NO FABRIC PURCHASES. Yay!!!
I have appreciated having a "no buy" policy, as it has gotten me out of making a couple random purchases when I was seeking retail therapy. (Boredom can be treacherous.)
Sadly, I have not done much sewing, and thus my endless stash is still hanging around.
On an upbeat note, the Relaxing Robin sew-along project (that I just sort of slipped into) has been a way to use up flannel scraps.
|The flannel scrap box|
Plus, I have pulled out long-saved hunks of flannel from my stash and daringly cut into them. Of course, I would love to be able to go buy just the right color for the next round (I really need some yellow for the sun I am wanting to make!) But I am finding my creativity come alive in being forced to use just my stash.
Also used up pretty much all of a striped scrap in making binding for my blue baby quilt.
|Use it up: striped binding fabric|
So it's all good from here. Linking up with others who are also reporting on their progress. Send them some love!
P.S. For some of my fellow Fabriholics, I stumbled upon this post about the state of American quilting magazines. It has a ton of comments, and got me thinking about those who are truly drawn to the newest lines of fabric. Here's my favorite comment quote, from Karen, who blogs at Nana Girl Quilts:
"My takeaway thought on this subject is....as much as we love new fabric, it seems the manufacturers have taken away the thing that made quilting personal and fulfilling (at least for me) - choosing our fabrics. The patterns haven't changed but the way we choose our fabric has. I too would love to see quilts made from somebody's real stash and not from a stack of fabrics put together by committee! Maybe somebody's listening."