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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You're Starting Another Project?

I have belonged to the Stashbuster Yahoo Group off and on since it started. There was a time I went 2 years without buying any fabric for my stash. This group has changed the way I buy fabric. If I don't have a project for it, I don't buy. I will buy for borders, backs and bindings if I know I will use it right away.
Well, I usually don't buy. For some reason I thought this green and orange fabric would make a great backing. Then I saw the orange plaid and somehow they both came home with me. After all, they were on sale!!

I had also decided not to do anymore block of the month projects. Why do I say stuff like that when I know darn good and well I am going to start new things! Stashbuster is doing a Not So Ugly Sampler project. I wasn't going to do it. Then I looked at the photos and I caved. I knew this green and orange uglyness would make some nice blocks.

I have my Double Delight top almost finished. I didn't know what I wanted for the borders so I looked at some of the photos at the Quiltville Chat Yahoo group. There was a photo from Nancy in Georgia that I fell in love with. I emailed Nancy to ask if she minded if I copied hers and she was nice enough to say yes. So I got to work on my borders and would you believe I don't have enough fabric! Lucky for me the lady at the store I bought my border fabric from said there was more and I will get 1 more yard when I go to town on Wednesday. If there wasn't any, I was going to have to get creative and make a pieced section on my side borders. I still might but I want to use the brown and that is what I want to use for the binding.

My project for the rest of the day is to use some stash fabric for backing on the Crayon Box quilt. I wanted to use flannel but I don't have anything that I want to use on it. I got out some purple and will use that instead.



Mike, Crystal, Peanut, Maemae, Lelou and Corbin said...

Ohhhh I want that one too. I think your love of scrappy is rubbing off on me finally. :)~Crys

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Those fabrics are great together - super blocks.

Wendy said...

Those fabrics are great, and the blocks look terrific as well!