|More hand quilting|
My biggest problem is that I get to feeling GUILTY. How important is this quilting thing in relation to our growing family needs and obligations? I'm very aware that there are lots of people in reduced financial straights these days and I'm always reading about a good tip for up-cycling, stash busting, and making do etc. It sounds crazy, but I love it even when I'm annoyed about it. Personally, I know that it helps me to not be so lazy. It makes me dig a little deeper into my fabric totes. I have to weigh my fabric buying choices more carefully. It leads me to make more unique design decisions and take more time with each quilt. I'm almost always broke so my entertainment is more home based; ie, I quilt more!
But yes, I will still be buying the occasional big chunk of background fabric (I just bought the yardage I need for my next forever project last month). But I will buy it on sale or with a gift card. Not be impulsive and buy the wrong color only to go back the next week and buy a different color! If I get desperate, I will no doubt be knocking on my mom's door and offering a fabulous trade in return for raiding her quilting supplies.
In closing, I will also mention that I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilting today. Slow quilting is very much a part of my quilting experience--one of the best parts actually. It's so good to slow down and think things through occasionally.