is a losing cause, I do believe! But from time to time I take stock...and shake my head at my excessive habits!
Nope---that's not my banner....my banner is comprised of FINISHED quilts. This picture, my friends, is the stack of TWENTY-TWO quilt tops waiting to be quilted and bound. Two-Two......ridiculous! When in the WORLD am I going to get them all done? I suppose it'll be best to just start with a few...smaller ones maybe....and get them done! I suppose a few may...MAY go off to the longarm quilter for quilting...but it gets harder and harder for me to shuck out the bucks for that! And it gets EXPENSIVE! Figure in the fact that I tend to like old looking..utilitarian quilts...and..well...the sane part of me tells myself that I could just cross-hatch quite a few of them myself on my machine. There are some LARGE ones that will probably end up at the longarmers...but I could certainly start to pare this stack down a bit. There are a couple that I've decided really just don't speak to me...and those will hopefully end up in new homes via ebay. But for the most part...I need to just dig in!
But how can I? How, I ask...when I get THIS in the mail today...
Oh yeah...yummy NPI silks....and some GASTs too......*SIGH* Excess, I know. But remember when I did a little stash enhancement? What's a girl to do when she has all those charts and doesn't really want to use DMC for all of it, AND this same girl found a very nice Ebayer that sells these great threads at a nice discounted price...well...she buys fibers! That's what this girl did anyway! I'm itching to stitch....LOTS!
I also went a little crazy with some Blackbird Designs twill stripe fabrics from Moda...purchased bolts. Love the twill stripes! So this weekend...while walking thru the sewing room..I spied the bolts postured neatly under my cutting table....excess fabric! AAACK!
So I picked five...cut a yard off each bolt....and cut 9" squares
and on Sunday I whipped together this great scrappy stripe quilt!
I had, at one time, spied a similar quilt draped across a bed in a magazine...scrappy twill stripes...and for the life of me, I could not find that dang picture! So this is from memory....but I do like it. I think it looks rather coastal! But then what else would one expect from the Blackbird Designs ladies! I love their color sense! I had thought of offering this as a kit....but it's just squares! with the stripes alternating direction. Not much to it! If you would like to make your own Coastal Stripes quilt...I'd be happy..Extremely HAPPY to share my excess of Blackbird Designs twill fabrics! I can send you one yard of each of these (5 yards for $29) and you can make your own! Call it a kit...or just call it fabric! I'm happy to pass on a great buy on the twills in order to rid myself of the excess!
Speaking of excess...........I did make another purchase....
I'm hoping THESE will help me rid myself of the excess ME! ;o)
Now tell me...WHEN am I supposed to get those quilts done?
Hope you're having a great week! And as always, thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!