While working on my Flowers Forever I realized I needed more green fabric. I was able to get some great greens, a dark, medium and light. That added up to 1 1/2 yds. I also purchased 3/4 yds. of a fabric I needed to make a backing big enough. I made a Triple Irish Chain top and the pattern said it was 83" x 83" so I purchased accordingly. After the top was completed I measured the top and it was 89" x 89". I am not that bad of a piecer. When I did the math I learned that I was right and they were wrong. Don't you just hate it when patterns are wrong. Luckily the other meausrements (cutting, etc.) were OK.
So here is my stash report:
This weeks purchase: 9 3/4 yds.
YTD Purchases:90 1/4 yds.
Used this week: 0
YTD Use: 165 1/4 yds.
Notice that 1 1/2 yds. + 3/4 yds don't add up to the 9 3/4 yds total? That is another story. It is called:
Why am I so easily distracted?
The other day while reading the about.com quilters forum some one posted a link to Jackie Robinsons site. I went and was struck by this really cute Christmas quilt called Peppermint Paws. Oooooo. I really liked the diagonal sashing. I got so excited I even made up a prototype block. Since the block was 14" I didn't like the large patches....so I cut and pasted the gold star onto the block to see what would happen. Better.
But after thinking about it I decided that a Bear Paw does not mean Christmas to me. What about a tree? I looked all over for some inspiration and found this cool tree in my EQ program. Maybe. Still thinking about it. But I did go to the fabric store and buy 7 1/2 yds. of fabric for this project and I am still not 100% sure what I am going to do. Why am I so easily distracted?