created specifically for Quilts of Valor. I love the fabrics! I'm using this to make my first quilt for a wounded soldier.

barbe wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:07 PM

I love the Dimples collection.  Especially the blues.  I love the Metallic Dimples as they just sparkle!!

Gina C wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:07 PM

Jubilee really caught my eye.  I love the colors and prints, and feel like I could make a beautiful and fun quilt from them.

Bunny wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:24 PM

I like Ravenwood by Jo Morton.  I like most paisley.  It might have something to do with the dresses my mom made me when I started school.....

Erin wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:49 PM

My favorite is Op Art 1.  I love two color quilts and black and white is alwasy a favorite.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 2:04 PM

All the Andover are just beautiful. Since I can only pick one, right now it would be Spot's Favorits Colors. Just learned yesterday that my best friend and his wife are having a boy. This will make a beautiful quilt.

Nana Sue wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 2:05 PM

I'm a sucker for anything floral. Also love anything purple or blue. That being said I just can't help but love the Blossom Lane collection by Renee Nanneman.

Brenda wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 2:37 PM

I like the American Valor Collection. I have gotten into the groove of making Quilts of Valor and the red, white and blue fabrics are great.

Amy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 3:19 PM

Wow!  What an impressive selection!  My favorite of the day is Blossom Lane by Renee.  I love the subtle colors and patterns and can picture how they might come together as a quilt.  

My second-favorite is Brown Bear Brown Bear - and all of the eric Carle fabrics.  I've always loved Eric Carle's colors and textures and these fabrics would make wonderful children's quilts!

nonieg wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 3:59 PM

Well a very hard decision to make,I really like the four all seasons winter as it would make a very nice quilt for my 3 year old grandson also the farm girl is great for the 2 granddaughters as they all live with me and can hardly wait for their little piece of heaven when they go to bed at night and pull up their own quilts quilted by nana with love just for them. Would really love to win something like this as I very seldom win anything but enter lots.

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 4:11 PM

I have two collections that I really like.  My first choice is Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket, because the combination of colors and the drawing has the "retro" look.  My second choice is Mama's Favorites, because it has the look of the old feed/flour sacks.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 4:27 PM

It is very hard to pick just 1 collection that you LOVE more then any other and for me it is the American Valor Fabrics I come from a long line of military service and LOVE making quilts for others in the military. We have 3 sons 1 was in the Navy but got out, 1 is in the Army and has been for 10 years right out of High School he just got back from his 4 tour in Iraq, and 1 that just went into the Air Force. I was glad to see 3 of our 5 children followed in my husbands and fathers not to mention sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles foot steps.               Lisa

P.S I would Love to win the Dimples collection it would help me finish lots of HERO quilt to be donated. Lisa

momcat5200 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 4:57 PM

I am drawn to the Maestro collection because I am always looking for colors to blend with other prints and designs.  These read as solids, yet have a lot of movement to them.

MARYB-31 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 5:14 PM

It is hard to choose just one, but right now my favorite is Spot's Favorite Colors. I have a nine-month-old granddaughter who already loves dogs and books. I am going to make the quilt and give her the book.  I know she will love both as she gets a little older.

Dawn Peterson wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 5:15 PM

My favorite group was the Toast II collection.  The colors are warm and made me feel automatically relaxed and comfortable.  They could be used in almost any quilt, if not in a large square as a blender.  I think that the patterns and colors  would go with any decor and they would not look too old fashioned or too bright.  They would mix into a quilt and be just perfect.  I could see using them for a table quilt, wallhanging, or bed quilt in any room. In fall, they would be harvest colors.  Winter they would be the warm fireplace.  Spring would be the new buds beginning to come to life, and in summer, they would be the bright sunny warm days.  I really like them.

YvonneCrea wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 5:19 PM

I love so many of the fabrics, but I would have to pick Attic Shirtings.  Why?  Because those shirtings with would go with plenty fabrics to combine!  

Nanette Meck wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 5:58 PM

I have a very special personal reason for absolutely loving "Sweet Emilie" fabric.  It is very Sweet and is named after Emilie my daughter.  Isn't that wonderful!!!!

carochar wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:16 PM

Hey, besides LOVING them all (and having been a longtime fan), living in Delaware, home of the fabulous Winterthur Museum, qualifies me to feel that that line just shouts out at me. The "Winterthur Cadet Paisley" is an amazing focus fabric (that would make a GREAT backing when combined with a wide border on the front) which pulls in so many gorgeous jewel-tone colors to use in the blocks. My mind just whirls with ideas when I look at it!

Janers wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6:44 PM

Talk about a tough decision!  I finally settled on Urban Shades as my favorite fabric collection because of the rich, dramatic colors.  I also like the fact that there are so many different looks to each design in the collection.  It would be almost like having 2 or 3 times the fabrics since each piece offers such a variety of color and pattern.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:08 PM

So hard to choose but I like the blue and green tone of P0260-1867-G23 the best.  Gorgeous fabric.

CajunCactus (Pat) wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:26 PM

WOW! Could you have made this any harder?.  They are all gorgeous and I can picture beautiful quilts out of each.  But if I have to pick just one, it would have to be  Op Art 1.  I have always been attracted to bright, bold colors and images that have movement all on their own.  Using them to create with can result in stunning, moving imagery that catches everyone off guard.

Not to mention two of my sons can relate to the kinetic energy from these fabrics.  Mmmmmm...off to add to my wish list...gotta have this one, gotta have that one, oh heck, I have to have all of them.

barbaraschafer wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:28 PM

My favorite is Winter Wonderland.  Oh, the colors!-so bright and perky they literally shout MERRY CHRISTMAS! The designs are quirky and definitely not ho hum. These fabric make up into a "happy" quilt.

quiltertfn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:30 PM

I'm in the mood to make a Halloween quilt so Dem Bones immediately caught my eye.  The designs are so cute, especially A-5260-P.

JOYCEP-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:35 PM

re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics

My favorite would be Cantik Batiks.  Have a pattern I want to try and these would be perfect.

auntiedell wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:38 PM

I love Cantik Batiks.  Although, anything black and whte is always good, too.

auntiedell wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:38 PM

I love Cantik Batiks.  Although, anything black and whte is always good, too.

CECILIAY wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:51 PM

I like the 1001 Peeps.  It reminds me of The Arabian Nights.  This would make a great boy's quilt.  Thanks for the chance to win such great blender fabrics.

Laurie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 7:55 PM

I love the Cantic Batiks because I am a batik fanatic!

jan m wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:18 PM

I love Jo's Variety by Jo Morton.  Like the red and creams.  The bird fabric is great and would work nicely into a wall hanging or quilt.

Lola M wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:21 PM

I really like seniments, it is bright cheerful, and very cute.

Lola M wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:22 PM

I really like seniments, it is bright cheerful, and very cute.

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:34 PM

Petals by Lonni Rossi. My little Brother and I like them best because they are blenders and cooperate with all of our other friends in my fabric resource center.

p.dimattei@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:48 PM

I love the cantik batiks because it is as if you were painting with fabric.  And remeniscent of nature's beauty.

sutton77collins wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:55 PM

I love the Key Notes.  My family (husband, children, sister, neices & nephews) are all musical and it would be so much fun to make them a quilt with this material.

Sew-Many-Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 8:59 PM

It was torture trying to decide on only one.  I seem to be drawn to the vibrant color and energy bouncing off of "Garden Strings".  I can't wait to have it!

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:49 PM

What a hard decision.Flannels are usually my favouritebut nothing beats sparkle and bling.I choose the metallic Dimples so pretty

Patty Ann wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 9:59 PM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite.  He is so cute.  Who could not love him?

Patty Stuart wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 10:54 PM

Andover Fabrics: Garden Strings by Kim Schaefer is the collection that captivated my attention. I like fabric that is bold and pops yet shows classy. Garden Strings collection gives an interesting variety of visual pleasure.

still learning wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 9 July 2011, 11:47 PM

My personal favorite is the "Flannel Four All Seasons Winter because immediate images come to mind of freezing temperatures outside, snow, a snowman in my frontyard, Christmas or the Holidays, Santa, hot chocolate, being  curled up in my All Seasons nightgown with my favorite blanket, all snuggly warm and cozy.

rmpryor@smartneighborhood.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:56 AM

Being a Fabra-holic, of course, I love all the fabrics. My favorite now is the Dimples collection. The complete range of colors offer unlimited possibilities for my quilts. I can see them used as petals of applique flowers, landscape colors, and all.  I love the subtle texture, much better than a flat color. Hope I win.

rose

hmoore wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 7:04 AM

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I am a hopeless romantic!  I can't get enough rose fabric!  I love your Rosebud Faire!!  Very rich and the coordinates are lovely

JAP wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 7:24 AM

I love the Blossom Lane collection by Renee because the colors are soft and beautiful like a cool summer day.  

Betty wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 8:38 AM

I would like to win all of them, lol.  The colors are so lovely and bright.  I make a lot of charity quilts for boys and girls, therefore, the  "Very Hungry Caterpiliar would be great.  Lots of ideas for that fabric.  I also like Banner Day by Jo Morton for use in my Quilts of Valor, it is very beautiful.  I also like Jo' Variety for a quilt on  my own bed.  Thanks for offering this contest.

Connie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 9:49 AM

I particularly like the American Valor line. My son is in the Army and those fabrics would make a beautiful quilt!

echamness wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 10:05 AM

DIMPLES is actually my favorite Andover fabric collection because I enjoy creating qraphic designs using a variety of black and white fabrics...the Dimples line allows me to add color highlights that improve my designs without overpowering them.

mrandmrsquilter@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 10:08 AM

Dimples is my favorite Andover collection, and I'm not just saying that because I want to win. I love scrappy quilts, and the variety of Dimples colors and the subtle nature of the print allows me to use it in blending within scrappy designs.

JANL-4 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 10:26 AM

I love all the Jo Morton fabrics.  I especially like the Fairfax County line because of the beautiful stripes.

janicey wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 12:15 PM

It's a tough decision - I love them all!!  My vote goes to Petals by Lonni Rossi - i love a tone on tone fabric.

rmoranty wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 1:15 PM

I like so many fabrics from Andover it is hard to choose one favorite.  The Very Hungry Catapilar is very cute though for childrens quitls.  Alot of my friends love it too.  With friends grandbabies coming, I know that I will be busy with fabric from Andover.  Thanks

Christine Price wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 1:33 PM

They are all great and this was a tough decision however I have pick The Very Hungry Caterpillar because the book was my daughters favorite book and now she reads it to my twin grand girls.

JENNIE wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 1:35 PM

Jamestown is my favorite.  I absolutely love the fabrics of the era and look forward to making a quilt with these.

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 3:52 PM

I love anything by Eric Carle.  The possibilities for kids' quilts are exciting.  Second favorite is the Dimples Flannel.  It is so hard to find blenders for the kids' charity quilts that I make.

Linda Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:09 PM

DIMPLES IS  MY MOST FAVORITE!

THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

debhester wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:09 PM

I'm wanting to make a Christmas quilt and love Winter Wonderland.  Those are some rich fabrics, and will look wonderful in a Christmas quilt.

Linda Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:10 PM

LOVE DIMPLES!

THANKS FOR SHARING!

bleonard02 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:46 PM

Love the new look

Paula wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:52 PM

Yes, it is hard to choose just one but I boiled it down to the following:  Last but not least is Attic Shirtings which I would use mostly for background and backing as my stash provides the rest (so far); LotsofDots and Mama's Favorites would tie for the third as these prints remind me so much of my mother's and grandmother's quilts spread out on those old-fashioned frames that one could play under (if I hadn't of been sick the time those frames were erected at my childhood home; Blossom Lane would come in second as these prints call out to me in a very soft, romantic way.  Winter Wonderland comes in first as I love the bright colors against all of the black as well as the row prints and allover patterns.  I also find it interesting to note 'Christmas' colors gradually changeing hues through the years and this line is keeping it bright and cheery.

Paula wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:52 PM

Yes, it is hard to choose just one but I boiled it down to the following:  Last but not least is Attic Shirtings which I would use mostly for background and backing as my stash provides the rest (so far); LotsofDots and Mama's Favorites would tie for the third as these prints remind me so much of my mother's and grandmother's quilts spread out on those old-fashioned frames that one could play under (if I hadn't of been sick the time those frames were erected at my childhood home; Blossom Lane would come in second as these prints call out to me in a very soft, romantic way.  Winter Wonderland comes in first as I love the bright colors against all of the black as well as the row prints and allover patterns.  I also find it interesting to note 'Christmas' colors gradually changeing hues through the years and this line is keeping it bright and cheery.

judywhitehead-may wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 7:28 PM

Garden Strings is it!  I love, love, love paisley, the bright colors and the black and white included.  I think the fabrics would make an elegant, comtemporary and happy quilt - even though I'm usually a fan of the traditional.  

gigicloutier wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 8:08 PM

My favorite is Big Beautiful Bugs.  Great colors, textures, and illustrations.  Brings me back to my college days studying and working as a research assistant in the Dept. of Entomology.  I definitely need to make a quilt using this fabric!

Lois wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 9:01 PM

My favorite is Cantik Batiks.  I love the colors and designs of batiks!

Debi T wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 9:04 PM

Wow, what a beautiful, exciting assortment of fabrics.  I love the Desert Blooms fabric by Jane Dixon.  The many designs have some of my favorite colors.  Even the name reminds me of my trip last year to CA and my first time ever being in a desert environment.  MI doesn't  have any area to compare that to.  It was my best trip ever!!!

creativequilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 11:08 PM

The winterthure cadet paiseley collection is fabulous because it combines hues of green,blue & yellow. all of the fabrics are very nice and have such distinctive qualities.

Laura wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 10 July 2011, 11:15 PM

It's a tough choice, too many lovely fabrics! But it's a tie between the Cantik Batiks and Many Eyes Looking because they are all so versatile. I think I'd have to go for the Canik Batiks.

TERRYS-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 5:19 AM

Sentiments is my favorite. This would make a beautiful quilt for a child going through a tough time.

revpooh wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 6:20 AM

I primarily work with art quilts. Maestro triggers a lot of ideas -- especially fall trees and leaves, colors changing, etc. There is motion and direction there that inspires me!

Gaila wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 8:01 AM

I'm loving the Winterthur Cadet Paisley collection.  Can't wait to get me some.

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 8:12 AM

Right now my favorite is a tie between Dazzle and Lots of Dots, because the bright colors just say "summer" to me.  

newbeequilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 9:42 AM

I see endless possibilities with many of the fabrics but my favorite right now would have to be Brown Bear Brown Bear.  Why? Because I want to make quilts for my twin grandsons and since they were born we have read that book to them along with Polar Bear Polar Bear & Panda Bear Panda Bear. They just love them. Still hoping they will create a fabric to go with one of those books.

javajean wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 9:55 AM

This was a difficult assignment! I will pick Lots of Dots, because it is modernly retro and matches so old '30s stuff I am playing with. But this is a terrific website with many beautiful fabrics.

Pam C wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 10:21 AM

Love so many of them, but I think Dimples has to be my favorite.  Endless possibilities and endless colors to choose from.

kwiltnkats wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 10:45 AM

How correct are you.  Andover's fabrics are always a great choice.  I'll be purchasing The Very Hungry Caterpillar collection, at least some part of it for a quilt I plan to make for my niece Morgan who will be four this year.  When asked she let me know that caterpillars and lady bugs were among her favorites.  Anything Jo Morton...her designs are always something I'd be selecting for one of the many Bonnie Hunter patterns I find myself making.  Op Art II would make great sections for a rooster's wings.  I recently helped a friend find irregular dots for a quilt she was making and this would have been one to use for sure.  And finally Key Notes and the new Dimples will certainly be ones I'll want to add to my collection.  Sandi

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 11:06 AM

Big Beautiful Bugs is my current fave - I've already bought some! I love it for the colors and the pattern. I bought the 'burst' in burgundy and green (I think they would look nice in Christmas quilts), and the bees in green. Gorgeous fabric from Lonni Rossi (as usual)!

DebN wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 11:14 AM

I have to choose the Dimples collection.

I started collecting these colors a few years back and really want the whole color line.

They are great to use as blenders. I prefer to use the Dimples with the little pattern instead of a solid.

Made a turtle quilt using Dimples, and totally loved the pattern in the fabric in places where solid would have been good but the Dimples worked in subtle perfection.

I have a pattern picked out and it is going to be all done in Dimples bright colors.

sharonkofoed wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 1:10 PM

It's so hard to choose!

My favorite I think is from DeLovely and it's A-5364-G.  I love the bright colors and I'm a huge fan of flowers that don't make me sneeze!

Kerrys Quilting wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 1:17 PM

Wow! Very hard to choose. I really like the Winter Wonderland collection. Love the whimiscal trees, stripes and the bright colors.  What a fun Christmas Quilt!

calahane@pacbell.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 2:20 PM

I'd say Cantik Batiks, hands down. I just adore batiks!

AmandaG wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 4:38 PM

I love Sentiments.  The bright colors and the animals just make me smile.  :o)

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 5:10 PM

I really like the Little Lonnies because they look like such great blenders!

thanks

sjenews wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 6:30 PM

I love the historical qualities of the Yorktown collection.

michellepfau wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 11 July 2011, 8:02 PM

My grandson likes Dem Bones--finally some material he wants me to use for a BOYS quilt. I like the whole coordinating collection.

quilterbarb7 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 6:06 AM

Rose Maison is my favorite! I just bought the line for a quilt called Sarah's Chice and So Much More. I was drawn to the beautiful rose on the black background - it is stunning!! I've wanted a rose quilt for a long time and this was the fabric!!!

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 8:10 AM

Fredericksburg, but very hard decision.

Elizabeth P. wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 8:30 AM

My favorite is Petals by Lonni Rossi.  This collection is so versatile; especially in applique designs.

Susycue wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 10:28 AM

My favorite fabric is Little Lonni's P0260-5160-MB.  I love blue and gold together and the swirls are really pretty.  I also have a second favorite, but it's a whole collection:  Petals.  The colors are gorgeous and the subdued print will go with anything.  My favorite color in that collection is P0260-3077-T because teal is my most favorite color of all.

Tara wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 10:56 AM

I love the Eric Carle "The Very Series"!  As a Children's Literature teacher and mom, Eric Carle's books, with their fantastic illustrations, are always a hit.  What a great gift to give a lap quilt done with these fabrics and a book or two from the series.

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 11:54 AM

I like the Dimples collection because it can be used when I need something that reads solid or when I need a print that wont clash with something else in the quilt, and they have such a good selection of colors, I could surely find whatever I needed!

Arlette wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 12:55 PM

I love their take on polka dots that they used for Lot's of Dots!  Very fun!!

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 3:53 PM

I love the Dessert Bloom By Jane Dixon collection. I want to try to make a tote and colors in this collection just pop out at you. They are so beautiful and yet they don't weigh you down when you look at them. They would make the perfect fabric for a summer bag.

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 3:53 PM

I love the Dessert Bloom By Jane Dixon collection. I want to try to make a tote and colors in this collection just pop out at you. They are so beautiful and yet they don't weigh you down when you look at them. They would make the perfect fabric for a summer bag.

Debra N wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 4:34 PM

I love the subtle colors in Fredericksburg by Jo Morton. I could see a stunning Civil War era quilt based on that fabric.

Sherill wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 4:39 PM

I love the Little Lonnie's by Lonnie Rossi!  This is a happy fabric line!  I'm playing with children cuddle quilt for the grands right now.  This would work great!

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 6:46 PM

I loved the Dessert Bloom Collection by Jane Dixon. The colors just pop and the large designs would look good cut on the diagonal and pieced for a tote bag. They are such fun designs, just perfect for summer!

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 6:48 PM

I love the Dessert Bloom By Jane Dixon Collection. The colors just pop and the large designs would look fantastic cut on the diagonal and sewn together for a tote bag. It is just perfect for summer!

fatquarterquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 7:25 PM

Wow. It is so hard to pick a favorite but I collect red and white and love birds so I pick "Jo's Variety." Beautiful.

Rev. Diane Mettam wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 8:25 PM

I love Rose Maison.  The colors are gorgeous, and the prints could be used in either formal or casual settings.  It is such an adaptable line.  Hats off to designer Renee!

lauraedits wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 11:34 PM

One of the fabrics in OpArt 1 looks EXACTLY like the wallpaper I had in my bedroom as a teenager. So that's my favorite!

Debbie Aldridge wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 11:47 PM

As a coffee-aholic "Morning Rush" is my favorite.  Can't wait to start a quilt with this collection.

Debbie

janem04 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 6:28 AM

My favorite is Big Beautiful Bugs.   It is timeless and appeals to men, women, young and old.  The colors are wonderful for all my projects.  

ramonacarol wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 9:43 AM

I love Blossom Lane, so cool and elegant.  Anything blue is my favorite.  Looking at these restful prints on a 90 degree plus morning is like a refreshing drink of sweet tea.

ktrefry wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 9:52 AM

I have to choose Winterthur John Jewson.  The details and colors are beautiful!

jackievernon wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 10:44 AM

I have a 3 year old grandson, CASH, who loves the Eric Carle books.

so, no surprise, its the Very Hungry Caterpilar for me. It is very hard to choose, I love them all. Thanks for such great fabric.   Jackie and Cash     Cash says he sure could use a new quilt made out of those great giveaway fabrics!

ArmyMom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 3:10 PM

too hard to choose, but some of my favorites are Luminarias, Toasty, Attic Shirtings, Seneca Shirtings, Urban Shades, Cantik Batiks (even though the page was blank, i LOVE batiks), and of course, anything patriotic or military :-)

paula wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 5:13 PM

I really like the "lots of dots" material. I am really into the blues with reds and pinks.  THese flowers are really cool too. I just found a pattern for the boxy looking flower that is on the fabric.  Also I love batiks.  any of them.. all of them   :)

PATRICIAC-23 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 6:55 PM

I just love the Dimples fabric

I use it on most of my quilts for my grandkids or baby quilts that I make

It is a great blending fabric that goes will with solids and prints alike.

Keep the colors coming.

dotsons@cvalley.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 7:23 PM

The Jo Morton "Complements" collection is just beautiful and is "one" of my favorites.  Not only are the fabrics beautiful as stand-alones, but obviously will complement and work well with others in wall hangings, quilts, and table runners.

Pam Blake wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 11:00 PM

Four All Seasons-Winter.  I enjoy the winter season and this fabric just made me smile.  It is a joy of the winter season and would be a fun collection of fabric.  It is my favorite!

eddie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 11:49 PM

My favorite Andover Fabric is Flannel Farm Corner AF 425-Y.  The sheep on a yellow background would be perfect for a baby boy or girl quilt.  The numbers on the background are fantastic to teach children their numbers and could be quite entertaining on a long trip in the car.  Your child could search for the numbers in order.  This fabric could really grow with your child.

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 9:47 AM

I love the Laminates, especially 5370-M and 5374-M.  They would be great to mix with 5369-C to create a handbag or tote.  For a quilt, I would choose Winthur Paisley.  With fall approaching the colors would be wonderful.

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 9:51 AM

I love the Laminates, especially 5370-M and 5374-M to mix with 5369-C for a tote or handbag (similar to a very well known designer's bags).  The fabric is colorful, versatile and I assume waterproof.  I would love to work with it.

christine mills wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 10:28 AM

I like Spice Chest by Jo Morton.  I'm addicted to her fabric lines.  This one is my fave - I love all that red and gorgeous cheddar and golds.  I've made some mini quilts with many of the prints in this line - love 'em!

christine mills wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 10:30 AM

I like Spice Chest by Jo Morton.  I'm addicted to her fabric lines.  This one is my fave - I love all that red and gorgeous cheddar and golds.  I've made some mini quilts with many of the prints in this line - love 'em!

Classygrandma wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:02 PM

They are all great!  However, since I make quilts for children of incarcerated parents, the following would be my selections; Fiesta, Flannel Dino, Goodnight Spot, Meet the Gang and A Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I chose these because they are colorful and children love colors.

Carey wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:06 PM

My favorite is meastro because it brings vibrant colors with a dynamic flowing design to quilts. It brings a pop, sizzle and crackle to your design in your blocks that can add a suprise to them in a pleasant way.

Quilter Jan wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 5:23 PM

My favorite is Dazzle because I love brights.  I make quilts for Project Linus and I love those brights for quilts for the kids!!  Thanks for this nice give-away!

Chris Sandstrom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 6:17 PM

love love love the Metallic Dimples collection, but it's really hard to chose just one...there are so many beautiful fabrics. I'd sure love to win this contest.

Cathy Wiggins wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 9:07 PM

Olivia.  I have a new great-niece coming in the fall.  One of the names being tossed around is "Olivia".  This line would make a perfect welcome home blanket--from one Olivia to another!

Nanakristilenore wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 14 July 2011, 10:29 PM

Crimson is my favorite. Reminds me of my grandmas stuff !! I sure do miss her!

harteis wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 12:41 AM

The Hungry Caterpiller is my favorite.  You could fussy cut the catterpiller and then combine the other coordinating fabrics for your quilt blocks.  The completed quilt together with The Hungry  Caterpiller book would make a great gift.

Johnya wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 9:00 AM

These are all fantastic. But my favorite has to be Dimples in Lavender (P0260-1867-P14). The whole line reminds me of a pointillism painting and the lavender is just a beautiful color.

Marilyn Wood wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 10:39 AM

Mt favorite Andover fabric is the Attic Shirtings.  I  use them as background fabrics and it is more interestimng than plain fabrics.

Marilyn Wood wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 10:40 AM

My favorite andover fabric is the Attic Shirtings.  I use them as background fabrics instead of plain fabrics.  It makes the quilt more intereasting.

Nancy Davis wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 11:56 AM

I love Big Beautiful Bugs - my favorite Andover fabric.  It reminds me of the fossilized insects from a zillion years ago preserved in the Fossil Beds National Monument near my home in Florissant, CO.  These delicate creatures captured in stone are look-alikes for the images in this beautiful fabric.  I look at the fabric and imagine these ancient wings alive in flight.  An aside - the David and Goliath-like struggle to save the land that became the Fossil Beds National Monument from the developer's bulldozer was started by courageous women who literally lay down in front of those earth-moving machines! These sisters were no doubt quilters!

cssherry wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 1:43 PM

My favorite is "Lot's of Dots".  I like the retro look.  It is bright, light and colorful.

maggiojudy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 2:13 PM

I love Jo's Variety, I am using it in my quilts for the club.

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 2:31 PM

I'm always in the hunt for batiks so I'm going to choose Cantik Batiks even though I couldn't see them individually. The one that I liked and could see the samples was Little Loni's by Loni Rossi. Love all the swirls and colors.

MARTHAQ wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 15 July 2011, 4:16 PM

flannel dimples. I love flannel and the dimples look great.

lemurleigh wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 16 July 2011, 5:27 AM

Big beautiful bugs. Reminds me of old biology books with insects in them.

leann wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 16 July 2011, 11:39 AM

Four All Seasons Spring and would like to make a tote or quilt for my 21 year old artist daughter, what a fun fabric.

asimser wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 16 July 2011, 8:08 PM

I love the Flannel Dino fabric. We have a new grandson just ready to graduate to his 'big-boy' bed and I need to make a new quilt for him and this fabric caught my attention immediately!  I am a fairly new quilter and am busy, busy, busy building my stash... so the Dimples collection would sure come in handy.

Thanks for having such beautiful prints!

April Simser

Pegmislock wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 17 July 2011, 7:50 AM

So many choices and so many favorites.  I alternate making Quilt of Valor and traditional quilts for family and friends.  I already have several of your prints in my stash, including Luminaries and the QOV fabrics.  But my favorite in your collection in Jo's Chintz.  I love traditional and reproduction prints and, in particular, the challenge of theme prints.   Creating a pieced top to highlight a specific print in a way that represents an era just gets my creative juices flowing.  Keep up the good work.

Peggy Mislock  

Kathy S wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 17 July 2011, 1:35 PM

As much as I'd love to pick almost all of them, I do think that any of the Dimples collections would have to be my absolute favorite.  They are so versatile using them with other fabrics or just combined with themselves  are very hard combinations to beat!  I would love to win these because "She who has the most fabric wins!

rjdane@hamilton.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 17 July 2011, 4:04 PM

I just LOVE the Ginger Rose.  As I look outside on these days when it is really too humid and hot to tend my flowers until later into the evening, this ginger rose pattern just gives me the same yummy feeling that some of my real flowers do.  I also look for a fabric that,after spending hour after hour on the quilt, when I am finished with it, I still love the fabric as much as when I began the project.  Ginger Rose fits this exactly!

Barbaraannmc wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 17 July 2011, 5:16 PM

It is extremely hard to pick just one but Crimson Bouquet is one at the top of my list!

Marilyn Dale Adams wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 17 July 2011, 6:59 PM

My favorite fabric in the new collection is Garden Strings.  I love paisley and there are many paisley patterns in the collection, but the contemporary colors and the modern patterns make Strings unique.

I love primary colors, bright colors and classic designs.  Garden Strings fulfills all my requirements for a contemporary quilt.

MARYC-39 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 18 July 2011, 8:25 AM

VERY TOUGH choice -- but I love Desert Bloom by Jane Dixon.  I am changing my 'style' a little and going toward bolder, brighter fabrics and also making cute little Sunbonnet Sue baby bonnets which I can see this fabric used for.

winnieayala wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 18 July 2011, 9:50 AM

I like the Castle Peeps the best - I love the way the people are drawn and also I love the castle fabric in blue.  It would make a fun quilt for my boys!

Heidi wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 18 July 2011, 12:52 PM

I love morning rush!  This reminds me of the great coffee times with my friends before we moved!  I would love to make my friends coffee mug rugs with morning rush to have as a special reminder that they still mean a lot to me!

karonmathews@cox.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 18 July 2011, 1:35 PM

I love the fabrics in the Dazzle line. The clean lines and bright colors are so fun to work with!

JUDYC-19 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 18 July 2011, 4:06 PM

Hands down I like Flannel Four all Season Winter.  I am from MN so I love snowmen.  I love using the color black and I love cuddling under a flannel quilt!

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 3:07 PM

Well, after spending literally hours playing around looking at all the wonderful goodies, it became obvious that my favorite changed hourly. lol The Blossom Lane collection is one I love and have in my stash. But right now my favorite is tending towards Winterthur John Hewson. I really like the birds, butterflies and flowers in those wonderful pinks and blues. It is just a really fun collection with lots of possibilities.

Cheryl Greenleaf wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 6:33 PM

I fell in love with The Blossom Lane Collection and the free Blossom Lane Quilt pattern.  I normally go for bright colored fabrics but this line of beautifully muted fabrics has captured my heart.  Good job!

Merrilee wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 6:35 PM

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    I've always loved the work of Eric Carle and when I was teaching full time I used his books and art to inspire children to create their own mixed media collage pictures in my art room.  After 33 years I am retired and now, it comes full circle!  On my work table are the Brown Bear squares and prints being worked into a quilt for my grandson!  Oh, how wonderful to finally have the time to create some things of my own!

minniemouseemma wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 6:53 AM

I am getting ready to retire in 2012 and these fabrics would certainly add to my stash, thay are all so beautiful.

paintfilly13 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 10:53 AM

How Mean!! Making us choose JUST ONE!   If I had my druthers, I'd most certainly druther sew with FLANNEL. So, that said and being a country gal from MONTANA, I'd choose the Flannel Farm Corner. Who wouldn't love those barn yard cuties.

Kathy Skinner wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 11:57 AM

My very favorite Andover fabric is the Attic shirtings P0260-5084-K. It can be used in so many different patterns to complement my projects. I love the color schems and outlay of pattern. very usefull. I love to make anything in the Civil War repoduction and 30-40's repoduction. These are my favorites.

Kelly Love-Schwarz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 6:49 PM

I like Covey Toile. It has larger patterns but a fantastic texture for fussy cutting.

koasmom@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:01 AM

My favorite is Farmhouse Retreat.  I love the retro look of the fabrics.  I would love to use this set on quilts for my 100 year old house.

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:59 AM

My favorite is Garden Patch Flannel.  I love the print and the colors are beautiful!

tammymurphy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:18 PM

I love the Ravenwood line by Jo Morton.

Gorgeous but simple colours, gorgeous patterns!

But the whole collection of dimples..... ooooohhhhh the quilt I could make from that! It would be spectacular!  Crossing my fingers.... and everything else too!!!!! :)

gabeway@swbell.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:21 PM

As a retired military man, I love the Banner Day by Jo Morton.  Brings backs a lot of memories of good people!

musingmom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:22 PM

1001 Peeps! This is the perfect combination of originality, whimsy, and great colors!

debaugray wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:24 PM

My favorite Andover Fabric is Op Art II.   I like the black and white fabric.

mslory339 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:37 PM

Rosebud Faire is my favorite; roses are my favorite flower.

MARILYNN-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:38 PM

Wow, this is tough, but I think I love the Dimples collection the most. I see all sort of possibilities with the tone on tone effect, for backgrounds, for that pop next to a focus fabric for more contrast, and in accessories.

Llyn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:42 PM

My favorite was the Petals collection... I see endless possibilities with that beautiful collection of fabrics.   They are dynamite.  

Garnie P. Bethea wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:42 PM

My favorites are both  "Spot" and Maestro".   Spot is really cute and I love the pinks in Maestro.  Please pick !

Garnie P. Bethea wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:43 PM

My favorites are both  "Spot" and Maestro".   Spot is really cute and I love the pinks in Maestro.  Please pick !

Garnie P. Bethea wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:44 PM

My favorite is Maestro.  I love the pink!  Please pick me!

ANNEB-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:46 PM

All of the Dimples fabrics are wonderful.  What a great applique quilt could be made from that collection!

sunnie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:48 PM

My favorite is Luminaria #A-5190-LB.  Just love the "soft" look of the pattern and, of course, it is in my favorite colors of blue & red.

bburke wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:48 PM

My favorite is the Winter Wonderland line because the red and green a little non-traditional and the designs of the trees and other motifs have a really contemporary flavor.

sharonsue2000@shidlerok.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:51 PM

I think my favorite right now is the love joy and peace collection. The colors are bold and vibrant, and I love eye catching colors!!

Lindsey wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 1:56 PM

I love the Flannel Dino - my son was totally into dinosaurs for many years, and I couldn't believe all of the facts he was able to tell me and anyone who'd listen (!) about dinos.  He's 22 years old now and obviously past the dinosaur stage, but I still continue to enjoy making dinosaur children's quilts for sick and injured kids in my local community, and this soft flannel is perfect!  Thank you for making such great fabrics that suit just about anyone on our lists:-)

kimberlybreid wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:00 PM

I love the Winterthur by John Hewson - it is gorgeous!!

Thanks :)

sgrehome@earthlink.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:06 PM

I really like a lot of them, but Dimples is actually my favorite.  It has wonderful texture and absolutely yummy colors (I can almost taste the Double Bubble every time I see P0260-1867-E18)!

kehrenaz@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:11 PM

It's a hard choice between "Many Eyes Looking" and "Dimples" because of the many, many colors available and the versatility and blendability of the patterns. Today, it's "Many Eyes Looking" for its brilliant colors, but tomorrow . . .  :-D

wendyjosa68 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:13 PM

Spellbound is my favorite. I love Halloween with a name like Wendy you know I'm a good little witch.

Omajean wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:14 PM

I especially like the Civil War era colors and patterns, and Cinnamon and Spice by Jo Morton is a current favorite.  However, most of the projects I have been completing at this time (still workin full time) are for my grandchildren (#9 is on her way!) and I have bought yardage from several of the fabulous and fun childrens oriented collections by Eric Carl, Lizzy House, Carol Eldridge (to name a few) AND of course I toss in some of the batiks and other fun groups (like Early Bird) to give them enough sophistication to remain interesting for a few years to come!

upchurs wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:15 PM

I absolutely love Rose Maison. I can see a beautiful quilt made from this collection of fabrics. The florals spoke to me - personally.

Denise_Oregon wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:15 PM

I love P0260-1867-E15 (Pink and Brown Dimples). I've been using quite a bit of pink and brown lately in all sorts of items (quilted tote bags, baby quilts). Just love the color combination!

remareis wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:26 PM

I like the very hungry caterpillar. It reminds me of reading to my kids when they were little.

Bob Staresinic wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:26 PM

I like the Petal collection because I like to use the same pattern in different colors.  Plus each fabric is one color in different shades, so I can have a basic color and add to it with other fabrics.

karen wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:28 PM

I love the very hungry caterpillar encore collection. Such pretty, bright colors, and great memories of reading that book as a child@

patmmm wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:46 PM

I love all the Jo Morton designs, but if I had to pick one, it is probably Indigo Berries. I love blue.

JudyinSC wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:51 PM

Why, I love the Dimples collection, of course!   It is a great tone-on-tone collection with lots of texture and goes well with about anything.

dlsaltz wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:52 PM

I really like the Little Lonnie.  It is whimsical and has my favorite colors of purple and yellow/gold.  It also is a batik and those colorings are what I'm always drawn to when picking out fabrics.

txgirl255369 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:52 PM

I love Sweet Emilie.  The colors and the different prints coordinate with other lines, so they can be mixed.  Can't wait to start a new project!

evance wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:55 PM

I like the Winter Wonderland best for 2 reasons.  One, it is 90+ degress outside and it's nice to think about Christmas.  And two, it's a change from the typical bright red/Christmas green fabrics you usually see.

laiiowa wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 2:56 PM

Loved the Jo Morton fabrics.  They really work well in all I do.

AnneM72019 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:11 PM

My favorite collection is Renee Nanneman's "Home to Roost." I saw the designer on Fons and Porter talking about how she was inspired by vintage French prints. I love the colors and the print motifs. I adored the table runner project she demonstrated on the show.

ewrichards2 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:13 PM

Indigo Berries by Jo Morton.  (Although I love most of her fabrics!!)  The Indigo Blues are just scrumptious!

biaquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:18 PM

LOVE both Op Art collections! As an accent or a stunning border, the prints will add a  lot of interest to any quilt. Black and white really make my favorite  colors pop!

broofran wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:21 PM

There's so much to choose from that to choose one is so very difficult. I love the "Little Lonni's" and have always loved Lonni Rossi's prints/patterns as they're fresh and different from traditional prints. However a very very very close second choice would be Jo's Variety as I also love the reproduction type prints and this line would make a wonderful one colour quilt, so much to love, wish there were more free hours in the day.

EBquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:22 PM

Garden Strings - the coordinating prints are a little artsy and the colors are wonderful.

Claire wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:23 PM

Loves me some birds on the Plumblossom fabric. Very, very cute.

Linda H wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:31 PM

Blossom Lane by Renee Nanneman

It's a great collection and I can see many quilts made of this grouping of fabrics. Great colors.

Patricia Faye wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:35 PM

I love the American Valor Fabrics. My son is a 2nd Lt in the US Army returning from Iraq soon and I think they would make a beautiful quilt throw to honor his military service.  

Margery wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:35 PM

I love all dimples. Would love the collection to add to my small stash. They are great for blending and for solid color quilts

Thanks, Marge

Margery wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:36 PM

Love dimples. Would love to win the collection to add to my small stash. It is great for blending and also for one colour quilts. Thanks, Marge

JudyCnNC wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:39 PM

Dimples Dimples Dimples -  Dimples go with everything and I have been buying them since you came out with them.  Once a year I stock up on my dimples, and I still do not have all the colors.  DO NOT ever stop making these.  Grown women would cry. This is a wonderful giveaway and fantastic opportunity to win ALL the colors.  I am feeling lucky - Judy C in NC

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:06 PM

I love the For All Seasons- Winter- I love snowmen and the colors are a little different and interesting.

EReyes wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:17 PM

Dimples are my favorite! They are AWESOME!!!! WOW!

Beth Taber wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:29 PM

Oh which one to choose????  They are all sooo yummy, but if I have to choose just one it would be the Big Beautiful Bugs, this is one line that could be used in several of my quilts.  Just started doing some nayture quilts and they would work perfectly in them.

threadedneedle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:35 PM

My favorite is Farmhouse Retreat. Such soothing colors and I like birds and flowers.

taylorsgmom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:41 PM

I think my favorite is the Morning Rush since I'm a big time coffee addict.

These are so bright and colorful. May have to try them in a table runner.

taylorsgmom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:41 PM

I think my favorite is the Morning Rush since I'm a big time coffee addict.

These are so bright and colorful. May have to try them in a table runner.

Betty Stiles wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:52 PM

i just love the celebrations plus i love them all !!!!

feffertim wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 4:59 PM

I definitely love the flannel farmer fabric the best.  WIth 3 gGrand children, I love to make things for them.  

Vicki7822 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 5:06 PM

I just love the Flannel Four All Seasons Winter!  The visions of winter and snowmen help to ease the 100+ swealtering temperatures which are extremely grueling right now!

Cheryl wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 5:08 PM

Love the dimples, however my favorite is Plum Blossom.

Cheryl wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 5:09 PM

My favorite is Plum blossom, but I also really like the Dimples>

mcdonasl wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 5:10 PM

Brown Bear, Brown Bear is my favorite Andover fabric. The squares with the animals inside make easy blocks. It is colorful and true to the classic book. I have great memories of reading it to my children and now I read it to my grandchildren. The fabric is sitting on my shelf right now, begging to be made.

blb3002 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:02 PM

At the moment I would say my favorite is the Blackbird Acres, reminds me of last fall when the birds attacked the cornfields in the area, depleting of the corn feed used for the farm animals.

KayHenningson wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:02 PM

I love the flannel dino collection. My grandsons love dinosaurs and I am always on the lookout of fun new fabrics for projects for them.

janderson41@charter.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:06 PM

If I have to pick only one (very hard to do) I choose four seasons-spring.  I love the circles and squares and squiggly stripes and the spring colors!

kimmuller wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:14 PM

I love Little Lonnis fabric.  The great geometric designs and tone on tone colors are a perfect way to add texture to any quilt!

nursie76 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:15 PM

It is hard to choose, but since I can choose only one, today, my favorite is Big Beautiful Bugs! My mind boggles with all the possibilities for this fabric.

arts1plus@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:35 PM

I love all the dimples line of fabrics....I have some already and would love more!!!

grammcl wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 6:49 PM

I love the "Spots" collections.  I make quilts for the San Diego Police Department for officers to carry in their cars.  They really help calm and comfort children in traumatic situations and who can't help smiling at a playful puppy.

Kay wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:15 PM

I love the Sentiments.  So special for the babies, and I am being a great aunt over and over again, it is colorful and yet gentle and quieting.  Love it!

QuilterKat wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:32 PM

Boy is it hard to choose!! But I think for my mood today...Garden Strings. So pretty!! And fun! Love fabric and color!!!Bring it on!

brianacala wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:34 PM

I love Garden Patch Flannel, I really love them all,but I know you will understand when I say that one just speaks to me. All kinds of ideas started flowing threw my head, oh the possibilities.  

Kathy R wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:37 PM

Andover Fabrics JAZZ is my favorite.  I listen to music while I quilt and Jazz is usually what I choose to hear.  The design in the fabric reflects visually what I hear from the music.  Great combination!  Thank you for the chance to win.  

DBLTurtle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:38 PM

The Cantik batiks look pretty - but so do alot of the other ones!

ejlevans68@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:44 PM

They are all fantastic, but I really like the Dimples and Dimples Metallic because they are such good blenders with other fabrics.

ejlevans68@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 7:47 PM

I like them all, but I particularly like the Dimples and Dimples Metallic because they blend so well with other fabrics.

evelynjgonzalez wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:03 PM

I simply adore Brown Bear, Brown Bear and I'm going to use it to make my brand new grandson a baby quilt!

MåMå wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:16 PM

No sweat - The Very Hungry Caterpillar catches my eye.  I have made several baby quilts using this fabric to give to special new borns - of course, a copy of the book goes with it.

Chris_Quilting wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:18 PM

I really like the 30's look of Lots of Dots.  I see Dresden plates or Double Wedding Rings from those.  Nice and softly bright.  I would love to win the collection of Dimples, I really enjoy using them as blenders and stand alone pieces in my quilts.  Thanks for a chance to win the set.

KALEDA wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:55 PM

I've just started making baby quilts and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quality of your FLANNEL DIMPLES. It is a heavier weight than others I've felt, which should make my "works of art" last longer. I also really like the visual interest and texture they (the dimples) give to my projects. I'm partial to the marine blue, #P0284-F1867-FB10. It is both vibrant and restful to me.

Thanks for making such great products!

Kathleen D.

P.S. I also like the really soft "hand" which the Maisy Counts line has.

LeAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:56 PM

It has to be Dimples, there are so many lovely colors.  I would like to use every one in  a quilt.

ElkeG wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 8:59 PM

Most definitely Luminarias. Fabric A-5191-B  falls into the 'must have' category.

Maia wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:01 PM

Castle Peeps - so fun.  Lizzie is a great designer.

Vicki Adkins wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:12 PM

I love the Spot fabrics.  I mostly make children's quilts and everyone loves Spot.  When I'm making a quilt, I always include a book.  Spot books are wonderfully entertaining!  I even love them!

tgc1971 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:13 PM

My vote goes to Hurrah by Jo Morton....beautiful!

p.poole wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:17 PM

I would have to say that the Attic Shirtings and Seneca Shirtings are my current favorite.  I am just beginning to get into Civil War repros, after having been totally immersed in 30's repros and the shirtings are so wonderful to use with anything and everything.  The dimples look great as blenders for projects as well.

DEBORAHO wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:22 PM

After looking at all the patterns and fabrics my favorite fabrics is the Dimples Collection.  I am designing a quilt using a traditional pinwheel block and the Dimples fabrics will be  wonderful.  Light, medium and dark will blend well and will also be great feaure fabrics.  I really hope I win - I've nver won anything and the Dimples fabric will truly make a beautiful quilt.  My picks are G29, VL,WL, P7, P11and P14.

Martisgran wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 9:40 PM

Hard to choose but I narrowed it down to Mama's Favorites and Lots of Dots. They remind me of my mom and I love the vintage look.

cwilson3 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 10:13 PM

I love the Cantik Batiks.  Reminds me of a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day!

rita goshorn wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 10:17 PM

Winterthur Cadet Paisley !  the colors are gorgeous!  i love paisley prints and abstract flowers and the variety of patterns is just to my taste.  

rgoshorn@ak.net

glass2quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 10:31 PM

I love the Flannel Dino collection for its bright colors and the smiley faces on the dinosaurs.  They are si friendly and comforting.  It is often difficult to find fabrics suitable for a boy, and these fabrics would be perfect for a boy's baby quilt or a toddler's first "big boy" bed.  And the fact that it is a soft flannel just puts the icing on the cake.  The little dinos on the blue background would make a great border.  The wonderful colors make one smile but without too much red that might overstimulate.

Jane wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:07 PM

My most favorite is the Attic Shirtings collection.  Next would be the Seneca Shirtings.  I love using shirtings when make reproduction quilts as they just seem to fit the best as the "lights" in the squares.  I'm doing the Farmer's Wife blocks and have found these to be wonderful in my squares.

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:25 PM

This is fantastic. I love all the fabrics!! My favorite is "Hurrah" I have been wanting to make a quilt of valor for some time now.  I have had a hard time finding fabrics that I like until now.  This line is perfect.  I down loaded the fabrics, put them into EQ7, and wala!! I now have a quilt of valor to make.  you can view the quilt on my Blog. This is just a pic of what it will look like.

www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/.../quilt-of-valor-using-andover-s-hurrah-line.aspx  

Mommom42 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:27 PM

I love Dimples.  It's a perfect texture and the colors are fabulous.  

Dorothy I. Dishman wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:50 PM

My overall favorite has to be "The Very Hungry Caterpiller"...I absolutely admire Eric Carle's books and I have made 9 quilts for various libraries located in several states to honor his 40th. anniversary year.

kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:51 PM

I love "Fredericksburg" by Jo Morton.  It's a beautiful color and I love the flow of the pattern.  Is it a reproduction fabric?  I would guess that it is!

Dingaleena wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:59 PM

I am partial to the American Valor and Banner Days collections. The softer, country style colors can bring the red, white and blues into the home decor in a more subtle yet sincere fashion.

Dingaleena wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 12:00 AM

I am partial to the American Valor and Banner Days collections. The softer, country style colors can bring the red, white and blues into the home decor in a more subtle yet sincere fashion.

Jfelb wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 12:01 AM

I like flannel Dino....I have three young grandsons and this would be perfect to make them their first dinosaur quilts!

era wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 12:06 AM

OP Art I for sure! So many possibilities. It is so unlike any other fabric line I've ever seen. AMAZING!

cbyc wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 1:04 AM

I love the Flannel Farm Corner... it's so cute & sweet! It just makes me smile!  :)  And I love the colors!

passion4quilting@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 1:42 AM

This is hard.  I love the Little Lonni's, I can just see these working well in many quilts!!   I wanted to view the Cantik Batiks, but the page wouldn't open.  (I also love "The Very Series" fabrics too.  Very fun!!)  Cheryl

Franbird wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 2:12 AM

Fredericksburg by Jo Morton I love the feeling of antique, but elegant.  The design that drew me to it was P0260-2881-V .  I agree with Passion4quilting...I wanted to view the Cantik Batiks also, but the page never opened. Thank you for the opportunity, Fran

quilt25 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 4:44 AM

I love Four All Seasons Winter! I live in Florida and miss the Snowmen! Brings back fond memories..

BBudelman wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 4:44 AM

Home to Roost is my favorite.  Plus so many more,

Barbara

Cindy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 5:53 AM

My favorite is the Winterthur John Hewson. It will lend itself very well to the quilt I want to make for my step-daughter. I love the old world charm of the design. It is very pretty.

vtlockhart18 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:01 AM

I love the new Dimples collection...what fantastic blenders for every quilt I can come up with!

Ann Jones wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:09 AM

You've got to be kidding!  I Love them all, but if I had to pick just one it would be Dimples. This fabric comes in so many colors you're sure to be able to use it in any quilt pattern.  I say, "Smile and show off your Dimples"

Marty wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:36 AM

My favorite is OpArt 1. I'm working on a black and white Stack & Whack quilt and this will make a great backing.  They are all beautiful and was so hard to choose.

Marty wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:41 AM

Love the Opart 1.  I'm working a black and white Stack & Whack this will make the perfect backing for it.  

kchabr55 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 7:23 AM

I love the Flannel Dinosaur collection.  My little boy has always LOVED dinosaurs.  Our house is full of them.  I really want to make him a dino quilt, but haven't found the right fabric yet, until now!  I LOVE those fabrics in that collection.  I can't wait to get started!

Maggsb4 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 7:35 AM

It was so hard to decide because the fabrics are beautiful.   I chose the Blossom Lane line because it looks soft and relaxing.   I almost chose the Oliva line because I have a 20 month old grandaughter, Olivia.   Dimples is also very enticing.   Can't wait to find all of these fabrics!

wagimom wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 7:47 AM

So hard to decide. But my favorite designer is Jo Morton and even trying to narrow down her collections was so hard, but I will have to go with Hurrah. Since the 4th of July is my all-time favorite holiday, Hurrah is a perfect match!

annialza wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 7:54 AM

My favorite is Flannel Four All Seasons - Winter

This was an easy pick for me because anyone who knows me knows that I  love snowmen followed by penguins, which you might want to consider for the next 'winter theme'.  And when I saw the contest date, August 1st, well, I thought there's no way I could lose -- this is my husband's birthday.

debilohr wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:01 AM

The Flannel Farm Corner because I have a soon to be born grandson and I am making all kinds of nursery items for him.

dtwinter wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:02 AM

Goodnight Spot has to be my favorite. Spot was my daughter's favorite stuffed animal as a child. We just recently found Spot while cleaning the basement. He still looks good, despite being a senior dog now. He's 16 years old (that's 115 dog years!).

danagaff wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:04 AM

I love Sentiments, the colors are so cheerful, they would make any child smile.

blrwma wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:30 AM

Big Beautiful bugs

I love the bees because I am a beekeeper!

kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:40 AM

I love "Fredricksburg".  The soft colors and flow of the pattern are beautiful!  I'm guessing that it is a reproduction fabric.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Chrystal wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:52 AM

This was much harder than I thought it would be.  I have 2 young grandsons who are fascinated with dinosaurs, so I believe that the flannel dinos series is perfect for our cold Montana winters.

Sandra Strickland wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 9:00 AM

Four All Season - Summer - Love the colors, love the season!

Sandra

patks wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 9:02 AM

The Petals collection is my favorite because It would work well with a pattern I'm saving fabric for.  Now I'm thinking that the Dimples fabrics might work, too!  Thanks sew much for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway!!!

Barb Schan wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 9:08 AM

Cantik Batiks really get my creative juices flowing!  Also the flannel dinos series would send my grandson into pure joy!

melindamc wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 9:14 AM

I love the Flannel Farm Corner Collection.  I live in the country and enjoy making baby quilts.

Gimli42 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 9:14 AM

Farmhouse Retreat - gorgeous soft colors and retro patterns.  Love it!

georgeandelaine@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 9:22 AM

Its hard to pick which of the insect patterns or the birds patterns. I have a very large garden and flowers and lots of bird feeders. I just started quiting and try to incorporate these in my quilts,when I have time to quilt[winter time]

Elaine

charlottegaile@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 10:46 AM

There are so many to choose from. After looking twice I think I like Little Lonni's by Lonnie Rossi the best. Love the colors and designs.  Looks like my next quilt. :-)

StitchingBahma wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 11:40 AM

Oh, Lots of Dots is my favorite!! I love circles and dots so this fabric would be super easy to use!

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 11:46 AM

I agree, it is hard to choose, but I kept on going back to Jo Morton's Fredrickson pattern.  It is so visually rich, and I think it could infuse a secondary pattern with the cross hatched bits if carefully positioned.  Would love to try!

Judy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 12:17 PM

Agreed, too hard to choose, why can't I have them all.  If I have to choose one I would choose Sentiments, I love the pretty colours and the selection of polka dots.

shipmistress wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 1:29 PM

My favorite is Dem Bones.  Halloween is the best holiday.  It can be cute or scary - something for everyone.  Love the candy corn earrings on the girl skeleton!

tmpalsky wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 2:18 PM

By far my favorite is Rosebud Faire.  It reminds me of my mother who loves roses and my mother-in-law who loves to grow all flowers.  As both of these women are in their senior years, a quilt made from this collection would be like being hugged from them for many years to come.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 2:50 PM

Love "Big Beautiful Bugs"! These are lovely prints, much like antique botanical prints. Wonderful in a wall hanging! I can even imagine them as placemats, or gorgeous pillow covers...

mwillard wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 3:40 PM

Just like potatoe chips-- Can't stop at one.  Like them all

CEJBLACK wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 4:11 PM

Love the dimples line.  Can be used for background, solid, color, blending, adding movement, almost anything!

sls1941@sbcglobal.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 4:21 PM

I love the dimples collections. They are great for applique. They make fruit and flowers look real.

Barb Colvin wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 4:29 PM

I really like Big Beautiful Bugs.  The prints are subtle, and look like they are from a botanical journal.  Lots of great colors to choose from, too.  I can see journal/book covers, pillows, and a cool bag from these designs.

Annette wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:08 PM

Hi....I'm drawn to particular fabrics based on what I'm currently working on or looking for at the time (thinking a project or two ahead).   I do baptismal quits for church, and have a couple of patterns currently in mind for baby/small child quilts.  The 'Many Eyes Looking' collection caught my eye because 1) the number of color selection (good variety of bright colors) and 2) the tone-on-tone pattern, which can blend in easily with other fabric in my stash.  I was also drawn to several Jo Morton collections, because of current projects.   Indigo Berries (love blues!) and Toast II were my favorites of hers.

White Eagle wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:10 PM

Little Lonni's give the widest array of pattern and color to make unique quilts in many different patterns.  Love it!

nancybeasley wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 6:24 PM

My daughter ,age 15, was watching when I reviewed the fabric lines. She is an avid WWII history fan{go figure} and was thrilled with the American Valor line. She is making quilts to send to servicemen and would love to use these fabrics in her quilts. I love them also but will defer to her passion.

debbiethompson wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 7:11 PM

As a quilter and a Navy wife, as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, I am touched and honored by the American Valor fabrics.  Not only do I enjoy using them, I also enjoy sharing them,as patriotic quilts and household items with others who have served. These fabrics not only honor those who serve in the uniform, but honor their spouses and family members as well.  While we don't expect others to understand the sacrifices that we must make in order to be a military family, we do appreciate seeing that what we do matters in our community. The American Valor collection helps us to know that and show others that America is still a great nation of proud people who know what it means to give their lives for the sake of another's freedom. As we begin to see an end to this horrible war in Iraq and Afghanistan please continue to show your patriotism and support for those who wear the uniform.  It is knowing they have support at home that keeps our service men and women going while facing circumstances most of us can not imagine.  

ioiita54@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 8:54 PM

I am a huge fan of Andover Fabrics in general as the quality of their fabric is wonderful! Of the collections I looked through, I really like, Blackbird Acres, TicTac, Carolina, Maestro and Jazz and even mixing and matching some of these. Beautiful colors and textures and of course I'd be delighted to win the Dimples FQ collection. = ).

Luv2Qwilt wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 10:28 PM

You're right!  I had a very hard time until I saw Winter Wonderland!!!  So many memories of childhood came back.  Mom always relished in pretty Christmas wrapping paper.  I was thinkinf about our decorated living room and all the family around... you know, just enjoying the reminiscing.  Then I saw the sample with the larger trees and thought of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.  Oh, how I love that cartoon.  Again, took me back to the 70s and I had a great time. Thanks!

Grandma Shorty wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Friday, 22 July 2011, 10:56 PM

My favorite is Petals by Lonni Rossi.  I love bright colors and these really caught my attention.

Keri Giddens wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 3:08 AM

My favorite has to be Flannel Farm Corner.  The prints and the fact that it is in flannel just screams warm cuddly quilt to me.

carocarojoy wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 6:10 AM

Love them all but my favourite is Fiesta by Carol Eldridge collection.

Making lots of pillowcases for charity, this range in particular would be great for boys - always harder to find boy fabrics ;0)

Each fat quarter would make trimming on 2 pillowcases,  my mind is agog at even having a chance to win this Dimples collection - YIKES that would be 244 pillowcasse trims - thinking I would make some quilts with maatching pillowcases if I should be the lucky winner.

Good luck to everyone and whoever wins please consider making something for a charity group.

Marge wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 8:05 AM

I like Cocoa Express.  I am a fall type person and with this fabric I see where there are quite a few others in your collection that I could use with it.

Mrsedwards wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 10:49 AM

My favorite is Yorktown by Jo Morton....  I just love the way the colors play and compliment each other.  They are bright yet subtle and feel very warm and calming.  I can see using this collection in quilts, pillows, draperies and many other accents in the home.  

H wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 11:59 AM

Flannel Tic Tac ... reads like a solid but looks so cozy up close with the extra depth of the print.  Great selection of colors for flannel.

katripp wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 12:52 PM

I think so many are great but the one that really caught my eye is Peace Love Joy--can see this being used for many different projects!

bcrafty1020@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 1:17 PM

It was so hard to choose. I easily spent more than an hour looking through the many choices. Each time I seemed to return to plum blossoms. The simplicity and calmness of the colors and the hint of oriental made me want to wrap myself up in the quilt. I can picture myself wrapped in the quilt to meditate. Thanks for sew many choices.

bcrafty1020@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 1:17 PM

It was so hard to choose. I easily spent more than an hour looking through the many choices. Each time I seemed to return to plum blossoms. The simplicity and calmness of the colors and the hint of oriental made me want to wrap myself up in the quilt. I can picture myself wrapped in the quilt to meditate. Thanks for sew many choices.

Nana wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 3:25 PM

My favorite is the Cantik Batiks.  Gorgeous vibrant colors.  I can picture a beautiful quilt made from these.

CeeBee wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 5:24 PM

Love the Maestro!  Would make great small blocks or large blocks.  I like traditional patchwork and could just see this collection working with almost everything.

brat8690@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 6:58 PM

So many good choices. I really like the fabrics based on children's books, especially Brown Bear Brown Bear. It can be used in many different projects.

milas01 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 7:09 PM

baby quilts, baby quilts, baby quilts - seems like everyone I know is due and that's all I'm making, so I have to go with Flannel Farm Corner!

dovesong44 wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 7:36 PM

I like Mama's Favorites the best. I already own several yards from that line and have made some beautiful retro style aprons from it.

laural.barker@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 7:53 PM

I love the dimples, they blend with so much and even stand alone.

Pamela wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 9:55 PM

I would have to say "Indigo Berries" by Jo Morton. I'm currently into the Civil War reproductions, especially dark blues and browns. I've been collecting them to make a Bear's Paw to go along with the updated blues & browns my husband & I put in our bedroom. These would fit right in with the other fabrics I've collected.

Karyn Ashley-Smith wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Saturday, 23 July 2011, 10:02 PM

I love Little Lonny's. It's fun & funky! I love the geometric shapes. (This was no easy decision....)

Linda J. wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 12:38 AM

I loved all of them! Pick one? The one that popped off the page was the Dimples Mettalics! I am a big fan of the Dimples line, always thinking of the golf ball when I work them. Haha. I guess it was no wonder that I fell in love with the Mettalics. I have not seen them in any of our local quilt shops though.

Charlene Hebert wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 6:47 AM

It would be The Winterthur John Hewson collection. I love butterflies and the colors are great love it!

Charlene Hebert wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 6:50 AM

I love the Winterthur John Hewson collection. I love butterflies. the colors of the collection is great love it!

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 8:38 AM

I like anything by Jo Morton, however Cinnamon and Spice is delicious!

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 8:39 AM

I like anything by Jo Morton, however Cinnamon and Spice is delicious!

jquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 10:45 AM

i love fredericksburg--i have always loved Christmas and this looks like it, and i live in Fredericksburg Va and my daughter lives near Fredericksburg Tx!

laurelmarie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 12:16 PM

ooooooooo.  The little lonnie's would be perfect in my crazy quilting.  Especially the purple with the swirls.  Modern and elegant.  I love doing modern mixed with old victorian feel, like romantic steampunk.  Of course there are other fabrics that are oo la la too!

Skjel wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 1:46 PM

It's Plum Blossoms for me. The colors are mine and I really like the birds.  All the other fabrics are great as well but Plum Blossoms really speaks to me.  No I need to see if I can find it in the local fabric shops or else I'll just have to order on line.  It's awesome.

Bonita wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 3:59 PM

The Winter Wonderland is the perfect choice for me. I want to make a christmas row quilt and the one wit the rows ot trees would be just the thing. And the holly and berrys for the back.

Pat U wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 5:45 PM

Winterhur caught my eye because I have a daughter who loves butterflies.  Colors are wonderful  and would make a very happy quilt.

polack wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 6:56 PM

Of course I love the "Big Beautiful Bugs" fabric.  Some people don't realize how unique and pretty most bugs are, and we have to stop and take a look. I know my grand daughter would really like to have a quilt made up with this fabric. I like the layout and designs of the bugs on the perfect colors that they are displayed on.

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Sunday, 24 July 2011, 10:18 PM

Garden Strings is my favorite!  I love bright colors and this collection sure fits what I like.  

darcash wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 1:17 AM

Oh WOW! So hard to choose! But I can't count how many times I've read Spot books at bedtime!! So mine would be Goodnight Spot. Now, excuse me while I go back and look some more....

Sally wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 11:47 AM

Garden Strings A-5579-K is a favorite because it is very graphic.  This fabric catches the eye with its bright colors showing off so well against the black background.

l_sugiyama@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 12:23 PM

I thought the 'Petals" collection was the most exciting. Lush colors! I wanted to dive-in and float on the all! They would work in all types of block designs, foreground, background, featured in block centers, Hawaaiian quilts or even a whole cloth quilt with intricite quilting stitches.

Kristin wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 2:56 PM

I LOVE the Pumpkin Patch Plaids collection.  I tend to quilt the most during the fall/winter months.  These colors remind me of cooler days, falling leaves and the need to reach for our favorite quilts to snuggle under.  I'm already working on Autumn & Halloween projects and these fabrics will be a perfect addition to my stash to make gifts for my friends/family.  

Eileen Keane wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 3:39 PM

I like the Little Lonni's by Lonnie Rossi. There's a great variety in the prints and colors, allowing quilters to use the whole line and having enough contrast.

They are also generic so that they can be used for masculine or feminine projects.

bettyballhorn2@live.com wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 8:51 PM

In the past year I have discovered Andover fabrics, with my favorite designer being Jo Morton.  I recently completed the Cocoa Baskets quilt which featured Jo Morton's fabrics.  I even did applique!  That is new to me!  I like several of the new fabric lines, but once again, must go with Jo Morton and her Crimson and Clover line.  Although, I do like Annandale...or Cinnamon and Spice...or...

annemrd wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 9:42 PM

I just love the Swoon line by Melissa Averinos!!

Leaves are one of my all time favorite themes in fabric and she does such a cool job of creating lovely branches in yummy colors. And the geometrics are great. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these delicious prints and would love love to win the Dimples collection to get some great fabric combos going on my next quilt.

Sue wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 9:58 PM

I like them all, but if I have to pick a favorite, it would have to be the Embers Red and Evergreen- I just love Jo Morton's prints and the colors in that collection just speak to me.

Grandma Ginny wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Monday, 25 July 2011, 11:57 PM

I love the "Flannel Dino", it would be so much fun to make a snuggly quilt for my Grandson!

Deanna Cox wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 7:06 AM

I believe I am gonna go with the Providence by Jo Morton, I love paisley and there are some very pretty designs in this group of fabrics

BirdBrain wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 6:57 PM

The Grouchy Lady Bug wins hands down!  I have been a lady bug fan forever!  I love her attitude.  She just says what she thinks.  The fabric collection is so cute - not only great for kids, but also great for goofy adults like me!

SHERRI wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 8:23 PM

Its a hard choice, but I think the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar.'  It is cheery, whimsical, young at heart, and reminds me of fresh starts at life, and good things to eat.  I work with cancer patients all day and we need cheer, whimsy, youthfulness, new life and good things to eat!!

Linda Susan Smith wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 8:26 PM

Home to roost is my favorite. I love the warm colors. In fact this is our fabric PQW is using for one of their saturday samplers and the one I chose for my wedding star quilt. OH its just so yummy.  the bird was everyones favorite choice for their backing. It just has such a feeling of warmth.  the back ground of the fabric makes it stand out. I guess its the birds too. " Ah the touch the feel of cotton.."

Linda Susan Smith wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 8:29 PM

My favorite fabric line is home to roost. Its just such a warm inviting fabric. I Love love the bird fabric in the line. Its has such good lines to it.

Mandie wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 8:30 PM

Wow that was tough, I'm a HUGE Jo Morton admirer, love any sort of repro fabrics.  Andover never disappoints me, but I've been trying to step out of my "comfort zone" as far as colors go lately.  I'm typically drawn to fall colors, darker 19th century rich tones, tiny calicos.  Oh my goodness, Farmhouse Retreat is by far my favorite, I LOVE the colors, and the checks make me feel like canning!  (haha) My dream is to live on a farm one day, and these bright reds, blues and peaches make me dream of it!

Penny wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 8:31 PM

I'd have to chose The Very Series...I recently made a quilt for my grandson, Finn, age 2...and the look of happiness on his face when I showed it to him was absolutely priceless.

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics
on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 8:43 PM

Definitely Garden Strings by Kim Schaefer.  I tend to move toward fabrics that represent me and my life and this fabric tells all.  It's whimsy, vibrant, has great flow and is full of life...just like me!!

swaddellny wrote re: Spotlight on Andover Fabrics