Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stash Report Week 13

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!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 134.0 yards
Purchased: 116.50 yards
Net YTD: 17.5 yards busted!

9 comments:

Darlene said...

That Prairie Paisley line is calling my name very loudly and I'm trying really hard to resist. Blue and red are definite favs so I might have to give in. I stopped by one of the quilt stores yesterday just to grab a charm pack - needed to see them up close and personal. OMG!!! They are gorgeous. Need to formulate a plan! LOL

Wait, I have an idea - since you're planning to make three quilts you can make one for ME. LOL

Vicki W said...

Prairie Paisley is a good reason to fall off the wagon.

Sewbaby said...

Well...I too fell off the wagon. It is going to get worse...Paducah quilt show is next month. Will I make it.

Hugs,
Traci

Mar said...

Oh yes, PP is my desire also, I'm gonna go poke a button.

blueberrylane said...

I too have fallen of the wagon this month, even though I am refusing to count :) At least when Dandelion Girl comes in this week it will be on a new Mastercard statement :)))) Can't make up my mind about Patchwork Pantry, have yardage already and in love with it but....

JudyL said...

Oh, I do see a plan! And, you're doing so much better than you've done since I've known you so I am really happy with your stashbusting progress.

Cheryl said...

Sad about the Glendale quilt show. I use to always go to that show, but the past few years I have noticed fewer and fewer vendors.

Nan said...

At least you have a plan - you're doing great, Vicky! I have put myself on a fabric diet, because I a room full of fabric, kits and BOMs, and I still want MORE! I've been on it for a few weeks now - so far, so good, but I am loving the fabric lines you talk about, too, so I may cheat on my "diet". LOL!

Yvonne said...

I think you're doing great and you are getting lots done. :) It is very hard to resist those those fabric lines that Kimberly keeps tempting us with. :) I do believe I'm waiting on Simplicity to come.....oh yeah....