Next week I should have a picture of my sister's quilt to share with you. She came in yesterday and leaves on Wednesday.
What if -
a - you went to the quilt shop and the owner told you that you were her first customer of the day at 4:30pm (store closes at 5)
b - you picked out 24 yards of fabric - 4 yards Christmas sale fabric and 20 yards of full price fabric
c - she refused to cut 1/3 yard cuts of the Christmas fabric (sale fabric she only will cut 1 yard pieces) knowing that you had plans to purchase 20 additional yards of fabric at full price
Would you -
a - buy full yard cuts of the Christmas fabric knowing that most of it would end up sitting on your shelves for years
b - not buy the Christmas fabric and purchase the other 20 yards of fabric
c - not buy any of the fabric you had picked out thinking that as you were her only customer of the day that she should be grateful you were there at all and sell you the fabric in the cuts you wanted
I started this quilt in February and finished it this week.
It is 105 inches square and will be living on our guest bed. The pattern is "Color Me Crayon" from the Fat Quarter Shop. The colors make it the perfect spring/summer quilt. The pattern had great directions and was easy to make. I used Batik strips.
Used since last stash report - 20.9 / Used YTD - 133.69
Bought since last stash report - 0 / Bought YTD - 41 (bought in 2012, arrived in 2013)
Net used YTD - 92.69
Quilts finished in 2013 - 16
Goals for 2013
1) I am planning on staying out of quilt shops - there is not one thing I need. No patterns, no thread, no batting, no fabric, no rotary blades, no rulers, no gadgets, nothing. If I don't have it then I do not need it. There isn't any reason for me to visit a shop in town or online. I guesstimated how much fabric I have and I will never come close to using it all. The folks who get my quilts don't know if the fabric is brand new or 6 years old, they only know that someone out there in the world cares enough about them to make them a quilt. I will be unsubscribing to all emails from quilt stores, if I don't see it I won't be tempted.
Amendment to Goal #1 - I will be going to the Paducah Quilt Show in April with our new quilting cousin and I will be bringing home some fabric/patterns/etc... That will be the only quilting shopping I plan on doing this year.
3) Make 12 quilts for Ronald's House
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
4) Finish 5 quilts that I have already started
1 - 2 - 3
Other finished quilts
1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6