2021 Fabric Moratorium

Old 11-22-2021, 01:41 PM
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Put together my November ( National Quilt Museum) block - in November! Used all scraps and stash backing and pieces of cut off batting. I keep using up what I have. I did have to order some quilt backing fabrics though for 3 Big quilts I need to get quilted- oh well at least no stash fabric purchase just what I needed to get things done. I have found I donít have much ( yardage) left, most of my stash is smaller pieces now.
hereís my November block
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:12 AM
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That's a cute quilt block, ckcowl - I'm guessing the NQM reference is related to a monthly block event. I have so many ideas for projects right now I can't imagine trying to do anything on a schedule, but it's always fun to look and so I'll check that out. :-)

Also, good for you for challenging yourself at a good pace as you continue to learn how to live with a TBI. Listening to your body is important, but so is negotiating with it for things you really want. It's lovely that you have a fellow quilting enthusiast in Ben and can continue to do such beautiful work.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:51 AM
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Default There's fabric in them there scraps!

I started with a small scrap bundle from Moda - 30 pieces of 30" jelly roll strips. I added some leftover binding, a few FQ that I cut masks from, balanced with a few more colors, and about 30 four patches of random colors that were just hanging out.

Did Jellyroll race , added in the 4 patches....and ended up with 64 x 107. I'm going to trim the length to 100 and add some 5" side borders to get to 75. ( I hate rolling over and getting a gap where cold air seeps in).

Truly I did not realize I started with that much fabric. It was just stuff that was hanging around and I had the idea to use up the 4 patches. And while it was a full day - it was ONE DAY. Never done that before!

I'd like to donate to Quilts for Scholars. Has anyone worked with them? Do they take just the flimsy?

Wish I could figure out how to post photos. The scrap addicts on here would like it. It just screams homey.

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Old 11-27-2021, 08:24 AM
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Well as this year is coming closer to the end I feel pretty good at NOT buying more fabrics for my stash. I few pieces to finish a project here or there, mostly backing fabrics or battings. Working from my stash has left quite the mess in my studio but after the holidays I will get into cleaning and putting all the fabrics back where they belong. I will also start sorting for projected projects for 2022. Anyone's guess if I will get finished what I am trying to do.
Right now I have pulled out again the Christmas fabric stash and am making Oven Mitts. I have a number of pairs to just put on the bindings. These of course are Christmas gifts for a number of family members.
I believe I have done well with NOT adding to my stash and making a small dent in it.
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:06 PM
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Juliasb, I think you have done great especially with the many challenges you've faced in the past year. I'm still feeling very unproductive myself, but pretty good about not buying fabric.

This year's Bonnie Hunter is basically all stash -- plus solid white I bought so I'm going to use. But I was able to use up some small solids and a "great for a back" fabric I bought years ago that indeed will make a great back.

I'd have to go back to the front page and look but I believe technically we are in the grace period and fabric acquisition does not count against us! Hope everyone is doing well and let's not have any slipping and falling during the slippery months.
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