The good news is that I did not break my New Year's Resolution. I purchased fabrics only for a specific purpose and did not buy extra yardage. The bad news is that I did make some purchases last week.
After seeing my friend Cheryl from the shop make and wear so many cute shirts from this pattern, I decided I needed to have one. Since Cheryl also teaches the class at the shop, I can use her expertise. I don't sew clothes. I've never made a sleeve or a buttonhole, so it's about time I learned!
My goal is to have my shirt finished by the time I represent the shop at a couple of quilt shows later this month. If you're in Cincinnati for the Creative Festival the end of June, or in Columbus,Ohio for the NQA show please stop by the Best Friends Quilt Shoppe booth to say "Hi!"
Here are the fabrics I selected. Piwacket has turned away in wrath, but Maggie is quite pleased with me. Of course, Maggie is happy no matter what I do.
I have a few patterns from This n That. I decided it was time to make some cute little bags from them. I cut out enough fabric for three Abby's Treasure Box. This picture is from the cover of the pattern. Mine aren't complete yet.
I picked up a charm pack of Frolic by Moda and a few fat quarters as well. Here's my first box in process.
I love these cheerful brights and think they're perfect for this pattern.
I also cut out enough for four Sweet Stuff bags. This picture is from the pattern cover. I haven't started sewing mine yet.
Finally, I also purchased enough material to make two Brand X purses, which is an original pattern from our shop. Visit Best Friends Quilt Shoppe online to purchase your own pattern. Take a look at our tote bag, courier bag and backpack patterns as well!
Fortunately, I did manage to get some cutting done, including 300 2.5" squares in order to participate in Karen Montgomery's 9 Patch A Day challenge. I really like how my red, white, blue and tan blocks are coming together!
Used this Week: 5.5 yards
Used year to Date: 110.0 yards
Added this Week: 11.75 yards
Added Year to Date: 44.75 yards
Net Used for 2010: 65.25 yards
Judy's blog includes not only her own stashbusting efforts, but the reports from several of us playing along. Take a peek for yourself.
I wish you a week of happy creativity!