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Designer Tidbits: Horizon by Kate Spain (Plus Giveaway!)


Hi everyone! Kate Spain is here today to chat about her newest collection for Moda Fabrics, Horizon. This sea glass inspired collection is filled with cool blues and soft lavenders and is a twist from Kate’s previous collections. Read on to find out more!


Q: Tell us a little about the Horizon collection. What were you inspired by?
A: Thanks for having me on the Jolly Jabber! I’m so happy to share a little more about Horizon with your readers. For much of my life, I’ve lived close to the water (still do) and one of my favorite things to do in any season is to take walks along the shore. Even from day-to-day,  there are noticeable changes in the scenery…whether it’s the sun illuminating bright green sea grasses, or shorebirds diving and bobbing on the waves, or the blend of colors in the sky at different times of day. I love to notice these shifts and that they’re all set against a single, tranquil constant; the horizon line. Here is a photo taken from the end of our street:

And this photo is of sand at low tide that I took on Christmas Day last year.


There is always something to be inspired by!

Horizon is a bit of a departure from my usual style in that I began by hand-carving blocks and printing them to create the repeat patterns. It was the first time I’d ever tried to do this and really had no idea how the process would translate to fabric. But I am so happy with how it turned out! I love that the irregularity, imperfection and handmade quality of the block prints remains intact in the finished fabric. Here are several of the blocks I hand-carved and some of the patterns I created from these blocks


The color palette for Horizon was inspired by bits of beautiful, luminous sea glass I’ve collected from many shores over the years โ€” in hues of bright green, crystal blue, turquoise, and brilliant cobalt. These are some of my favorite colors and I love the way they resonate harmoniously with the textural designs of the block prints.


Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A: I really love the freedom of being consumed by the creative process so I typically start with either a color palette or a very simple, unrefined idea or area of interest: woodland gardens, ceramic tiles, Caribbean blossoms etc. Then I usually draw or paint or as with Horizon, carve. This gives way to exploring how colors interact, seeing how the scale and rhythm of patterns play together, and then composing and refining these elements to balance the collection as a whole. I guess it’s a bit like sailing where you can be drifting along and then suddenly a gust of wind fills your sails and off you go! I love the creative process because you never really know when the wind of inspiration will arrive or which direction it’ll come from. It could happen early on at the beginning of a project, or somewhere else. The thing you can be sure of is that once it arrives, you get completely swept up and carried away toward a new creative horizon!


Q: What is your favorite part about being a designer?
A: Every single part of it. Itโ€™s what I love to do. Working with my hands is definitely a big part of it for me. The process of carving blocks was so inspiring to me that I may have to do it again. If anyone is interested, we’re going to be offering a limited edition of my woodblock prints on our shop site. Each one was hand-printed by me and a wonderfully skilled neighbor did all the framing. Both framed and unframed prints are available.


Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Horizon?
A: I’ve already seen some amazing quilts being made with Horizon and will keep my eyes peeled for others! Also, I teamed up with a wonderful sewist/photographer, Becca DuVal  who has brought her amazing talents to creating three “looks” for children’s outfits and a small “Day Tripper” bag. We’re featuring her projects, the patterns she used and her photos on my blog now, so please come for a visit! Here’s an adorable peek:

And what’s on my creative horizon? Maybe some of this.

It’s called Paradiso and will be shown at the International Quilt Market this October. 

SURPRISE! We have not one but TWO special giveaways with Kate today! 
First, we’re giving away a Horizon fat quarter bundle to one lucky winner. All you have to do is to comment below and let us know what you would like to make with the Horizon collection and we will announce the winner on September 26th, 2014

And the winner is…
Anita

Our second giveaway is our most exciting one yet! 
We want you to show your love for Horizon with a video review. All you need to do to is … 

  1. Purchase a yard or more of Horizon fabric or a jelly roll, layer cake, fat eighth bundle or fat quarter bundle between now and October 15th
  2. Record a video review of yourself reviewing the fabric.
  3. Post the video review on our Facebook wall, tag @fatquartershop, @KateSpain and use #fqsloveshorizon
  4. And that’s it! You’re on your way to winning a $100 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate.   

The winner of the Horizon video review giveaway will be randomly selected and announced Thursday, October 30th on our blog and Facebook! Good luck everyone! 

748 comments

  1. This Horizon collection fits right into my sewing room-I don't live near the beach, but I have the beach in my room, and these will fit right in. My room has windows facing east and north, and some summery curtains out of Horizon would celebrate the sunshine! Thanks for the opportunity, and your fantastic blog-I always feel up to date in the quilting world after visiting! Peggy Terzian

  2. I'd love to make a quilt for my "blue" room — a TV room decorated in blues and greens! Beautiful collection!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  3. Horizon is a lovely bright change from the teals and lime greens so popular now. Your sand picture on Christmas day inspires me to make a pouffy duvet cover – tufted with big, fake pearls for spring.

  4. Not exactly sure what I would do. Maybe tech cozies? But the fabric would inspire something I am sure. Love, love, love the color range.

  5. I would always make quilts with any fabric.
    I have huge jars filled with sea glass collected from beaches all over the world. often a piece or two of sea glass and a few grains of sand in a bottle were my momentos of a journey

  6. I love the beachy colors of this collection. They feel "softer" than some of Kate's other collections and I would love to make a drapey quilt with a nod to the sea…something to wrap up in on a cool, breezy day.

    caribousmom (at) aol (dot) com

  7. I love Kate Spain's fabric design, and I think these blues and greens are my favorite so far. I have a quilt already in my head that they would be perfect for!

  8. Gorgeous! I love reading about the inspiration behind this collection and Kate's process for creating the artwork. I don't live near the ocean but we spend time on nearby Lake Michigan, so I would love to make a beach quilt or picnic quilt or maybe a sleeping bag.

  9. I would make a quilt from these fabrics – I love the serenity of the colors and designs. Working on this quilt would be a joy, especially during a snowy winter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. What lovely colors! I think I am going to finally make a quilt for the bed my husband and I share. I will have to hide it when I have guests, so that I won't be charmed into giving it away. Again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. To me this fabric is begging to be made into a throw quilt to have at the beach. It has all the colors of a lazy afternoon on the deck watching the waves roll in!

  12. I love love love the colors in this line and the patterns. I want to make a bunch of cute little dresses for my daughters from them! Too bad summer is almost over. Maybe I'll save it for next years beach trip?

  13. I want to wear this collection, so a soft-silhouette quilted thigh-length coat comes to mind. Our fall in Myrtle Beach is usually the best season for beach walks, but a light coat is a good idea.

  14. I have been waiting for months for this fabric to be released!! I have 2 quilts in mind. First is a Swoon quilt and the second, I plan to use the fabric in a Mystery Quilt Along starting in January.

    So excited about the pattern and beautiful colors of this fabric. Impressive!!

  15. What a beautiful and vast collection of colors from the seaside!! I would make a quilt for my son and new daughter-in-law who both LOVE any shoreline and beach! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. This fabric line is so bright and happy! I would make a tablecloth and curtains for my kitchen with it. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  17. It is beautiful! I am thinking a new purse and wallet set for me to get through a dark NY winter coming up – and then a quilt with the rest.

  18. Oh, we love the beach! We enjoy spending time with our 4 dogs, smelling the smells, listening to the waves come and go, squishing sand between our toes as we wait for the sun to set. I would definately make a quilt out if this collection to remind us of our beach visits as we brace ourselves for another gray & frigid Michigan winter!!

  19. I love this line…. I love anything that Kate Spain has designed!! If I won, I would definitely make a quilt and it would be for our master bedroom because it would match perfectly with everything we have!! Thanks for the chance!!

  20. Love the colors in this collection! I would make a large quilt with the fat quarters, or I would make lots of my 4-fat-quarter cinch sack pattern. Whatever is made with this fabric line is sure to be gorgeous!

    MGM

  21. Our house is all sea glass colors, so I would love to make a throw for our couch and some improv style pillows. Maybe a table runner too. Love both the colors and the patterns.

  22. Love the colors as it makes me think I am at the beach all of the time. I have two projects in mind – one is a quilt on Kate Spains blog that has large waves and perfect for a baby quilt. Second quilt is one of Judy Niemeyer's patterns or Kaffe Fasset's triangles pattern. Probably have to do both patterns to see how the fabrics play with each other. Love the texture so much with these line of fabrics.

  23. I love the color combinations, they are so awesome! I would like to make a Tranqual sea quilt. That's the first thing I thought of. My caught in law loves the beach, but lives in the mountains, she would love it!

  24. So beautiful – this is my fave colour palette. Absolutely love each and every fabric. I think I would actually have to make a quilt or bed runner for my room – keep these fabrics close, rather than give them away.

  25. I would love to make some clothes with this line for my daughter– so summery an fresh. Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah:crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

  26. Horizon is on my "I MUST BUY" list. I keep drooling over it. I may just keep it on the shelf for awhile to gaze on it's beauty ๐Ÿ™‚ No I've been collecting pattern sketches… definitely a quilt for just me

  27. I would love, love, love to make a Seashore Drive quilt with the Horizons collection – it's absolutely beautiful! Thank you for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle!

  28. Having just come home from a week on the Outer Banks with several pieces of sea glass I would really love to see those prints on some big chunky pillows!!

  29. Kate Spain's Honey Honey collection was the very first fabric I bought when I started quilting last year ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd love to make a small teepee or pup tent for my 2 year old daughter. The calming colours would create a perfect space for her to look at her books and relax.

  30. I would have to say…a new quilt for my bed. I have been wanting to change my room to the sea glass color scheme, and this would be the perfect beginning!

  31. I would love to make A Quilting Life Designsโ€™ SEASHORE DRIVE pattern with Horizon. I'd give it to my mom – it would match her cottage dรฉcor perfectly.

  32. I would make my niece a larger quilt.. she has been bugging me for years as the last one I made her is toddler bed size.. she is now 13! ๐Ÿ™‚ AND these are her favorite colors.

  33. I would make a bag set – travel bag, shoulder bag and sewing pouch, as I love these fresh colours.

  34. I think the horizon collection would be great on a quilt top Im hoping to make soon. it will have beautiful sea shells embroidery with the horizon sea-glass inspired borders!

  35. I love the colors in this selection. I would make a quilt with large blocks and white to offset the beach glass colour scheme…maybe something like swoon

  36. I always give away what I make, but I love these fabrics so much, I'm pretty sure I'd keep a quilt for myself. ใƒ„

    Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. I would probably make a quilt and I have two patterns to sew; one called Sea Glass by Talk of The Town which would be ideal with this fabric and the other by Zen Chic I think it's called Open Your Window. Beautiful fabric!

  38. Maybe a quilt for my mother-in-law since she likes lavender? Definitely something with curves. I never know till see a fabric in my hands what I will do!

  39. Been wanting to do a quilt for my ex mother in law in blues for a long time. Her favorite colors. I like the colors also. So pretty.

  40. I just purchased a layer cake of Horizon yesterday. I am making a lap quilt for my friend that is going thru chemo. She loves the ocean and I know these colors will bring her peace. Thanks for such a beautiful line of fabric.

  41. LOVE HORIZON !!!

    I would love to make the Seashore Drive quilt with this fabric for my trailer. We camp at the beach all the time & collect seashells and sea glass . This could be my bEACH quilt ๐Ÿ˜€

  42. I love this beautiful fabric!! I grew up at the beach and loved collecting sea glass & shells too! I would make a quilt with this fabric, reminding me of my days on lithe beach! (I'm now in PA). Thanks for this beautiful fabric and giveaway!!

  43. This is absolutely beautiful! I'd love to make a lap quilt with it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    bwwedprep(at)yahoo(dot)com

  44. This I think is my favorite collection so far with all the blues and purples in it. Ok, I've said that with all of Kate's collections. LOL

    Since I never have made my lap quilt for the van and winter is coming as much as I'd like to ignore that fact, I think this might be perfect for that. I also think it would make a great little dress for my granddaughter. She's still small enough that it doesn't take much fabric.

  45. My granddaughter would love a dress out of these fabrics. She would want one of each color!!Need more time to sew! Great giveaway. Thank you vkh6210@gmail dot com

  46. We just had the best beach vacation ever. I would love to make my hubby a quilt to reflect that memory. Something beach themed for sure. I may have to design it myself.

  47. I noticed this collection when it was on the coming soon page months ago. I've already painted my bedroom to match! I have an It's Sew Emma pattern I am going to use to make myself a new queen sized quilt. The lavenders have been colors I've used since I was a kid in my bedroom and I grew up and added the blues, the tones are beautiful in this fabric!

  48. This collection has all my favorite colors so I'll be making a quilt for myself. Depending on the scale of the prints, I may go with a layer-cake size HST or something more complex. I can't wait to get my hands on this fabric!

  49. Fabulous designs and colors! I would use the fabrics for a first "big girl bed" quilt for my youngest granddaughter. These colors would be a perfect decorating theme.
    Thanks for the chance to participate.
    Susan Grancio

  50. It sounds lazy and crazy, but I love a couple of strip quilts that I have done in blues for babies. I think I might do another one. The patterns would look like movement in the water. I have lots of people clamoring for one.

  51. Pillow cases for brother new house, tote bag for myself, lap quilt for mom and MIL, placemats for a friend. The possibilities are endless!

  52. My niece loved horizon range. I was showing her all my fabric in my stash, hoping she would choose something from there, but she was hesitant. As soon as I showed her horizon online, her face lit up, this was the ONE!
    Now we are having trouble deciding on a pattern. She is ten and I want to make a large twin size quilt but in a pattern she will not grow out of, so we will just keep looking. Thanks for the opportunity, would love the fat qtr bundle, then I might be able to make myself one as well โ˜บ๏ธ

  53. I'd probably make a modern bed quilt. Not sure what pattern. I'd have to see it in person and find the perfect pattern.

  54. oh my gosh! I love Kate Spain and her designs! I love the palette and designs in Horizon. I would make a Swoon quilt or Fireworks by Camille Roskelly with a Horizon fat quarter bundle! Something similar with stars, to spotlight this gorgeous fabric! If I had a layer cake, I'd make the recent ModaLove star quilt.
    reillyr2(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  55. I love this collection! I think it would make a gorgeous quilt – something that uses nice big portions of the fabric to really show off the print.

  56. I would make a storm at sea quilt with all the fabrics in the bundle. I am in love with the horizon fabric since I first saw it.
    Inka
    inka(dot)mangels(at)elaborate-consult(dot)de

  57. this collection would be just perfect for a baby quilt to my nephew and wife in dallas tx she has never been to the ocean …can you imagine that…I can not…but this collection would bring the ocean to them and their soon to be born son….thank you

  58. I've recently learned how to sew curves, so I think a wall hanging with a lot of curves would be something very appropriate for this fabric. I bet it would be beautiful!

  59. I live on the water, too, in our trawler boat, so these colors are right up my alley! I would definitely make a quilt for our stateroom. I've been pinning patterns like mad on Pinterest. One of them is sure to be perfect with this beautiful collection.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  60. Oh wow, fell in love with this when I saw it on "coming soon" at FQS – absolutely beautiful. I would make a very special young lady (my cousin's daughter) a quilt for her 21st birthday in December this year.

  61. Hello, Horizon! I've searched for a couple of years for fabric to sew a sea glass inspired quilt. My dear friend, also an artist, collects sea glass when at the beach. We live in Kansas so our trips to the ocean are years apart. A quilt stitched with Horizon fabric evokes coastal thoughts. For the quilt pattern, I'm contemplating the xoxo pattern from Me and My Sister Designs, as she signs her correspondence with "xoxo." Thank you for your beautiful fabric.

  62. The Horizon Fabrics are BEAUTIFUL!!! I would make a quilt and keep it all to myself. I would wrap myself up with it in the middle of winter and remind myself of relaxing beach days. If there was enough fabric, I would make a matching pillow case. I might need to buy more fabric for a summer tote and picnic table cover. I LOVE these fabrics!

  63. Luv luv luv the sea glass inspiration for this collection! I'm gonna make some sort of quilt; not sure what! Pretty please & thank you!

  64. I just love this color palette and have a small collection of sea glass. One of my favorite books is " Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve. But I digress. I'd like to make a quilt for my guest room which has pale purple walls. I think Horizon would do nicely for that.

  65. I love the pattern Seashore Drive and would love to make a quilt for my bed! Beautiful fabric! Kate is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. My living area is green with touches of blue, so I would make a quilt out of the Horizon fabric collection for displaying ! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  67. I have two quilt patterns in mind for horizon using the fat quarter bundle. one will be a quilt for my son and daughter in law to be's wedding present ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. I would love to creat a quilt for me! Being a little selfish but I think we quilters know we seldom create for ourselves. I can picture these fabrics on my bed, and I will need to paint too, so send it my way please.

  69. I'm thinking this would be perfect in a quilt for my new granddaughter….but then seeing the little girl in the cute skirt…hmmm decisions, decisions

  70. I will definitely make a quilt, and I think it will be a pattern I will make myself. I've always followed someone else's pattern, but I need to jump in and get my feet wet. Can I do it?? Yes, I can ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. This collection is my all-time favorite from Kate Spain. I thought Terrain was my favorite until I gazed upon this! I would make matching lap quilts for my soon-to-be married niece and her fiancรฉe if I should win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  72. I would love to make a summer throw and a couple of pillows for those lazy summer days curled up with a quilt and a good book.

  73. This collection matches the decor in my screened in porch. She does a great job designing fabric. I would make a Quillow with the bundle. Thanks for the chance.

  74. I think Horizon will be perfect for a quilt for my daughter. She is redecorating her guest room in an ocean theme. Perfect timing for the release of this line. Thanks.

  75. I love this line! Kate is one of my favorite designers! I plan to make a 10 minute block quilt with the Layer Cakes or the Moda Blog hop quilt. I like the big blocks as it really shows off the designs in the fabrics.

  76. What a great guest blog, Kimberly! It was interesting to read Kate's wood carving details. The prints in Horizon are beautiful and the colors do remind me of the sea. I'm thinking a throw for the couch to snuggle under would be a good project for Horizon fat quarters. Kate Spain's fabric lines have been one of my favorites for several years. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  77. My favourite place in the world is the beaches of Queensland, Australia. This beautiful fabric would be just right for a modern quilt 'Seabreeze' by Australian designer Kate Conklin !

  78. If I had a bunch of Horizon to play with I would use to make some new bags. I usually use other peoples patterns but this time I'm thinking of designing something that suits my needs better.

  79. I would use a big block pattern for a quilt so not to loose any of the beautiful designs. I would also like to make a bed skirt and shams to create an island paradise for my bedroom. The fabric is just so gorgeous.

  80. I would like to make kitchen quilts (table wear and table toppers, etc..) for my new kitchen that will be accented by a beachy palette found in Horizon. And I think I have seen her backyard! lol

  81. I've always LOVED anything Kate Spain, and these colors are beautiful! I'd make a lap quilt for a daughter who loves those colors.

  82. You are so talented to be able to carve such beautiful designs and then use them to make your fabric designs! How unique! I love the new Horizon collection because those blues, greens and lavendars are my favorite colors! I think i'll do some pillows or a lap quilt for my living room as my house is done in those colors. Beautiful!

  83. I'd love to make a very modern, sea glass inspired quilt – I've had one rolling around in my head for a while, just waiting for the right fabric Looks like it's here!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. The beach is my happy place and this fabric line is a reminder of that place. I would be making a quilt to take with me to my happy place!

  85. I love this collection and would like to make the Saltwater quilt with it — I think they would be a perfect combination. Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. I love this fabric line. The colors are just beautiful! I purchased charm squares and made a baby quilt- pinwheels & prairie points- for a baby girl whose Mom does not like pink! I have checked the website everyday for the yardage availability and today was finally the day! I would love to win the fat quarters to make something that I don't have to give away.

  87. These colors are all the colors that my 9 year old granddaughter loves. One of her favorite weekends away is to go to the Oregon coast. I would love to make her a quilt that would remind her of all the wonderful weekends we have spent at the beach. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  88. Having made quilts for others from some of Kate's other beautiful fabrics like Terrain, Honey Honey and Sunnyside, I think I will make one for myself. The colours would work well in my bedroom. Not sure what quilt but it will be so much fun working with Horizon, no matter what…

  89. I'm playing with a mini Charm Pack of Horizon RIGHT now and I love, love, love the colors. I would make a quilt of our bedroom – which has a beach-y retreat vibe and has a lot of the Horizon color scheme. Just Beautiful!!!

  90. When Kate showed us a preview of these fabrics a few months ago, I knew I had to have them! The colors are so vibrant, yet peaceful and soothing. I'd love to have a fat quarter bundle- I can get two lap quilt tops from that, one for my best friend, and one for me!

  91. I want to make a quilt (for myself) using these beautiful fabrics. I love the colours in this collection!
    wlinda_ca (at) yahoo (dot) com

  92. My mother-in-law is redecorating her bedroom into a beach theme. She collects sea glass and antique tinted glass bottles and her favorite colors are purple and green so I would have to make something for her with Horizon.

  93. The colors of Horizon are wonderful, and now having read of Kate's ocean and sea glass inspiration along with seeing her carvings for the prints makes me love it even more. It would make a fabulous lap quilt for cuddling on the sofa. Thank you for showcasing Kate and her Horizon line!

  94. Would so love to make a sampler style quilt for my little granddaughter, who i have nicknamed Wee Elf. Such a pretty collection for my wee girl.

  95. I'd make a baby quilt (I've already been thinking about buying this fabric), but I'd really love to get my hands on some yardage too! Love love love this collection!!

  96. The bundle would be perfect for a quilt for myself! I always make quilts to give away to other people, now it is about time to make one for me, and me only. The colors are lovely, just what I would like to have wrapped around me in the cold season to come.

  97. I have discovered Kate Spain through the gorgeous Horizon collection, and am thrilled to have done so. Love this colour palette and the next one looks just as pleasing.

    I am fulfilling a lifelong ambition by learning to quilt at the moment, so I would love to make a more challenging quilt with Horizon. Thank you all for the giveaway!

  98. I love the shell prints. I have a niece, who lives in Capitola, California, and loves the ocean. They need a quilt for their bed and that's my plan for this beautiful fabric. Thank you! jlblvn at gmail dot com

  99. Sea glass colors are my absolute favorite…very calming. I would love to make a quilt to put at the foot of my bed.

  100. This is such a yummy range.
    I would definitely make a quilt using this gorgeous range – something with largish type squares to show the range off to its fullest.

  101. I would make a quilt using Edyta Sitar's new book Handful of Scraps. It would put a very interesting spin on her designs….I need more time to sew!

  102. I love the colours and prints of this line so much there are loads of things I'd make. A quilt for our bed, some patchwork panels for curtains, wall art with framed squares, then I'd like to buy some yardage and ,make myself some clothes

  103. I absolutely love the fact you stuck with cool colors, it was a really nice change for you.! It's hard to decide what to make. I am still hanging into my Good Fortune and Terrain because I don't want to waste them, I'm waiting for the perfect pattern fit. As for Horizon, I would have to say a quilt for my bed for next summer! I would also make matching pillows too!

  104. I am so excited for this range as I am on holiday with my hubbie and 2 teenagers in Fiji and this colours and prints will be a wonderful reminder of the much needed bonding time for my family. A large quilt for all of us to cuddle under on the couch will be great!

  105. I love this bundle! I could not pick a pattern right now since I think it would sit in my sewing room for a while as inspiration. Just love these colours! Also it would have to be the perfect quilt in order to break open that wonderful bundle ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. ! would definitely make a quilt and that one will be glorious, given the beauty of the palette Kate has used in this wonderful collection

  107. This is an amazingly beautiful collection! As a beach girl, I can appreciate the colors, handprinting and inspiration. I will definitely be purchasing yardage for placemats/napkins, a lapquilt and any other little thing I can think of for these beautiful colors and patterns.
    Linda W.

  108. Thanks for sharing the interesting interview with Kate Spain.I love her fabric and I think Horizon is my most favourite one so far. I think I would like to let the fabric inspire me the way Kate speaks about allowing things to inspire her. Thanks for the opportunity.

  109. I've loved this collection since I first saw it! I'd love to make Shine, and donate it for my daughter'' school auction. She works with children and young adults with autism at a school near the ocean, so who could resist bidding on a quilt that reminds people how beautiful life can be!

  110. I collect sea glass too!!!!
    Guess what colours are all through my house??? sea glass colours!! I would make a quilt for my bedroom. Seems everyone else has a quilt made by Mom except…

  111. I think I might be selfish with this collection. They are my favorite colors plus Kate Spain design which makes them perfect! I'd make a large cozy throw, not sure what pattern yet, to snuggle with my grandson!

  112. I live by the water too and those colors really speak to me which isnt' surprising that those fabrics would coordinate with my living room. I think a lap blanket that I can keep on my couch in that fabric would be beautiful.

  113. I'm thinking a baby quilt, a summer skirt, or a new bed topper for my daughter's room. The colors are so inspiring!

  114. That is such beautiful sea glass and Kate's hand carved blocks are amazing! I would make a quilt for my very own bed with this beautiful fabric.

  115. This week visiting a friends home, she had a new painting of the sea and sky. I would love to recreat that painting into a quilt using horizon fabrics.

    Patricia C

  116. I love love love the colors in the Horizon fabrics! And I found a pattern called Sea Glass on Pinterest that would be lovely in Horizon – alternating rails and nine-patch lattice blocks with pin-wheel blocks. I've already made a easy rail block baby quilt with this collection and backed it with a marina colored minky, but now I need a Horizon quilt for me!

  117. Kate Spain has been one of my favorite designers since Fandango. I still have some cherished Fandango since I just cant cut into it. Horizon is my next favorite so far. I think an equilateral triangle mix of these colors would make a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  118. "Horizon" is gorgeous…I love the beautiful soft, serene colors. I would definitely make a quilt for a family member who spent some time in Hawaii.

  119. I plan to make several different quilts from HOrizon. I have picked out a couple of Amanda Murphy patterns and a few others. This is one of my favorite all time lines and I expect to use it in some clothing and bags as well!!

  120. I would make a quilt for my oldest daughter who loves the ocean and is decorating her house in a beach theme. We live in Utah no water nearby for sure so this would be the perfect fabric for this.

  121. I love these fabrics and colors. I've got two baby quilts to make this fall that these would be perfect for. Barbara_j_johnson@hotmail. Com

  122. I'd love to make a lap quilt just for me–the colors seem to have a calming effect. I'd also love to make a wall hanging for my bedroom.

  123. I would love to make a quilt for my father who turns 90 in April next year. These are his favourite colours and he adores the sea – so what better? I love all of these prints.

  124. Ever since I saw photos of this fabric line posted online from Spring Quilt Market, I have wanted to make a quilt with these fabrics. I love these colors and patterns. I am going to make the Point Me quilt pattern as designed by Denyse Schmidt, which will be perfect for my beach home in Florida. I can't wait for the yardage to come out.

  125. My daughter loves turquoise and the beach, and I have yet to make a quilt for her so I think this would be perfect for a soft seaside feeling "comforter" for her with the blues and lavenders and greens on a white background. That is if I can bear to part with it after it get it made. LOL! Thanks for the chance! Carlene canbesweet@aol.com

  126. Our whole family collects sea glass. I'd love to make a set for the table – napkins and placemats – for all 15 of us. Then I would take the set on our family vacation at the beach!

  127. I would make a quilt for my living room!! I love these colors – so calm!! I'm going to town today (85 miles away) and I'll be looking for some of this gorgeous fabric!! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!!

  128. I would adore a throw made in Horizon! And maybe a mini wall hanging with the scraps cos I am positive I couldn't bring myself to throw away a single thread of it ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks for the chance to enter!
    <3 Kate

  129. I love this collection! I have been saving a quilt pattern for just the right collection and I think this one fits the quilt perfectly. I think its called something like Caribbean Sunset.

  130. As soon as I saw Horizon I put a Fat Quarter Bundle on my Wishlist at Fat Quarter Shop. This is so much fabric I would make the Farmer's Wife sampler quilt with it. Imagine!

  131. Rosemary B here:
    I LOVE this fabric!
    I love the watery colors
    I just moved my parents from coastal Maryland to the mountainous suburbs of Northern Virginia. what a change for them. They are both 91.
    I would make them matching quilts with this waters edge themed fabric. I just love it.
    They are both from Holland and always lived near water, so this is a big change to view out of the window now at mountains.
    Thank you for this give away. I hope to procure some of this fabric one day

  132. Absolutely love this collection! After petting my fat quarters I would make a delicious summer quilt to remind me of the beach.

  133. I do not live by currently but grew very near the great lakes of Ontario. Some of my favourite memories are near water.
    Beautiful fabric to remind you of water.

  134. I have developed a pattern for myself using 4-patches and 2-1/2 strips that blends my fabrics one into another without interruption resulting in a sea of color. This would be the perfect fabric. I love it. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

  135. I have 3 granddaughters who would love lap quilts made with this gorgeous fabric (although I'd have to make one for myself while I'm at it!!) ~ thanks for the chance! (fingers crossed …)

  136. I love the sea glass collection-reminds me of a trip to PEI. It would make a lovely quilt for a bedroom to make it a spa-like sea retreat.

  137. These are the colors I'm using in our Florida condo. I'm thinking pillows, pillowcases, maybe even a wall hanging.

  138. I absolutely love Horizon. I love the seashore and don't get there very often. Definitely a quilt with maybe sailboats…thanks for the chance to win this lovely line.

  139. I can envision myself cuddled up in my own quilt made from these beautiful colors, reading a book while listening to relaxing music with water sounds!

  140. We both have lived on the water all our lives and this collection just speaks to our whole family! This fabric would be made into a quilt for our family room so we all could enjoy it. Bless your creative talents Kate this is a all time favorite Collection in our book!!

  141. I would love to make a quilt with this for a young couple expecting their first child in the spring. This is the color scheme they have chosen and it would be perfect for their new "bundle of joy".

  142. Ah! New fabric from one of my favorite designers! I would love to make a new bed quilt for my daughter – she loves this beautiful colon combination.

  143. I too lived near the water for most of my life (the first 65 years of it). Now unfortunatley I am no long near to it. But I was planning to quilt a duvet cover for my next project and I think log cabin "beads" in these gorgeous fabrics would be perfect. All fluffed up around me to remind me of the shore.

  144. Ah! The sea! Horizon IS sea glass in fabric. I would love to make a clamshell quilt for my niece who lives in a dreary weather part of the world to remind her of her wonderful weather home!

  145. I'd make a quilt to keep at work for myself! I work in a pre-school and the building runs hot and cold (they promise it's not just me!). These colors are fabulous!

  146. I love the patterns and colors of the Horizon collection! Horizon is worthy of any project, but I immediately started thinking what quilt patterns would show off its beauty.

  147. The colors are so marvelous together with the designs. They would make a grand quilt for my sister who lives near the Atlantic! I also think they'd be lovely as a bathroom ocean theme with a small quilt, decorator items, and of course a shower curtain.

  148. Kimberly I am Connecticut girl just like Kate and I am mad for this Horizon collection! I so need to make a quilt for my bedroom with it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  149. I would love to make this with a new pattern I found called "Suburbs". With a sand colored background, it would look like cabanas on the beach and fit perfectly in my bedroom. Love Kate Spain designs.

  150. I love these colors, they are so calming and yet I am inspired to make a quilt to have on the beach, and at the cottage. Love Horizon!

  151. Oh my goodness, I think Kate looked into my heart and pulled out the colors and prints I was yearning for. These are so beautiful, so calming! I would definitely (finally) make a quilt for my own bed. I have made so many quilts for people I care about and for other parts of the house, but this is the collection I've been waiting for to finally create a calm, serene, blissful space for myself.

  152. These are the colors my niece has chosen for her first daughter's room, due this winter. A special quilt to wrap her in as she rocks her would be my choice.

  153. I would make a new quilt for my 2.5 yr old grandson for christmas I just can't decide on the design for it yet! (sandybailey55@hotmail.com)

  154. Would love to make some totes with this fabric. Wonderful colors to play with. My new sewing tote will be the envy of my quilting group. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabric.

  155. I absolutely adore this collection! I'd buy as much of it as I could & make a quilt for our bed…the colors remind me of the Pacific Ocean that I miss so much since we moved from Southern CA to Ohio…I need the Pacific in here!
    Debbie
    ===^..^===

  156. Timing is everything. We are currently in the process of redecorating our master bedroom in a beach theme with hickory flowing hardwood floors and lovely blue walls. This collection would go into a quilt for the king size bed. Love, love, love all the soft, but not wimpy, blues and greens.

  157. I would make a quilt for my guest bedroom….the colors are PERFECT for that room!

    Horizon is my very favorite fabric collection of all time….just adore those colors!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some of this fabric!

  158. The colors in this collection are just amazing! Being a beginner quilter, I think putting them into an Amy Butler design quilt would just be awesome! I can't wait to see what it would look like!

  159. Love the colors. I have a couple of quilt patterns these might just be perfect for. Thanks for the chance.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  160. My cousin has a lovely daughter who will be going away to collegenext year. Her favorite colors are aqua and lilac, and this would be the perfect collection to make into a quilt for her to take with her as she ventures away from home.

  161. Love Kate Spain's collections! Beach glass comes to mind when I look at this collection. I could see a gorgeous log cabin quilt incorporating all of the colors/designs.

  162. Yay! Another lovely fabric I cannot resist. I love the beach, so the beachy colors make me happy, happy. I have been thinking of making a Dresden Plate quilt. I can imagine these lovely, bright colors in the Dresden pattern. It would be bright and cheery.

  163. I just love this color palette! I would make a bed quilt for one of my DGDs. She an ocean lover too and we spend lots of time at the beach when she visits. Thanks for the chance!

  164. This color palette is my all time favorite. I am expecting a grand baby in February, my first, and I would make some crib linens with these fabrics. They are gorgeous.

  165. These fabrics would become a breezy springtime quilt for my newly-married daughter. The blues would liven up her somewhat dark living room. Thanks for doing this!

  166. Aqua and green-my favs, stirs me to go sew something,anything. I'm sure it's the relaxation I always feel when I'm by the water. I think new curtains for my sewing room is a good start.

  167. LOVE the sea glass colors of this collection. I grew up on two different lakes and have always loved Arthurian legend, so I would make a "Lady of the Lake" quilt with these fabrics.

  168. I just happen to have a new quilt idea that uses these same colors. Would love to win the bundle and use them with the design.

  169. It's finally available! I've been admiring the Horizon line for months, waiting for it to come out. I'm planning on a quilt. I'm still looking for the perfect pattern to show off all of the beautiful blues!

  170. I would love to make a nice summery quilt for our bed. The cool soft sea glass colors of Horizon fabrics would be just perfect! I also like the Moda Love quilt made with the Horizon layer cake.

  171. I would use this beautiful line of fabric for a little girls quilt.
    My email is susanoker at hotmail dot com

  172. I would make a quilt for our bed to remind my husband of the ocean (we're not nearly close enough for his liking, about a 6 hour drive). Thank you for the opportunity and to Kate for sharing the background!
    ~Brandy

  173. I recently purchased the Quick Curve Ruler and wanted to try making a modern quilt, the Horizon fabric would be just perfect. Thank you Kate for designing such a beautiful collection!

  174. I really love these sea glass inspired fabrics. I would make a quilt for my sister if I were to be the lucky winner of the Horizons fat quarter bundle. My sister loves living near the water and her husband is an avid fisherman. I know she would really enjoy these colors in a quilt.

  175. Love this HORIZON line !! I live near the southeast Texas coast in an area heavily populated with boats. I would love to make a sailboat quilt with Horizon and its beautiful colors !!

  176. I would make a table runner most likely but whatever I would make, it would be wonderful to play with these colors!

  177. OMG THESE ARE SO UP LIFTING COLORS FOR THE WINTER COMING THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT PROJECT. BOY I'M SURE I COULD COME UP WITH A DOZEN OF THINGS TO MAKE WITH THEM?LOL SO THANKS FOR SHARING AND ALLOWING ME A CHANCE TO WIN THESE BEAUTIFUL FABRICS!THANK YOU,

  178. These fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! I would make a quilt with them. One with larger pieces of fabric to show off each fabric. Thank you for the chance to win these beauties.

  179. I love this collection, the colours are beautiful and it was great to see how Kate carved the stamps for it. I'd make a bed runner as my first project with it.

  180. With the beautiful Horizon collection, I would absolutely love to make a quilt for my daughter who is in medical school in Grenada!

  181. I love anything Kate Spain but the sea glass colors from Horizon are now my favorite. I would make a summer quilt from the bundle and dream about the ocean from land locked Missouri.

  182. I think I would make a bunch of bags with this line…a big weekend duffle bag, plus matching tote and zippered pouches. It would be awesome for vacations! All heads would turn to see bags made with this brilliant fabric!

  183. I'm looking for the perfect fabrics to make a throw for my sunroom love seat. The room is primarily green with turquoise accents. The Horizon collection has a beautiful range of colors to add to my color story. I would be most grateful to win this beautiful collection. Thanks! Pamela

  184. I would gather all my quilting patterns around me and visualize each with these beautiful fabrics. I'd gradually narrow the choices until "the one" stood out as the winner.

  185. I would make a quilt for my granddaughter who is going to get a big girl bed soon.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

  186. I love the fabrics in this collection-& I love the beach very much. This is 'happy fabric'- it brightens up my mood.
    I have an adorable granddaughter and I think some outfit oraccessory would be perfect!

  187. love the colors and patterns – i'm sure i could make a quilt or two and maybe even a bag ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks!

  188. love the colors and patterns – i'm sure i could make a quilt or two and maybe even a bag ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks!

  189. These are my favorite colors- blues, purples, and greens! I will have to make a quilt for my bed with these serene colors! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  190. These are beautiful colors. I would make a tote bag so that everyone could see and enjoy the bag as I carry it with me.

  191. There is the disappearing hour glass technique going around right now. That would be fun to use to make a pretty quilt with these beautiful fabrics. The carvings are amazing. What did you use? K-

  192. I have a close friend that loves any fabric by Kate Spain. She is a quilter but never makes anything for herself. I would love to make her a lap quilt of her very own

  193. I've been wanting to make a lap quilt for our motothome and thibnk I would use these gorgeous fabrics to accomplish that task.

  194. I fell in love with this collection even before it was available in the shop! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am considering making a quilt for my bedroom as the colors would fit perfectly.

  195. Horizon is stunning. As soon as I saw it I had the urge to run out and buy some and quickly run up a simple quilt that I can just wrap myself up in it. It is so charming, so sweet, so beautiful – so yes, definitely a quilt for me.

  196. Oooh! The Horizon line is so beautiful. I have been wanting to make another Swoon quilt and I think these colors would be perfect. Such a soothing palette. Thanks for the chance to win.

  197. What a beautiful fabric line! love to use Kate's Horizon fabrics using the Boardwalk pattern. Thanks sew much for this chance to win. ๐Ÿ˜€