I was reading Jess’s blog- Stitched In Thyme and she decided she would go on a 6 week Fabric Trim Down Diet. She seems to think she has more fabric than time- silly girl! Just replace chores with sewing and she should catch up in no time. REALLY!
The night before reading her post, I was in bed online shopping once again and then the next day when reading her blog, I realized I may be in the same situation as Jess. I decided then and there to go on a Fabric Diet as well- but certainly not before a few additional fabric shopping trips- Kalidoscope on Friday, Cornerstone on Saturday, you know, just to make sure I will have enough fabric to sew for 6 months. Wait, I think I am starting to hyperventilate just typing that statement! BREATHE…..
Jess was a good sport and posted photos of her amazingly neat and tidy folded fabric- I will post some photos too, but I have just piled my fabric up on my ironing board since I keep my fabric in bins in my cupboard. (and I am no where as neat as Jess) And these photos are just of my “upstairs” fabric that I will be using in the next 6 months- the rest of the “downstairs” fabric- well, we won’t go there at this point in time. That is a whole other fabric diet, one I am not ready to start-LOL
Some of my fabric is already set aside for certain projects and the rest is just patiently waiting to become a project. Here is what I have and plan to use for the rest of the year.
This is my yellow and grey fabric that I will use in July to make Garlands by Alissa Haight Carlton.
No idea what I will be doing with this printed fabric- but isn’t it beautiful?
Random neutral fabric- always good to have in case of emergencies.
Even better to have for larger emergencies- bolts and bolts of Kona neutrals!
A collection of fabrics to make 2 Turning Twenty quilts for my nieces- someday.
My warm colours- pink, orange and red solids with a few prints mixed in.
WIP- There are at least 6 quilts just waiting to be pieced in this pile- better get cracking!
My blue and green fabric- this is more than I thought when it was tucked away safely in my cupboard. Lay it out and wow- lots of green!
My purples and some random prints.
So there you have it (well as of tonight anyway, since I have one mail order and 2 shopping trips still to come) this is what I will be using for the next 6 months. Think I can do it and last until December 31st without buying any thing more?
Once I get my last bit of fabric in, I will add it to my photos in this post so you can see EVERYTHING.
Here’s my update on the last little bit of fabric I was able to buy before July 1st- more grey and yellow, a charm pack for another Cheddar, No Crackers quilt, a cool red and turquoise floral print, so I had to buy more red and turquoise, and my Fabric Spot order of Lipstick, Bush Pink and Wasabi Kona.
And to anyone of you that sees me in a fabric shop during the rest of the year- smack me and kick my butt out the door. Or look the other way and pretend you didn’t see me.