Wednesday, October 01, 2008

It's October!

And I am so happy! Why? you ask. First, it's my birthday month (next Wednesday if you really want to know). Second. I love fall colors. Third, my Red Sox will start playing in the playoffs tonight. Finally , I joined the "Fall Into Fall Quilter's Blog Giveaway".

I had a hard time deciding what to give away for the drawing. Should I buy something? Should I make something? Should I include chocolate? What else could I do?

After a lot of thought and nibbling a few of these:

This is what I decided to do: Leave a comment for this entry. In your comments tell me what your favorite season is, your favorite colors and your least favorite part of making a quilt. You do not need a blog, but I must have a way to e-mail you if you win.

On October 15th I will put all the names in a bowl (not mixed with the pumpkins) and pick one. Based on the answers I will design a set of quilty items for you to use while you are working on your least favorite part of making a quilt. I want to help you enjoy the entire quilt process. After all, don't we quilt to have fun???

Since it is the first of the month here are the photos from my deck. The leaves on some of the trees are changing colors. There are still several trees that are green. I'm sure I'll be enjoying a close up view of the changing colors for several more days.

Look really, really hard . . . can you see the vibrant red leaves in the middle of the photo? These leaves have been peaking through the green for a few days. I hope all the trees look like that soon!
I'm still working on my Stitcher's Angel projects. I hope to have some photos soon!

Go Red Sox!
Sweet P

152 comments:

Paula said...

Ok...I'd love to be in your drawing. My favorite season is Fall, my favorite color right now is red, and the part I like least in making a quilt is the basting. I suppose it's because I still baste with needle and thread. Maybe I should switch to pin basting??

Debi said...

My favorite season is fall, and my favorite color is rustic brown. My least favorite part of the quilt is the binding, I have diffictly every time I try to join the ends.

jillquilts said...

Fall is my favorite season, too. Love the smell of the fires in the evening and the coolness after hot winters! I think that my least favorite part of making a quilt is deciding what to work on. I have so many that I want to do and I can't make a decision of what to work on first!

Jackie said...

Hi Paula, Yes, I am excited too! Getting ready to watch the RED SOX ...Go Sox! My favorite season is Spring, because there is new life and everything is green and blooming!! I just love it! My favorite color is pink and all shades of it especially HOT Pink. I really don't have a least favorite part of quilting... weird, I know. But if I had to pick one, I guess it would be putting the label on the quilt.

gariquilts said...

My favorite season is also Fall and thus my favorite color is orange (second is yellow). I love quilting but the binding is the part I love the least.

Dee said...

I love seasonal changes - live in MN - so least favorite is a cold winter - but like snow, favorite season is spring...the promise of new life in the plants, trees, animals. Gosh, I love all things quilting, but I quandry on picking colors sometimes - value and such, I can agonize for days until I put it together. Love your picture of the tree - I have a maple in the backyard off my deck - same thing, one little splotch of red amongst the green leaves. Thank you for the opportunity. Dee - jessibir@hickorytech.net

Carol said...

My favorite season is fall as here in Texas, the cooler and less humid days are such a welcome relief after blazing summers. And I Iove pumpkins in every shape and form! Favorite colors are the pink family and the red family. And I have the stash to prove it! Least favorite part of quilt making is putting on the borders. Every time I get to that part, I always put it aside for a while. Recently I had 3 tops needing borders so one day I told myself if I would just change my attitude it might help.....and it did for that day and they are completed and at the quilter! quiltinggranna

Joyce said...

My favorite season is fall. My favorite color is red. My least favorite part of quilting is picking out the colors to use. I can do it for other people, but I agonize over my own selections. Please enter me in your giveaway.
Joyce
joycee 2561 at yahoo dot com

miniaturequilter said...

Favorite season is fall, love the colors of the changing leaves. Favorite color is orange, but I really love all the autumn colors. What i least like about quilting..hand sewing the binding down on the back!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh No, I am a White Sox fan, does that mean you will let me enter?! I just love summer, hot, no school, 4th of July, I want everything I can get me hands on that is Pink, from red to hot pink and all pinks in between. Oh, I cannot stand pinning my quilts, I just want to start to hand quilt. thanks for the fun!

Dawn said...

Howdy! My favorite season is fall. My favorite colors are fall colors and my least favorite part of quilting is binding. I have 5 quilts sitting waiting for bindings! Thanks for the giveaway!

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mrs.mommyy said...

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Second of all bet that bowl will be empty by the 15th when the drawing is- at least it would be here. Favorite colors- hmm I like shades of pink too- maybe because pink is for breast cancer and have alot of breast cancer items. Also like shades of blue...not really picky. I hate binding.
Well Have a great week and happy happy birthday to you!Oh the season that is my favorite is Spring- new things coming up- but I do like fall where its all quiet and cold and a time to hibernate.

Kathy said...

My favorite season is fall, my favorite color is purple, and my least part of quiltmaking is piecing the backings!

Karen said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love the way the sky looks. It seems brighter that at any other time. I love the shadows created by the sun at this time of the year. Fall colors are my favorite. Most of the quilts I make are in this color range. It suits my mood most of the time. I also love to roast hotdogs on a fire. Nothing better than a roasted dog!! My least favorite part of quilt making is cutting the fabric. I hate cutting the fabric but once I get that part done I am ready to go.

Karen in IN---hillk0306@yahoo.com

merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

StitchinByTheLake said...

Fall is my favorite season definitely! But my favorite colors aren't really fall at all - I love sunshine yellow and turkey red together (that's my bedroom) and navy, burgundy, dark green and cream together (that's my living room) and sunshine yellow and blue, with a touch of red (that's my kitchen). Got more than you asked for I bet! I love quilting but my least favorite part is the measuring and cutting. blessings, marlene

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Fall is definitely my favorite season. I decorate a lot with greens, so I guess green is my favorite color. My least favorite part of making a quilt is putting the three layers together. It's just so cumbersome. If my arms were about 6 feet long I think it might be easier. And I think binding is no picnic either. That blind stitch is a killer. But I do it anyway!

MGM

Winona said...

Fall is my favorite season. My favorite color is purple, but I love working with fall colors when making quilts. I handquilt, so I guess my least favorite part of quilting is basting the quilt together. My back is usually killing be by the time I get done, but them I get to do the fun part, sit in my rocker and quilt! LOL

Sherri said...

This is a creative group of questions for your giveaway! Let's see...the first one is easy...my favorite season is fall. My favorite colors are blue and green. Oh, and my least favorite part of quilting is putting a back together--by that time I'm ready to move on to piecing another top!

Melinda said...

I like Fall best I think. Spring is my second favorite. I love lime green and my least favorite part of quilting is sewing the binding on the quilt by machine. I actually like the final hand sewing part.

Happy Birthday month!

Linda said...

My favorite season is Fall. I have way too many favorite colors! LOL Deep Dark Orange would have to be my pick if I was forced at gunpoint to decide! LOL My least favorite part of quilting is the actual quilting of the top/bottom/filler together. I love everything about chosing the fabric, sewing it together, even binding it, but... ugh! when it comes to quilting it all together.
thank you for hosting a fall giveaway!
Linda

Patti said...

I see my answers are just like Paula's. Fall is my favorite season by far. My favorite color is red - though I adore fall colors. And my least favorite part of quilting is/was basting. It's not that bad now that I have a longarm. So maybe I should change that answer just a little. How about my least favorite part is marking a quilt for quilting - no matter how I'm quilting it - by hand or by machine. Thanks for entering my name in the drawing!

Sandra said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway, thank you!! My favorite season is fall - crisp cool air, leaves turning and falling, and PUMPKIN PIE! My favorite colors now are fall colors and prints - so comfy and homey :) My least favorite part of quilting is wrestling a big (heavy!) quilt through my DSM to quilt it, argh!!! That's probably why I've been working on smaller projects lately!

Sandra/Canada :)

Pat said...

My favorite season is summer. My favorite color today is pink. The binding is the part I like least about quilting. You are sso close and yet so far!

Libby said...

That one red leaf is just inspired. I'm going to go on a mission to find one red leaf somewhere around me - I just love it *s*

Catherine said...

The colours of the leaves on the trees is so pretty -- always love seeing the colours in the fall, but dread the winter!
I'd love to be in your drawing. My favourite season is summer, favourite colour is dusty rose and least favourite part of quilting is basting. As I quilt without a hoop now, basting is something I absolutely have to do well!

Kellie said...

My favourite season is Spring - I love spring blossoms. My favourite colour is orange and my least favourite part of quilting is assembling the quilt sandwich!!

debbie said...

I like Autumn, the rustic colours are my favorite. My least favorite part of quilt making is the binding its never ending.

Lyn said...

Hi Paula, love to be in your giveaway. My favourite season is spring.Blue would be my favourite colour.Matching points on triangles would be my least favourite part of making a quilt. Regards Lyn

Janellybelly said...

Hi Paula
I love Spring (our current season here in Oz), I love rose pink and my least favourite part of quilting is cutting out - even with a rotary cutter. I clench my teeth and worry that I am going to stuff it up :)
Janelle
www.threadsoffriendship.blogpost.com

tango's trash & treasures said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I LOVE summer!! Purple is my favorite color along with jewel tones. Humm borders & bindings seem to be my weak spots!
Thank you for doing the giveaway!

Tracey in CT said...

Happy Birthday, Paula! My birthday is just a few days after yours (Next Friday).

My favorite season is Spring because it means that Winter is over! And I love all the flowers, the budding trees, the smell of the grass growing, etc.

My favorite color is purple, but anything bright is just as good for me!

As to my least favorite part of quiting, I think it is getting all the pieces cut out so that I can start sewing. Once I decide what I am going to do, I just want to get sewing! All that prep work like cutting seems to drag on!

debbie said...

My favorite season is Fall, however in the spring i love spring! lol I love the rustic colors of fall.
The thing i like least about quilting...well, i have very limited space and it is a task to do things like pinning the layers and quilting the quilt. I don't mind cutting, but difficult with a small workspace.

Terry said...

First of all, happy birthday! Hope your day next week will be wonderful! My favorite season is spring, because everything turns green again after a long, dull winter. I don't really have a favorite color, but I like all the dark country colors...brick red, midnight blue, pine green, sunflower yellow. I guess my least favorite part of quilting is cutting the fabric. Thank you! :0)

Nancy said...

My favorite season is also fall...so crisp and cool, get to wear long pants and sweaters...

My least favorite part of quilting is cutting the pieces...I must be organized or I don't get anything done... I LOVE to hand sew the binding...

Favorite colors are red and white and black...

Kay said...

Hey Paula!

My favorite season alternates between Spring & Fall, just depends on if we even have either one. Some years we don't.

Favorite colors: I'm all about the hot spicy ones right now. Reds, oranges, golds, yellows

Least favorite part of quilting: Pressing and squaring blocks. I'm always "off" somehow. NO COMMENT! **winking**

HUGS
K~

Helena said...

Autumn is my favorite season because of the colours and the fresh air. Orange is one of my favorite colours but all autumn colours together are the best.
My least favorite part of quilting is the basting.

Sunny said...

Well....of course fall (Autumn) is my favorite season. My favorite color is brown...all shades. The least part of making a quilt...hmmm, well I suppose it would have to be basting. Nothing in that part fun.

Corinna said...

I love fall best of all! My favorite color is any rusty, brownish fall color. My least favorite part of making a quilt is decided on a quilting design.

Brenda said...

I would love to be in your drawing! My favorite season is spring, my favorite fall color is all the tones of oranges that abound, and my least favorite step in quilting is binding a quilt. I love your scarecrow, he is adorable!

Melzie said...

OH I like your questions :) My fave season is FALL ;) My favorite colors are earthones all the way. My least favorite part of making a quilt is QUILTING mainly because I have a very cheap beginner machine :) I also struggle with motivation and hanging with it. My favorite part (not that you asked lol) is fabric. I love fabric. I think I make few items because I love my fabric TOO much lol. xoxo melzie

~Bren~ said...

Hmmmmm. Of course my favorite season is fall....colors....fall colors including purples, mustards, cinnamon, browns....
Least fav part of quilting??? Basting of course!!!!

katie z said...

My favorite season is spring. My least favorite part of making a quilt is either applique or borders. Borders I'm just not good at with my machine, and I don't have a lot of skills for applique. OH, well, please enter me!

katie z said...

oops. My favorite color is turquoise-blue!

Lavinia said...

My favourite season is Spring, I love all the flowers, the sun and the smell of orange trees that are near my house =) My favourtie colors are green, turquoise and brown. The least favourite parts of quilting are sandwiching and binding! Thanks for this giveaway, is so fun!
Please visit my giveaway too!

Lisa said...

Ahh changing of the leaves it much be a wonderful view.... We may not have changing leaves in Florida but we get to see new colors in the tree each fall and that's all the beautiful birds who make Fl their winter home.... I love watching and hear them...
Of course Fall is my favorite time of the year. Favorite color is purple, however I love all colors never met an ugly color when it's paired right... Least favorite part of making a quilt is binding I have 3 waiting for binding...

Lisa

Marilyn R said...

I'm having a hard time picking between Fall and Spring as my favorite season. I love Fall for the changing color of the leaves. I love Spring because of the colors that return after a long cold winter. My favorite color is blue. My least favorite part about making a quilt is putting on a label.

Sue Cahill said...

My favorite season is winter! I know I am odd but I love snow and cold air and snuggling under lots of quilts. My favorite color is rose pink. My least favorite part of quilting is basting, both pinning and thread basting.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Karen South said...

I love fall and color purple. I dislike putting the binding on quilts.

Lori said...

This is my first time entering in a drawing. Favorite season is Fall love those colors. Favorite color is Orange. Least favorite part is deciding which quilt design to make out of thousands to designs for the fabric speaks to me.
Go red soxs former Bostonian

Leah S said...

My favorite season is winter. Gotta be cold to use up those quilts! ;)

My favorite color is green. Purple is another favorite to use in quilting. Black is my favorite background.

My least favorite part of quilting would probably be piecing the rows of blocks into a top. It's because half of the times it requires pinning, and I utterly hate that.

Laurie said...

Favorite season is Fall!!
Favorite colors are blue & green :)
And least favorite part of quilting for me is cutting out hundreds of squares. Thank you for this chance to win!

Sue H said...

Right now, I'd have to say my favorite season is autumn (isn't that a pretty word?). My favorite color(s) probably date my to being a child of the 60s, but I love orange and olive green. Least favorite part of quilting? It's a tie between sewing the blocks together and doing the borders. I love everything before and after those parts!

Sarah C. said...

Hi! I've discovered blogs(about time isn't it?)! I'm not sure you can design time - but that is the thing I like least about quilting (finding more time). My favorite season is Spring, with its renewal and my favorite color has always been blue, but lately I'm coveting all that is pale seafoam/blue.

Alisa said...

Ok, this one's easy. My favorite season...baseball season of course. My son and I were at the Angels, Red Sox game and I must say your team played brilliantly. We live by Angel stadium and go quite often. My favorite color would have to be green and I'm pretty sure the binding of a quilt is my least favorite part of quilting. Thank you for the fun give away. Sorry about this but...Go Angels.

Mel said...

My favorite season is fall, but it is not long enough! I love Thanksgiving time when all the relatives gather and it's nice and cozy inside! My favorite colors are some of the new funky ones we are now seeing a lot of. My least part of making a quilt ... having to pay the money to do it!

blueviolet said...

Fall is my favorite season for sure so I'm in hog heaven right now! My favorite colors are navy blue, turquoise and fuchsia but I've never thought of putting them into a quilt. I tend to go with subtler or more earthy colors. What's my problem? As for the headaches of quilting, the binding ticks me off every time.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Bella said...

What a great view of fall from your deck! My favorite season is really winter (I am a winter baby), but fall is also right there (I live near the Great Smoky Mtns!), my fav colors are dark reds, golds and blues and purples.
My least favorite part of quilting is the layering and sandwiching...never get it as smooth and tight as I want!

Great giveaway!

Raquel said...

Favorite season - fall. Favorite colors - greens, purples, pinks (I know, I know). Least favorite part - cutting the pieces.

Terri said...

My favorite season is fall here in mid-Michigan. My favorite color is red. My least favorite part of making a quilt is the cutting.

Jan said...

My favorite color is blue. My favorite season is fall. My least favorite part of quilting is any tedious cutting. If it's straight forward, I can usually deal with that, but curves and all that, --no way!!! Thanks for entering me in your drawing!

cedarchestquilts said...

My favorite season is Fall, favorite holiday Christmas. My favorite color right now is browns or polka dots (I know that's not a color--but I haven't seen a color in polka dots I dont' like). I HATE putting borders and binding on a quilt-- I find the whole finishing of a quilt tooo scary. Angie

swooze said...

Fall is my favorite season. Love the fall colors and cooler temps. Least favorite part of quilting? Basting the quilt to be quilted.

Needled Mom said...

Favorite season is fall, favorite color is green and least favorite would be trying to decide which fabrics to use.

Happy early birthday. I am right behind you on the 14th. What a great month to have a birthday!

Quilt Pixie said...

what an interesting set of questions.... I think my favorite season is winter, since there are no bugs, and you never know you might wake up to a blizzard and a day off work :-) My favorite colours are purple/red, and my LEAST favorite part of quilt making -- sewing borders on a quilt -- you have to maneuver so much quilt without getting it wrinkly...

Lori in South Dakota said...

Oh good--questions I can answer!!

Favorite Season--Christmas because I love to decorate

Favorite color--GREEN

Least favorite part of quilting--borders! Ugh, I hate doing borders but I'm getting better, I just have no imagination

Ginny said...

My favorite season is Summer even though Fall is very close. My favorite color is yellow & least favorite is cutting.

SandyQuilts said...

Summer is my favorite.
Red is my color.
Hand sewing the binding is not my favorite.

I joined the giveaway tonight.

Rose said...

My favorite season is spring because after a long cold winter out here on the prairie, spring means that you're going to survive after all.
My favorite colors are sage green and soft pale yellow.
The very worst thing about quilting is having to clean up the mess when you finish piecing the quilt top :)

Please enter my name! And thanks, I hope I win!!

BrineS said...

Fall is my favorite season. I was born and raised in Michigan and I wish and wish and wish again that I was back in Michigan...in October! I married a wonderful Aussie man and now tropical Queensland is my home. Oh, how I miss the Fall...the colors, the cider, the donuts, the apple dumplings...hay rides...pumpkins...trick-or-treat...cooler weather. You get the picture. I'm still adjusting to October being a Spring month! So weird!!!

I love the fiery reds, oranges, and yellows that blaze on the Autumn horizon. Thankfully, the tree in our front yard loses its leaves, they change color, too. However, this happens in June! When it is Fall here! Still odd to me. It's going to take me a long time to get used to these opposite seasons!

I do enjoy quilting. I'm working on one for my nephew in Michigan now. I'm quilting by hand. My favorite way to quilt. My least favorite thing about quilting is lining it all up and finishing it off...with batting, etc...sometimes that is hard. Wish I had a quilting loom! Maybe one day! :)

Have A Happy Day!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesings.blogspot.com

comfortjoydesigns@gmail.com

Deb said...

Hi! My favorite season is Fall, but my favorite holiday is Christmas. I love purples, and I'm collecting purple fabrics for a scrap quilt. My least favorite part of quilting is rotary cutting. I'm an eye guesser and all that exactness is nerve wracking! LOL!

Rose said...

My favorite season is Spring! Fav colour blue and my least favorite part of quilting.....basting!!!!
Good luck with the giveaway and thanks so much for entering mine!!

Fiesta said...

I love to see the changing of the leaves especially in Ashville north carolina. here in florida leaves do not change colors so I miss that.
I do not like theactual quilting process and making the sandwich.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I love spring because it wakes me up - and with spring comes a resurgence of my love for shabby chic fabrics, all those whites, pinks and cabbage roses. I Love them! The thing I hate most about making a quilt? Hmmmm...i guess it would be the basting.

Peggy said...

Hi Paula,
I wish I had been aware of the fall give away. I was so busy in Sept with company and then out of town I missed the announcement. My favorite season is spring. I love the little flowers popping out of the ground just to brighten our day. My favorite color?????? I love them all. Usually it is yellow, but right now I am into the 1800's mauvy browns. The hardest thing for me when quilting is the binding. I have several quilts finished except for the binding. The sad part is one is already sewn to the quilt and partially hand sewn down. The corners are already mitered, so I can't use that as an excuse. The actual reason it isn't done is the fabric I had to use for the binding is difficult to hand sew, but the color is a perfect match!

Peggy
http:www.magicthimblecreations.blogspot.com

CuteStuffInside said...

Hi Paula,

I'm Marsha from CuteStuffInside.blogspot. My favorite season is spring because that means nicer weather is just around the corner. My favorite colors are cotton candy pink, robin's egg blue, light yellow, apple green, black and white (and yes, I like it when they're all used together)! Least favorite part of quilting - putting the layers together.

Come on over and enter my "I Want Candy" giveaway.

S.W.A.K.

Linda said...

Mmmmmmm, gotta be the fall--for all the reasons the others give! My favourite colours are jewel tones--and someone once said they'd never seen a quilt of mine without purple or yellow! My least favourite part of quilting? It's getting harder to find patterns for the bed-size type quilts I like to do--I might be forced to start designing my own!
Lurking Linda
stoleequilts@gmail.com

Loralynn said...

I love spring the best...everything waking up and the new little babies everywhere! My favorite colors are blues, pinks and burgandies. My least favorite thing about quilting is hand sewing the binding on! Not that I really dislike it that much, I just get stalled out! Thanks for being part of this fall giveaway!

Kathy ~~~ said...

Favorite season is Spring. Color is aqua. Least favorite quilt task is layering, stretching quilt....top,batting and backing.
Beacause I have to do it on the floor:-(
Happy Birthday Wednesday! Hope you have a great day!

Annette said...

My favorite season has always been fall and yellows are my favorite colors. My least favorite part of quilting is quilting three bulky layers at the machine. it can be a workout.

Deborah said...

I'd love to be in your drawing - sounds like fun. My favorite season - FALL - cooler weather, colors, Halloween! Least favorite part of quilting: cutting it out.

Barbie said...

What a thoughtful and generous giveaway!! I have a hard time choosing between fall and spring, but fall has all those wonderful smells and colors. . .and the fabulous stitchy/crafty designs make my head swoon. The only quilt I have ever made was a hand quilted baby quilt. I remember sticking myself and bleeding on the quilt - ooops. I am mostly a stitcher (cross stitch/hardanger), but I would like to start incorporating my stitching into more quilt-type projects. I would have to say my least favorite part would probably be the foundation work like all the cutting. The buying (oh, the buying) of the fabric would be the best part!! Thanks, brdstitcher at gmail dot com

floribunda said...

sign me up, too! I love spring, I hate the part where you're sewing the rows of blocks together and have all those long seams to deal with, and my favorite colors are jewel-tones.

Tasha said...

my least favorite thing to do on a quilt is triangles. My favorite season is either the start of winter when the snow just begins to fall and it looks really pretty outside, my second favorite season is summer when i can wear flipflops. My favorite colors are pink and purple

bingo~bonnie said...

what a clever question -and gfty to be determined by the winner's reply.... so would you believe me then if I told you my least favorite part is selecting/buying the fabric ;) LOL I know, I know... sneaky of me to try and hope for a couple FQs if I'm picked. LOL :P

ok, seriously... my favorite season is spring. Perfect for playin outside and new flowers for the year... my favorite color is red - and hope to make a red and white only quilt one day and find that "real" red fabrics are hard to find where I live....

and my *real* least favorite part of making a quilt... putting the blocks into a top (sewing the rows) and also deciding on boarders. I'm not very crative when it comes to boarders. :(

again.. I love this "Fall into Fall" thing and all the questions for posting the entires. fun fun. Happy Weekend and check out my blog too ;) Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Lynn E said...

I would have to say matching points when piecing makes me a little stir crazy. So I don't do it much.lol I kinda like the unmatched look of the utilitarian quilts that my grannies made. Favorite season is Autumn, There are Crisp mornings that wake you up and warm up to a beautiful sunny day. The colors are vibrant on the leaves as they change into a glorious explosion of color. Hugs for you on your Birthday Month.

Denise in PA said...

Hi! What fun. My favorite season is definitely Fall. To me it represents new beginnings (harkening back to school days I guess), I love the crisp weather, Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas, staying in to cook/quilt, etc. My current favorite color is blue (I tend to have favorite color combos rather than just colors, but I seem to be tending towards blue right now). My least favorite parts of quilting - cutting/sewing on large borders. Other than that, I love it all! Happy early birthday! dlwharp@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Yeah, another Red Sox fan!! As much as I like the fall and baseball, I love the spring. The snow melting away leaving dark, warm dirt and the promise of new growth. Not only that, next comes summer. My favorite color is purple and I really don't like deciding on a border treatment. By the time I get that far I just want it to be done. Thanks for playing along with the giveaway.

della said...

My favorite season is fall, for all the usual reasons. My favorite colors are browns (especially "nut" brown) and purples.
My least favorite part of the quilting process is BASTING!
Thanks,
Della
ddr1952@hotmail.com

Butterfly said...

Happy Birthday!

I cannot decided if I prefer Fall or spring. I love fall for the colors and Spring for the hope new life coming.

The part of quilting I like the least if pining but I have for some reason got my hubbie excited to help me with it!!!

Leona

Butterfly said...

OOPh's my fav colors are any shade of blue, lavender or purple!

Myra said...

Hi! My favorite season is this one - Fall! LOL My favorite color just has to be purple and my least favorite part of quilting is sandwiching. I have such a hard time finding a large enough place and getting all the wrinkles out.

ikkinlala said...

My favourite season is spring (it would be fall, I think, except that I've been leaving for school in the fall for a few years now and I always miss my family). My favourite colour is blue. My least favourite part of quilting is binding. That seems to be a really common answer, and I'm kind of glad I'm not the only one who dislikes it.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Pattie said...

Hi Paula -

The photos from your deck are so pretty! Don’t you love this time of year? Autumn is definitely my favorite season. I love the colors of autumn, the cooler weather, the sights, the smells (I love to bake this time of year!)

My least favorite part of quilting has to be the binding. By the time I'm hand sewing it, I'm anxious to be finished with the project and ready to move on to a new one!

Happy October!

Deb said...

I love fall. My favorite colors are burgandy, mustard, and plum. Least fav part of quilting--if I have to do it--is ripping out mistakes! Arghhhhhhhhh!

Lissa Jane said...

my favourite season is spring... my favourite colour is blueberry and any dirty colour (I love civil war type fabrics for their grunginess)..
Hmmm least favourite part of quilting would have to be the 'UNSEWING' which I have been doing a lot of today, second would be the actual quilting (which brings us back to the unsewing).. I am quilting challenged! LOL I think this is why long arm business's were invented to help save my sanity!!!


Lissa

Shasta said...

How fun is this? Let's see, my favorite season is spring - warmer, longer days ahead, renewal, etc. My favorite colors - pretty much everything - I like blues, I like fall colors, purple / orange/ green, brights. My least favorite part is trying to stitch in the ditch.

Linda said...

My favorite season is Fall, my favorite color is blue and my least favorite part of quilting is basting the quilt together for quilting. It takes me forever... Thank you for this chance to win!

Narelle said...

My favourite season is Fall (Autumn here) because the weather is just right.
My favourite colour at the moment are blues and my lease favourite part of quilting is the basting. I'm still trying to get it right.

Wilma L. said...

My favorite season is fall, and my favorite color is yellow. I hate pinning the top, batting and back all together! I love the sewing blocks part the best!

Thanks for the chance to win in the Fall Into Fall Givedaway!

richwil2@verizon.net

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Thank you for putting my name in the draw! I love giveaways!
My favorite season is fall, I love the color green in all shades. My least favorite part in the quilting process is basting!

Wishing you a happy anniversary!

maggie said...

MY favorite season is fall and colours would be all the fall colours...the burnt reds, pumpkin oranges and browns.
My least favourite part of doing a quilt is the basting and the quilting, mostly because of my limited space and quilting abilities.
Please include me in your lovely draw.

julieQ said...

Spring is my favorite with the new life and flowers popping up! I love pink, my favorite. And I dislike machine quilting the quilt! Because I am bad at it!!But I love hand quilting...

PunkiePie said...

My favorite season is fall because I love the fall smells and colors AND because my birthday falls within the season (October 6th). I have lots of favorite colors but I tend to be drawn to pinks and purples and lately blue. Least favorite thing about quilting... nothing so far! I've only done small projects and I really enjoy them. Binding a large quilt is very intimidating to me.

Jen :)

cheryl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

My favourite season is winter, I love all the build up to Christmas. And the worst part of making a quilt is sewing the final stitch then thinking aaaggghhhh, I have to find a whole new project now (or choose which unfinished project to drag back out from the back of the cupboard !!!)

cherylpasquier2002 at yahoo dot fr

Valerie said...

I love fall because of all the gorgeous colors. I love gold the most. My dreaded part of making a quilt is the basting. But it is all fun.

Holly said...

I love fall and watching the leaves change colors. I hate sandwiching a quilt. My favorite color is Pink.

tisme said...

I had to laugh when I saw your bowl of candy! I just posted on a different sight that my favorite halloween candy was those pumpkins.
My favorite time of year is Summer!
I love the warm weather and the heat of the sun on my face. I love going to the beach for vacation, laying in the sand and playing in the warm water of the ocean.
My least favorite part of quilting is laying out the final design and doing borders. I am just not very good at it yet, that is why I don`t like it. :)
Tammy

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requilt said...

I am not sure if blogger gives you my email so I thought maybe I should have included it.
As I said my favorite season is fall and my favorite colors are blues and my least favorite part of quilting is making the sandwich
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

StampinCathy said...

This giveaway looks really sweet. My favorite season the older I get would have to be fall.
My favorite color is any shade of purple.
My least favorite part of quilting would be the binding.
Thanks for a chance.

gin said...

I love the summer - hot temps, beach, flower gardens. My favorite colors are pinks, yellows, greens. I least favorite part of qilting is the binding.

KrisinTN said...

My favorite season is Fall. My favorite colors are all the colors the leaves on my trees change to...from yellow, to burnt orange to that vibrant red, and then even to brown. I love it! I was reading through the other comments and isn't it strange how just about everyone hates the binding part. I also hate to do the binding. I am a beginner so maybe I am just not doing it right. I'd love to sit down with an experienced quilter and watch them do it just once! I also don't like the cutting process. I'm probably not doing it right either, who knows. I am a beginner and self taught with help from you tube videos.

froehlich said...

I'd love to be in your drawing. Here are my answers:
Autumn is my favorite season--nothing beats it for color, clothes or activities! My favorite colors flow from my love of fall--deep reds, burnt oranges, dusky tans and shades of green. If I had to pick one, I'd go with red. My least favorite part of quilting is borders. I hate putting just a plain strip of fabric on for a border, but I often run out of creative juice by the time I reach that stage.

Thank you!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

How sweet! My favorite season is fall. The colors, the smells, the crisp air. My favorite colors are actually blue and yellow, which is not really fall-ish, but they always look so happy together in a quilt. I guess the my lease favorite part of making a quilt is the binding. Not that I hate it, but it's just not as much fun as making the blocks. Thanks for including me in your drawing.
Regina

Kristie said...

my favorite fall color is orange! I love everything about Fall! it is my favorite time of year.

hmmmm...what I like the least about quilting....not having enough time to do it all!!!! oh! And cutting out the pieces!!!
Kristie

donna444444 said...

My favorites are fall and pink. My least favorite thing is basting the quilt.

Jana said...

Whatever season I am in is usually my favorite so right now, it is Fall. I love the colors of the trees! My favorite color is red. The thing I most dislike in quilting would be cutting the fabric. I want to have it all done so I can get going on it!

Scottish Nanna said...

I like winter My colour is Blue AndI am just learning My least Favourite thing is Cutting I just cant work it out I get the sizes all wrong.
Hugs Mary.

jean said...

hi there..my least favorite thing to do in quilting is the hand sewing of the binding..but at least I know that when that is done so is the quilt!

Danielle said...

My favorite season is fall, but my favorite color is pink (all shades of it). As for quilting, I am new to quilting so I really don't have a least favorite part yet.

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Janice said...

My favourite season is Fall. My least favourite part of quilting is ....hmm...I really don't have a least faavourite part. If I have to pick something I'll say maing the sandwich and making sure there are no puckers or rinkles.

Barb on cape cod said...

I love fall too, because this summer on cape cod has been HOT! My least favorite part of making a quilt is the machine quilting! I always end up with some problem or another!barb from Oceanwavesquilts@typepad.com.

Rebecca said...

I think Fall would be my favorite season (although it's a hard choice). My favorite colours are blue (any shade) and chocolate brown. My least favorite part of quilting would definitely be basting (or creating the sandwich).

Pam's Pride said...

My favorite season is fall with winter/Christmas as a close second!
I love all the fall colors mixed together and winter/Christmas I love light blue with sparkles in it!
Hmmm....what I don't like about quilting....anything that has to be hand sewn. If I can run it through the sewing machine I am a much happier camper!;)

Pat said...

Okay...unlike many of the other comments, my favorite season is spring when all the pretty flowers and plants "wake up" from the cold winter and the colors are so pretty. Also unlike many others, I don't mind the binding. The quilting is what I like least because I'm not very good at it and can't afford to often send my items out to be quilted FOR me. So...I struggle and stress when it comes time to quilt my finished tops. *sigh* PAT

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Studio Christine said...

My favourite season is Winter, I like the beach when it is raining, go figure.....

My LEAST favourite part of quilting is basing of ANY sort, I have a Gammill quilting machine, so I don't have to base EVER again

and my favourite colors are yellow and purple, closely followed by black and orange, my favourite hiliday is Halloween!

bison61 said...

my favorite season is fall, I like the deep colors of reds and greens. My least favorite part of the quilt is the binding

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Grammie said...

My favorite season is fall. My favorite colors are red and blue. My least favorite part of the quilting process is sewing on the binding. Thanks for entering me in your drawing.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

kathi said...

favorite season is Spring
favorite colors are blues and greens
least favorite part of making a quilt mitered corners on binding

Alice said...

Hello,

My favorite season is fall other than the fact that winter is right around the. My favorite colors are red and blue. My least favorite part of making quilting is trying to coordinate different fabrics.

Alice
lindsay@uniserve.com

Renee G said...

My favorite season is fall.
My favorite color is red.
And I like to piece quilts, but I don't actually like quilting.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Cindy Keery said...

Hello!

My favorite season is spring.
My favorite colors is apple green.

I love making quilts! Hmmm what would my least favorite part be? I guess that would have to be basting the quilt to get it ready for quilting. (It's much easier to just take it to my good friend, the longarm quilter!).

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Jackie said...

What a great giveaway!

My favorite season is fall. I love the cooler air after the looong hot FL summer.

My favorite colors are burgandy, reds, browns, greens for a quilt.

I'm a very new quilter - working on my first one - and the thing I'm finding difficult is putting colors AND patterns together. I don't have a sense of scale or what colors go together yet. I can pick 2 or 3 but there just seem to be SO many choices!

Ginger said...

Thanks for entering me in your drawing!
My favorite colors for fall are reds, purples, and browns.

I'm a new quilter- meausuring and cutting the exact correct shapes is quite difficult right now!

Debbie said...

My favorite season is fall.... but my favorite colors are blue/brown/red.... the least favorite thing about quilting... is cutting up the fabric!

Linda T said...

My least favourite part of the whole process is basting it. My knees hurt from being on the floor that long! Count me in!

Regina said...

Summer is my favorite season followed by fall. My favorite color is blue, all blues!! Blue has been my favorite color since as far back as I can remember which is 2nd grade and I am 38. My least favorite part of making a quilt is the basting - ow my aching knees when I'm done!

Anonymous said...

My favorite season is winter now that we spend the winter in Florida! My favorite colors are blue and yellow. My LEAST favorite part of making a quilt is the sandwiching - which explains why I take my bed-size tops to a friend who long-arm quilts them!

Please enter me in you giveaway!

Thanks and piece - Elaine

eem2848 at sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

My favorite season is spring - I love watching the green slowly spread everywhere. My favorite color is pink, and I absolutely hate pin basting the "sandwich" together and mitering corners on borders. I really should just make a straight edge, but I think it looks so much better to have mitered corners...

thanks for the surprise giveaway!

Jill said...

mt favorite season is spring. I love any bright color. I hate to do the binding.

Doris said...

Autumn--I love the Chocolate Browns, Deep Oranges and Rich Reds. My least favorite part of quilting is hand stitching the binding, I always just want it to be done by that point!

CieAngel said...

What a cool giveaway. My favorite Season is Fall, my anniversary is on Halloween and I love thanksgiving. My favorite colors are Black, Red, Purple, and Silver. My least favorite thing about quilting is sandwiching a quilt for quilting, I never seem to get it right no matter how hard I try and get all the pleats out.
Huggs,
Cleary K.

Ly + Alan said...

What a fun giveaway...I hope I win!

I love fall because it has awesome colors. I love the reds, oranges and greens. I am a big fan of apples and apple picking and homemade apple pie.

I think that the worst part of quilting has to be binding the quilt. The hand sewing part always makes me not want to finish. But my favorite part of quilting is picking fabrics and putting them together to create something beautiful.

Happy Fall! (lyannab at gmail dot com)

Sue said...

These questions are hard! I think fall is my favorite, though I love snow and the change of seasons from winter to spring and summer to fall.

My favorite colors seem to vary but purple and orange both rank up near the top.

It's hard for me to come up with a least favorite, but I guess that would have to be basting. I try to baste more than one at a time, while watching movies and having a nice beverage. That way I'm making good use of having my table all cleared off, and I can work my way through the basted quilts before having to do it again.

A fun tip...make your binding when you make the top and hang it on hanger. I can fit the binding for several tops on one hanger and there is no danger of accidentally using your binding fabric in another project! I also get inspired by seeing that binding there, reminding me of the quilts I have to finish.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! I have an October birthday also. I would have to say that Fall is probably my favorite season since it finally gets under 100 degrees here by the end of October :) My least favorite part of quilting is the actual quilting process. I just am not great at it and it is alot of work.

checkersmom said...

My favorite season is fall not to hot and not to cold. My favorite color is purple. and I hate to do bindings.

cookiekenney said...

Please pass the candy! My favorite season is fall, favorite color is olive green. My least favorite part of quilting is, I think I love it all. thanks

cookiekenney6@hotmail.com

fernbell said...

Hmmm... favorite season I would have to say spring as it is a time of renewal. Favorite color is yellow. Like a lot of the bright colors and autumn colors.. lol can you tell that all them can be pretty according to what you do with them. =] I think because I am a beginning quilter that mostly teaching myself that squaring up the quilt and laying the layers is my hardest part. Wasn't till I was doing the large quilt for my son that learned didn't want all the layers the same size. Still working on it lol. I like that there is so much you can do because each quilt is your own... the good the bad and the love. So even if this one isn't quite the way the quilt police would say to do he will still love it when I get it done.

Kritta22 said...

Hello!
My favorite colors are purples but on quilts I like light blues and whites. Reminds me of snow! My least favorite thing about quilting is ironing the pieces...yuck!

Sherry said...

My favorite season is Fall. Favorite color is blue. Least favorite part of quilting is the basting. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Jannie said...

Favorite is fall. I love the cool weather. Least favorite quilt making is doing mitered borders. In fact I have an applique quilt the needs mitered borders put on and am afraid to do it because I don't want to mess up all my hard work. Oh well, I'll get the nerve someday. Sincerely, Jannie Janniebay@yahoo.com