Friday, July 11, 2008

How did THAT happen?

I signed up for a "stash busting" class at a LQS near my workplace. The class starts at 5 and runs until 10pm so it is relatively convenient to run over after work. We were to take a pile of stash that coordinated, sewing machine, cutting implements, etc. The instructor gave us a pattern for a simple, yet very pretty, quilt with directions for baby quilt through king size. I decided that I wanted to make a shower curtain for my new house. (Thanks Cindy for the great idea!) I have yards of Moda 3 Sisters Vienna Nights. Seriously, I have so much it is ridiculous. I have it in 4 colorways. HOWEVER, I still ran short on one piece that I need for the quilt. The instructor disappeared for a few moments, came back into the room with a bolt of the fabric and said "ta dah!".

Yep - I went to a stash buster's class and bought more fabric. There is absolutely no hope for me!!

10 comments:

  1. That's a riot!

    I swear my stash grows when it is in the box and the "just a little piece" is in reality nearly a yard or even more.

    I just need to do some REALLY BIG quilts!!!

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  2. OK, we're all completely hopeless! Let's get that out of the way right now. I've taken a stash buster class once each month since January. Out of all those tops, I think only one was completed WITHOUT having to buy more fabric. Now, in order to defend myself; the last top I pieced HAD to have a dark purple border, which was not in my stash. The colours have to "speak" to me, or I don't use them. Yeah, yeah, I know I belong in the looney bin.LOL

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  3. Oh! Now that's funny. If you go often enough, you'll have to join another class...ahahhahahaa
    I like being a fabric groupie myself. Join me on the dark side. Embrace the obsession.....
    Regina

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  4. Our taste in fabric is very similar. I have more than my share of Vienna Nights too. I've given up on trying to bust the stash - I'm so much better at accumulating it.

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  5. You sound like me.You had to buy it,how else would you finish the shower curtain.It would have became an UFO,Then you would have to to an UFO class.LOL

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  6. lol! i would end up doing that too

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  7. OH, I had been doing the same thing with the stash class that we were doing. Is your class called Stash Pot Pie? That is the series that Cathy and I are doing through my LQS.

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  8. Hahaha, Suzan.... that's funny!

    You are NOT hopeless because you are at least you are using your stash to making something like the shower curtain. Can't wait to see the final work. :)

    By the way, the napking fold is called "Rose". I posted the directions on how to make it on my blog for tomorrow. :)

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  9. Oh, now my head is spinning with ideas - I have made many shower curtains but none were patchwork. I hate to disturb the guest bath's color scheme but if we redo the master bath......

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  10. I'm new to your blog, just discovered your blog tonight.... and I'm reading backwards. ;) how nice to have a quilting cabin...and to spend time with your sister quilting - lucky you!

    I'd love to see a photo of this "Stash Busting" class you took at your LQS... do you have a pic to share? Your fabrics sound beautiful. I haven't been into a LQS in several months, so I'm not familiar with the line you mentioned... (I'm a mom of 3 kids 4 and under) but I know it's pretty if it's MODA. ;)

    Glad to find your blog. Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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