Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stash Reality

Welcome to a get-real moment with my stash:
First, there are the shelves of fabric:  here are the blues, greens, oranges, and novelties.

Now the yellows, the stripes, and a shelf that seems to be unsorted.

 And now the pinks/reds/ browns, and the hand-dyes ... 

 and some overflow that needs to be folded and put on the shelves (where??? :(
In storage drawers are strips, squares, some orphan blocks...- and another dresser full of this kind of stuff that I didn't photograph, and some bins of fat quarters - plus several boxes of UFO's and UFO parts.

 In the garage - finished charity quilts, unfinished charity quilts, unfinished personal quilts (yes, that's a RRCB Bonnie Hunter you see folder there, awaiting quilting)
 Sorry, same photo again - but imagine the other side of the garage - same photo reversed - more bins of fabric...ha

And, need I say - I don't throw ANYTHING away under 1.5 inches square - every bit is used up.  Right now I am making these from tiny scraps...
Oh boy are they cute - but let's get real - are These TINY pinwheels gonna use up that gigantic stash????  oh good grief no...

This morning I cut backs for ten charity children's quilts - and I didn't even see a dent!  

Oh well - IT'S AN INVESTMENT............
IT'S A HEDGE FUND AGAINST INFLATION...........
THE MONEY COULD BE IN MY 401K LOSING VALUE EVERY DAY.............

truth be told - I just LOVE having all this fabric, and envisioning myself cutting and sewing it...

SO - I SHALL HAVE IT............

IN FACT - I SHALL HAVE MORE OF IT...............

happy quilting,

Kate






3 comments:

quiltmom said...

You're a girl after my own heart-I too have a large stash of beautiful fabrics- not sure how many quilts I could make with it all but there would be a large number of them.LOL I figure that there are worse things I could be doing with my money.
It looks like you have some really beautiful pieces of fabric. Keep enjoy playing and creating.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Elaine Adair said...

Poor thing - I can help you - I'm a wise woman. I will come and help you sort, tidy up, reduce, press, reduce, neaten, give away, fold, give to me, stack, give away. I could help you a LOT if you gave it to MEEEEEEEE! 8-))

The word verification honestly is "fixerme" LOL

SubeeSews said...

You have as much fabric as I do! A gal after my own heart.
Do not give your fabric to Elaine...I am teasing...give to whoever you want.
I periodically give to Project Linus.
XOXOXO Subee

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