QUILTING WILL DOMINATE THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

TIME TO GET THIS FINISHED - 10 YEARS WORK IN PROGRESS

Friday, May 30, 2014

I HAVE CAUGHT A BUG

I wrote a post yesterday over in my Improving My Health Blog. Mostly I want to focus here, on this blog from now on. This year has not been easy on my emotional health. I'm working on it.

Founhere

To Create a Stash ...
by Carol Coski,
 The Quilted Feather


1. Buy fabrics that you like
2. Buy enough to do anything you might potentially think you want to do with it
3. Buy a little more because you know by the time you use it, what you have won't be enough and you will need more
4. Buy patterns and colors you know your family will simply love
5. Always buy extra
6. Did I mention to buy more than you think you will need?
7. Sit down every so often with your fabric, and assess what colors/patterns/designs you need to compliment and contrast what you already have
8. Buy the contrasting fabrics
9. Buy the coordinating fabrics
10. Buy extra of all of them, because when you sit down to piece you still won't have enough
11. Always buy enough backing fabric to back a California-king-all-the-way-to-the-floor bed quilt
12. Add a little more to that backing estimate
13. Use backing fabrics that can be integrated into other quilt tops
14. Buy a little more to make sure you will have useable pieces
15. If you see a design you think you might like in the future, buy it now before it disappears forever
16. Buy a little more just to be sure you have enough for what you haven't decided to make yet (I think this one is my favorite! Just sums up the whole thing!)17. Repeat above steps until there is no room left in the house for the inhabitants
18. Buy another house and repeat above

THE BED IN OUR SPARE ROOM HAS BECOME A CATCH-ALL FOR SCRAPS, STASH, DESIGN WALL AND MORE. 

FINISHED AND POSTED TO OUR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW

2 comments:

Retta said...

Though not a quilter, the instructions to Create a Stash cracked me up. You should SEE all the boxes/bags and piles of misc art supplies that I have squirreled away!

"oh oh, it's on sale, I might need that..." ha ha ha, us creative types are all cut from the same cloth. ;-)

I'm glad you've found a stress free activity that you can relax and enjoy.

Chris H said...

I love your list! It kinda says 'buy more fabric' a lot... and that is something I love doing!
The quilt for your DIL is gorgeous.
I am going to nick your list and share, because it is really funny.