Monday, April 21, 2014

Fabric Fast Update

I’m midway through the fourth month of my six month fast and I have barely made a dent in my fabric collection. I’ve pieced six tops. I find myself working in a fabric series like I used to do when I first began quilting. Back in the day I purchased fabric for a project, made the project, and if there were any scraps left over I made another project. Then I discovered quilting blogs and Twitter accounts, and oh my, Instagram. So much temptation to lure me into purchasing fabric. Thus my need for a fabric fast.
I’ve used up all the green, orange aqua and mustard Simply Color fabrics I purchased and most of the coordinates I bought to go with them. But I still have the blue, grey, plum and pink fabrics.

I still have a lot of Lotta Jansdotter’s Glimma

I’ve been resisting sale notices in my inbox, but one day I pulled up Instagram #greatfabricdestash, and this Heather Ross fabric was the first image. I confess, I grabbed it.
It’s a small piece, and I have no idea what I will do with it, but who can resist a dachshund in a raincoat? it was just one tiny purchase… and I have been so good.


  1. You are doing better than I am. The shop hop this month did me in.

  2. I continue to be impressed with your fast. You must have been an excellent shopper to have so many good combos in your stash! For some reason, your first photo is not showing up.

  3. oooh that is a tiny purchase. I am managing to just say no, lots of deleting of emails and scrolling past IG pics though!

  4. You have excellent taste in fabric. I'm a new follower!! We Florida quilters gotta stick together. Don't you love all the quilters on Instagram? (ps: I found you through Elven Garden link up). Take care!!!!

  5. You are doing great! I so love the dog fabric I need some!