Now who possibly couldn't be cheered up looking at these beautiful colors? These are the Kaffe Fassett prints I picked up at the quilt show, 17-1/2 yards in all! I've admired them for a long time but never bought them because I couldn't quite figure out what to do with them. The butterfly quilt was all the stimulus I needed; and after I got home from the quilt show, I went online to Hancock's of Paducah and ordered a few more.
Well, I'm a failure at stashbusting, but ask me how much it bothers me right now! At this point, I don't really expect to recover and be in the black by the end of the year, but there's always next year, right? And how much willpower do you really expect me to have at quilt show anyway?
Here's the Stash Manager's Report:
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 101-3/8 yards
Fabric added this week: 17-1/2 yards
Fabric added year to date: 183-1/8 yards
Net year to date: - 81-3/4 yards
I did get released from work early today, so I spent a couple hours this afternoon cutting apart plaid shirts that I found at the thrift shop last week. Bonnie Hunter really hit on a fantastic idea with her quilts made from plaid shirts--recycle, reuse. I've started collecting a few here and there but haven't got enough different ones to start a quilt just yet. Cutting the shirts apart saves some storage space though.
I also finally got the binding machine sewn to the front of the Road to Many Friendships quilt and will start hand stitching tomorrow morning.
Hooray, I'm on vacation all this week! I am happy to stay home and not go anywhere. Besides catching up on a few things around the house, I plan to spend plenty of time in my sewing room.