Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Quilting Insomnia

  1. #1
    Super Member Nolee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chili, New York (Rochester)
    Posts
    1,146
    It is now 6:13 a.m. and I've been awake for an hour and a half figuring out what colors to make my next quilt and what pattern to use. I keep putting fabric concoctions together and there isn't even any fabric in front of or near me? Am I nuts or do I have companions out there? We are going to Georgia in two weeks to visit our daughter and interspersed with this are visions of which fabric to take and what templates to pack!!! What's with THAT????

  2. #2
    Senior Member quilticing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Lake City, MI
    Posts
    579
    The brighter, fuller moon!

  3. #3
    Senior Member wvhill22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    662
    Blog Entries
    9
    Im with you. It can be a sickness sometimes. find myself waking up in the middle of the night with quilting going on in my head. I can hear my sewing machine calling me

  4. #4
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    4,739
    I have 2 projects to start and they are all I can think about.

  5. #5
    Super Member ranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    3,313
    Blog Entries
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by wvhill22
    Im with you. It can be a sickness sometimes. find myself waking up in the middle of the night with quilting going on in my head. I can hear my sewing machine calling me
    Ditto!!!

  6. #6
    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Murray, Ky. Looking for a nice cushy pillow to rest my head on!
    Posts
    14,914
    Blog Entries
    2
    That is why I get up a 6:30 every morning. I wake up thinking about quilts. I get most of my work done between 6:30am and 9am.
    So NO you are not alone.

  7. #7
    Marion Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Leland, NC
    Posts
    302
    Welcome to my world!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    862
    I worry about me when I don't wake up thinking about quilts.

  9. #9
    Super Member michelehuston's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    1,042
    We have quiltitis..

  10. #10
    Super Member Scrap Happy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,421
    Blog Entries
    1
    Iíve opened my eyes in the morning with new quilt ideas in mind. Ideas pop into my head throughout the day when I'm not trying to come up with anything. Guess itís the artist in us quilters :-P

  11. #11
    Super Member MissM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,581
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    It is now 6:13 a.m. and I've been awake for an hour and a half figuring out what colors to make my next quilt and what pattern to use. I keep putting fabric concoctions together and there isn't even any fabric in front of or near me? Am I nuts or do I have companions out there? We are going to Georgia in two weeks to visit our daughter and interspersed with this are visions of which fabric to take and what templates to pack!!! What's with THAT????
    I some times do this, only with me I think it is because I don't get to feed my addiction enough. I work full time and I am up at 5AM off to work, don't get home until 6PM, then by the time supper & dishes are done it is usually 7:30 PM....to tired then to even think about quilting and I am off to bed by 9:30 or 10:00 PM.

    So you see weekends are my only time....so by the time the weekend comes I can hardly wait.

  12. #12
    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Glenmoore, PA
    Posts
    7,757
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    It is now 6:13 a.m. and I've been awake for an hour and a half figuring out what colors to make my next quilt and what pattern to use. I keep putting fabric concoctions together and there isn't even any fabric in front of or near me? Am I nuts or do I have companions out there? We are going to Georgia in two weeks to visit our daughter and interspersed with this are visions of which fabric to take and what templates to pack!!! What's with THAT????
    Well, last night I had it too. Only I was rearranging the back bedroom/guestroom/auxiliary sewing room to make it into a quilting room for the new to me long arm machine I ordered. I was moving furniture everywhere (in my mind). Got up this morning and everything still looks the same. I was even laying there practicing (in my mind) how to use it. I was watching You Tube videos of long arm quilting before I went to sleep. You are not alone...believe me.

  13. #13
    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Desert Hot Springs Ca
    Posts
    2,644
    Blog Entries
    14
    I go to sleep thinking about quilts, dream about them while sleeping and thinking about them when I wake up. You are in good company

  14. #14
    Super Member ontheriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Selma Alabama
    Posts
    3,670
    I come up with some of my best ideas when I'm sleeping.

  15. #15
    Junior Member peggymunday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Born Nashville, TN - currently in Newbern, TN
    Posts
    207
    No, you are not alone. I've had dreams about quilting, and sometimes lay in bed before going to sleep and think about future projects or something I'm working on. Same thing for some mornings, after waking but before getting up, about how to organize my shop to get the best use of space. (I'm currently moving it to a bigger room in my house) Sometimes it's consuming, but hey, that's what works out all the bugs before I actually have my hands in it. If I can make it in my mind, I can do it for real...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.