Congrats on the two quilts from stash. By the way I have done three jelly roll quilts and none are under an hour. Two were hour and a half and one was hours and three quarters. Still that is pretty quick to piece a quilt top!
I am still working every day and have not had time to even start a new quilt from my stash. Perhaps later today I will get started. Have plenty in mind just need to pull the correct fabrics.
You got it Sandy, quilting IS supposed to be fun! I consider this thread kind of like announcing you are on a diet. Just saying (typing) it reinforces your commitment, and garners support. There are no real 'rules', so I hope everyone will do whatever makes the most sense for them. Slip ups will have no consequences, and success will be however you define it. Some folks will be much more careful with purchases, some will strive for cold turkey. Like me. I'm still trying to organize my stash. Even after creating a large pile to gift to various people, I will still have approximately one gazillion yards. nicely folded I hope.
I have been playing with my stash as I am reorganizing...helps to fondle it and pick gruops to put together for future projects!
This is so much fun reading everyone reasoning and ideas. I too am still sticking to my guns on the no fabric buying...ok backing doesn't count right-very seldom do I buy the backing until I am almost done w/ the quilt top, unless of course somebody somewhere is having a to good to pass up sale..lol I did manage to finish 8 baby quilts in record time over the last 2 weeks and new living decor for my DD as a surprise.
Well, so far so good. I haven't done any impulse purchasing, which was my downfall. I did go by the LQS because I needed a certain colour for a mystery quilt I'm doing. I was so proud of me as I only purchased a yard of sale fabric. My personal definition of the moratorium is not to buy fabric "just because" and to add to my stash. But only buy what I need to fill in on a certain project.
As someone else said, this is supposed to be a fun project, not a burden.
I must admit to a stumble - our local Joann's is closing in one location and moving to another so all fabric still in the old store was cheap, cheap, cheap - so I bought 6 yards for a backing for my grandson's baseball quilt. No stash building because I have an intended use for it but if the truth be known, I could have made the back out of something already in stash. But it said All Stars!!!!! And other baseball Stuff!!!! AND it came out to $2.79/yard. Okay - now back on the fabric diet.
I had a delightful time getting out of the house today and riding to Escanaba with quilting sisters who were going to shop the current sales at Joanns. DH gave me twenty bucks toward the flannel I was planning to replace. I did stay within budget and picked up a couple of notions at half-price. Then, we went out to eat lunch at the Swedish Pantry. Thanks for supporting me on this fabric moratorium. I will zigzag the cut edges and preshrink the flannel first thing in the morning. I need to have a few burp pads made by the end of the week. Happy days are here again....