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 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!



Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

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.

memmens said...

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!

capitolaquilter said...

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.

hydeeannsews said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

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

Pat V. said...

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!

Michele said...

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

Lisa C said...

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!