Submitted by Candy Fullaway
(After reading this post, you’ll understand why it made perfect sense to ask Candy to be our guest blogger this week. She is a member of MPS and a past Chair of the guild. She and her daughter operate Mother on a Broomstick Designs. You can see what they’re up to by clicking their logo below. Remember, click any other image for a larger view)
I love fall. The turning leaves, the smells, apples, anything pumpkin, cozy sweaters, and, of course, Halloween. If you’ve met me, this is not news. Have you bought your Halloween candy, eaten it, bought more and taken the good stuff out before the kids come trick or treating? No need to pretend; I know you’ve done it. And the most fun of all – fall and Halloween fabrics.
I really lose it over this stuff. It’s just so much fun. The only problem is that I don’t want to cut all that cuteness into tiny little pieces. So what I have is a big stash and some pretty big quilts. Seriously, could you cut these up?
Sadly, it didn’t make much of a dent in the Halloween stash.
My favorites are the ones that come out of the imagination. (Yes, it’s sometimes a little scary in here.) The Magic Pumpkin floated around in my head for about five years before it became an actual quilt.
So here’s the point (yes, there actually is one): Fall and Halloween just start the ideas flowing for me. Everywhere I look, inspiration just jumps out. What starts your ideas flowing? Christmas, the first crocus, the beach, your pet, travel? Whenever you think, “that would make a great quilt,” make a sketch or take a picture and let your inner quilt out.