Okay, so my grand plans of posting once a week didn’t pan out. Neither did posting every other week. Or ever, apparently. My grand plans of not buying fabric lasted about a month. As promised, I’m posting here (finally.)
Fabric purchase #1 (August) – I couldn’t resist going to local quilt shop in my home town while I was visiting family. It’s such a fun little quilt shop and they have the Farmhouse line from Fig Tree that I had some of but wanted some more from the line. I spent only around $20 and only bought what I was planning on when I went into the store so I considered it a win at the time. I now have a fine assortment of Farmhouse in random sizes including but not limited to: fat quarters, 1/4 yards, 1/3 yards, 1/2 yards, and 5/8 yards. There was initially a plan, hence the random sizes, but now I have a new plan…sort of.
Fabric purchase #2/3 (September, twice) – There was a fabric store going out of business locally and everything was 40% off with only 1/2 yard minimums. I actually didn’t even know about this until my SIL tagged me in a facebook post, so really it’s all her fault. I went the next day and got lots of great stuff. Then my SIL and MIL went a couple days later, so of course I tagged along. I do feel a little guilty, but my stash was definitely lacking in the purple department and I’ve actually used some already so clearly it was the right thing to do.
So here we are mid September and I’m rekindling my goal of no more fabric purchases. Surely I can resist all those end of the year sales, right?
So what actual sewing have I been doing? Not much, sadly. My energy levels have been pretty low lately so what sewing time I had before has turned more into nap time. I have made some progress in these past couple months though.
Minecraft Quilt – The top is finished but the backing needs piecing. I’ve been procrastinating on this spectacularly.
Magic 8 ball Quilt – I started working on one of my WIPs in order to continue procrastinating the minecraft quilt. I finished the last couple blocks I needed and got all my blocks trimmed and just need to piece them together. More on this later!
Patriotic Dog Quilt – Done with the quilt top! My own pattern, although a simple one. More on this later!
Hyde Park Table Runner – Almost done (granted it’s been in this phase for a while.) I finally got the binding on and need to finish hand binding it. Pictures when I actually finish it.
My main goal for the rest of the year is to avoid starting too many new projects (let’s be real here, I can’t help but start new projects.) I want to get the Minecraft quilt done by Christmas and hopefully get one more quilt quilted.