Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stash Report #2

October Total:  -4 yds
This Week Fabric In:  15-1/2 yds
This Week Fabric Out:  1-1/2 yd (gifted)
Total:  +10 yds

OK, so it doesn't look so good.  But three quilt shops in one week -- really, how often does that happen?  At least just knowing I intended to report kept my buying in check.  And I concentrated my purchases on backgrounds.  I'm slowly beginning to realize that I can use up any of my weirdly colorful fabrics when matched with an appropriately calming background.  It's only taken me 13 years ......

On Tuesday there was an evening memorial service for a quilting friend in a town about 50 miles north.  So four of us decided to make a day of it.  After convening from 3 corners of the Midstate we headed over to Quilters Attic for their Fat Quarter Frenzy.  I came away with 14 WOWs and neutrals.  Not too bad, especially at half price.



Then we ventured north of Bowling Green to Whittle's.  I held myself to two backgrounds and a Moda "Scrumptious" charm pack (they were sold out of the layer cake that I went for) and another yard that I gifted to a friend who drove me around yesterday.



We still had time to stop at a winery and have dinner before the visitation.  A whirlwind day, but the weather was nice and the friends nicer.  Love my quilting buddies.

Yesterday there was a small quilt show about 50 miles west.  So another group of four piled into one car for the trip.  We met up with others in Waverly for lunch and to celebrate a birthday for one of our "adopted" daughters.  The show was nice, but small, and though we intended to stay till 4 to pick up our quilts, we left early.  Giving us time to stop at Granny B's in Dickson and use the discount coupon we got at the show.  Out goal was to select fabrics suitable for "stacked repeats" since we have upcoming opportunities to work on One Block Wonder and Four-Patch Posies. 

This piece I got will go into a One Block Wonder. 


 
It will be very subtle, I know, but I think it will be surprising.  I cut up some photo copies today just to test it before I start cutting and I was pleased with the results.



If it needs some perking up I'll add some colorful cubes.

I'll be linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.



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