Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Catvent and Here are the Rules for Fabriholics Anonymous

I started making the Catvent quilt blocks from Elizabeth Hartmann.  I ordered the pattern this morning.  (See rules below). We are using the blocks for our charity blocks for the Austin Modern Quilt Guild.  I am also making extra blocks for a raffle quilt for a cat rescue charity that I like.

I used charm squares that I had from a rainbow charm square swap and my stash of solids and low volume fabrics.  These things looked easy to make but there are a lot of little pieces.  They are 4 1/2" by 5 1/2".  It took me most of the day to do eight blocks.  There are twenty blocks to make the small wall quilt.  

The rules for Fabriholics Anonymous are as follows:  

- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to other new beautiful fabric.
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.
- Save the $$ I spend on stashing.
- Destash the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use.
1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014.   
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year.  Evaluation July 1, 2014.
3) Create a UFO list and complete them!
4) Exceptions
  • Backing: purchasing a backing to finish a quilt top is permissible.  However, attempting to use fabric in your possession for a backing is preferable.
  • Books and Magazine purchases are allowed as they are not fabric.  Notions acceptable too.

My own exceptions:
  • Binding fabric if necessary
  • Batting - I only have five twin and one queen size and about two quilts worth left on my batting roll.
  • Patterns that help me use up said stash if I cannot find anything suitable in the books and magazines that I have on hand.  

1 comment:

  1. Very fun! I love working with color during the dark and cold days of Winter.