I'm going backwards. I'm unhappy with that fact, but there were a couple of the Moda lines that I knew I would get when the yardage came out. I had a list by my computer. At least I'm sticking to a plan and not purchasing just any old "stuff."
The order I was anticipating came in this week - 19 yards from The Fat Quarter Shop! I purchased backings for two Prairie Paisley quilts and borders for one. Those were all part of the plan. I have a tower of At Water's Edge that I picked up a while back, and the yardage for backing and borders came in. This was part of the plan, too. So far so good.
One setback I know will happen is the 2008 Patchwork Party that's just getting started. It's made from Prairie Paisley. I will end up with three Prairie Paisley quilts when all is said and done, but these are my colors and this is my favorite fabric! I've been waiting forever for the perfect fabric and this is it!
I have another order coming in next week for Hemming House yardage for borders/backing for a tower I already have. I'll count that next week.
Do you see the plan here? Really, look hard and you'll see it! At this point the only yardage I'm waiting to hit The Fat Quarter Shop is Dandelion Girl. My plan will then be complete. Of course, Spring Market is coming up, so I'm sure new inspiration will wallop me!
Jane and I went to the Glendale Quilt Show yesterday. There are always 40-50 vendors there, and I was looking forward to Quilts in a Bag and a couple of others. Yikes, they weren't there this year! There were maybe 20 vendors there. We had a nice time walking around, though. I bought an embroidery pattern and book, and one other book titled "More Timeless Inspirations" by Pam Puyleart and Terry Albers. There are a couple of quilts in there that will be easy to make and will bust some of that stash on my "color wall." Oh, I also picked up a wooden holder for the small iron. Now I can't find where I put the iron. It's here. I saw it last weekend. Sheesh!
I've been appliqueing up a storm, but that doesn't bust much stash until you get to borders and backings. I'll just save up those tops and bust them in one fell swoop when they reach flimsy stage. It's too hard to count the little pieces at this point.
This report, calculating the totals, has renewed my resolve to bust stash -- and make room for new stuff! I figure if I finish the year at least where I started, then I'm way ahead of my usual game! LOL But mostly, I'm inspired beyond all reason to sew and applique and finish things up. I was stuck working on a couple of large obligation quilts for a very long time, and it feels wonderful to be free now!
Busted: 134.0 yards
Purchased: 116.50 yards
Net YTD: 17.5 yards busted!