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What's the weirdest place you've gotten an idea for a quilt?

Old 09-21-2008, 07:01 AM
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Stading in line at Walmart..... I was staring at the guy in front of me thinking how his shirt would be beautiful as a quilt. (He was wearing a Hawaiin shirt with Parrots)
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:15 AM
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Looking at gift wrap.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:33 AM
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A close encounter with lightning. It seemed to be moving in both directions at once. I never got it executed to my satisfaction, but I tried. Lots of my quilts have been inspired from nature.

Another one changed in mid-stream to become the "Nun's ghost Quilt". I was living in a converted Catholic school/nunnery and was using a long hallway to pin together and square up the three sections of the quilt top. A fire door next to where I was working opened up, a nun came in and said "Bless you, that is lovely." and went down the hall. I took the pins out of my mouth to reply, turned around in time to see her go THROUGH the unopened door!

So on the quilt, she is wandering around in the sky layers.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:02 AM
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While I'm driving my golf greens mower, looking at the blue sky with white fluffy clouds and of course all that green grass. What an inspiration that is. Sun sets and sun rises also get the old creative juices flowing.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:10 PM
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Sitting in Ruby Tuesday's Resturant the other day. They have a beautiful assortment of Tiffany lighting overhead. Thought about stained glass patterns.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:51 PM
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I was watching a Mel Brooks movie (Young Frankenstein) and noticed the pattern of the window glass, when Gene Wilder was playing darts and one went through the window.

A movie is not a place, I know, but the shape appealed to me. Still have not acted on it yet, though. It requires Y seams.

By the way, that was a fun question. Have any more?
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonpi
A close encounter with lightning. It seemed to be moving in both directions at once. I never got it executed to my satisfaction, but I tried. Lots of my quilts have been inspired from nature.

Another one changed in mid-stream to become the "Nun's ghost Quilt". I was living in a converted Catholic school/nunnery and was using a long hallway to pin together and square up the three sections of the quilt top. A fire door next to where I was working opened up, a nun came in and said "Bless you, that is lovely." and went down the hall. I took the pins out of my mouth to reply, turned around in time to see her go THROUGH the unopened door!

So on the quilt, she is wandering around in the sky layers.

Wow, so you have seen a ghost too huh? So have I, well several actually. But that's another story for another day as my grandma says.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:03 PM
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Henry, I grew up in a haunted house, and the ghosties always want to come out and play when I'm around. The house in Apex had a couple, too. Maybe for Halloween we should have a "Ghost Story" chat!
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonpi
Henry, I grew up in a haunted house, and the ghosties always want to come out and play when I'm around. The house in Apex had a couple, too. Maybe for Halloween we should have a "Ghost Story" chat!
Cool. :) We should Moon! :thumbup:
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:19 PM
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hmmmm, the tile pattern on the wall of a fast-food place. Another was the pattern on my boss's tie. Neither one has yet made it past the sketch phase. :wink:
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