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    Good night all, sleep well with visions of quilt patterns in all your dreams.

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    QuilterMomma, that is hillarious!!! (& not totally unlike my pile )

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrelandDragonQuilting View Post
    I hope a lot of you gals show your progress, it is so motivating!! I would show my pattern, but it is all in my head! I am designing Mindless quilt from a few other quilts I seen as motivation. I plan to post photos as I progress

    OOooOOoo I have heard about the underground railroad quilt codes! I hope you post photos as well, that is truly interesting and fascinating, I hope you share their meanings with us!!
    I love to see fabrics and progress. I am still trying to choose pattern and fabrics. My partner is a "Surprise me" so I am letting my imagination flow and trying to decide if I want to do something I like or go outside of the comfort zone and do something different.
    Any other here has a "surprise me"? what is the "creative" process for you?
    Can we talk about the "selecting pattern" flow that you all are going through?
    Just to help others (me) LOL!
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    Didi and I just might have to make a playdate and meet halfway and exchange our quilts. That way if she doesn't like it , she can throw it back at me and I can go home and tell my moomy she doesn't play fair. LOL Will try to post pics of some designs I am looking at. My hotspot doesn't want to work for my computer and now battery for camera is dead. One more electronical screwup and I am heading to the lake for some R & R. You all have a great day and if ya don't see anything posted for a couple days don't worry. It's all work in progress.
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    Isn't it though. What fun I am having this weekend sorting it all. Oh boy!
    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    QuilterMomma, that is hillarious!!! (& not totally unlike my pile )
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Posting a picture of some fabulous fabric that arrived in today's mail - from someone on this thread who shall remain nameless. It was for me to use in a future project (guess it's too hard to use it in a past project, right?). In any case, thank you nameless friend. Just wanted to share the beautiful fabrics with you. Didn't measure them, but one was a full yard and the others various sizes.
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    Vanogay, you lucky dog you... Alot of pretty fabric, I guess you have been extra good this year(10days). LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by leakus
    what is the "creative" process for you?
    Can we talk about the "selecting pattern" flow that you all are going through?
    Just to help others (me)
    Leakus/Andrea (I really am going to try to learn/remember all your REAL names), I spent last night sitting in my cozy armchair in front of a roaring fire, and going through all the photos of quilts I've downloaded over the years. These are simply inspiration downloads. I've organized them by type (more or less). As I'm going through them, I think about what my partner said she wanted. (I'm still waiting for a few more details.) I do this oh.. a few times a year. Each time, I see a few quilts as if new. So I have a few ideas from that. I also have a UFO that might be perfect for my partner. I'm still waiting to hear a bit more about what she wants.
    jillaine

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    Well, I started sewing my blocks and strips together today. But, I had to get ole Harry out. Harry is my seam ripper, named after one of my brothers (the youngest and the meanest). I had to babysit him while mom worked, there's 14 years between us and he was all boy and in trouble all the time, so the seam ripper name fits perfect.
    Ya'll have a nice week-end and I hope to see more pictures and progress, signing off till Monday.

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    I didnt see Marytoddliz on your list! oh no she so wanted to make this group. she is up at her moms but had stated that she was hoping to get in under the bar. I will now have a sorry chat with her tonight when i call her. shoot.

    I dont know if my fabric arrived today no way to hit the post office. its snowing and icy as all heck. I cant drive in the snow. today is a great day. We paid off our hideous truck loan of the last seven years. that has been on monsterous monkey and oh dear that is marvelous. Now we can put money away finally and pay off the two small credit cards we have. In one more month its all ours. anyone want to do the happy dance with me? Yosemitesa? get out those tap shoes we are ready to party! if only energy came with it. I have found a pattern for a block that I hope might do what I am thinking .. gotta PM someone here to ask what they think THEN I will put a sneak peak.. of fabric. its such pretty fabric it will be hard to part with.
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    Just finished cutting out all of the pieces for buddy'smom's quilt, now if it will just all fit back together, lol. I always have that moment of dread when I start sewing it together fearing I've done something wrong. Does anyone else have that moment of dread?

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    I think I saw a post from her assigned partner, didn't I? Check a few pages back on the thread before calling her Linda!
    Now as for your quilt (heh heh), I have the center done (30" square) and most of the first pieced border figured out. I ran short of one of the fabrics and decided that no substitute was good enough. So I ordered some of it from ThousandsofBolts and it has already been shipped. I have to wear a napkin while sewing because I drool too much when looking at the work in progress. I think I may try the same pattern in other colors just for myself!
    So happy for you, getting rid of a payment is always a joyous occasion! We paid off my husband's truck in October, too. He seems to think that the extra money is his play money now, while my mind is thinking of making extra mortgage payments with it. Whatever you do, no tap dancing with Yosemitesa on the ice, ok? Much safer to tango or just glide around gracefully in a sparkly little bit of an outfit.
    May your blessings be many, your troubles few and your fabric stash endless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine View Post
    Leakus/Andrea (I really am going to try to learn/remember all your REAL names), I spent last night sitting in my cozy armchair in front of a roaring fire, and going through all the photos of quilts I've downloaded over the years. These are simply inspiration downloads. I've organized them by type (more or less). As I'm going through them, I think about what my partner said she wanted. (I'm still waiting for a few more details.) I do this oh.. a few times a year. Each time, I see a few quilts as if new. So I have a few ideas from that. I also have a UFO that might be perfect for my partner. I'm still waiting to hear a bit more about what she wants.
    Great advise, I always save pictures of the quilts that impact me so I should get an idea. I am going to browse through them.
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Ok Linnie, here is what I get to pick from for your quilt. Not sure which pile is best. Yep, those are scraps and small pieces, the tubs are full of scraps and that is only two of them, then that cupboard is full of my special Buggy Barn fabrics which I am leaning most towards for your quilt. Yep, those are mostly scraps but have some good chunks in there as well. Just thought I would let you decide from here. (LOL) If anyone wants to come over and help me get organized, that would be great. Yep this is last years mess I made making the 120 ufo projects.
    OMG...you're a hoot. Well I said "show me the pile", and you certainly did. I love it! Okay, guess I'll have to wait just a bit longer to get that sneak peek.HA

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    Andrea, lots of bloggers & online fabric stores post free patterns & tutes, and
    almost all the fabric manufacturers provide free patterns to try also. Here are just a few:

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/?

    http://www.andoverfabrics.com/?pageNum_News=1

    http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/conten...asp?FolderID=7

    http://www.marcusbrothers.com/features/

    http://www.windhamfabrics.com/projects/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortmom5 View Post
    Just finished cutting out all of the pieces for buddy'smom's quilt, now if it will just all fit back together, lol. I always have that moment of dread when I start sewing it together fearing I've done something wrong. Does anyone else have that moment of dread?
    With every quilt I make LOL
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    if it doesnt, we use our improvising techniques and make it work.
    went to JoAnne's today and found material for border of quilt if I go with bright color scheme---i love gift cards,no money exchanged hnds even though I picked up some fqs and other yardage also.

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    IrelandDragonQuilting.....looking forward to some pics of your work in progress...sounds like a lot of variety and a lot of fun making it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leakus View Post
    I love to see fabrics and progress. I am still trying to choose pattern and fabrics. My partner is a "Surprise me" so I am letting my imagination flow and trying to decide if I want to do something I like or go outside of the comfort zone and do something different.
    Any other here has a "surprise me"? what is the "creative" process for you?
    Can we talk about the "selecting pattern" flow that you all are going through?
    Just to help others (me) LOL!
    andrea
    For me after I ask a few questions about what they like and get to know a bit more about their personality, at least as much as you can by 'stalking' them in their forum posts. I then google it. I put in various ideas into the search engine and see what comes up. For instance with my idea for Mindless.. I put in scrappy quilts, then the next search I did was pieced quilts, blue quilts, flower quilts, and so on from there. I don't go to any particular website, I just look at the images and print out, or right click and save them and after I get a few ideas of what I would like to try and what I think she might like, I open the file and look at the photos I selected that caught my eye, and take different elements from the various photos until I get an idea as to what it is I want to do. Then to help me visualize it a bit better, I will sketch it. I sometimes will graph it out and to be honest most of the time I just figure out what is I want to do and go with it. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. But then sometimes I will find a pattern that calls out to me and I use it or get the kit and make it. I do like kits sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    IrelandDragonQuilting.....looking forward to some pics of your work in progress...sounds like a lot of variety and a lot of fun making it.
    hehehe me too! might surprise myself LOL I am having a lot of fun though changing my mind and then changing it back again!
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    I'm sure it will go together just fine.
    I started another for you, wasn't sure on first, I have three blocks completed and just love how they turned out, hope you will to.


    Quote Originally Posted by shortmom5 View Post
    Just finished cutting out all of the pieces for buddy'smom's quilt, now if it will just all fit back together, lol. I always have that moment of dread when I start sewing it together fearing I've done something wrong. Does anyone else have that moment of dread?
    buddy'smom
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    Tara's mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    Andrea, lots of bloggers & online fabric stores post free patterns & tutes, and
    almost all the fabric manufacturers provide free patterns to try also. Here are just a few:

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/?

    http://www.andoverfabrics.com/?pageNum_News=1

    http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/conten...asp?FolderID=7

    http://www.marcusbrothers.com/features/

    http://www.windhamfabrics.com/projects/
    Wow, great links. thanks Mindless
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrelandDragonQuilting View Post
    For me after I ask a few questions about what they like and get to know a bit more about their personality, at least as much as you can by 'stalking' them in their forum posts. I then google it. I put in various ideas into the search engine and see what comes up. For instance with my idea for Mindless.. I put in scrappy quilts, then the next search I did was pieced quilts, blue quilts, flower quilts, and so on from there. I don't go to any particular website, I just look at the images and print out, or right click and save them and after I get a few ideas of what I would like to try and what I think she might like, I open the file and look at the photos I selected that caught my eye, and take different elements from the various photos until I get an idea as to what it is I want to do. Then to help me visualize it a bit better, I will sketch it. I sometimes will graph it out and to be honest most of the time I just figure out what is I want to do and go with it. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. But then sometimes I will find a pattern that calls out to me and I use it or get the kit and make it. I do like kits sometimes
    Thanks for the ideas. In fact I was "stalking" my partner in her forum posts to get an idea of what she liked. I learn some but she is a surprise me so I will do just that. For me it is a matter or get inspired and looking at pictures does help.
    andrea
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    If you guys want more inspiration, lookee here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t210427.html

    I got a little intimidated myself......Jillaine, that's a gorgeous double wedding ring!


    and, some fun ways to use your scraps: http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilting-w...t=all&return=1
    Last edited by mindless; 01-10-2013 at 06:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom View Post
    I'm sure it will go together just fine.
    I started another for you, wasn't sure on first, I have three blocks completed and just love how they turned out, hope you will to.
    Love the blocks, they are so pretty!

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