Friday, February 01, 2008



Liberating dedicated fabric...

Try saying that fast, five times in a row.

My Dad is an electrician. I know what a dedicated circuit is. You know, it's that special plug reserved for a special appliance requiring a bit more than usual juice, like the frig or a computer system. I have fabric like that. See, I start a project, in this case, a batik quilt. I gather up fabrics from my stash that I like together. Maybe acquire a few more. I keep them in a box, dedicated to the project. Now, it takes me a while to get from beginning to end of a quilt. This quilt has been in the works for about 9 months. As the months pass, I keep opening that pandora's box, tempted to sneak out one of those lovely peices to make a postcard or maybe a table runner... but I just can't allow that, because what if I run out before the dedicated quilt is finished? I'm pretty sure I have more than enough, but what if...? That would be a tragedy, for sure. So I sigh and close the box, promising myself, I'll get that quilt done sooner rather than later, because I've thought up all kinds of new mayhem for that there batik! Finally finished the top yesterday. WOO-HOO!! And you know what that means. Yep, all these lovely batiks can go back in the stash! It's a fairly large bucket of fabric, quite a winfall for the ole stash. And its amazing to see how new the fabrics look when not in the light of the old project. Sigh. Life is good.

8 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful batiks, and just as good as a shopping trip! Now to see the top. =)

Barb said...

Yep that would be me...decide what quilt I am doing, put the fabrics in a box...check on it to make sure it is still waiting and close the lid...WELL AT LEAST YOU DID PUT YOURS TOGETHER ~ LOL! We are looking forward to seeing your quilt now that it has escaped from the box! My DGD loves batiks, she likes any combos that are unique! Barb in PA

Darcie said...

Teaser!!! Where's the quilt!!!

{{{HUGS!!!}}}

atet said...

LOL...I do the same thing. I have a whole bunch of fabrics that have been dedicated and I think it's time to get some projects done so they can be free to rejoin the stash!

Peni said...

I'm with Darcie....XOXOXO

Julia said...

Come on Nines, where is the top? You can't show us all of the glorious leftovers and not show us the quilt top. :)

julieQ said...

Yes, that's me! I have projects all bundled up with fabrics and pattern. How long is long enough to wait...I hve finally realized that I can use the fabric anytime, for anything!! The fabric store has not run out yet!

Darcie said...

Say you!!! I'm playing hooky this morning...come play along with me!!! Missin' you!!!

({({(Big fat hugs)})})