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Thread: Strangest Dream - Really!

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    Strangest Dream - Really!

    Last night I had a dream on how to make and quilt a wine tote or any other type of tote. So - today as soon as I got dressed, down to my room to figure out if the directions in my dream really would work. To my amazement they did and now I have a tote large enough to use as a shoe bag this winter.I've never seen a pattern using these directions so I'm really amazed. Think there is a quilting dream fairy?

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    That is pretty neat!

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    That is cool!!!

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    Real cool . show us a picture please
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    So show us a picture. What a great experience! I've never dreamed a quilt pattern, but I have figured out the answer to some quilting problems in my sleep lately and that was great.
    http://www.thingsthatarenotperfect.blogspot.com/

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    I love it when that happens to me! I've taken to keeping pencil & paper at my bedside, so I can scribble notes and sketches before I forget (or someone interrupts me).

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    Of course there's a quilting fairy! Haven't you noticed how a set of windows, tiled floors, and new patterns just seem to pop up in the landscape that surrounds you? I never saw any of that until I started quilting - now I see it everywhere. Getting a tutorial in your dreams is awesome! I get a lot of problems solved when I'm just falling to sleep or just waking up. I just love when that happens. I would love to see a picture of your dreamy creation :-)

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    Our dreams come from our sub conscious mind, which is a most miraculous tool. It makes our heart beat, our lungs breathe, our stomach digest, our muscle react, all without any conscious mind input from us. It is the best problem solver ever!

    I just love my dreams, they take me to some amazing places and tell me wonderful stories that keep me endlessly entertained.

    Wise inventors have learned to remember and review their dreams that often help them invent things, just as Cagey did. You can train yourself to remember your dreams - we ALL have them - and enjoy this special gift of the Creator yourself!

    I can't wait to see pictures of Cagey's "dream" bag!

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    I sew in my dreams as well...I think that is when you know for sure you are hooked on quilting. Can't wait to see the pic!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I don't have dreams like that. My dreams are terrible and hard to figure out. I'm always working or doing something weird.

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    I am never lucky enough to dream about instructions. If I am thinking about a quilt I usually wake up around 2 am and then cannot get it out of mind and cannot return to sleep. This happens for a couple of nights. Very annoying and tiring.

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    My Mom told me that was how she taught herself how to crochet and she used to do those lacy looking pineapple ones that were under the lamps, so I sure do believe you can!

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    I have, often, had dreams that solved a design problem I was having on a purse I was working on. The brain is truly a wonder. Congratulations on your revelation.
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    That happens to me more than I care to admit. I go to sleep with a design problem and wake up with the solution in its entirety. Yeah Quilt Faeries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
    I sew in my dreams as well...I think that is when you know for sure you are hooked on quilting. Can't wait to see the pic!
    I am so happy to know there are others who sew in their dreams After telling my DH about my dreams years ago and he gave me the 'get the butterfly net' look I've kept silent

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    I've been told that we dream about what we've been thinking about during the days. It is interesting how sometimes things get all mixed up in our dreams whereas people who, in real life who don't know each other, interact, and sometimes things like this happen.

    So happy for you inspiration idea!

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    Some of my biggest quilting problems have been solved in my dreams - sure makes for a better night's sleep than a nightmare!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    This is how I came up with the idea of getting a handprint from all my Mother's decendents for a quilt for her 90th birthday. Turned out great.

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    That's awesome! I wish I had some dreams like that and then maybe I would be more productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I don't have dreams like that. My dreams are terrible and hard to figure out. I'm always working or doing something weird.
    This is what happens to me. Some of my weird dreams I remember for years and years, especially the ones that made my heart race because of something that was going on in the dream.

    I get my quilting inspriation when I'm doing other things: washing dishes, working in the garden, mowing lawn, cleaning house, etc. And now I get a lot of inspiration from people on this board: the pictures they post and the links they show. I think it is wonderful. I'll never make half the quilts that are on my bucket list, but I'm having fun trying.
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    LOL, you're hooked when you dream of sewing/quilting.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Never had a sewing dream, but am a BIG believer in the power and wisdom of our unconscious self. Married my husband based on a dream (and avoided 2 other earlier marriages based on dreams also). My unconscious was definitely right on about DH and it will soon be 34 years. He's a keeper!

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    I mustn't think all day about anything as if I dream I don't usually recall them these days. When I was working I came up with some excellent ideas for school this way.
    Now adays I'm so laid back I'm almost horizontal , it is my way of coping the the stress from my job and nerves break down or tablets.
    wish I did dream more must make a mental effort to go asleep thinking about a project.
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    Wow. Love all your stories. Just goes to show us God really believes quilts are blankets of love!

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    What a wonderful story. I'd love to hear more. Thanks

    Sometimes I get the words for my inspirational writings just as I am 'drifting off to sleep'

    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin View Post
    This often happens to me as well! In my case it is definitely a God thing. He sends me patterns and ideas for quilts for strangers at times...I really cant explain it, but I have to say that at the end of it those quilts end up being such a personal blessing to both myself and the person I quilt them for. I have actually done a true image of a woman's daughter at one point...a complete stranger...that had a message for her straight from above. A very spiritual experience sent from above for a stranger. And the strangest thing about it is that I don't actually remember the dream...all I know is that the plan is all in place for what I am about to do and I wake up with an immense desire to just get to work on it. So yes, I really do believe that our dreams can be extraordinarily special at times!

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