I have lots of things I'd like to improve on in the coming year, but I'd really like to kick the fabric-buying addiction. I'm planning to sew almost exclusively from my stash in 2012. I have a few exceptions. I will allow myself to buy whites and other solids as needed for sashings, but not for entire quilts. I can also buy batting as needed. I am buying Flea Market Fancy. In fact, I've already pre-ordered through Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics. That's my one big huge exception. I already have plans for it. I'm also thinking seriously about de-stashing some fabric. We'll see what becomes of that one.
It's not like I'll be lacking in projects. Here's what I currently have planned or in the works:
Box #1: Color Wheel Charm Swap project--
Box #2: Cutting into my DS fabric. This will be a simple square-in-square quilt set on point.
Of course, a fun quilt will come from this stack in the next month or two. I'm still thinking on this one.
I won this stack of Sew Cherry at Sewing Summit and would really like to use it this year.
Box #3: Strips cut and ready for a fun and different strip quilt.
Box #4: About 20 strings blocks from my local quilt bee buddies. Since taking this picture, I've made 10 more 12x12 blocks for the quilt. I have enough scraps to make several more. I'm thinking I'll work on 6 more blocks at make the quilt 6x6 blocks.
I won this in a Fat Quarterly contest months ago. It needs to be a quilt for my kiddos.
I bought this at Quilt Market last spring. I still love it. It needs to be a quilt.
I received these from Ryan Walsh in the Secret Santa Swap. I'm thinking a Market bag or two.
Bought these a while ago on a whim and a 30% off sale. I'm not sure what they need to become, but they are so stinkin cute.
Bought these months ago. They need to be a quilt or a couple more market bags.
Here's to a stash-purging year!
I'll be posting my stash purging projects throughout the year. Just two days ago, I cut out a new baby quilt for a friend, pulling everything from my stash. It felt great using some fabrics I bought for another project, but never used. I've notice several other bloggers committing to stash-purging as well. Good luck to all of us! I'm sure we'll need it. There are just too many tempting new fabrics out there. We'll see how strong my resolve is.