Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop – Rainbow Spinner!

Jaftex85thAnniversaryICo-sponosored by: Aurifil ThreadsSchmetz Needles, and Janome

I was so excited when I received an email asking if I wanted to participate in the anniversary blog hop for Jaftex Corporation! I received 3 bundles of Peppered Cottons, one for me, one for YOU, and one to make a beautiful quilted item with.  Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for your chance to win 20 Fat Quarters of Peppered Cottons by Studio E.

When I first received the fabrics, I wasn’t quite sure how to show off their simple beauty. It would be so easy to use them and make something pretty, but the challenge I set for myself was to use them and make them sing. I had a notion for a non-tradition color wheel and started out in EQ7.

EQ7 Rainbow Spinner - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

 I ended up making my own template for the wedges, as I didn’t own one with the correct degree.  Before piecing my quilt, I made a test quilt, I was afraid to cut into the fabrics and not have it be “perfect”. You can see that quilt in this blog post. Once I was certain that the design was a successful one, I started cutting and sewing. The top went together quickly. I ended up spray basting the large circle to the backing fabric and then fusing the center pinwheel to it. The center is appliqued down and the rest is quilted together.

Rainbow Spinner - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comTo truly appreciate the beauty of this quilt, it has to be viewed outside in sunlight, my parents deck in California happens to be my favorite place to photograph quilts, they always look amazing on the weather wood.  My favorite part, aside from the bright and beautiful fabrics, is the quilting. This is another one of my Zentangle Quilts. Check out the back!

Rainbow Spinner Back - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comAs you can tell…it is a bit…ahem…heavily quilted. This is meant to be used as a wall hanging, so I am quite all right with it being dense. For quilts that will be loved and hugged on, I do prefer a lighter touch on the quilting, but I definitely went overboard on this one.

I came up with the quilting design by doodling it on a print out from EQ7, this process always helps me plan my quilting and I highly recommend it to everyone!

Rainbow Spinner Zentangle - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

I have to say that having never worked with the Peppered Cottons before, I really didn’t know what to expect. When I received them, they were so soft, I just wanted to wrap myself up inside of them. That’s why this entire quilt, front, back and binding, are all made out of them. I wanted it to feel soft and luxurious to the touch, and believe me, it does.

So the big question becomes, who gets to keep this quilt? Anne or Mommy? She has already informed me that it is hers, but alas, her walls are filled with other quilts that she has “claimed”. Maybe this one will be MINE!

Quilt Stats:

Quilt Name: Rainbow Spinner
Designed, Pieced and Quilted by: Melissa Dunworth
Fabrics: Peppered Cottons for Studio E (Jaftex Corporation)
Size: 44″ x 46″

One last pretty picture:

Rainbow Spinner - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comPlease enter the Rafflecopter below to enter to win 20 Fat Quarters of these gorgeous Studio E Fabrics.

A little history behind the Jaftex Corporation:

Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York.  At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie.  In the 80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company.  The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp.  Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg.  Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc.  Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to precut fabrics among other contributions.

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Also! Make sure you visit this post and enter to win some even more incredible prizes, including a new sewing machine!

Tomorrow head over to Yvonne Fuchs – http://quiltingjetgirl.com and see what she has come up with! To see the full schedule of bloggers, make sure you check out the link above!


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255 Responses to Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop – Rainbow Spinner!

  1. Sarah W says:

    I love getting sweaters out for the first time – so cozy

  2. Anita says:

    I love all the beautiful colors of fall!

  3. Juliet @ The Tartankiwi says:

    I love the amazing colours that Autumn brings.

  4. Martina says:

    I love it when the mornings are crispy cool and during the day it still warms up quite a bit. And all those wonderful color changes, too!
    Great quilt!

  5. Heather says:

    I love the crisp air and the leaves turning colours on the trees. Also it is easier to spend more time sewing!

  6. Tina Short says:

    I love kicking piles of crunchy leaves……I’m still 5 at heart!

  7. Kaholly says:

    That first bite of a crisp, juicy apple is my favorite thing about fall!

  8. lee says:

    I love the cooler weather and pumpkin spice lattes at the coffee shops!!

  9. Jodie says:

    I like the colours of the leaves in Autumn 🙂

  10. Dorian says:

    What a great color wheel! My favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler weather. We have hot, dry weather here all Summer, and by this time of year I am pretty tired of it. So the cooler weather is always so welcome. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Susan says:

    My favorite things about autumn are the cooler temps & the beautiful fall foliage.

  12. Michele Timms says:

    I love the fall colours, perfect for taking hikes and photography!!!

  13. Rita Long says:

    Fall is so refreshing with the cooler air, smell of the apples, and bright colored leaves.

  14. Oh, Melissa! Your Rainbow Spinner wall hanging is so beautiful! Love the gorgeous quilting you did, too. Such a pretty design!

  15. JoyceLM says:

    Cold nights & warm days – my favorites about autumn. Thanks.

  16. Lynn says:

    The lower humidity, slightly cooler days.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  17. Linda W. says:

    Fav thing about fall is the change in temps–finally some relief from the summer heat, and the way the late day sun plays on the gorgeous fields ready for harvest.

  18. Janie says:

    I love the crisp fresh air. Love your quilt with the grey background, very nice.

  19. Christina says:

    This turned out fabulous!
    My favorite thing about fall is getting to pull out my favorite sweaters and my knit UGG boots!!

  20. Annmarie says:

    I live in northern Wisconsin and the color changes in the trees are my favorite thing – awesome!

  21. My favorite part about fall is the glorious colors of the trees.

  22. sharon says:

    I like chilly mornings and hot coffee, tea, cider and chocolate drinks (not mixed together)

  23. Vicki in MN says:

    Love your project, I have not had a chance yet to work with those fabrics, so it would be just awesome to win them. My favorite thing about fall is pumpkins and decorating!

  24. Monique says:

    Living in New Hampshire I would have to say the color. We are lucky to have spectacular autumn color. That said, the smell of Autumn is a close second. There is something about it. It’s fresh but slightly chilly. That said, there isn’t much I don’t love about Autumn, it is my favorite time of the year!

  25. Nancy says:

    I love the lovely fall weather. The summer heat is gone, and it is so refreshing to just sit on the deck and enjoy the beauty of the fall flowers.

  26. kris says:

    I love the cool crisp fresh air! Makes me want to quilt.

  27. Connie McDonald says:

    I love the cooler weather!

  28. Debbie Rogowski says:

    I love the color changes in the fall. We have a hard time finding them here in SE Texas. So we bought a red maple for our front yard and love the way it reminds us of NY autumns.

  29. Jean Marie says:

    I am in love with this! You did an amazing job on designing this quilt! Being in New England we have some amazing color changes coming along. Love the rainbow of color that fall brings.

  30. Verna says:

    I love leaf-watching in fall, the cooler weather, and no bugs!

  31. Toni A. says:

    Cooler, dryer weather coupled with brightly colored trees make autumn my favorite season. Cute idea for your color wheel.

  32. Lisa L. says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful weather and the leaves changing!

  33. carolyn montgomery says:

    your quilt is just as gorgeous as the peppered cottons. thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Esther G says:

    I love the brisk bite in the air and hot apple cider.

  35. Michele says:

    I love your quilt and your how you came up with your quilt design. My favorite thing about autumn is Halloween!!!

  36. Judy H says:

    Love the idea of drawing out the quilting design. I have a huge quilt I will be attempting to machine quilt. Nothing this ambitious though.

  37. Kathie L says:

    I love the cooler weather that fall brings. I think your design is lovely.

  38. Sarah says:

    I love the cool & crisp fall weather!

  39. Constance Person says:

    My favorite thing about fall is sweaters!

  40. Sue says:

    Wow, beautiful use of the fabrics!! The quilting accents your pattern to a “T”

  41. Rebecka Roberts says:

    I love the crispness in the air, after the heat of summer.

  42. Ida Houston says:

    Cute! I also see a butterfly in the design… or the swirls from a baton… or…

  43. Michele says:

    You did a fabulous job on this quilt. Love the quilting designs that you chose too.

  44. Kara says:

    I love the crisp air and finally getting to wear sweaters again!

  45. Patti Winfield says:

    I love the colors of the leaves in the Fall and finding ways to preserve them.

  46. Susan Melvin says:

    I love the colors, the slight bite in the air and the beauty of it. I do hate to give up Summer though.

    Love your quilt.

  47. NancyB from Many LA says:

    Cooler temperatures! It’s so hot here in summer it’s usually quite miserable. I love fall, because it means winter is almost here! LOL!

  48. Melody Lutz says:

    Cooler temperatures = more quilting! Great design…speaks to me!

  49. Jennifer Wellborn says:

    I love that the weather finally cools down and we can spend more time outside during the day. Beautiful quilt!

  50. carol n says:

    I love the colors and scents of autumn, oops 2 things, lets stick with color!

  51. Miriam says:

    Fall means an end to ticks, chiggers and mosquitoes! It also means an end to steamy humid days. It begins crisp days of pecan picking, apple picking and walks in the woods and down country lanes. Your spinner quilt definitely sings, and I appreciate how you work out your Zentangle quilting designs. I’m thinking the Peppered Cottons are going to be my new favorite go-to blenders. Beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  52. Melissa Henry says:

    I love everything…pumpkins, cooler weather, warm drinks, sweatpants, cozy blankets, I could go on for days. I’m especially excited this year since we are having our third baby in October. So excited!

  53. Laura says:

    Must comment first on your fabulous quilt. Those cottons are so beautiful and your quilting is unbelievable. My favorite thing about fall is the cool mornings and the fall vegetables – squash, pumpkin etc Yum!

  54. Getting to finally wear sweaters and boots again! Thanks!!

  55. Mary Jane says:

    I love the slightly cooler days, they are so invigorating! I love your quilt , thanks for the inspiration

  56. Alice says:

    Lovely project and gorgeous fabrics!

  57. Phyllis Jaco says:

    It has to be the incredible colors that nature provides.

  58. judi duncan says:

    My fav thing about autumn is that it is not so freakin hot outside…by the end of summer I have had it with the triple digit temps!

  59. anna Brown says:

    I love all the fall fabrics with leaves and acorns….And sewing outside enjoying the crisp air….happyness04431@yahoo.com…………ps ty for your ideas and joining blog hop ….i love blog hops you can learn new tricks ….

  60. Nancy Staub says:

    I LOVE your quilted wall hanging!!! The colors are gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job on the design – so unique, simple yet stunning! The quilting is flawless and accentuates the piece perfectly!!!! Amazing job! Thanks for sharing! Will there be a pattern for those of us not as talented???????

  61. Sarah says:

    My favorite thing about autumn — it’s hard to choose! I love the re-established routine of school, etc. starting up again. I love the leaf colors and smell. I love the cooler temperatures, and I love starting to make more gifts for Christmas.

  62. Rina says:

    Everything! The temps, the colors, sweaters, boots,festivals, comfort food, a slower pace, the decorations, apple cider. The list is endless!

  63. Pam says:

    Looks great!

  64. Teresa Knittingdancer says:

    I love the cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors.

  65. Patti Shanks says:

    I was amazed at the size of this beauty! I thought it was a mini! It’s absolutely gorgeous.

  66. Janet T says:

    The cooler, shorter days, crisp air, autumn colors, falling leaves, pumpkins. Bring it on!!!

  67. Pat says:

    I love the cool autumn days and the leaves soon turning into nature’s spectacular palette as it inspires me to get more quilting done! I love you little quilt – like happy rainbows with those beautiful colors.

  68. Debby E says:

    I always love the beautiful changing colors of the leaves in the fall – and of course the change in temperature and the oncoming of the Christmas rush!!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E

  69. Joyce Carter says:

    Your quilt is amazing. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. i love all the colors of Fall.

  70. Candace Harris11 says:

    OMG, I can’t believe how quickly the days are going by. First your wall hanging is lovely and the quilting is awesome:). Thank you for this Blog Hop, I’m learning so much, I can’t even begin to tell you.

  71. DebraKay Neiman says:

    I love Autumn, the crisp air, the wonderful colors, walking through the leaves and all the inspiration for wonderful quilting. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  72. Lisa Marie says:

    Hmmm…cooler weather, fall colors, football — I like many things about autumn!

  73. T_Bun says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I love all the colors.

  74. Theresa says:

    I love Fall weather and sweatshirts.

  75. Cecilia says:

    I love the cooler weather. Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing.

  76. Sarah J says:

    I love crunching through the fallen leaves- I’ve been know to veer to one side of the path or another just to be able to walk through them! Love this quilt- stunning!

  77. LINDA says:

    HI, I love the Aspens here in the Rocky Mts. turning their beautiful golden hues each Autumn! Thanks for sharing!

  78. Ashley says:

    I love nice long walks outside!

  79. Linda Webster says:

    Rainbow Spinner is awesome! I love watching the leaves turn colour.

  80. Dawn Jones says:

    The leaves changing color is my favorite thing, well and the fact that my youngest daughter is named Autumn. Have a great day!

  81. Claire Sutherland says:

    I love to go for a run on crisp autumn days – not too cold to need a jacket but cool enough to enjoy a jog x

  82. Jan N. says:

    My favorite things about Fall are the cooler temperatures and the trees changing colors. Your quilt and quilting is stunning!

  83. Mary Furber says:

    I love color wheels in any form – this is wonderful. I would love to win the fat quarters to try the Peppered Cottons. Thanks

  84. Duff says:

    Love the idea to doodle on your templates that’s really cool!

  85. Lori Smanski says:

    that I can can things from our garden to put up for the winter

  86. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I love the cool crisp mornings of fall! Also love to do some porch sitting and listen to the farmers harvesting their crops.

  87. Delaine says:

    I love the cooler weather and the fact that the bugs are gone (after the first frost) and I love being able to get cozy under a quilt and relaxing. Thanks!

  88. Peppered Cottons are very nice. I’d love to WIN some to play with. Your quilt turned out great. Glad you had fun with it.

  89. Lori Morton says:

    Love the trees changin colors, pickin apples to make applesauce, fleece tops & warm socks, gettin the Woodburner goin, & Best of All…OUR Anniversary in Qctober!!! 🙂

    Thanks for chance to win! 🙂

  90. Quilting Tangent says:

    The changing of the leaves to all the wonderful fall colors.

  91. Beth T. says:

    I love the scents of fall, the smoke and the scent of things starting to break down, and the mustiness of it. Is that weird? Fall has a scent, and I just love it!

  92. Teri Lynn says:

    Delightful layout of colors and moods. Thank you for sharing!

  93. Teri Lynn says:

    The very best thing about Autumn are the cooler nights with the need to wear more clothing and use more bedding. Rich and warm hues of color splash about.

  94. Doris McCarty says:

    I love the cooler temps and the fall colors!

  95. Gill says:

    Great quilt – I love it!
    I love the Autumn colours

  96. Darlene B says:

    I love everything about autumn: The cooler weather and the beautiful colors of God’s creation. My fall quilts are my favorite, and I think I like to decorate the house for autumn even more than decorating for Christmas! Love your color wheel quilt and the gorgeous quilting on it!

  97. Katy M says:

    I love crunching fallen leaves underfoot! My husband thinks I’m such a child but I can’t resist! x

  98. Kim says:

    Drives through the country to see the changing colors, drinking fresh apple cider, and sitting under a quilt I’m working on in the evenings when it feels good to have something warm over my legs 🙂

  99. Mom C says:

    Love the colors, the crisp weather, the Indian Summer we generally enjoy. Thanks.

  100. Patty says:

    I love the crisp cool fall air!

  101. Karen A says:

    I love the colors and smells of fall.

  102. Kathy E. says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is taking long walks wearing a light jacket and kicking through the colorful, crunchy leaves on the ground!

  103. Margo says:

    My favorite thing about Autumn…. colder and a reason to snuggle up with a quilt and do some hand piecing!

  104. Vicki H says:

    Love being able to have the windows open and getting the smells of fall in the house.

  105. Sandy K says:

    I like having bonfires out in the backyard with the family.

  106. Kathy h says:

    I love the cooler weather and the beautiful fall colors.

  107. Rosalie says:

    Cooler weather!

  108. Kristy says:

    Open windows of the sounds of the leaves!

  109. Laura says:

    I live near a big farming area so I love all the fall harvest festivals, the county fair (this weekend!), etc – there are so many fun things to do in the fall and it’s finally cool enough to be outside and enjoying it.

    Love your quilt, thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Carol Y says:

    Warm days, cool nights and the promise of pumpkin dishes to come!

  111. Susan says:

    Wow, you have garnered a lot of comments on this post! I love your quilt. It seems like such a GREAT way to display the whole fabric grouping. I especially love the spokes of gray that separate the color sections. That was a stroke of genius! I’m appreciating gray more all the time as I read your blog. A wonderful, wonderful finish. No wonder AnneMarie wants it. You should get to keep one of your creations, though. 😉 Thanks to you and Jaftex for the chance to win my own bundle of fabrics!

  112. Allison C says:

    I hate theheat so I love when the cool fall weather finally comes.

  113. Aileen says:

    oh you colour wheel is fabulous. Love the quilting. I’ve never heard of peppered cottons, love the rich saturated look of them. My favourite thing about autumn is walking the dogs in the crisp sunshine. Happy, happy.

  114. Karen quilts says:

    I LOVE fall. The colors, the leaves, the cooler temperatures, getting to snuggle in the quilts you have made….etc.

  115. Maxine E. says:

    I love the cooler weather and the changing colors of autumn.

  116. Renea Yarolim says:

    I love everything about Autumn. The colors are my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  117. Vanessa B says:

    Sweatshirt Weather, its my all time favorite! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  118. Nancy says:

    I love the change of color of the trees.

  119. Evie H says:

    What a great rainbow quilt! Being in southern California we don’t get much of color change, but I do like the (usually) cooler temperatures and a long hot summer. Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. Laurie B says:

    I LoVE, lOVe, LOVE the cool temperatures of Fall – especially after a hot Texas summer. Where I live the trees don’t really turn color so I appreciate to cool weather the most!!

  121. Dominique Wielgosch says:

    I love watching the earth getting ready to rest…leaves turning colours, the smell in the woods and lighting our wood stove in the evening.

  122. Lynn Dunn says:

    Love the fall and the quilt for the same reason–the blend of colours!

  123. Bonnie says:

    I love the fall colors…the rustling of leaves under foot and all the fairs and festivals

  124. carolyn montgomery says:

    my fave thing about autumn is the cooler temps. your quilt is gorgeous.

  125. Betsy says:

    I love decorating my florida home in fall colors since we do not get a cold spell until December,January time frame

  126. Rhonda Best says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is the beautiful colored foliage. mtmom57@gmail.com

  127. Wendy says:

    I love the beautiful fall colors, the fresh morning air and hot mulled cider.

  128. JoAn GODFREY says:

    the best thing about fall is the traditional trip for apples and nature’s eye candy on the banks of trees out in the country. it started with my parents and has continued to my kids. nothing like a fresh crisp apple straight from the orchard!!

  129. Karen McMahon says:

    Wow what a beautiful quilt. You really showed that fabric bundle off well!

  130. Doris McCarty says:

    Pumpkins ! Big happy pumpkins.

  131. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    Going apple picking, and watching the leaves change. Fires in the fireplace, and flannel sheets, and hot chocolate, and chocolate pumpkin cupcakes. Great quilt!

  132. Judy S. says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is making anything with pumpkin!!

  133. Debby says:

    I love the smell of apple cider and the leaves, and picking pumpkins! I love chili and football too. Not to mention that it gets cold and we need quilts out!

    The colors are beautiful here in NY! Fall is a great time to live here and enjoy the beauty!

  134. LeAnne L says:

    I love the trees changing color. Love those fall colors.

  135. Margaret Schindler says:

    I have to say that Autumn brings so many colors that seem to blend together so well.

  136. MoeWest says:

    I love the changing colours of the trees. I like it when autumn is long and winter is delayed! Your quilt looks great! I love the quilting on it.

  137. susie says:

    I love seeing the fields of corn and soybeans turn brown, and the beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees!

  138. Lynn D in NC says:

    It’s hard to name just one favorite thing about Autumn. Cooler temps, lower humidity, and the changing colors is what comes to mind first. Love this time of year.

  139. Ellen says:

    Love your wall hanging. The colors definitely pop.

  140. Diane says:

    Your quilt and the quilting is beautiful! My favorite thing about Autumn is the changing colors.

  141. Heidi says:

    I love to see the colors change, the temperatures cool a bit, and the Harvest Moon!

    Your quilt is very pretty, especially with all the fmq personalization!

  142. Chris says:

    After a very hot summer I love the cool weather, lots of apples, pumpkins and beautiful colors. Your quilt is wonderful!

  143. Pam says:

    I love taking my granddaughter to apple orchards. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt. It indeed spins!

  144. Paige says:

    Crispness in the air!

  145. Béatrice says:

    The wonderful colours.

  146. Kris says:

    I love the colors and better weather!

  147. Connie Cain says:

    I love the colors and cooler weather. 🙂

  148. Kathy Cummings says:

    I love the cool air in the warm sunshine and the redness of my dogwoods! Thank you.

  149. Megan says:

    I love the crisp fall air. Thanks!

  150. Glenda Britten says:

    Great design to try out the fabrics. Looks great and I love your quilting.

  151. Helen LeBrett says:

    I love the beautiful coolness in the air, though right now we have the “Valley” fire in Calif, just north of us and we are praying for rain!!! I love your quilt: beautiful quilting on it and the colors look so rich. I saw a few of the peppered cottons at the store the other day, but they were only in neutrals, and I wished that I could have seen them IRL in the colors. Now I almost have, seeing the beauty of your quilt!

  152. Paula L says:

    Just 1 thing?!! Oh my ….that is hard to choose! I would have to say the warm, comfy changing colors! They kind of give you a hug!!

  153. Hayley says:


  154. Barbara Colvin says:

    I love the beautiful colors that dapple the trees and shrubs in our neighborhood: greens, oranges, pinks and dark reds.

  155. Barb N says:

    I love your Rainbow Spinner – very cool design! What I love best about the fall is that it is my birthday time. Good memories all around!

  156. the colors, of course! Those rich earth tones just make me want to dive in! (the weather is pretty good around here, too in the autumn).

  157. Karen says:

    Melissa, I love your color wheel–especially how you paired the wedge colors and how you pieced some wedges with the background fabric. Really makes for a very unique and beautiful quilt! I live in Maine, so my favorite part of autumn is watching the landscape change color–especially the wild blueberry fields, that are everywhere here, turning bright red.

  158. Pam says:

    My favorite thing about the fall is the lighting. Seems like the sunshine changes its color a bit and glows a bit more. Especially beautiful on those days when the sky is filled with dark clouds and the sun peeps through. Beautiful quilt, Melissa.

  159. Christine Sullivan says:

    In south Florida fall means slightly cooler temperatures, high 80’s, and slightly less humidity. Can’t wait for the season everybody else calls winter.

  160. Nancy A says:

    I love the fall colors, but since we have moved to the south, I don’t get to see them. Down here I love the cooler temperatures. Today the high will be 82 degrees F, but by Sunday they are predicting temps in the 90’s.

  161. Jasmine says:

    I love opening my windows in autumn and snuggling under quilts.

  162. teri says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is going for walks in the crisp clear air.

  163. Pamela McDonald says:

    Wow, what a beautiful color wheel!

    My favorite thing about Autumn is able to make soups, watch the leaves fall and apple cider!

  164. lisa mcgriff says:

    My favorite thing about fall is watching for Gingko trees to turn golden!

  165. JD Little says:

    Oh, my that was a lot of quilting but gorgeous. A lot of work, I don’t know if I could even do it.

  166. jane d says:

    I love the changing colors!

  167. Wow…amazing quilt. You did an awesome job. I like autumn as it’s still warm but not too hot.

  168. Rose Sabey says:

    My favorite thing about autimn is the crispness in the air. I live in New York State and it is a wonderful time of year here! rosesabeyatyahoodotcom

  169. stanleybeagle says:

    No more sunburn!

  170. The leaves changing colors is my favorite thing about autumn.

  171. Emily says:

    Autumn is my favorite season, there are too many to pick just one! Sweatshirt weather, sleeping with the windows open, changing leaves, campfires, costumes for Halloween…I could go on… 🙂

  172. Marilyn says:

    I like the cooler days and not having the air conditioning running. Great job on your quilt!

  173. Ellen Giglia says:

    I love finding trees that are in full color in autumn.

  174. Liz says:

    the colours are my favorite thing in autumn!

  175. Anita Carol Gambrell says:

    I love the cooler weather in fall. Things are great for camping and bonfires! That’s what I love best!

  176. Susan V. says:

    The quilt is cute (and I know you would give it to Anne in a heartbeat)! My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful color of the leaves changing.

  177. Amanda M says:

    OK, I’m OBSESSED with your quilt! It’s just delicious!

    I love the change in the weather. Cooler temperatures mean I can actually use the quilts I make! It’s been so hot in Los Angeles, the cooler weather can’t come soon enough 😉

  178. Sandy N says:

    I love being able to wear sweaters. Love your quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  179. Rachel says:

    My favorite thing about Autumn is the food. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, spice cake, stuffing…. Mmmmm… 🙂

  180. Donna says:

    This is stunning, I love the color wheel and the quilting. Such inspiration. Fall is my favorite season of the year, changing colors, sweaters, sweatshirts and boots!

  181. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful color wheel and quilting! My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and the apple picking.

  182. Heather North says:

    Another fabulous design, Melissa! You should definitely keep this one and put it on your wall for inspiration, but hang it low so you can “pet” & cuddle it any time you want. <3

  183. Rachell R says:

    I love the layered-look or stacked Dresden. And it’s very colorful! One-block quilts are fun and easy.

  184. susan says:

    Lovely pattern, quilting design and name of quilt!

  185. Elizabethdee says:

    I love looking at a blue afternoon sky through leaves that are turning red and gold.
    Your quilt is beautiful!

  186. Judy says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is listening to the rustle of the leaves as I walk through them on a clear, cold day.

  187. Donna W says:

    I love the amazing colors of Autumn.

  188. Debbie D says:

    Love the color wheel and that quilting is amazing!

  189. Mae Long says:

    I love the colours of the leaves as they change in Autumn.

  190. Jane says:

    Your quilt is great! My favorite thing about autumn is the changing leaf colors and the moderating of temps here in the south.

  191. Tamie says:

    My favorite thing about autumn are the pumpkin muffins.

  192. Kath S says:

    I love to see the changing of the leaves in autumn. We’re fortunate living here in Colorado because you really don’t have far to go for a spectacular autumn view as the color changes. ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

  193. Lisa E says:

    I love the cooler weather. It may sound strange, but I love the start of fall because school is back in session.

  194. Linda Gagliano says:

    I love that eggnog comes out and crisp fresh apples. It’s all about the food for me.

  195. I love everything about autumn. Absolutely everything. I was just talking about what all I love about autumn with a friend of mine when we were on a hike the other day.

  196. apple blossom says:

    love the changes of colors. I’m a person that loves color.

  197. DeborahGun says:

    The colours of the leaves is my favourite thing about autumn. This is a stunningly gorgeous quilt 🙂

  198. That it is the end of summer.. That it is the time for rains. Love your awesome quilting and the quilt of course

  199. Marissa C. says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is saying goodbye to the summer heat!

  200. Linda Cartwright says:

    Living in Texas we don’t get fall season like most up north do, but I love the fresh apples, and corn field mazes.

  201. Lisa m says:

    I love the changing leaves, especially the maples.

  202. Nathania says:

    With the cooler weather–layering of cute clothes and boots. Walking under grey skies with a hot cider or coffee….watching the leaves turn colors….and bunches of fun art projects…oh yes and pumpkin carving and baking goodies!
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  203. Theresa N says:

    I love all the beautiful colors.

  204. Claudia says:

    I find autumn colors inspiring. I love your color wheel quilt.

  205. Joan M says:

    I love the beautiful colours and the cooler temperatures. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  206. Nancy Loge says:

    Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler weather, the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, walking outside and the sound of crunching leaves, and the fall harvest on our farm!

  207. Piroska says:

    My favourite thing about autumn are the beautiful colours of the leaves.

  208. Kay Lemieux says:

    I love the heavy quilting. It makes such a nice contrast to to simplicity of the piece. I am practicing free motion quilting on my Janome, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that!

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  209. Dawn Nelson says:

    My favorite thing about Autumn is that the long, hot, miserable days of Summer will soon be over. (They have a tendency here in California to stretch into Fall.) 🙁

  210. Peggy C. says:

    I like the colors in your color wheel and that you mixed it up.

  211. Jessica P. says:

    If I am being really honest with myself, my favorite thing about fall is pumpkin pie! I do really love the colors of the fall season too.

  212. Jannette says:

    LOVE your Spinner!
    I can’t decide on just one favourite thing about fall – but a few of my faves are all the wonderful warm drinks that are so comforting in fall, sweaters, and the riotous colours of the changing tree leaves.

  213. I LOVE everything about Fall! The crisp clear mornings, the mountains all around our area with the red glow of the morning sun, pumpkins, holiday celebrations with family, my sister & I are both born in November, as well as one of my best quilting friends. It is so nice to get “all buttoned” up for winter and wait for Christmas and all that this holiday brings!

  214. Laura P in NH says:

    I love your wall hanging and especially all the quilting.

  215. Ellee says:

    Autumn weather is the best! Such a welcome change of pace from the heat of summer. I enjoy being outside as much as possible in the fall.

  216. Connie says:

    I love the cooler weather!

  217. My favorite thing about autumn is the crisp mornings and the beautiful changes in the trees, I like to take long walks at this time of year. Autumn also inspires me to do some baking.

  218. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    The best thing about Fall around here is the local apple harvest, which means apple pies and apple crisp and caramel apples. Yum! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  219. Melanie Deitz says:

    Amazing quilting on the Spinner! I love baking (and eating) pumpkin bread.

  220. Cathy says:

    I can’t choose a favorite. I tried to think of something I don’t like about fall, but I came up empty. I LOVE everything about it!!! Love the quilting on your wall hanging 🙂

  221. Melanee says:

    I love the color!!!!! All of the shades and vibrancy!

  222. Sally MB says:

    Pumpkins and the colors here in the northeast make autumn my favorite season.

  223. Mary says:

    My favorite thing about autumn would have to be the crisp air. It is wonderful after a hot Texas summer.

  224. Candace Harris11 says:

    I love the colors! The crisp air, the wonderful smells of spices as we begin baking:). Plus the mad dash to finish quilted gifts for Christmas=)

  225. Helen says:

    I appreciate the cooler temps when I go out to walk the dogs each morning. I also like the earlier sunsets because I am encouraged to spend more evening time in my quilting/sewing room.

  226. KJ says:

    I love your Rainbow Spinner. The quilts being made with these fabrics are all amazing.
    Thanks for the chance to win my own bundle of inspiration.

    My favourite part of Autumn is Halloween! As soon as the first day of fall arrives, I go into full ghoulie decorating mode. And that includes a minimum of one new quilt project each Halloween.

  227. linda newman says:

    My favorite thing is the cool weather after the long hot texas summer!

  228. Karen Thurn says:

    Your Rainbow Spinner Quilt really does sing about your talent and creativity! My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful colors of the leaves as they change. I also like that the apples in our orchard are ripe for picking as soon as they’ve had a good frost. But alas, only 6 apples on our 8 trees this year as all the apple blossoms froze over Mother’s Day weekend. It will be so different to buy apples this year as last year we picked a thousand pounds and the year before about 3 thousand pounds of apples.

  229. Karen says:

    I love the smell of fall!

  230. Pat Gottshalk says:

    Impactful quilt with lots of movement. My favorite part of your Jaftex post is seeing your quilting plan. I am a piecer who loves graph paper. I doodle and sketch, keeping a quadrille notebook by the TV remote. To see your plan, so purposeful, makes me think in 3D. Thanks for the eye-opener.

  231. Jennie says:

    I love that you sketch things out first. My favorite part of Autumn? I live in the desert south west. Autumn here mean only a couple more weeks of 100 degree days. It means I’ve made it through another desert summer by hibernating in air conditioning.

  232. ikkinlala says:

    I love the cooler weather – summer can be stifling, but crisp fall days are invigorating.

  233. Vicky says:

    I love the leaves changing color. So glorious. Thank you for a great giveaway. timewilltell63 at yahoo dot com

  234. kbo says:

    I like raking leaves and listening to the crunchy sounds it makes.

  235. Mary D says:

    My faves things are the changing color of the leaves especially during a highway drive, the smell of pumpkin cookies and pies, apple cider, the last song of the cicadas, Merbs Bionic Apples, back yard fire pits, snuggling under a favorite quilt that I made.

  236. My favorite thing about autumn is that time after the leaves turn but before they fall when they are ablaze with color.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win! The quilt you made is so pretty!

  237. Kristine Clay says:

    I love crisp evening weather for walks through the leaves!

  238. First, I love your wall hanging. Beautiful. Fall favorites are cooler weather, Vivid blue skies, and beautiful colors.

  239. Jo Anne Hawks says:

    Your rainbow spinner is very fun and bright. It is a good project to try our some different quilting designs.

  240. Diantha Howard says:

    My favorite thing about Autumn is the cool crisp air, and the fresh apples right off the tree!

  241. Debbie Miller says:

    My favorite thing about autumn is such a multiple choice! I love the leaves changing colors, the smell of the fresh air as I cut off the air conditioner and open the windows and doors and the abundance of the fresh fall produce! Your quilt is gorgeous and I do have the perfect wedge ruler from a recent class!

  242. I love that is cooler then Summer and all the gorgeous colors here in WNY. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

  243. Heather B says:

    I love everything about fall. The cooler temperatures, the colors, the sounds the leaves make when you walk through them.

  244. Sherryl Wynne says:

    Ah Autumn. The weather starts cooling, the pumpkins come out – finally it’s not too hot in the kitchen to make soup and bread. Yum. Plus I can sit on the sofa and sew on quilt bindings comfortably! lol

  245. Lisa S says:

    I love apple picking and then making my first apple pie of the season! It makes the house smell so toasty warm and inviting. Also making fresh applesauce to have throughout the winter months.

  246. Nicole Sender says:

    I love the cool weather and watching the leaves change colors.

  247. Pamela R says:

    A fabulous use of those beautiful fabrics!

  248. Sallie says:


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