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Thread: The Quilter's Horoscope

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    I took a break from sewing and found this...



    The Quilter's Horoscope


    Aries - March 21 to April 20

    Aries are adventurous and energetic quilters. They are forever looking for new ideas. The whole world to them is a palette of endless possibilities. Always confident, they use colour schemes that others wouldn't dare consider. Their enthusiasm can cause them to lose track of time when working on a project and they have been known to go days without sleep. Being impulsive by nature, they generally don't bother reading the instructions for designs. Of course, as far as they are concerned the patterns are just to give them more ideas. Aries have a talent for the arts and make excellent designers. They don't follow techniques; they invent them. Their quilt designs are the envy of many.



    Taurus - April 21 to May 20


    Taurus is the quilter who always finishes a project, as they are persistent and determined. When attending workshops or using a pattern they will follow every instruction to the letter. They can be greedy when it comes to their stash, as they know the value of material. They save every bit of scrap. However, they are warmhearted and loving to such a degree that they have given away nearly every quilt they have ever made. They are gifted artists, excelling at sewing, patchwork and quilting. The stitching in their quilts is of such high quality that their quilts will endure for eons.



    Gemini - May 21 to June 21

    If Gemini has been fortunate enough to discover a tutor that has guided their enthusiasm, their quilts will be imaginative and versatile. If they are self-taught quilters they will have a treasure trove of books, magazines, quilting supplies and every innovation related to quilting but they probably do not have a single finished quilt. This won't bother them though as they will convince everyone, including themselves, that this was always their plan.

    Being youthful they love funky projects that use bright fabrics and dazzling threads; being romantic they love traditional quilts made with soft pastels and florals; being whimsical they love the country theme and flannels; being Gemini they love it all!

    Being very good with words, they will likely go on to author books as experts on patchwork and quilting - having never finished a single project.



    Cancer - June 22 to July 22

    Cancer makes quilts to please themselves not to showcase. They do appreciate compliments on their work but being timid they aren't likely to enter a quilt in a competition.

    They want their quilts to be practical and comfortable and aren't likely to hang one on the wall, but actually use them on beds. Being cautious they are most likely to stick to the traditional designs. They are not likely to add decorative touches, such as trims or whatnots. They believe that quilts are naturally beautiful and do not need embellishments. They love to use dark rich colours in their quilts considering these as more practical.

    When they discover a quilt shop they like, they become lifetime, loyal customers.



    Leo - July 23 to August 23

    Being one of the most creative signs Leo quilters make wonderful masterpieces. As they are generous and warmhearted their friends and family are usually lucky recipients of their beautiful creations.

    They love to read all the patchwork and quilting magazines looking for ideas that they can use. They are always up-to-date on the latest crazes.

    Although they know quite a bit about their chosen craft and can usually discover straight away where a quilter has run into problems in their projects, they tend to be too bossy when attempting to help fellow quilters. They are great as companions to go fabric shopping with, as they know where the best deals are to be found. They are also great help in selecting coordinating material but be prepared to go along with their decisions or suffer the wrath. They don't like to waste their precious time providing opinions that get ignored.



    Virgo - August 24 to September 22

    Virgo is meticulous and fussy when it comes to patchwork and quilting. They never rush any project but pay scrupulous attention to every detail from cutting, to piecing, to quilting. The downside to their fastidiousness is that they always notice mistakes in other quilter's creations no matter how minor.

    If you want to know the exact amount of fabric required for any size quilt, ask a Virgo. They have an uncanny knack for making such calculations.
    Virgos tend to take up quilting at a younger age then other women. They don't have a problem balancing their lives and making time for career, partner, children and quilting.



    Libra - September 23 to October 23

    Easygoing and sociable Libra's are great fun to have in patchwork and quilting classes and workshops. They enjoy helping others and never turn down a request to lend a hand to pin a quilt top. Friends are very important to Libra, and they don't mind sharing their stash or tools.

    Unfortunately helpful Libra rarely will ask for help. They think that if they wait long enough for a problem to go away it will. Thus they end up with unfinished quilts when they do run into difficulty. Instead of finding a solution for the glitch they put it aside and move on to another project. They believe that they will be able to return to the project later and the predicament will have fixed itself. Funnily this sometimes works.

    You will find that a quilt designed by a Libra is always perfectly balanced.



    Scorpio - October 24 to November 22

    Being passionate Scorpios can be excellent quilters. When they rely on their natural intuition, they excel at choosing colour and pattern combinations.

    Sometimes their compulsive nature can cause problems, as they leave projects unfinished in their quest to have the latest and greatest. When they stick with a project they produce supreme work. They always must have the most up-to-minute supplies or tools and tend to be jealous of others who may possess anything more recent. They have been known to sulk if they get frustrated in their aim to be unsurpassed.

    Nevertheless, their desire to have the best is what drives them to produce exceptional quality work. As they possess abundant energy they can do a large amount of quilting without even needing a break for a cuppa.



    Sagittarius - November 23 to December 21

    Sagittarius love challenges of all kinds and will pick the most difficult quilt design to pursue. Ever optimistic they will not be deterred by complex patterns even as beginners. Their ability to tackle complicated projects with ease sometimes leads them to be tactless when faced with what they view as a simple project. However, people tend to admire Sagittarius and thus forgive their indiscretions.

    As it is extremely important to a Sagittarius to complete everything they start, the only unfinished project they will have is the one they are currently working on.

    They prefer to quilt with friends and family as a shared activity rather then as a solitary pastime.



    Capricorn - December 22 and January 20

    When shopping for fabric it is always wise to take a Capricorn, as they are very good at calculating the required amount needed for patterns. Being prudent and practical they will not over estimate the quantity needed and therefore are cost effective to have along, especially if you are on a budget.

    They are also extremely organized and disciplined. They take as much care in the storage of their stash as they do in the quality of their work. They see themselves as sensible and perform a regular clear out of supplies and materials. They are not the type to horde anything and do not own more than one type of any tool.

    Of course their restraint is what causes them to take an inordinate amount of time in the planning stage of a project, which they feel is of vital importance to the outcome of the finished product.



    Aquarius - January 21 to February 18

    Aquarius is very gifted and produce exceptionally original quilts. They are known to invent new techniques that enhance the art form.

    They are friendly but their independent nature leads them to prefer to spend time quilting by themselves. Although you can find them in a quilting class, they are the most likely of all signs to choose to learn from books or a video. However if you ever have a patchwork or quilting dilemma they are the kind of person that you can turn to for help and advice.

    They are nice and will be thoughtful when making a quilt for friends or family. They will create the quilt with careful consideration of what the individual would like.



    Pisces - February 19 and March 20

    Pisces are dreamers. When they quilt they usually are creating poetry. Although they are kind and make projects to bestow on friends and family they are most likely envisioning themselves snuggled beneath the very quilt they are working on.

    Although they can lack self-confidence their imagination and intuition makes them artistic quilters. There sensitivity can lead them to shy away from displaying their creations.

    Generally you will find that a Pisces has more then one project on the go and can easily manage both. Whatever they choose to work on they need a project that requires plenty of variety. Patchwork that includes embroidery or other needlework is well liked by them.




    I thought this was neat. The site is :

    http://www.quiltersworld.com.au/funandinspiration/justforfun/thequiltershoroscope.asp

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    Scorpio - October 24 to November 22

    Being passionate Scorpios can be excellent quilters. When they rely on their natural intuition, they excel at choosing colour and pattern combinations.

    Sometimes their compulsive nature can cause problems, as they leave projects unfinished in their quest to have the latest and greatest. When they stick with a project they produce supreme work. They always must have the most up-to-minute supplies or tools and tend to be jealous of others who may possess anything more recent. They have been known to sulk if they get frustrated in their aim to be unsurpassed.

    Nevertheless, their desire to have the best is what drives them to produce exceptional quality work. As they possess abundant energy they can do a large amount of quilting without even needing a break for a cuppa.

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    i can't speak for any Scorpio but myself but i think it would be stupid to get jealous of anyone who has newer or does better. Good natured envy, yes. but being jealous implies you begrudge the other their good fortune. no real quilter would ever do or feel such a thing.
    and, puleeeze ... the energy comes and goes. either way, without my cuppa i can't even get started!!!
    :shock:
    8) (my half-asleep but happy face)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Scorpio - October 24 to November 22

    Being passionate Scorpios can be excellent quilters. When they rely on their natural intuition, they excel at choosing colour and pattern combinations.

    Sometimes their compulsive nature can cause problems, as they leave projects unfinished in their quest to have the latest and greatest. When they stick with a project they produce supreme work. They always must have the most up-to-minute supplies or tools and tend to be jealous of others who may possess anything more recent. They have been known to sulk if they get frustrated in their aim to be unsurpassed.

    Nevertheless, their desire to have the best is what drives them to produce exceptional quality work. As they possess abundant energy they can do a large amount of quilting without even needing a break for a cuppa.

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    i can't speak for any Scorpio but myself but i think it would be stupid to get jealous of anyone who has newer or does better. Good natured envy, yes. but being jealous implies you begrudge the other their good fortune. no real quilter would ever do or feel such a thing.
    and, puleeeze ... the energy comes and goes. either way, without my cuppa i can't even get started!!!
    :shock:
    8) (my half-asleep but happy face)
    Energy? Nope. Passion, yes.

    And I could care less what you quilt with. I use a 30 YO Bernina and a 40 YO Elna. If you add up the money I have in these two machines plus the rebuild charges on the Elna, I could have easily afforded a whizzbang new sewing machine. There are no plans to replace these machines.

    I don't have a cell phone, nor an electronic personal assistant, nor a Blackberry, nor an iPod, n-etc, n-ect.

    I am the epitome of a Scorpio, dark, brooding intense... and the last cave man in Silicon Valley...

    tim (coffeefied, neener, neener, neener) in san jose

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    Gemini - May 21 to June 21

    If Gemini has been fortunate enough to discover a tutor that has guided their enthusiasm, their quilts will be imaginative and versatile. If they are self-taught quilters they will have a treasure trove of books, magazines, quilting supplies and every innovation related to quilting but they probably do not have a single finished quilt. This won't bother them though as they will convince everyone, including themselves, that this was always their plan.
    Being youthful they love funky projects that use bright fabrics and dazzling threads; being romantic they love traditional quilts made with soft pastels and florals; being whimsical they love the country theme and flannels; being Gemini they love it all!
    Being very good with words, they will likely go on to author books as experts on patchwork and quilting - having never finished a single project.
    That's me! Well, I HAVE finished some quilts, but have way more "summer quilts" that finished ones~LOL. :D
    And I do have a cell phone - my sister gave it to me in case of emergency, as I was still driving my old Isuzu pickup that's 25 years old with around 500,000 miles on it - the phone is usually OFF tho'.

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    eo - July 23 to August 23

    Being one of the most creative signs Leo quilters make wonderful masterpieces. As they are generous and warmhearted their friends and family are usually lucky recipients of their beautiful creations.

    They love to read all the patchwork and quilting magazines looking for ideas that they can use. They are always up-to-date on the latest crazes.

    Although they know quite a bit about their chosen craft and can usually discover straight away where a quilter has run into problems in their projects, they tend to be too bossy when attempting to help fellow quilters. They are great as companions to go fabric shopping with, as they know where the best deals are to be found. They are also great help in selecting coordinating material but be prepared to go along with their decisions or suffer the wrath. They don't like to waste their precious time providing opinions that get ignored.

    Well, I always knew I was so-o-o talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!
    My husband can attest to the magazines and books part-I have to have everything when it comes out!! My friends always take me fabric shopping with them, cause I know what to look for and how to work the best deal. And yes, my time is very precious!!!! HaHa, this was great.

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    I'm a Pisces...It sounds about right! My first quilting projects...the three mini-mini's, were for my Sis...(live2teach).

    And, TIM, I don't own any of that stuff, either, uh...well, just the cell phone. Honestly, I don't use it much. I do feel more safe with it. Of course when I needed it, I was in a WV "hole" and had no service. I ran a screw driver in my tire on the way to the pediatrician with my kids....thankfully someone stopped. And...here goes my famous rambling, but he was the ONLY person to stop out of probably 10 passers by. I can't say I'm a "stopper", but I had my flashers on...I was in my local area...My good samaritan actually went "up the mountain" until he got service to call my DH. You know what?!?! He came back! He came back to tell me he'd gotten my DH, and he was on his way. There was a "creepy" guy riding a bicycle by when the good Sam. left. He came back to check on us, I think, not just to let us know he'd gotten my DH to come save me.

    See there, I can get from my horoscope to a flat tire in zero-to-real fast! :D
    I really do hope you all love me and don't think I'm the quilt forum rambler! :lol:

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    Yup, they hit the nail on the head about Leo, thats me,
    Aug 21st. Love to quilt, love the mags, I have scads of them, never, ever throw one away, half of my collection is in the mtns--no TV reception, just movies and hubby could watch "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly 20 times and never get tired of it! So I can tune ole Clint Eastwood out and browse through 10 yr old magazines. Out of all the quilts that I have ever made, only one stayed with me. I can't help it, I love to quilt and love to make people happy so I give them away! :-)

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    Boy, this described me, a Sagittarius, to a T, except for the last part. I love working in the solitude of my own quilt room above all else.

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    I was born on the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius. Its nice to know I CAN be an excellent quilter. I do enjoy choosing color and pattern combonation and have been know to take hours till I get them just right,
    and some days I tend to work without stopping.(even for a nature break)

    As for the other side of me. I did choose a Dresen plate for my first project. I do tend to finish one before starting another. except one I have to keep putting it away to do baby quilts for family. Wish they would stop having babies long enough for me to get this one done or larger quilts for Bday presents. The unfinished one may not count because it is for me. I always finish everyone elses.

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    Vicki, I know what you mean about the magazines. I have them all over the house. I buy a couple at the store every month, plus I subscribe to 4 different ones!
    I went to a garage sale last summer where she was selling all her quilt stuff and she had boxes of mags for a buck. Guess what I came home with! It took me and my 20 yr old son to haul them all out to my truck. It was hours of enjoyable reading though. Again another thing for my husband to roll his eyes at!!

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