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Thread: Do you dream about quilts to come?

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    Maybe I just need a mental distraction right now - dreaming about quilts seems ridiculous since I haven't even made my first yet, but in 2011 we'll have our 25th anniversary and I keep thinking about how cool it would be to make a quilt with all sorts of pics - pieces of fabric - w/prints that remind us of different memories from our life together. It could have a house on it, a block with salamanders for the trip to the Smokies where we hired a naturalist who took us on an awesome salamander walk, an eiffel tower for our trip to France, even golden yellow maple leaves which is what I remember from our wedding day, and of course things like Winnie the Pooh and Lightning McQueen since ds is now here, owls from an awesome camping trip.... I could just keep dreaming.... and I just saw the attic window pattern - wouldn't that be cool to use?! It could be like you're looking into the window of our lives and seeing all these different things....
    Maybe it's just an excuse to start looking for more fabric - I have a scavenger hunt to start now! :lol:

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    if i didn't dream of quilts to come, the fabric and patterns I will use I would go out of my mind with worry about everyday things in life. Thinking of quilts to come is a great distraction.

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    I am always dreaming about quilts to come.

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    I dream about quilts too! It is part of the creative process and some of best ideas have come from that! I try to sketch them out in a notebook and write down my ideas of fabric for them too! Just in case I don't have time to sew them right now. I can also tweak patterns as I go along ...or look for other ideas while I am waiting to put the sketch into action.

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    An idea book sounds perfect! I should do that. I think I need to go "right-brained" regularly to escape! I always have to have something to go off on, and now it seems to be fabric and quilts....

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    Absolutely, my head is full of ideas and techniques and color combos I want to try.

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    One time I saw a quilt in my mind and quickly drew it out and asked my husband what he thought and he encouraged me to make what I saw. It came out stunning. I was thrilled to be able to make what I saw. Several months later I was looking through a quilt catalog and there it was my "thoughts" in someone elses' pattern. Oh my word I was like...what the heck? How'd they see what I saw? Oh wellsers :lol:

    The man it was made for criied & cried. He did not know I was making it for his family. I had posted the pix on an earlier post. So "yup, I do dream quilts"

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    I always dream about quilts. I have worked out problems this way LOL

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    I have a hard time falling asleep at night thinking about projects I want or would love to do :)

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    Not just quilts but embroidery patterns, too.

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    You bet. Especially right now cause I can't sew!

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    Always always always!!!! If not for dreaming of quilts to be, think how dull and boring life would be when we are not actually quilting something!!!!! My DH teases me that this is my "quilt porn". LOL

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    It's one of the things that feeds my addiction. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalKicks
    I have a hard time falling asleep at night thinking about projects I want or would love to do :)
    Too funny, when I have trouble sleeping, I start planning quilts in my head and before I know it, the alarm is going off. 8)

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    Doesn't everybody dream about quilts?? :D

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    Half the fun is in the anticipation don't you think? Then in the making of the quilt it very rarely comes out exactly the way I planned, but develops along the way. Dreaming definitely acts as a spring board though, to the ideas that follow. :)

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    I certainly do... There's a list as long as my arm with these dream quilts.

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    I dream about quilts to come constantly! Not only that, I think I must be shopping in my sleep! Where else would all this new fabric come from??? LOL

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    u know what ladies? all this time i thought i'd slipped a cog or two, but after reading all this, i've decided i'm normal - well, almost anyhow.
    donna

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    I dream of quilts too. Sometimes it's just fabric. Those are my really good dreams.

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    Don't have time to read all the replies, but believe me I have to think long before cutting new fabric. Made too many mistakes before, so don't like to make mistakes. So dream on, dream on.


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    I don't dream about them, but lay awake at night thinking about them & planning them, then can't get to sleep. Would day dreaming be considered dreaming??

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    Usually its the opposite. Typically, quilts to come is what keeps me awake at nights at times. I have come up with some very complicated quilts for the future and sometimes I couldn't get to sleep because I'd get the urge to get up and figure out all the mathematical or artistic details or feel that if I didn't do it now I'd never find the time or completely forget what I was supposed to do in the first place. But whenever I quilt or plan quilts I always have a DVD on to listen to. On my second quilt, I had back to back Gundam Wing episodes playing and there were times I'd go to bed and dream about interactions with the characters in the show. lol.

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    Absolutely ! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats8e8
    I don't dream about them, but lay awake at night thinking about them & planning them, then can't get to sleep. Would day dreaming be considered dreaming??
    :shock: I thought that is what was meant DAY DREAMING :lol:

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