Sunday, February 03, 2008

Weekly Stashbusting Report ( well not really)

Okay - my whole goal was to reduce stash this year and put them into quilts that I could use, give away, or just look at.... and then this week appeared, and I got crazy!!
I went to Walmart to get extension cords for the tank heaters for the horses, as ours had decided to go out, and the horses don't take to drinking ice all that well. (wimps) In our walmart the fabric is just to the right of the hardware, so I went to browse. They had all these really pretty spring fabrics and they were on sale, and the snow and Ice is so depressing - so they jumped into my cart.
Now I know many don't buy Wally world fabrics - but I do. I check them well and wash them when I get home, and so far so good.
WalMart has been a big big help to us every year in our Quilt of Valor project, and the have helped donate clothes to some ladies in Denver that put snaps and zippers in them for returning rehabbing soldiers... so I believe in the good of the world.

Anyways - I also blame Mary ( lol) http://maryquilts.blogspot.com/ She is the head of the Heartstrings quilts, and I was talking about doing a strippy quilt and she said - Oh I have this one on my site. http://maryquilts.com/spiderweb-quilt So I went and looked and my husband said Oh you HAVE to make that one. Well that is like the kiss of death for me - now it HAS to be made. When Men endorse a quilt design I figure that there are a few soldiers who would agree.....

So - as I am walking thru the fabrics I think - oh these spring colors would make such a cute spiderweb quilt - and then - voila - the fabric just jumps in and I can not resist..... go figure!
I did save myself though - I got these Red and Blue fabrics too to add to my QOV stash - I amazingly use a lot of those colors thru the year. I have 3 kids who tell me they are going to come over to make quilts this summer, so I will be prepared....
It is Super Bowl day and my kids have friends over playing the Wii , counting down till super bowl starts... they are having fun, and they are entertaining themselves (and me but don't let them know that!)

5 comments:

Mary said...

I say use whatever fabrics that work!

I really need to get my Spiderweb top quilted sometime in the next few months.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Yes, carts need to have padlocked tops of them, keeps those pesky fabrics from jumping in!! But then, they want to go home with someone--rather likes dogs and cats at the pound.

Kat said...

Stashbusting, eh? I think it's Stash Enhancing! Looks like you got some good stuff.

There's a little something on my blog for you. :-)
http://creativepopoffs.blogspot.com

Lori in South Dakota said...

Horses won't drink ice cubes--yup, been there! But you know if you carry them a PAIL of water--they play in it until they spill it. What's that old saying--"you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink?" And any fabric you use is great fabric!

SandyQuilts said...

Alycia I buy fabrics from WallyWorld too. I have found some really nice kids prints.

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