Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Quilter's Guilt

So am I the only one who suffers from guilt when I look at my stash? I have decided to face the issue head on and organize the stash, as well as to kind of get the creative juices flowing. I have lots of bundles that have been sitting, some for a long time on the shelf. My sewing set up actually has my back to the stash, so I only see it when I walk into the room. I thought if I post pics of them here it might help to remind me of what I have and also keep me from buying new. This first guy here has been in custody for about 5 years now, and was actually one of the first bundle purchases I made. I am picturing this as a medallion type of quilt.

This is one of the Funky Monkey bundles. I am not even sure which one. It was at a 50% off sale so I bought it. My son actually loves monkeys so it may end up as a throw for him.
This is a Buggy Barn bundle that I got as a birthday gift last year I think. I don't have a vision for this one yet.

This is the Fresh Squeezed collection from Sandy Gervais. I have seen lots of quilts in blogland made from this and really admired them. I picture this with white sashing, maybe a simple log cabin or rail fence even.
I have another bunch of stacks on the shelf to photograph next. I think this will help me to put thoughts in order for 2009. After all it is no fun just to finish projects and not start anything new is it?

Finally my progress on the Double Delight Mystery. I have all of the 9 patch strips sewn together and have begun the block assembly. I still have lots of trimming to do. UGH!

I am looking forward to see how all of these blocks look together. I am sure I will cheat and make a few more blocks before I finish all that trimming.

All for now.

Donna

7 comments:

Leanne said...

Your stash looks YUMMY!!!
Look forward to seeing what you make them into over the year.

Love Leanne

GARI said...

I like your colors for the DD mystery quilt. I cheated and made one block so I could see what it looks like. I am only doing a table topper but it is still a lot of little bits, isn't it? I also love your polka dot bundle.

Chookyblue...... said...

my stash never worries me but the other day I sorted some stuff out and truely saw what I had in kits/bundles alone and took fright...........but as for using it.....I think it looks so nice in the bundles we just like to continue looking at it..........

Linda said...

Such gorgeous bundle, I'm sure they will all help you with the challenge for the year.

sewkalico said...

Love your Double Delight. There certainly is a lot of trimming with this mystery ;-)
Sorry, I've not kept up with your blog. I see lots of lovely quilts on your blog as usual!!

Kathy Wagner said...

You have a lot of gorgeous fabrics!
I like the yellow in your "soon to be" 9 patch blocks for DD!

Anonymous said...

If you are paying retail...stop! You need to set up shop and sell fabric to support your habbit. Just look into getting a wholesale liscense. It's not expensive when you are already spending lots of money. Sell fabric on EBAY... I'm not kidding.
Your quilts are lovely (ggggg)