Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Not another project!

I'm linking up with "Freshly Pieced" blog today for her "Work in Progress Wednesday". As usual, I have far too many to list. What I SHOULD be doing is getting my quilt along quilts ready to quilt together and finish up!
But what I'm actually doing is CUTTING OUT A NEW QUILT! I know, it's crazy! I really SHOULD be finishing up quilts, but my sewing world just doesn't feel complete without a whole lot of tiny fabric pieces sitting around somewhere! My favorite part of quilting is the planning and cutting and piecing! The big stack of quilt tops on top of my dresser is a testament to that! So here's my sewing table today!!

I also have to add that you don't have to have a lot of money to quilt! The blue fabric used to be a curtain. I ripped out the top casing and bottom hem. The yellow I got on sale. The solid pink in the QAL quilt I got for $1 a yard at a garage sale, and the backing of this quilt will have more fabric I found at the same garage sale. I've used sheets, clothes, and always head to the clearance table of a fabric store first when I visit. I've also been lucky enough to have been given fabric by people who never quite got into the hobby. Thrift stores frequently have fabric as well. eBay, and on-line clearance sales are another source. And there's always those Jo-anns coupons and sales, although the nearest Jo-anns is an hour away from me.

Please let me know if I left any great thrifty fabric sources out, and tell me I'm not crazy for starting yet another project!!!


Melanie said...

Good luck finishing your projects! I completely understand your need to start new projects. I finished one this week, but have added two to the list! At this rate I'll never finish!

Lee said...

Nope, you're not crazy ... I do this kind of thing all the time! Just when I should be concentrating on actually finishing something, a new project pops into my head and I can't get it off my mind until I start it. : )

Great idea about using curtains. I've seen people use sheets and other fabric items from Ikea for quilting. Ikea has some nice modern prints at fairly reasonable prices.

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday! See you next time!

Leila said...

I love the curtain batik.

Once I finish my Christmas projects I want to make a crazy quilt out of some of my childrens' old clothes - the ones that are too stained and holey to go to Goodwill. Where there is fabric, there is a way to quilt! :)

Becky said...

I wonder if you can get Ikea fabric on-line (hmmm or maybe even eBay)... The closest one to us is 3-4 hours away. LOVE their prints and designs though!! And I'm glad I'm not alone in starting yet another project!!

Megan said...

I am the same way with finishing quilts up! :) Sometimes it is just way more fun starting something new!

Happy WiP Wednesday!

MB Shaw said...

I laughed out loud at your "what I should be doing" dilemma. Oy, I think this plagues all of us, huh? Fabulous quilts though!

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