Monday, March 02, 2009

Confession Time

First of all, let me tell you that I had this written a few days ago and was kind of embarrassed to post it. LOL I thought about not saying a word about it and just quietly carrying on like nothing ever happened. But then I thought--I have been pretty darn good for 2 years now, and even have resorted to sewing out of trash cans (well, not because I don't have fabric--but to show I can sew with anything! hahaha). and now....................for the rest of the story.........................

Vickie and Carol went to SewKrazy quilt store where everything in the store was half off! They were going to buy 50 yards and they offered to split it four ways with us and we'd all get 50 FQ's. I resisted and then had to drool when we went there and they gave Marilyn her share. But I had a lot of the ones they got (thanks to a gift for my birthday from hubby). Marilyn was so excited for all her new fabrics, we wanted to make something right away. But the more we looked at it, the more we decided that using Kaffe Fasset fabrics was going to be a bit difficult without any type of blender fabrics at all. So Marilyn teamed up with 'Kathy' (the evil twin) and forced me to buy fabric! LOTS OF IT!! I was doomed from the start. And I fell off the wagon SO hard, my bum STILL hurts! Not to mention the pocket book. I bought lots of blender fabrics....dots, aboriginal dots, shot cottons; I bought several backings, a few bits of yardage for borders and some flannels for baby quilts. Wanna hear the total bought? Are you ready? Hint: it is 2 1/2 TIMES what I bought ALL of last year!!! 98 yards! Yes, you read that right! I can't believe I'm admitting it. Editor's note: you know, the more I think about it, I need to re-add those totals. I didn't REALLY buy all that much, did I? sigh.......... I feel a tiny bit guilty for succumbing to my weakness, but the way I figure it is that I would never have had enough backing fabric for all those Kaffe fabrics or borders (if I want them), and by buying the blender fabrics, it makes all my fabric really usuable. In fact, we came home and made not one, but TWO quilt tops!! And I cut enough out to make 3 more! Enough that you can see a bit of dent already. So, good or bad, it's done and now I guess I'll have to get busy! Actually, this quilt was made with fabric my hubby gave me for my birthday. (picture shown is just the squares, I forgot to take a photo of the finished quilt top.) I figured I need to make a quilt ASAP so he knows that I do appreciate it and him for buying for me. It makes him happy to see me use it and it makes me happy to use lots of new stuff! I love the scrappy quilts but it's always fun to play with the new colors and patterns as well.
I also helped Marilyn set up her blog, Quilts Old and New, so you'll have to go take a visit. She is a collector of antique quilts and also does restoration and appraisals on them.

Carol, our other friend, also started a new blog as well, Liberty Threads. Welcome gals to the blogging world!

I didn't have the stomach to post a Stash Report this week, but it will be in my totals next week. Cuz after all...I've used a lot already!

8 comments:

Joyce said...

Looks like I need to find Sew Krazy! It's really not that far from me. Wooster is about 30 minutes from here. Great buys, and I'm sure the great Fabric God above will forgive you for all that fabric, ggggg

The Demanding Doll said...

Way to go Kathy! You did it!

...You could have taken me along though. (pout)

Carol said...

I glad you confessed!!! They say confession is good for the soul. I couldn't believe that you would turn down our fat quarter offer and then I new you would end up going to the shop. It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up. Who ever heard of 50% off of new, quality quilt fabric? I love the quilts you have made, so just keep using what you have and "sew on"!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So good...no need to apologize. With all of your energy it will be used in no time.

The Calico Cat said...

Well, it could be worse...
I made that quilt, the framed squares one - mine is just like the one in the book, except that my prints may be rotated differently...

Nana's Quilts said...

I really like the one made from the large squares. Are they sashed or just separated on the design wall - I can't tell.

Well sometimes a girl just has to 'go for it' and yes, you did! Enjoy.
Marne

Helen in the UK said...

But the main question is .... are you enjoying all that wonderful new fabric??!?? It is a LOT, but it is gorgeous. I particularly love all the spots you bought!! As long as you are USING the fabrics (and you don't do this again soon!) relax and ENJOY them :)

Kelly Jackson said...

That was some serious shopping. I bet you really had some fun and won't forget that trip for a long long long time!!!

I went to s store closing recently and bought way too much....but at $3 per yard....I just had to do it :)

Kelly
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