Monday, January 27, 2014

Fabriholics update.

I can't seem to stop trolling the sales....or the massive destashing going on on IG.

That said, I've resisted something mightily.  Sort of.

I chopped up my AMH field study stash, using it for 2 quilts....an economy block quilt (which I'm currently adding some perle embellishment to) and a Feathers quilt.

Confession:  I bought some flannel to back the economy block quilt.  I really really wanted to back in a leopard flannel, but I couldn't find any.  So, it's got some fuschia timeless treasures flannel I found on sale on etsy.

I backed the Feathers quilt with a microfleece blanket.  (I bought two at Target to experiment with.)  I totally love this.  It was a beast to quilt.  (I pinned the crap out of it.)  I should have cut the binding at 3 inches to take the increased seam allowance and the bulk of the microfleece.  Lesson learned.  It was REALLY hard on my hands to sew the binding on.  I still have to wash it, so pics are forthcoming.  I cannot wait to snuggle with it.

Confession:  I bought some AMH blue leopard for the binding.  I thought I could get it at my closest LQS, but they didn't have field study.  I ended up buying a yard.  I fully plan on using the other 1/2 yard to bind something else.  I love it so.

I dug up some old comma yardage, matching solids, and charm packs.  I have a quilt coming soon.  It will be a mosaic tile.  It has to get done this weekend, as I need to gift it by next Fri for a friend getting surgery.  I haven't finished the top or the pieced back.  It will clear out my comma stash, I think.

Confession:  I bought a bunch of blue solid and red solids to finish the tops of the Madison Quilt and the Red/Purple quilt.  I have an idea of how I want to layout the sampler blocks.   I may have over bought a bit because I don't trust my maths entirely.  I figure if those end up in my stash, I'll be ok using them up.  I also bought a couple cream FQs for bee blocks I need to make.

So, that's it.  I'm exhausted.  I've been knitting like mad.  Costumery...I've posted on IG.

Linking up!

FabAnon

8 comments:

  1. Ha ha . Well done in linking up. I was going to join but I missed the link. I'm still going to try not to buy for the 6months. Keep going. You can do it.

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  2. Oh dear! I don't know how bad your habit was and therefore if only buying some fabric rather than lots is good! Keep at it!

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  3. I think fasting is a relative term for fabriholics right? If you're doing better than you would have otherwise done a few exceptions and confessions is still ahead of the game.

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  4. Those purchases sound legal and intentional. Some of us are having to go at this baby steps. Improvement and resistance are to be applauded!

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  5. I think that's about 10 hail Mary's ;o)

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  6. I also was unable to keep the purchases to zero. I bought a total of 3 yards at Road to California that were added to stash. I almost purchased a kit but realized it was just a way of getting the fabric, so I purchased the pattern instead and thought about what I can use that I already own. I also purchased 6 yards for backing and background, since I've already used these I don't feel too badly about it. On the plus side, I pulled fabrics for 5 quilts entirely from the stash!

    I did find myself tempted several times to run to the LQS, but then went to my stash instead. So I feel progress is being made!

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  7. Confession is good for the soul. And I'm just glad that I'm not on IG. It would be dangerous.

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  8. You don't seem to have bought "just for fun" and that was the point, right? I have bought backing fabric and background fabric. My goal was to both go a month (my stash isn't that large) and make 3 of the 8 items on my list. I got two completed but I went rogue and started something out of my stash but not on the list. Since it was out of my stash, I let myself slide with no guilt. I agree with an earlier commenter -- if we're doing "better" than we should count it a win!

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