Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 The Year I Work From My Stash!

The new year is starting  off with a bang! I’ve gotten more done in the first 4 days than the last 4 months of 2012.

I finished 2 cosmetic bags, a wall hanging from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, a table runner and a mini quilt.

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I also finally got around to using a charm pack of Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. There’s no telling how long I’ve had it. Which brings me to this, after piecing the squares I started hunting for fabric for borders. Polka dots or some small flower print. Well I couldn’t find anything in polka dot and I didn’t even look for the flower print because I didn’t have a color that would work. So I scoured Etsy and came up with one of the gray floral prints in the charm pack. I don’t know what it was the made me hesitate but once I had the fabric in my cart I decided to take one more look in the stash. Then I found it, 1 yard of the exact fabric I was about to purchase! So now I realize, one my stash is not as organized as I thought and two I really need to stick to my self imposed fabric diet!

So goals for this year are, getting my sewing room more organized especially fabric and thread. My number two goal is to use what I have and donate what I can’t use. If I stick with it I should only have to buy batting. I do have a birthday coming up though and I don’t want my family to think I won’t accept a gift card or two from Joann! Lol

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

LOLL - I went to my LQS today to buy an extra wide backing for a quilt - came home with two large bags full! Oh, so bad!!

Rosa said...

They are super cute!

Sheila said...

My plan is to hit my stash hard this year, too.
So many lovelies. Especially your pink strip blocks with the black and white center strips. Awesome : )

LynCC said...

hehe :) Yeah, I've double-purchased fabric before. Not fun. I *love* your quilting on these. So simple, yet they work so well! The top is pure sweetness. The bottom adds an entirely new design element to a simple piecing that makes it quite sophisticated in the end. Brava, lady. :D

sew.darn.quilt said...

You certainly did hit the ground running, congrats on that!
Love what you've done so far :D

Raewyn said...

Good on you with your goals, Char. I hope you can stick to them... with the odd input from birthdays, etc!! You have started the New Year with a hiss and a roar with some lovely projects under your belt. To answer your question from your last post - yes I do suffer from fabric withdrawals when I am away - my fingers get so itchy and fidgety!! Happy New Year!

Needled Mom said...

Great finishes. It sounds like many of us have the same goal this year.

Connie said...

Great projects, you're off to a great start! I am going to try and shop my stash for....awhile :)

Vesuviusmama said...

Good for you! Unfortunately, I seem to have discovered the siren call of laying about on my bed daydreaming so far this year. Argh! Not going to get anything done that way!