Fabric Diet: November 2017
Here I am: summarizing November. I've done 11 months of tracking! This month I sewed several quilt tops in the first week or two, and then I sewed several quilt backs - and dropped most of them off at my local long-arm quilter.
I took advantage of sewing time at the Sewtopia retreat in New Orleans and sewed up the football quilt above (and blogged about here), and the wild quarter-log cabin quilt (also above). Once home, I worked with my son to make the red half-square triangle quilt. Remember the fabric that I bought in Madison (blogged here)? This month, I succeeded in sewing all of the fabric that the kids picked out in to quilt tops for them. My goal is to have them finished and under the tree for them on Christmas morning.
My long-arm quilter (Lora Smith from Quilts by Grace) is awesome! Not only did she get that football quilt done in time for me to gift it to my Father-in-law at Thanksgiving, but she also has quilted all three quilts for the boys and now I have them back and just need to get them bound. The kids know that the quilt tops have been made, but I've told them that they probably won't be back from the quilter until January. Sneaky Mommy.
Here is how this sewing month worked out:
Fabric Diet Standings
Fabric Purchases: 12
Fabric Used in Projects: 30.75
Net for the Month: -18.75
Net for the Year: -97.25
My goal this year was to use up or donate (or sell) over 100 yards of fabric. I did better this month using up a lot of the fabric that I bought last month. But I still have more work to to. At the Pink Door Fabrics pop-up shop at Sewtopia, I bought several more yards of fabric, and then I won a slew of fat eighths as a door prize (all that added up to 10 new yards of fabric). Isn't it pretty though?
I have only 1 month left, and I have to use up at least 2.75 yards more than I buy or accumulate. It's going to be close, but make it or not, I'm happy that I took on this project. I'm so much happier with the fabrics that I now have in my stash.
Check back at the end of December to see the wrap-up for my 2017 Fabric Diet.
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