I just don't know what to say... I started out with the best of intentions.
I have watched over the past year as Judy L from Patchwork Times has encouraged folks to track their stash usage and purchases and report on it weekly... or whenever.
With our move and my fabric being packed up I didn't join last year. Although I wasn't sewing it didn't keep me from acquiring fabric last year. Since I wasn't able to put it away properly I kept shoving it into any plastic drawer that would hold it. Needless to say my drawers are a mishmash of fabric which makes looking for something hard... what you see in the front is not what the drawer is full of.
So this year I thought I'd give the Stash Busting a go and could count and organize what I have as I unpack.
Then I saw Bonnie Hunters Double Delight... and I gave in.
I've always loved scrappy quilts and I've been intrigued by her system so I decided to get a handle on my scraps and to get set up to take better advantage of them.
In gathering fabrics for this DD project I realized I didn't have much variety or quantity of the lights, or the blue... or pinks... and I already went and bought the cheddar and brown. So today was a road trip... down Rt. 340 in Lancaster Co. and into 4 shops.
So between Sylvia Petersheim's, Log Cabin Quilt Shop, The Quilt & Fabric Shack, and Zooks... I have 29 3/4 yards to add to my report for next Sunday... add to that the 3 yards I picked up on Saturday at Sauders... and I'm 32 3/4 yards on the plus side before Week #2 is a full day old.
But I got some cool stuff... here's the damages.
About 9+ yards were from 'Scrap Packs' - they were $3.95 and had anywhere from 1 1/3 yards to 2 1/4 yards. Averaged out to approx. $2.20 a yard... and I'm happy with the fabrics. Some are straight off the bolt cuts... others are odd shaped like half the width by whatever - a couple were short width 9" x 120" length along the selvedge. They had a large basket of packets and I picked out the cubby ones in fabrics I thought I could use with this new project.
Here are the fabrics I purchases to go towards the Double Delight... well a couple of the light FQ's won't work but I kinda liked them so they came along for the ride. The blues are pretty much darker than what they show up here... and so are the pinks.
Now I need to go and get some exercise... Quilty Exercise - Let the cutting begin! Ohhh this feels sooo good!