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    Senior Member maxnme01's Avatar
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    I'm intrigued and been collecting panels to play with fractured quilts. I hope another bright shiney object doesn't get in the way before I start. LOL
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    Me too with the birds. I'm blaming it on my name, which is Robin. This is a recent obsessions and I'm 56. What took me so long, huh?
    Robin in Brownwood TX
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    Want to make the dolly daze quilts for my four grand daughters for Christmas. But I'm such a newbie I wonder if it's more than I can chew.

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    I change from day to day! I have quilts going for each mood! I have a couple of paper pieced ones, an applique dinosaur one for my DGD, a friendship braid using jelly rolls, a batik boxy stars, and a 10-minute block. I also keep a couple of baby quilts in the works. I've ordered a quilting frame that I can use with my sewing machine (it has the rollers and carriage and such, so I can't wait for it to come so I can practice some more on my FMQ. So many things to do and the days are so short! Plus, I am painting my dining room and my living room.

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    I have been hooked on paper piecing and doll quilt swaps.
    This one was 16 x 16 and paper pieced hst's. Fun to do and ended up with one inch squares
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    I am obsessed with every new pattern I see. lol. I have several quilts in various stages of construction; 6 tops finished and ready to quilt, 12 more have all the blocks completed and are waiting to be sewn together, a king size log cabin waiting for borders and a free form quilt that is about half done. As a friend said, I have SADD, Sewing Attention Deficit Disorder. I jump from one project to another. I don't know whether there is a cure for this condition, but I don't care---I'm having fun. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzieQ View Post
    i made apurse with e p piecing suzieQ
    Please post a picture. I would love to see it. I haven't tried this technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc View Post
    All of a sudden I am finding myself drawn to house quilts. I really have never been into the pictoral type quilts but I can't get these little houses of of my mind. It started with: http://www.quiltersstation.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=34

    Then went to: http://www.quiltedstrait.com/shop/pr...quilt-pattern/

    I have so many quilts on deck and the Ryokan pattern is expensive but I have a huge stash of Japanese Taupes (and growing) so what better use for them? I see the quilt part of the little houses in Oakshott. I dream about this sometimes!
    Ditto AFQSinc! The Ryokan quilt has been in my head for months. I have the pattern from Quiltmania magazines ($$$) and now I have a new magazine additction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnA View Post
    I really want to make a bird quilt all of a sudden. Ive been seeing these cute little birds on fabric lately! I must find all I can... I mean like sitting on the floor at Joanns and indivdually sorting through the fat quarter bins. Yeah Im an addict for sure I also want to try this bird applique I saw recently. Just curious what other people are into right now
    Shabby Fabrics has been giving instructions for a mystery quilt made of little cottages for the different seasons of the year. They have 7 patterns posted so far as well as the General instructions.

    You can find them at www.ShabbyFabrics.com They release a new one around the 7th of each month. They are going to be so cute! There will be 12 blocks plus the finishing instructions. The patterns will be available through March of 2013. OR you can purchase them all from them or buy the BOM kit with everything included.

    I've just been downloading the free patterns so I can use my own fabrics. I'll probably use a wider variety of colors than the pastels they have been using.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Sashiko!! Ilove, love, love it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhord620 View Post
    My obsession is collecting patterns...I must have gazillions and still looking for more freebies. I have also purchased $$$$ of patterns I'll probably never live long enough to use. I did the same thing with Machine Embroidery designs, Stained Glass designs...a hard drive full of patterns...I need help! But I'm having a blast. I want to do it all.
    Oh, I'd (conveniently) forgotten that new "habit" of mine... free online patterns. If my 'puter ever crashed, I'll be in a world of hurt (like I could ever get even a fraction of them done if I lived 9 lives!). I can't help it... there are so many neat ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    I am obsessed with every new pattern I see. lol. I have several quilts in various stages of construction; 6 tops finished and ready to quilt, 12 more have all the blocks completed and are waiting to be sewn together, a king size log cabin waiting for borders and a free form quilt that is about half done. As a friend said, I have SADD, Sewing Attention Deficit Disorder. I jump from one project to another. I don't know whether there is a cure for this condition, but I don't care---I'm having fun. lol
    LOL! You have SADD... I like that!! I'm worse than that dog in "Up" except instead of "Squirrel! Squirrel!, my head whips around with "Pattern! Pattern!"... LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by w1613s View Post
    Seminole piecing!

    I love the precision, making the various design strips and bands, and then moving it all around until I get a "fabric" that does what I want it to. I am working on a set of quilted "nesting" cat dolls and plan to use fabric that I Seminole pieced. Most of my family graduated from FSU so the last "cat" is going to be a tiny orange and blue UF "mouse.

    There's a "file strip" in progress. I am making it of all the left over pieces of the design bands I make so I can see what was most successful and the color combinations I like the most.

    I love to sew and thank heaven for all of you!

    Pat
    Where do you find good Seminole patterns? I want to make a quilt to memorialize all the places I've lived & for Orlando, FL, I want to make one with at least some Seminole piecing (I was thinking about a row quilt) since we lived in Seminole county. But I haven't been able to find any good patterns/directions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    William Morris fabric - love the colors- I am on making my second quilt using barbara Brackman's fabric line. And there is a new line coming out in the fall.
    How excited are you about the new Barbara Brackman fabric? Woo hoo! I'm amped!
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    Marcia Derse fabrics

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    such a variety of answers. loved reading them all. Lately I am obsessed with all the quilt info and patterns on the computer. I also joined Quilters Club of America, (mostly for the easy quilts mag.), but now there are videos to watch and I really am not getting any sewing done.

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    [QUOTE=DawnFurlong;5357646]

    And scrappy quilts!! I hadn't been particularly drawn to them before, but all of a sudden - that's all I look at!!

    Me too! I suddenly am in love with anything scrappy. There is just something so comforting about them. Actually, I'm in love with pretty much anything quilty. There are so many things on my "bucket list" and I just keep adding.

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    To quilter 1234, I know what you mean! I read stuff here and then go buy stuff. The QB is such a wonderful resource in itself.

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    I am collecting patterns for machine applique. McKenna Ryan, Toni Whitney and some photos. So much to do and not enough concentration! Four to do in the next couple of months.....promise!
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    Polka Dot fabrics. Bought the entire line of about 30 different backgrounds/dots but can't think of a project that they will work on.
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    I have to say that applique is my new favorite obsession now. I'm making door decorations (like a wall hanging only it will go on my front door). I just finished Christmas and I also want to do a fall decoration, a Fourth of July decoration and a spring decoration.

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    What is the Omigosh quilt? I will see if I can find it but it sounds like something I want to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by maddysgrammy View Post
    I seen the Omigosh on the board and now I can't wait for the pattern to arrive and start to pick out my fabrics.

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    My newest obsession is to finish bins of quilts from table runners, place mats, wall hangings and full size quilts..Have finished 7 of them but I have as many bins from the 70's to today. Kids would like to have them all and they make wonderful gifts...but also want to do more scrap quilts...have many. Maybe another feed sack quilt!

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    My newest obsession is making FSL (machine embroidery) earrings
    and necklace charms.

    Also adding machine embroidery to MANY things I am making now.

    Here are two of the latest projects I done. The pillow is finished and
    in the mail to my cousin, and the quilt top is almost finished need to
    sandwich, quilt & bind then it is ready to be given as the wedding gift
    this Saturday.

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    Their wedding colors are yellow/gold & light blue (teal), the wedding
    flowers are white hydrangeas. I hope this quilt will be a good show
    of their colors. This is going to be a wall hanging that is 25"x32" approx.
    The back is an embroidered quilt label.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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