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Greetings! I hope today finds you well, not too stressed about the holidays and ready to dream.

I was recently going through a bunch of quilt magazines while I dog sat at my sisters and I was amazed at all the possibilities. I know I'd like to make some of the quilts I saw, and wondered if anyone else had similar hankerings - a bucket list for quilts.

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First, a bit of housekeeping. I believe Melanie in IA has sufficient blocks for the Okiciyap and NFTT quilts, while Sara R will provide more info on the lap quilt project soon. Thanks to both of you for doing this, you ROCK!!!

Onward!

As I've said, I'll learn to post pictures in the new year, so I hope you will all feel free to post examples of your already-done or wish quilts in the comments.

I am a fan of bright colors, myself. I had a lot of different turquoise fabrics I was going to use in a Turning 20, maybe with hot pink or purple accents, but now I'm considering doing a Log Cabin with white contrast. Does anyone else purchase fabric knowing just what to do with it and then changing their mind?

Asian fabrics are so pretty, either using a panel as BeadLady showed last week or doing a patchwork of different fabrics. I have a UFO like that started, and high hopes I'll finish it.

I am in awe of the vision of Melanie in IA, as she showed with her in-laws' quilts - her ability to pull together all the different fabrics and patterns quite frankly intimidates me! I'm a big fan of kits. Do the rest of you design from scratch or rely on patterns you've seen?

Crazy quilts - I like the look of the embroidered and embellished squares, but I don't think I'd be as likely to use such a quilt as bedding. And I DO believe in using quilts, although the art quilts are amazing. I'd use a crazy made of just oddly shaped bits, though. It would be a good way to use up odds and ends.

This time of year stars of many points are everywhere. And in Texas, of course, there is the Lone Star pattern year round. All those pieces, though...

Somewhat tangentially, there are at least 2 mystery series that are quilt-related. Earlene Fowler's series pretty much just uses quilt block names as titles, like Seven Sisters or Ducks on a Pond, and Jennie Chiaveris (Sp?) is another author I haven't read, but I think her characters actually sew quilts.

So, do any block names or patterns call to you? Do you have dreams of doing a Baltimore Album or a Mariner's Compass? Do you want to use batiks or flannel, cotton floral or Asian metallic? Strip quilts, applique, curves, paper-piecing? Share your questions and answers about your quilting dreams!

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