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Thread: It came to me in my sleep....

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    Have you ever woke up in the morning with a fully thought out quilt in your head? I did, on this past Saturday.
    One of my friends had jokingly said to me at our Guild meeting last Thursday, that since I was making blocks & sending them out of state (Project Hokie Hope), I should make her a new name tag.
    So I did---in my sleep! When I woke up it was all there, all I had to do was draft it out & sew it up!
    Originally I was going to put it on a cord, so she could just slip it on, then I remembered that she doesn't like anything around her neck. I was going to put a pin back on it, then I saw one of the ladies at the quilt shop had a chicken pin on, that had a magnet in it. She showed me how it was also was held on with a magnet too. Eureka! I stopped by Michael's & bought some extra strong small magnets & that was that!
    One problem with the magnets though.... when I was trying to sew the back on, the magnet kept sticking to the throat plate of my sewing machine! LOL But, I managed, even tho' the name tag is not exactly square anymore due to the battle. I like it tho', may just have to make a new one for me too!

    I don't understand why the pics are soooo dark! And it won't let me edit them now. If you download them, they are much better.

    sue


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    made in my sleep name tag!
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    That is so awesome!
    Is it metallic?

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    The white fabric has a sort of iridescent shine to it, and I did quilt it with silver metallic thread.

    sue

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    Love the design and the turquoise :)

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    How Cool! You just hve to love it when it all comes together. ....and science would tell us we need to shut down at night......silly! :lol:

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    Very unique!! You could sell those!!!

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    Love the color very nice and great idea about the magnet. Can't wait to see what you dream of next.

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    Good JOb! I like that :D

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    couldn't see your pics. Just black out blocks. :(

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    Me too. :(

    Judy

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    Chamby & Judy -

    If you click on "Download" under the pictures, you will be able to see them. I don't know why they came out so dark in the posting - they look fine on my camera & my 2 computers. grrrr!!

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    Miranda, Cathie, Sandra, Annmarie, Ceanna, & Vicki---Thanks! I learned from it too. Like, next time, put another border instead of trying to finish the edge right ON the flying geese! LOL :lol:
    I gave it to Marilyn last Thursday night at guild & she loved it - success!

    :D

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    That is beautiful!! You must have patience to work with the small like that. My eyes and patience is gone for all the small work. lol lol

    Sharon

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    It is beautiful, love the colors and the metallics!!!

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    :D Thanks. I discovered this after posting.
    chamby

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    Really neat. I think your friend will love the magnet idea since it won't put holes in her tops. We used them on the name tags we wore and they were great.

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    Looooks Gooood!! I'm a bit of a hoot owl seems not many of us unless per say they know how to quilt and compute and sleep all at the same time and throw in eat I suppose a girl has to eat. Myself I can't quilt and be here at the same time, mmmmmm ? Anyone know how???BJ

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