It's true. I have TOO MUCH FABRIC. I've been buying it like I need to insulate my home with it. I can't even blame Flickr or Instagram or other blogs for my current addiction to purchasing - I did this all on my own. I need to take 6 months off work to make all the quilts I want to make and that are swirling around my head and in my quilt design book.
First up is my Farmers' Market quilt. I bought these fruit and veg fat quarters in Townsville and Charters Towers while I was at the SCQuilters retreat in July, and today, in less than 30 seconds, I picked that green spotty background fabric at the quilt store this afternoon. Fastest shopping ever. I'll be using half square triangles (HSTs) because at the moment I'm having a HST thing with my quilts. I am dreaming about HSTs. Unsure why.
Next is some fabric I purchased in Perth at one of the most beautiful stores in the world, Calico and Ivy. Straight away, in the store, I knew it would become a Dresden Plate quilt.
These are amazing Keiko Goke fabrics by Yuwa. I couldn't resist, and they were on sale too. The prints are incredible, and too beautiful to cut up so I'm thinking of a whole lot of big circles appliqued onto a background. Probably grey because I have 10 METRES OF THE STUFF because I love using grey in quilting.
I bought this fabric last year to make a Made in Cherry quilt (which in my case I'm calling Made in Limoncello). I still have yet to make this quilt, and I really should because I love it and I want to make this and I don't actually have a quilt big enough to put on my own bed (the monster twisted hexagon quilt is on the spare bed).
This is a whole set of St Ives fabric by Sarah Fielke that I bought from someone on SCQuilters who was doing a sewing room cleanout and the set wasn't their style. Well it's my style, but I still don't have any ideas as to what to do with it. It can stay in the thinking stage a little longer.
I pre-ordered the whole range of Lotta Jansdotter Bella a few months ago, and now it's here I have absolutely no idea what to use it with. Something something, perhaps. With HSTs. And hexagons. And grey. I have enough grey I think.
I took part in Angie's Scrap Vomit swap recently and some of them are still trickling in but I have lots. I might get to this quilt in 2016.
The other night at our modern quilting group we were playing around with HSTs and a wonky version of them, a la Sew Katie Did. I was heaps of fun seeing what people could come up with in the group. I got a bit caught up and I think I want to make a whole quilt like this. So while this didn't involve fabric purchases, and does use a lot of scraps and stash, I'm adding it to the list because I just don't know where I want to take it. To the moon perhaps.
Of course I still have projects on the go. While I finished a big one yesterday (hooray! Reveal soon) and have another quilt ready for basting, I also have three steady and very unfinished English paper piecing quilts on the go.
Lotta Hexies is currently on hiatus. And my plans for it may have changed. My local quilt store managed to get in some of the grey background fabric (HA! Hence the 10 metres in my stash!) after I'd run out so I can now do more piecing and less border. I'm actually kind of happy about that.
My one inchers from Rita are still toddling along. I am just piecing and joining, piecing and joining and I don't know how big it will get. Possibly fairly big (like lap sized). I'm still madly in love with it.
And lastly my Hexy MF quilt. I managed to make all 72 flowers in a very short period of time, and now I'm sewing them together. But it's too fast for me - I'd planned to make this quilt over a few years, so I have put this one on hiatus until I have Lotta finished. Or not.
We won't talk about the unfinished His Royal Kaffeness. Or the jelly rolls and layer cakes and kits that I have coming out my ears.
I'm really lucky that I have a great quilt store near (well, 20 minutes away) me that satisfies my taste in fabric, and I'm super lucky I have a job that means I can afford to buy fabric and keep it as a pet. But I'd really rather make quilts from them. This makes me less anxious about the amount of fabric I have lying around, and less guilty as well. I'd love to say "Oh once a month I'm going to show you something finished or near finished" except you all know by now I don't do deadlines, and I'd really be setting myself up for failure.
In the meantime, I will think and sketch and pet. That will have to do. And I'm not complaining about that AT ALL.