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Thread: Tell me I'm not alone

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    nope, i even told some guys in my office that i'd take their shirt when they were done with it! or ties too!

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    You are not alone. The last time I went to the doctor, I told the nurse her top would look great in a quilt!! :D

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    What's so neat about this thread is that a quilter in Milan, Italy started it. WOW! Maybe quilters can bring world peace.

    froggyintexas

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    Welcome to the world of the 'ole Pioneer's Ladies.
    That is how it all started. Nice to know we haven't progressed so far from our ancestors to appreciate a
    quality made quilts.

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    We were in a casino in Las Vegas and they were laying new carpet. It came in big squares that they would paste to the floor. It was a perfect quilt pattern. I even asked the carpet layers if they had an extra piece that they would be willing to part with. I just got a strange look. So no you are not weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    not at all. when my husband started wood turning we stopped looking at trees as firewood and looked at lamps and bowls and all the wonderful things we could turn out of it all and the different trees produce such different grains and colours, so no you are not odd you just see everything as quilt blocks
    Oh thank god! Hubby and I both do this with all our hobbies. :lol:

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    There is a girl I work with expecting her first child in a few months. She had on a new maternity shirt the other day. I told her what a nice quilt that fabric would make! :)

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    I look at people wearing cute scrubs. I saw one the other day with Betty Boop all over it--what a great quilt that would make! I buy cute scrubs at the thrift store, and now have started looking at them on people! What an addiction we all have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippa
    I hope the gentleman on the underground this afternoon didn't think I was looking at him. Actually I was auditioning his hawaian print shirt and thinking what a nice OBW it would make.
    Am I odd?
    Pippa
    pippa, you're definitely not odd -- not by my standards, anyway. I see quilts on brick walls, marble floors, church ceilings, etc. Sometimes I wonder if the Lord minds my distraction. I've been in beautiful churches and cathedrals and all I can think of is why didn't I bring a pad and pen to sketch that pattern. Then I stare at the "pattern" until I think it's etched in my mind.

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    No your not alone. Where would we be without imagination and inspiration.

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    Pippa----I have a cat named Pippa, named for an old friend. I hope you are as opinionated and talkative as my Pippa-girl! She is a petite kitty with a very demanding personality.....

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    Not odd at all, I'm thinking a quilter who doesn't do that occasionally is the odd one. I have an even odder quirk...for years I worked on an IV Team (intravenous therapy) in two separate hospitals. To this day I can't help noticing peoples'
    hands and arms, especially when they have beautiful veins. Now, I don't care who you are, that there's odd in anybody's book!

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    Not only do I notice peoples clothes, carpets,flower gardens and the clouds in the sky for quilts but I just got new stone counter top last week and it would make the prettiest batik.

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    You are not alone. I see some clothes or any fabric and think - what a cool quilt that would make.

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    nope, I find myself doing that kind of thing more and more. God bless. :D

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    You are not alone :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce
    I know a lot of people like to make quilts out of plaid or striped men's shirts. Bonnie Hunter writes books about it.
    I have just never liked either stripes or plaids, I wish I did.
    Coming from the sewing backround that I do, I would have to have every block exactly on straight of grain.
    That right there would take any pleasure out of the quilt for me.
    Do any of the rest of you have quirks about this?
    'Quirks' implies that there is something odd or strange and I refuse to admit to having strange behaviors. :-P :lol:

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    Okay, I'll buy that. So how about we change quirk to aversion.
    I used to make plaid shirts for my husband all the time because he loved plaid.
    I guess I just like florals, paisley, TOT a lot better. However, I do have some large prints that might even be considered Hawaian.
    My quirk comes in that I'm bugged if straight lines are crooked. Some of my girls say that makes it "folksy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce
    Okay, I'll buy that. So how about we change quirk to aversion.
    I used to make plaid shirts for my husband all the time because he loved plaid.
    I guess I just like florals, paisley, TOT a lot better. However, I do have some large prints that might even be considered Hawaian.
    My quirk comes in that I'm bugged if straight lines are crooked. Some of my girls say that makes it "folksy".
    I suppose that is why I haven't used all the plaids I've put into my stash. When I was in high school and college clothing classes, the straight of grain was pounded and ground into our brains so much that I am "very aware" of things off-grain. Some things don't bother me (for instance the border that was off a little on a previous post), but plaids off grain drive me bananas. I would have to fussy-cut those. Hence my big stash of plaids.

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    I began to feel guilty (thinking maybe I wasn't a bonafied quilter) so I searched out some patterns that used plaid.
    OK, I could make some houses with plaid roofs.
    I went to JoAnn's and picked out these little pkgs of homespun, I guess. Plaids that were muted shades and had a string tied around the bundle.
    Brought them home, washed & dried, ironed them while still damp. Was not impressed with flaws, not uniform cuts, etc.
    There still in my stash. Maybe someday...or not :?:

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    OH ya! And can't cut it so make it into a shirt which I just did with a piece of fabric that I had to have. I will wear it instead. I love fabric anywhere any place.

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    LOL. all I can say is, you made me smile and chuckle at the idea of his shirt making a wonderful OBW! I am sure it would!! Just I can see the poor man and his wondering if he had spilt something on the front of his shirt by your taking such notice of it! And Yes it is something we all might think of when seeing a summer dress or a shirt of many colors or prints! I now find I look at the thrift stores at the blouses and skirts or any clothing and think of what could be quilted from it!! So you are not alone.

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    I don't mind plaids but homespuns are definitely not my choice to work with. They either feel really cheesy or way too heavy. And they ravel so much. Seems like it almost always shows up in a so-called "primitive" type pattern and they are just not my cup of tea. Nice in a raggedy-edged quilt though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce
    I began to feel guilty (thinking maybe I wasn't a bonafied quilter) so I searched out some patterns that used plaid.
    OK, I could make some houses with plaid roofs.
    I went to JoAnn's and picked out these little pkgs of homespun, I guess. Plaids that were muted shades and had a string tied around the bundle.
    Brought them home, washed & dried, ironed them while still damp. Was not impressed with flaws, not uniform cuts, etc.
    There still in my stash. Maybe someday...or not :?:

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    I don't mind plaids but I have to use them in very specific ways. I started buying them when I took a class on Margret Miller's Angle Templates. I was so thrilled with the class I bought the entire set of rulers. That was several years ago. My collection of plaids and strong fabrics grows but I have yet to make a single block. :roll:

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    No, you are not odd. I think quilters are very visual people and patterns and colors attract our attention. I was looking at the kitchen floor this morning realizing the pattern was a nine patch with an X through it. How would you do that in fabric I thought! Then I thought: half-square triangles and an appliqued X. Now, what colors to do it in......

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