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Thread: I Know That I have an Illness

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    Senior Member pstoner's Avatar
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    Ok so in the shop (work at an sheet metal, HVAC co.) and one piece of ductwork had such a beautiful design on it I thought wouldn't that be a wonderful piece of material?

    I know many of us see clothes on people and would like to cut them into strips, pieces, triangles and squares....but sheet metal?

    Is there a cure?

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    Sorry -- don't think there is a cure cause I have the same illness. However, a trip to the LQS helps you feel better :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pstoner
    Ok so in the shop (work at an sheet metal, HVAC co.) and one piece of ductwork had such a beautiful design on it I thought wouldn't that be a wonderful piece of material?

    I know many of us see clothes on people and would like to cut them into strips, pieces, triangles and squares....but sheet metal?

    Is there a cure?
    OMG! I thought you were really sick! :lol:

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    Oh yes, I see patterns everywhere. I love the swirly design sheet metal gets. It would make a lovely blender fabric.

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    Aren't we glad there is no cure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    Oh yes, I see patterns everywhere. I love the swirly design sheet metal gets. It would make a lovely blender fabric.
    yes, and I want to add copper, and stainless to it, I just get so involved at looking at the different designs I can't help myself.

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    No cure.
    I see them....
    I see quilts....
    They talk to me....
    There are quilts EVERYWHERE!!

    H E L P !

    Never mind. I don't want help.
    I love being able to see things in other things that aren't really there.
    It's amazing what inspires us.

    Enjoy your visions. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Quote Originally Posted by pstoner
    Ok so in the shop (work at an sheet metal, HVAC co.) and one piece of ductwork had such a beautiful design on it I thought wouldn't that be a wonderful piece of material?

    I know many of us see clothes on people and would like to cut them into strips, pieces, triangles and squares....but sheet metal?

    Is there a cure?
    OMG! I thought you were really sick! :lol:
    So sorry Maryse: But if I told my DH, he might want to take me to the padded room (wouldn't be bad, if I could have it full of my sewing stuff though).

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    you could pretend you're on a really big pincushion.

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    LOL, the padded room might be nice here somedays, too!

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    Yip -- when I started painting, my teacher explained how after a while we'd start seeing all the colors out there. Example....usually we look at a forest of pine trees and think green.....next time you look at a forest of trees, LOOK at how many greens are in that forest. I have a thing for clouds, too. Not long ago I was looking at some clouds and thinking it was too bad I couldn't lay those into a quilt! Yeah, you're hooked!

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    sounds normal to me.
    we look at the world differently, every piece of clothing, is checked out to see if it would work good in a quilt LOL. And there are patterns everywhere. we have an old court house here. and the tiles in it are jsut wonderful! Every time I go to pay the taxes. i have to take time to stop and check them out. LOL

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    Yes, I see patterns everyone! It is so much fun to be creative!

    Happy Quilting!

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    I've tried several times to get good close ups of my chickens so I can print me some small pieces of fabric! The way the browns and reds and yellows are patterned I know it would be beautiful!

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    I see patterns and designs everywhere too. God installed our creativity at birth. I think we just have to live with it. Lucky us. :-)

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    I've looked at architectural elements - such as patterns in a brick wall and wondered what it would look like on a scrapbook page (or now in a quilt).

    Cheers, K

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    I took pics of the flooring on our cruise ship with a future quilt in mind. DH thought I was crazy, but he did stop walking so I could take the pic. I'm sure some of the people that were around me thought I was crazy, but maybe I am,lol!!

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    Maybe you are on to something as an alternate career as fabric designer :-)

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    This is one picture I'm thinking about playing with in the future. It is the tilework from a floor in Pompeii.

    [img]http://usera.ImageCave.com/TarNOLE/pompeiifloor.jpg[/img]

    Cheers, K

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    i have been looking at the vinal tile in my bathroom and thinking that it is a pretty quilt pattern. hehe. hate the colors in it for the floor because you see everything that walks across it. but would make a wonderful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole
    This is one picture I'm thinking about playing with in the future. It is the tilework from a floor in Pompeii.

    [img]http://usera.ImageCave.com/TarNOLE/pompeiifloor.jpg[/img]

    Cheers, K
    i can see many beautiful quilts there. hehe good luck.

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    lol, I just love all of you and your imagination... get out the electric saw and pliers and sodder iron ... Off to see the tin man!

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    Make that cementing and tiling tools too!

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    I see them everywhere too. It's scary and somehow lovely.

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    Everywhere I go, I am looking for quilts and quilters. Always keep an eye and ear open. Remember the commercial where you are looking at a scenery and then a person steps out that blended in??? I picture me hiding in quilts and watching peoples reactions to them and stepping out like I was part of the beautiful patterns. At least I don't hear voices. LOL

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