My name is Gretchen. I am a fabric addict. I covet fabric.
I fell off the wagon! Oouch! I really struggled with my commitment to Fabriholics Anonymous.
Incident #1: I was exposed to temptation and lost the battle. My nieces would like to learn how to quilt and one of my favorite quilt shops had a going out of business sale. Everything was 25% off. So we went to scope out some deals for 4-H projects. I walked out with 5 yards of fabric that was a mix of yardage of Blythe by Robert Kaufman. I had been eyeing up this line for some time.
There was also the purchase of 3 yard of Bonnie and Camille’s Happy Go Lucky Hop Navy to add to the 3 yards I already have to make a backing. I own a fat quarter bundle of the line and haven’t decided how I am going to use it.
Incident #2: Super Bowl Sunday, was my 2nd tumble off the wagon. The LQS was having a sale, 25% off the entire store. I was looking for a backing for the Vice Versa Block of the Month. I had one at home already, but my husband didn’t like it. So that gave me some justification for buying a new backing, right? I purchased Tula Pink’s Acacia Pineapple Slices Sugar.
Incident #3: . Once I had the new backing, I needed coordinating solids to start the project. Luckily I was able to get solids from FQS for 20% off .
Coordinating solids Vice Versa Block of the Month:
- 1 yd Moda Bella Solids Peony
- 1 yd Moda Bella Solids Amelia Green
- 1 yd Moda Bella Solids Robin Egg
- 1 yd Moda Bella Solids Turquoise
- 1 yd Kona Solids Chartreuse
- 1 yd Kona Solids Purple
I also purchased a bolt of Moda Bella Solids Bleached White, 9900-97. I use a lot of white, and it is cheaper to purchase it as a bolt. I always wait until I have 20% off coupon in addition to the 20% off for buying a bolt. This was also on my list of acceptable purchases. I was down to 2 yards on my bolt.
Incident #4: Retreat Mystery Quilt: I wasn’t planning on buying any fabric at the retreat, but got suckered in when I saw the fabric choices. Five of the 10 ladies participated. All of us made different fabric choices. The quilt needed a border, binding, and backing.
Since the retreat, I purchased a border, binding, and backing for my mystery quilt to finish off the quilt. I mentioned this in my post about the Sunnyside Mystery Quilt. The backing is Moda Bella Night Sky. Purchased during February when Fat Quarter Shop had Moda Bells Solids on sale.
Incident #5: Last but not least, I ran out of Tasha Noel’s Country Girls fabric for a Lori Holt’s Half Hexie quilt tutorial. I had purchased the fat quarter bundle prior to joining the fabric fast. I feel it was a bit of a cheat making the last minute purchase.
Once I got into the project, I realized that the bundle wasn’t enough to complete the quilt blocks. I purchased a 10 inch stacker to complete the quilt, a yard of binding (the navy ducks), and 5 yards for the backing (the light blue sketches of country girls).
I have been watching what people have been posting in their effort to destash. There has been some amazing fabric. I haven’t purchased any, but have been really tempted. Ok, maybe I haven’t purchased any because I wasn’t quick enough to claim it.
I really need to put some of the fabric that I have been hoarding on there. I have quite a bit of Tula Pink fabric sitting in boxes. Plus some random fat quarter bundles that may need to go.
I had 2 moments of pride:
- I didn’t buy any yardage that was 50% off at the retreat. There was nothing there that I needed or caught my eye. So the only purchase was the Sunnyside Mystery Quilt Kit for $55. There was a lot of temptation opportunity!
- I thought about getting the Fat Quarter Shop Wishes Quilt Kit for a Block of the Month program. I remained strong and didn’t order it. I decided that I have enough WIPs/UFOs that I didn’t need to add to the burden. My goal is to complete a few that I started last year or before.
January and February were very disappointing in my quest to refrain from purchasing fabric and destash my collection. I have better hope for March.