Sunday, January 20, 2013

UFOs, WIPs and Stash - Oh My!

So far this year I have been doing a great job at focusing on getting out those old UFOs and WIPs and getting them to a finished state.  I did finish and quilt a small lap quilt from some older fabric I needed to do something with.  I have it for sale in my Etsy shop.  

And I finished the top on the right so it is now in the "to be quilted" pile.  This project has been waiting in a bag for probably 3 years so this one is quite an accomplishment.

Really happy with how it is turning out and hope to get it quilted soon.

But it seems with every project that goes out the door, more fabric just seems to find its way into my home.  

These fun little items were in my mail on Saturday.

The 5 cute prints on the right, I won in a giveaway on Fresh Lemons Quilts sponsored by Skye Reve Fabrics.  I have a little project already in mind for these so they are going right to the cutting table.

And I have been wanting the chevrons for a future project so I went ahead and had them placed in the same package.
                  I couldn't resist....

The big purchase was this big stack.  Wish I could say these were small cuts but most of these cuts are 4 to 7 yards each.

Luckily, all but the top three fabrics are backs for projects that are getting finished up soon.  My favorite quilt store in Corvallis Oregon was having such a good sale, I couldn't pass it up.  I got all of the backs for less than $6 a yard.

And where is this place? 

It is called Quiltwork Patches.  Gerry & Jessica have a great store that I have been drawn to for years. 

I have been known to spend over half a day here looking at all the fabrics and finding inspiration.

I love my local quilt shop

And speaking of quilt stores, don't forget January 24th is Local Quilt Shop Day.  It is important to support these stores so they continue to be here in the future.  I appreciate the ability to touch the fabrics or drag in a project and test prints against it. So if you can't make it to your local independent quilt shop this Thursday, visit it soon!

I will be linking up with Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth, UFO Sunday with Leah Day, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Quiltsy and finally the Local Quilt Shop Blog Tour.


Lynette said...

That UFO top is so pretty, too. :) Way to go!!

Finding Fifth said...

Yardage shopping for quilt backs is so much fun. I hope to get to my local quilt store on Thursday. Now I came across a 13 UFO s for 2013 challenge on a blog yesterday...I will try and get back to you with the link.

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Oh wow, so much yardage! Lucky you :) Found you through Sunday Stash :)

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Great fabric deals! Sounds like you are doing a great job of finishing WIPs.

Chris said...

I am on the same mission as you. Good luck to both of us with UFOs :)

Char said...

Wow great fabrics. I know what you mean about a little going out and more coming in. I'm really trying to be good and not buy fabric but it's not easy!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

nice win!! great purchase

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks - I am busy making two little quilts with the fabrics.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Your quilt top looks great - love the colors! And, I know what you mean about stray fabric following you home!

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