It is always dangerous when you go to a quilt store with nothing specific in mind....and even worse when they are having a sale. I went with my mom and our friend Stephanie down to The Back Door on Friday and we had a nice lunch and then a very good time shopping. It has done a little damage to my stash report, but, in my defense, I really do like what I bought!
First up is the border fabric to finish a UFO - my jelly roll challenge quilt that I pieced earlier this year. Despite having a chest full of batiks, nothing worked quite right with it. In the store, we must have had 20 bolts that we entertained before we finally settled on these two. I will also add a thin purple border (that was from my stash).
Next is the makings for a Christmas quilt. Don't ask me how many kits/patterns/fabric I already have for Christmas quilts. I couldn't pass this one up though. I got two charm packs and the borders to make it a large lap size. I did wait on buying the background fabric, because I am hopeful that I can find a cream in my stash that will work. See, I did exercise a little restraint!
In addition to the shopping, I did have a good week of stash usage, as I worked on three steps for the Easy Street Mystery Quilt. I had already cut the fabric for part 4, but cut out part 5, part 6, and some of the "if you want to get ahead" pieces from the last few steps. They helped balance the incoming fabric :)
Here's the final accounting:
Fabric added this week: 7 1/2 yards
Fabric used this week: 2 5/8 yards
Fabric added year to date: 46 3/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 108 1/8 yards
Net fabric used: 61 3/8 yards (whew, still above 50)
I will finish out the year mid week and count anything I get cut today or tomorrow in this year's stash report, then I will start out clean for 2013.