Well that didn’t last long

My friend Gretchen & I had a self-imposed fabric buying moratorium.

It all went down in a text message on May 18 while we were chatting about our combined order of Lucy’s Crab Shack layer cakes and yardage from FatQuartershop.com:

Gret: I think we need a pact to not buy fabric for a couple of weeks, days, or maybe just the weekend.

Me (after I completed our online purchase): NO MORE FABRIC!

I went to the LQS on May 19 and Gretchen wanted to know if I bought any fabric.  NOPE!  Needles and a FMQ foot don’t count, right??

On May 21 our shipment arrived from FQS.

Gret: I figured I could wait until that arrived to purchase more fabric.  Do I still have to refrain from buying fabric?

Me: I’ve managed to abstain all weekend!

Gret: How long do you think you can make it?

(It had only been 3 days!)

Email from Gretchen on May 27:

Gret: I’m out!!  (Picture Kramer sliding in the door after losing “The Contest” on Seinfeld!)
I bought some fabric earlier tonight!  Such shame!!!!
It was fabric for binding for $4.99 for the quilt I sent pics to you last weekend.  (Head still hanging in shame.)  I am weak!!!  I was doing sooo well!

I had to laugh.  It was a valiant effort!

I managed to make it until today, but that’s probably due to the fact that I had a huge project that I finally finished at work over the weekend.  We purchased a gorgeous oak end table and coffee table made by the Amish.  I’m now terrified that they’ll soon be marred with scratch marks from toys and water rings.  I decided to make a runner and possibly some coasters.  I’m going to use the pattern that Ryan Walsh used for his Mug Rug tutorial for the runner.  I don’t have a Dresden Plate ruler, but I bought a 15 degree wedge ruler today to use.  Here’s a pic of the fabric straight out of the bag – they hadn’t made it to the ironing board yet (I had to snap a pic to text to Gretchen!):


While at the LQS for the fabric above, I found fat quarters of exactly what I was looking for to use as borders and bindings on the iSpy quilts for the kids.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have any yardage of it, or of anything even close.  I checked the selvage and it’s Crazy for Dots and Stripes by RJR and when I got home I found it on fabric.com.  Since I had already caved and purchased fabric, I figured I may as well get what I need to mostly finish the iSpy quilts.  All I have left to buy is the backing fabric, but I’ll wait to get that until the border/binding fabric arrives so I can color-match it.

Now, if I could just find time to finish the second iSpy quilt for The Blue One.


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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1 Response to Well that didn’t last long

  1. barbara says:

    every time i try to get your blog it goes to spam i guess because i never get any thing.

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