Thursday, November 22, 2007

Serious About Stashbusting!



Well I'm going to take this stash reduction seriously and really make a concerted effort to use up my beautiful stash. I have done pretty well lately shopping my stash and not buying any fabric at all. I truly want to continue this endeavor. I have been a quilter/fabric collector for 15 years and have never really been bothered by my fabric purchases until recently when I was in a shop an was buying a roll of pretty FQs and the gal said to me "You keep buying these rolls, you need to bring them in for us to see." I chuckled and responded "Why would I do that, they are all in a drawer and still wrapped up nice and pretty like when I took them home."

So now I am determined to turn these lovely fabrics that I fell in love with into quilts.

I went to retreat at the beginning of this month and made 3 quilt tops all from stash. It was such a great feeling that I want to keep it going! Adn the tops that I made sure look better as quilt tops than they did sitting in the drawers. LOL

Oh and the picture in this post is just some of my yardage. Not pictured are the additional rolling carts that I have added for my FQ bundles, charm packs and jelly rolls. I need some serious help!

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

I'm right there with you! We'll try to keep each other sraight!

Quilting Pirate said...

I love the baskets you use to display your stash - get for visual purposes!

Good luck, looks like you are making serious head way on your stash!!

Lisa said...

Wow! I can only imagine what it would be like to have that kind of space for a stash. Looks like you have been doing a pretty good job of stash busting so far.

Helen in the UK said...

Good luck with you stashbusting efforts - looks like you have quite a bit to be going on with :)

kayp said...

i'm so impressed with all you quilters taking on this challenge. good luck!

Beth said...

It is a satisfying feeling to finish a quilt with fabric out of your stash. I just finished a top yesterday that was all stash, even had the backing in there.

Darlene said...

I need to do the same - it's very overwhelming and quite frankly paralyzing. LOL

Anonymous said...

I love to hear quilters doing some stash busting. Does a heart good knowing that quilters are finally taking all that beautiful fabric and making them more beautiful.

swooze said...

:D

Mel said...

I'm with you. I'm working on novelty fabrics. I also need to work on my blues. For somereason that is the largest part of my stash.
I've made dents and not buying helps. Just need to finish UFOs and use up more stash.

Sweet P said...

Good luck on stashbusting! I'll be here for moral support if you need some.

CONNIE W said...

I have fabrics in my stash that I hope to someday find the "right" project in which to use them. For now I can enjoy the two jelly rolls and some FQs resting on shelves looking pretty. Happy stitching.