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    Quilting Fever

    As many know, when in the midst of the years of raising a family, you don't always get a lot of time to quilt!

    Just because I haven't had the time to do any quilting in a couple of weeks doesn't mean it isn't on my mind.

    I love coming on here and pouring through the Pictures Forum. I mostly lurk, but LOVE the great quilts, made with love and creativity. There are so many wonderful ideas, how will I ever get to try them all????

    I think there must be something wrong with me. I was playing MahJong on my Kindle Fire the other day, and as I looked at the background, I said to anyone in particular who would listen, "That would make a beautiful quilting design!" I find myself noticing ideas in the strangest places. A modern art type of quilt born from one of my children playing on the "Paint" program on the computer. I made them save it for future reference for me. Designs in the carpeting at the Dentist's. Wrapping paper designs. Store tiling, and even etchings on glasses and ceiling fans.

    What is wrong with me? LOL... I think I need to do some quilting!

    In all seriousness, I wonder if there is a way to get the design off my MahJong game to the computer to print up? I am terrible at stuff like that. Hmmm... ....

    Thanks for reading. :P

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    I'm like you. Even if I'm not quilting, it is always on my mind. Sometimes I get so excited about an idea, I have a hard time sleeping!

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    I do the same thing so you all are not alone! It is an addiction. Beehiveof9 not sure how to get the design off the game but could you take a picture of the design then download it to your computer? Let me know if that will work.
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    I know what you mean I see quilt designs everywhere.

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    I do the same thing; designs are EVERYWHERE! You can use screen capture software to save an image of your computer screen. Just google "screen capture software" to find them...many even have a free trial offer. I have a paid version of something called SnagIt that I love. (I use it at work a lot for writing how-to documentation.)
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    Do a print screen. Scan it. Modify as needed. In saying this...I don't exactly know how to do the print screen, I just know you can.

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    I have a similar problem. I find myself in business meetings looking at the men's shirts and thinking that the plaid, stripe, color, etc. would be perfect in the quilt I am making now. I tend to make scrappy quilts so most shirts are perfect!!! LOL :-)

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    Can I do the print screen thingie off my Kindle Fire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I know what you mean I see quilt designs everywhere.
    I do to! I'm constantly looking around to see what would look good in a quilt.

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    We are obcessed! I carry a small notebook and pencil in my purse. I have sketched floor tile patterns, wall paper designs for applique, and even some designs from those very large area rugs for border ideas. If I see a color combination I really like in furniture or clothing or just anything I write it down. I am ate up with quilting. Think we need to join Quilters Anonymous? LOL

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    I have taken a photo of my computer screen, insuring my flash is off, and saved it from my camera to my pictures section on the computer and then enlarged it on the printer. works every time for me. Since I am not a whiz on the computer, it was the simplest way for me to do it...

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    WElcome from WI. It is hard to find time to quilt while raising a young family. For myself, started quilting when my youngest graduated from high school, then you have alot more time. Have fun with all your creations and enjoy.

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    You can print screen by clicking the button "PrntScr" in the upper right side of your keyboard. Then open a Word document or email or notepad program, whatever you want to use to print it out. Right click, and select "paste".

    I don't know if these same instructions will work for any Apple product, and I don't know how to print screen from a Kindle, either. Sorry.

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    You can do a screen print from a Mac device, but each device is slightly different. If you have a Mac, go to the Apple store to find out how.
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    Yes, it's bad...especially when you step off the plane in Italy for a vacation and are instantly overrun with design ideas...makes the rest of the trip sorta redundant...So no, you're certainly not alone. I think 99% of us see designs where everyone else just sees a floor, carpeting, whatever...don't 'cha love it??
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    I live in the country and when I go by all the fields to get to town, I look at the colors and think "I need to find that color for a quilt". I do it with flowers, sunrises and sunsets, trees, bushes, birds, etc.
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    You are not alone All in all it's a healthy addiction....at the very least our efforts keep those we love warm.

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    I always carry my digital camera in my purse. If I don't take my purse with me, I always have my cell phine with me and have been known to take pictures of bathroom floors and such with it. If you can't figure out the print screen thing, try snapping a picture of the screen. You may have to turn off the flash. And yes, I believe we all have the "fever"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beehiveof9 View Post
    As many know, when in the midst of the years of raising a family, you don't always get a lot of time to quilt!

    Just because I haven't had the time to do any quilting in a couple of weeks doesn't mean it isn't on my mind.

    I love coming on here and pouring through the Pictures Forum. I mostly lurk, but LOVE the great quilts, made with love and creativity. There are so many wonderful ideas, how will I ever get to try them all????

    I think there must be something wrong with me. I was playing MahJong on my Kindle Fire the other day, and as I looked at the background, I said to anyone in particular who would listen, "That would make a beautiful quilting design!" I find myself noticing ideas in the strangest places. A modern art type of quilt born from one of my children playing on the "Paint" program on the computer. I made them save it for future reference for me. Designs in the carpeting at the Dentist's. Wrapping paper designs. Store tiling, and even etchings on glasses and ceiling fans.

    What is wrong with me? LOL... I think I need to do some quilting!

    In all seriousness, I wonder if there is a way to get the design off my MahJong game to the computer to print up? I am terrible at stuff like that. Hmmm... ....

    Thanks for reading. :P
    That is normal for us quilters didn't you know that I do that all the time I have been picking up patterns like that for a long time.First my mothers kitchen floor and at the Dr's office with my Dear Husband.LOL
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    I think we all have this fever but who wants to get over it not me

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    So true. With me it is mostly tile floors in intricate patterns.

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    Have you ever watched the show "Bones"? Well.... in the FBI interview room,
    there are soundproof panels on the wall, that inspired me to make a quilt.
    My mother and husband thought I was a little crazy. There are inspirations
    everywhere!

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