The object of "stash busting" was to make as many items as possible from my already "too large to count" stash. Why too large to count, you ask? Because I have it hidden in so many places - by the time I find another rubbermaid tub to go through, I remember where there is more fabric (forgot about the bolts under the bed.
So this year - I am going to sew, sew, sew, and not buy, buy, buy. Well, except for this week. This week - while check Craigs List for quilting cabinets (one day I'll own one of those dream Koala type cabinets) I saw quilting kits for sale. Good quality, quilt shop quilt kits. For silly cheap prices. Even if I let the kids learn on one or two of these kits - it was worth the investment. So, sad to say, I did add to my fabric count this week - but I still have 11 months to use it and still end up in negative numbers. If you want to join in the fun and bust your own stash - post your figures with Judy at the Patchwork Times !
So - my January totals so far
Used this Week: 6.5 yards
Used year to Date: 6.5 yards
Added this Week: 30 yards
Added Year to Date: 30 yards
Net Used for 2010: + 23.5 yards (ooops)
I also bought another kit online - but it hasn't been delivered yet. It's a gift for a wonderful lady who is hosting a small group of online friends at her home in Texas for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. I didn't add that in yet - because I haven't received it ! But, isn't this just a wonderful quilt - I hope mine turns out that well - I'm not real big on applique !