Would you believe me if I told you it has been 15 MONTHS TODAY since I have bought ANY fabric?? Yep, NOT ONE THREAD!!! I really can't believe the time has passed so fast. JoAnn and Hancock Fabrics even took me off their mailing list. HA!
I haven't done this for economic reasons or anything like that, I have done it as sort of a REBELLION against the high fabric prices, much of which was unfounded. I refuse to give 13.99 a yard!!! Heck, even Kona solids jumped 2.00 a yard at JoAnns. ME thinks fabric buyers have had the wool pulled over their eyes. Right here I could insert my SPEECH on the USDA's report on the average price of cotton per pound being LESS THAN 90 cents a pound (87 cents) these past two crops.....NOT THE 1.50 per pound that was being used as the excuse in a lot of shops for the new HIGH prices. OK OK OK....I'll stop!
It really wasn't hard after a couple of months to not shop. I retrained my thoughts to the fact that I was going to use what I had on hand and NOT run to the fabric store. JUST say NO!! HA!
After all, it's not like I NEED ANY. As it stands there is NO WAY I could possible sew up all the fabric I have stuffed to over flowing in my sewing room.....BUT, I may have to succumb, I'm ALLLLLLLL out of Red and there is a Red/White quilt I have my mind set on making!!!
I won the Trip Around the World blocks on the Block Lotto a few months back and JULIE over at JOE TULIPS BLOG reminded me yesterday that I hadn't posted a photo of my TOP. I have seen a few of these Scrappy Trips around blog land lately and they are really great!! JULIE has made one too, go HERE to see hers. MARIT over at QUILT IT BLOG has one too. Go HERE to see hers. I LOVE how we all used the same block design yet they all look different.
If you would like to make one too you can go over to BONNIE'S website QUILTVILLE to get the pattern.