Monday, 30 December 2013

Clearing the decks

I've been a terrible bee-mate in the last few months, as is evidenced by the fact that I made October's blocks yesterday. Oops.

I did make December's as well, though, so I am now officially up to date. Just in time for it to all go to pot in the New Year.

And speaking of the New Year, I have decided to join Rebecca and Jess in their fabric fast. I have more quilting fabric than I could ever use and it is getting silly. The eagle eyed among you may have spotted my deliberate use of the word "quilting" a moment ago. My main exception to the fast will be buying fabric for dressmaking purposes - I figure that I would normally buy clothes, so this is an "instead of" rather than an "as well as". That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

So these are my goals and rules (amended slightly from the original post):

- Use my bloody stash, already!
- Finish WIPs.
- Destash the fabric that I am never going to use.

- No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014.
- At 6 months re-evaluate and decide whether to keep going for full year.
- Exceptions

  • Backings (unless there is something in the stash that will work). 
  • Dressmaking fabric. 
  • Notions, but not books. I already have way too many quilt books.

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck with the fabric fasting...

  2. Feel I should play along with this stash only marlarky

  3. Well done for catching up! Just remember to post them - I sometimes fall at that very last hurdle!

    Hey are you trying to put the fabric industry out of business Charlotte?

  4. Ha ha ha ha ha...... Yeah, right!! :-)

  5. Good luck with that fast! I'm happy not to by fabric for quilts, but bags are a whole 'nother matter!

  6. A very reasonable (brave) plan. Best of luck to you! Happy New Year, Charlotte!

  7. I am just about to get behind on my bee blocks, but fortunately as it finishes at the end of Jan just 2 more sets and i'll be done with one of my 2 bees, yay! I like the idea of the fabric fast, i have way too much fabric, but my buying has much reduced in the last 6 months, good luck :o)

  8. I do believe I just pee'd myself a little at that resolution ;-)

  9. I have been behind with bee blocks too, including yours. They are in the post though so hopefully will be with you soon. Good luck with the fabric fast. Di x

  10. Good luck with that.....happy new Year.

  11. Good luck with your fabric fast! Rather you than me - I know I'll never resist a gorgeous colour or fabulous pattern on a fabric , so do I get to buy in your stead??!!

  12. Ah, so I did miss it! Yay!! Very happy to have you on board! Also, same exception here re dress fabric ;o)

  13. Good luck. I'm joining you with yarn. But already trying to find loop holes :)


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