First thing this morning I ran a row of stitching around the edge of the borders of the Sister's Choice, so that all those seams are held secure. They can come undone so easily while it's being loaded on the longarm, so now I won't have to worry about that.
This is the third finish for this year, and a total of 23m of the stash used. Unfortunately there have been a couple of trips to Spotlight and the Jamestown patchwork shop. 25m has been added; I'm a bit appalled at so much, so soon in the year. The total is only going to get worse, because I was very, very bad at Hancocks the other day. I will have to find backings for about 10 quilts to wipe out that fabric debt. When the parcel gets here I'll be equal parts shocked and happy.
In 2015 I used 126m, and bought 65m. In 2014 I I used 170m and bought 138. (Really!! 138m!!) So in the last two years I've used 296m and actually decreased the size of the stash by 93m. (Those numbers include backings and bindings that I made and are stored with the tops.) In a way it's impressive, but I could have done so much better in the buying department. As in, not bought so much.....
It's Operation CleanUp here, I have to set the sewing room to rights before I start dragging more fabric out and making another mess. I'm going to shift a few things around, just because I'm bored and want to see something new. It will be the same as the pieced border; I'll get halfway through and think it's a really bad idea, but I'll have to go through with it. At least it will be easier to vacuum all the hard to reach place while I'm moving furniture.