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    If there's one thing I've learned ...

    In my short time here, it is that you ladies are very dangerous! I must have added at least 12 new quilts to my list of "things to do" since I arrived.

    Not sure my husband will appreciate it, but I certainly do!

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    I think we all have added numerous projects to our bucket list after seeing QB postings. Some are way beyond my talent but I like looking at them.

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    Oh if you think that is bad, go over to the swaps and challange section. I have several bags of blocks from those that need to be put together for a quilt.
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    It happens!!! My bucket list is soooo long that I am realistic and know I will never get them all done. What I have done is come to a compromise. There are many different blocks and techniques that I want to do at least once. The last 2 baby quilts I have done, I have incorporated more than one thing from my bucket list. For example, I've always wanted to do:

    1. Make a black and white quilt
    2. Use the Yellow Brick Road pattern
    3. Do crosshatching quilting
    4. Use only fabrics from my stash
    Well, one of the girls at work was due any day. I don't know her very well as I am new at the clinic. I asked the other girls and I was told that the colors she had chosen for her baby was black and white. I pulled out my Yellow Brick Road pattern and then dug into my stash. I was able to put the quilt together in one weekend and I did cross hatching quilting on it.
    BAM! Now I can check 4 things off my bucket list! (except I will keep trying to use more fabrics from my stash!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Oh if you think that is bad, go over to the swaps and challange section. I have several bags of blocks from those that need to be put together for a quilt.
    Hmmm ... dare I check it out? LOL

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    I know what you mean, I have so many want to make quilts to do. I don't write them down because I don't have any paper long enough to list them. I keep coming up with more I want to make, so my list never gets shorter.
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    yes, the eye candy is too enticing!
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    I had so many patterns that I decided I would put a "few" in a binder and work only on those -- didn't happen, I'm still buying patterns! Another problem is seeing and buying gadgets mentioned here I don't have to have an immediate need for it -- just maybe one day I may need it -- kind of like a fabric stash, I have a gadget stash! The only thing that will save me is staying off the QB but that ain't happening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    yes, the eye candy is too enticing!
    I couldn't agree more. I will never be able to do even half of my favorites.
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    I want to do almost everything I see. Am I greedy or overly ambitious? I've promised myself no new projects til others are done. Including finishing my digitizing class with Susan Moreno. ----- Well, maybe just one....
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    When I see a beautiful quilt on here I always save them in my favorites. I have dozens of them. They inspire me!!

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    Yes there are many enablers here for new gadgets and machines, and fabric, but its lots of fun here on the board.
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    It makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone in this problem.

    Hello, my name is Jill and I'm a fabricoholic.

    And a quiltoholic.

    And a gadgetoholic.

    You know, now that I think of it, someone can just lock me in a padded room with a big pile of fabric, cutting implements and a sewing machine ....

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    Congratulations! You are now officially an addict.... Here is the beginning of the 12 step program:

    1) Go to your stash and study it while thinking of for who or what you would like to make a quilt;

    2) Put the pieces you have selected and put them out on the table (or floor), move them around while still thinking of their future purpose;

    3) Within sight of the fabrics, look through your quilt books/magazines and study patterns (this is in case you aren't already dying to make a certain pattern);

    4)...... Well, I let someone else carry on from here. I hear my fabric calling... bye....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill_in_Texas View Post
    In my short time here, it is that you ladies are very dangerous! I must have added at least 12 new quilts to my list of "things to do" since I arrived.

    Not sure my husband will appreciate it, but I certainly do!
    AND YOUR POINT IS?
    I see no danger, just more quilts to make in my lifetime!
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    I have added so many things to my bucket list, I will need to live until at least to be 200 years old to get them all finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think we all have added numerous projects to our bucket list after seeing QB postings. Some are way beyond my talent but I like looking at them.

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    I have a three ring binder with all the quilts that I might make. If I would spend less time here, I might get some of them done. LOL
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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    I have lot I want to make but doubt I'll live that long so wrote about five down and am working on three of them now. I was told years ago that if I wrote my goal down I would be more likely to achieve them. Seem to be working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Oh if you think that is bad, go over to the swaps and challange section. I have several bags of blocks from those that need to be put together for a quilt.
    Where is the swaps and challenge section?

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    Where is the swaps and challenge section?

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    Was going to finish some of my starteds but bought a small embroidery machine instead. Now Im off in a different direction. Having a ball with this little Brother embroidery machine that costs less than $300.
    Downloaded lots of red work designs and have plans for quilts with 4 in centers so can embroidery in them.
    Cut up a bunch of squares out of muslin and embroidered bears on them for a baby quilt. So cute.

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    My bucket list grows daily - thinking there is no treatment for this. While moving I acquired many magazines (stash all packed) and now they are stacked with new ideas brimming everywhere. Isn't this just an awful condition to have? NOT!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    So very true. I had lots on my list before I joined this board, now it is just huge and getting bigger everytime I look at pictures.

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    Whew! Nice to know I am not completely nuts, or obsessed or over the edge or etc...I've got the 2 binders going, kids/babies and big peoples, one liken to Cliff notes, quick reference...
    I have rationalized this new behavior as "discovering my creativity" "the creative juices are flowing..."
    Guess I will meander on over to the swaps and challenge section....

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    I plea quilty to being a quilt-y.

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