Sunday, July 17, 2011

Stash Report 2011 - Week 29

I really blew it out this week on purchases. No excuses, except I've been so good this year ...... and it was killing me! However bad this report is, it's way better than prior years. So I guess progress is being made.

Four yards of this Floursack by Windham for a backing. It will be perfect for the back of an old utility quilt I'm finishing for my sister-in-law that was made by her mother and grandmother. It's even the same vintage. I wanted a whole bolt of this, but a cooler head prevailed. :)

Yes, I do practice restraint occasionally while poking buttons at the Fat Quarter Shop. Occasionally. Ask Kimberly. She'll tell you!



Then oodles of Civil War came in. Oodles of it. First is Sweet Emilie. That's the two bottom packs in the picture below. This is the prettiest Civil War line I've seen in a long time. The colors are so soft. Will I be able to cut these?



Hello, my name is Vicky. I'm a ..... oh, never mind.

Also, a tower of Little Gatherings. Look at that range of neutrals to black. Gorgeous!

The box I was most excited about was Scandanavian Christmas.



Sorry for the blurry picture. My hands got all trembly when I opened the box this morning! I poked a few buttons, and then decided to find the pattern I wanted to make before ordering the borders/backing. Well, that was a mistake. This stuff is selling like hotcakes! The piece I wanted was gone, I tell you, gone! Youdathunk I'd have learned that lesson by now. Get it while it's there! ROFLOL. I bought so much of this line that I think I'll be able to wing it, though, so don't feel too sorry for me. Oh, and the best part of this? It blends very well with the first couple of French General lines. So you see? I'm all set!! :)

I also picked up a couple of yards of shirtings, and another piece for a backing.

So there you have it, all 53 yards of it.

EDIT: Oops, I forgot one of the pictures. More Civil War fabrics, Cotton Club.



Next up, shopping for an 18-bedroom house to store all of this stuff!

Year to Date:

Busted: 318.73 yards
Purchased: 431.025 yards
Net YTD: (112.295) yards busted :(

I'll get up a give-away later today. I asked Penny to pick a number and she chose "50" - so 50 it is. Hmmmm, I wonder what that means........

17 comments:

Susie said...

Looks like you made some great purchases. Sometimes a girl just has to buy, ya know.......

badlandsquilts said...

Lovely purchases, especially the Scandinavian Christmas!! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric. I am so jealous. Just can't imagine anytime in this lifetime when I would be able to make a purchase like that. Hope to see some beautiful quilts from all that.

Darlene said...

Oh my you bought lots of wonderful treasures. You're going to need a 19 bedroom home - a bedroom for me so I can come play with your great toys. LOL

Amy said...

Oh my, I'm in awe! LOVELY fabrics! :-)

mascanlon said...

Well I did about 20 yds in the last 2 weeks but now you have salivating for the civil wars too! Those fq towers are sending their siren call to Long Beach.

Samantha said...

I have been very good on the non-buying front also. I have been fighting going to the fabric shop to get some of that Dr. Suess fabric. I'm doing good so far, but I tell ya, everytime I drive by I hear it calling my name "Sam, here I am, Green Eggs and Ham.. come get me!" ;)

Sami

Barb in Mi said...

You sure bought beautiful fabric! Where do you find the time to sew? I need more of it and my stash report would look perfect... Happy sewing!

Anonymous said...

Well if you need a place to keep your purchases- you can always send them my way!! Robin

CaraQuilts said...

I love the Little Gatherings, that is a great blender collection! And the fact that Scandinavian Christmas blends with earlier French General just rocks! I may have to pick some up now, I WAS being good about it.
Though trying to find old Fig Tree for my Farmer`s Wife quilt is really hurting the budget!

Sharon said...

Wow great purchases. Is the 50 the number of yards that came in this box? hehehe. Fabulous fabrics, I'll have to check them out, I'm really liking CW prints these days.

jillquilts said...

Gorgeous fabrics!! Love the Sweet Emilie! Ok, I'm off to pack up my spare bedroom! ;)

Alycia said...

What beautiful fabrics!! They are just yummy! Good luck finding that home.... If you stuff it with fabric you don't have to clean it right?

pdudgeon said...

just checked and Scandanavian Christmas is as scarce as hen's teeth out there! i think you struck gold!

Connie said...

VICKY VICKY VICKY...did you have to show those Civil Wars. My weakness! SUPER SIGH! ILY anyway!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

OOOOOOOOoooo! Lots of lovelies!
Love the fabric selections. Hmm, but I can't think what the signficance for the # 50 can be.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Whoohoo! Gorgeous purchases there! Have fun!! :-)