I HAD to go to a store and buy binding. Yes, binding. I found the perfect binding. And while I was in the store, I looked and looked and looked around. The lady cutting fabric was busy with a lady having tons cut … so, I looked around some more and there was absolutely NOTHING that said, “Buy me!” or “take me home” except for the 1/2 yard of binding fabric. I’m afraid that I might be getting sick. Seriously. Is there something called fabric anorexia?
Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 0 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0.5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0.5 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 6.5 yards
Quilting is finished and binding is happening on this quilt:
Another OH NO!!!
As I was searching through my stash looking for something I know I have. I found another UFO. Probably from 2008 or 2009. It was started at a murder mystery retreat. The quilt was a mystery and there was a murder mystery at the same time. It was sort of fun. One of the owners of the quilt shop / retreat centre was “killed” with a wavy rotary cutter. The evidence was clear: The “murder” weapon was near the “victim” with the red rick-rack circling his neck and a piece of red fabric (indicating blood) by his head. We were given clues throughout the weekend. Unfortunately, at the end, the rational for “who” the murderer was included a lot of clues that we were not given. So that part was frustrating! And the quilt … yes, the quilt! I finished the top with grandiose ideas to piece the back … and so it has sat and sat and sat … languishing … ignored and totally forgotten – until today! That brings my total UFOs at the start of 2018 up to 60. I’m still going to stick with finishing 28 for my PHD.
PHD in 2018 // UFO tally
With my latest UFO find – the number of UFOs left to complete has increased by 1. I certainly hope I do not find any more UFOs. If I do … I might just pretend that I didn’t find them.
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26 thoughts on “Fabric Anorexia?”
While you were strong and didn’t purchase anything, I on the other hand purchased enough for both of us. I am going in the other direction – Fabrics Overeaters for sure. ~smile~ Roseanne
Fabric flu, maybe? Though I celebrate when there is nothing extra I want at a fabric store, makes leaving with only what I came for easier! I’m afraid to do too much cleaning in my sewing closet for fear I’ll find more UFOs…
🙂 Emily, I did find a bunch of UFOs last year when I cleaned and sorted through my fabric. And then this last one … sigh … I’m seriously hoping that there are NO MORE hiding away! And yes, I do try to celebrate when I can leave a quilt store with only what I needed!
Hmmm… If you have Quilter’s Anorexia, then I have Quilter’s Bulimia or Quilter’s Compulsive Binge Eating or something. If I walk into a quilt shop and only leave with one piece of fabric, there’s something wrong with the quilt shop and they are probably about to go out of business.
LOL !!! I used to have Quilter’s Compulsive Binge Eating … that’s why I have STABLE (STash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy) … And it doesn’t help that I once bought the “end” of a quilt store ready to go out of business! 🙂
You are too funny. I hope you don’t have “fabric flu” or something worse. I’m not sure there is a cure other than visiting lots of Local quilt shops. If you keep looking for UFOs, you might just surpass my number. I too have been keeping track for 10 years or more and they are down substantially; but still way too many to feel good about starting new quilts. Hope you don’t find any more.
Hi Dar, I certainly hope I don’t find any more!!! I’m going to Edmonton and my sister has arranged for a friend of her’s to take me to at least one, if not 2 quilt shops … that might not help my stash numbers! Nor my pledge to finish everything that I start in 2018! Happy Quilting!
Fabric anorexia!! You are such a McMullen!
I LOVE LOVE that binding…you’re right it’s sew perfect!
🙂 … Thanks!
You should quickly see a doctor. LOL. I love that your puppy helps you showcase your quilt (which is quite lovely).
Thanks Lori … I think I’ll pass on seeing a doctor! Not sure if I want a cure! 🙂
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LOL, I wouldn’t want a cure either….
You make me laugh!!
I just started clue 3 of En Provence…yes, I’m a year behind. Didn’t even bother to print out On Ringo Lake! I love both years mystery quilts! You are to blame as I never heard of Bonni Hunter til you told me!!
Well Connie, each quilt was made one stitch at a time! Your En Provence will get done … it’s not a race … but I promise you, that if you work on it for about 15 minutes a day – you’ll be amazed at how quick it comes together. Besides, remember how awesome it felt when you finished, not one, but TWO Allietarw???? Happy Quilting!
I loved your title – Fabric Anorexia! Made me smile! There are times when I’m just done buying fabric, too. Those don’t happen often though! 🙂
The quilt is lovely and the doggy ever so cute!
Great idea – the PHD list! Good luck!
Thanks, Patricia! My friends are definitely going to think I’m very ill!! And the dog is my daughters! We’re dog-sitting while she’s basking in the sun in Hawaii!
I had a case of the Fabric Flu the other day when I left the store without buying fabric.
A quick remedy was to return to the next day.
LOL LOL LOL !!!! Chela – you made me laugh!!! Since I’m trying to not buy fabric, I won’t be going back unless I need something!!! 🙂
I was trying not to buy fabric either, but I was weak.
I totally understand!!! Best of luck next time you go through the doors of a fabric / quilt shop!
I plan to check my UFO list at the end of this year to make sure it’s complete, after I’ve used a bunch of fabric and finished some UFOs. I also wonder if I’ve missed some along the way.
Well, I’ve had my UFO list going for over 10 years now … and I’m still finding things that I forgot to write down when I started them … groan … Good luck with your list! 🙂
Your week looks a lot like mine, except I didn’t have to wait in line to buy my binding. I even started to use the word languishing to describe the UFOs I found, except they weren’t languishing as much as hiding. lol
Hi Marti … yes, it sounds like are weeks were similar! I was just visiting your blog … I can’t believe that you have a total for your stash!!! That would take me months to figure out! And your post with the Double Irish Chain … looks similar to mine! 🙂 Readers: visit Marti’s blog here: https://thenextfiftyyears.blogspot.ca/2018/01/2018-finish-long-first-quarter-goals.html
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