Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm not really a Stash Buster

If I were, I'd have to report in the 80 yards I brought home from Dallas. But since I'm not I can feel guilt free for my shopping spree (grin).

Seriously. I am a stash buster in theory. Last year I came up with this little formula for purchasing new fabric...only backings, borders or backgrounds were approved purchases as I have been working through my stash and UFO's. Well, I added another "B" -- bolts! But they are backgrounds, borders and backings!! I promise!

I'd discovered a hole in my fabric -- that of not having backgrounds that would work with my brightly colored stash of fat quarters and other various yardage. So I just had to go shopping! If you are a fellow quilter you can certainly understand ...

Can't you just imagine a new quilt with that fabulous green as a background? Or better yet, third from the top, that magenta that is just calling out to be introduced to some of my wild prints. Of course I had to add some purples (#'s 5 and 6 in the stack) and since I'm always saying my stash doesn't include lights I was thrilled to find the white background with purple sprays on it, sorta a tone on tone with purple on white. Yummy!

Now if I can just find room for them in the studio (grin) better yet, if I can just find time to piece! It may be awhile, with almost a week off from quilting I've got to get busy and catch up! Ah, but the day will come and I'll be really really glad I'm not really a stash buster. Maybe that should be the name of a new nail polish -- instead of the one I'm wearing "I'm not really a waitress" -- hum...wonder if it could change colors sorta like the mood rings of old....anyone know the number to the patent office (grin).

karen

3 comments:

Carol said...

80 yards! I'm salivating with envy. You are weakening my resolve to scale back on fabric purchases until I finish at least.... 1? ... project.

Betty said...

OK Karen, Did you go to Moda or P& B --- or BOTH! What a hoot! I've been in Houston for 5 years now, and have yet to make it to the Dallas show. We were on a quilters retreat so didn't get to go this year.
Betty
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Karen E. Overton said...

Yes Betty, I went to P&B -- didn't make it to Moda, but then again, that wasn't in the budget LOL

Tell your retreat committee to check the calendar in advance and NOT book during the Dallas Show -- it's really worth the drive. Fabulous show - really top notch quilts and of course the vendor mall was the greatest!