Really, it is. So here I am all "Finish What You Have" and "Use What You Have" because, well, I've kind of been on a buying spree over the last several month and I need to use some of what I do have. I'm running out of room in my small house and the ideas are all crowding each other out -- I need to get some things done so I can free up the mental clutter! And what do I do? Oh come on, guess.
If you guessed that I bought more fabric -- um, you would be correct. I was TRYING to be responsible. Really I was. But, I went to my guild meeting. Normally, this would not be that much of a temptation. I mean, how much trouble can you get into at guild? Well, when they are having a "garage sale" to raise funds for our charity project -- quite a bit it turns out. It seems a donor gave the guild a huge stash to use for charity quilts (we make small ones for children in hospitals and for children who are removed from abusive homes). Now, not all of the stash is "child" appropriate -- and for the patterns we use, we do need to purchase some fabrics as "go alongs." So, sell some of the fabrics to guild members with the funds going to purchase supplies for the donation quilts. It's a good cause. I figured I'd buy a yard or two of fabric -- and that would be it. Yeah. Right. Um, I'm not going to give an exact number of the yardage that came home with me -- but at $2.00 a yard and most pieces being 4 yards or more -- um, let's just say a lot.
But really, how could I resist these beauties? Laura Ashley. Vintage Laura Ashley 100% cotton. The dates on the selvages are 1978, 1983, and 1985. (ok -- quick question here, when does something become vintage? I know antique is more than 50 years -- but these are 25+) One of them even had an original price tag on it -- the remnant from 1983 was $10.00 a yard. My love of a bargain just could NOT be denied now could it????
And then there were these lovely neutrals. Just plain ordinary whites and a couple of tans. Although, one of them will NOT be going into any quilts. Of the fabrics I bought it was the only one that was labeled as a "blend" fabric. It's the one on the bottom of the pile there. I did a quick burn test and well, it's an interesting blend. The wool I THOUGHT was there -- yep. And polyester. Hmmn...but, it's a great neutral color and I'm thinking a nice fall skirt would be a good thing. Maybe even the base of a bag or something (since, well, it's a 3 yard piece).
And this doesn't even cover the fabrics I bought at Tammy's on Saturday. I taught my first ever quilt class (the subject for another post entirely) and after spending 3 hours in a quilt shop, like I could walk out with NOTHING? Yeah, my will is not THAT strong. Hmph. I'll share photos later.
And as for the fabric from my guild meeting -- it was a charitable donation. Right? Right? Anyone???