with the economic times we're in . . . I find I don't have the extra $$ I used to . . . to indulge in the kind of fabric and pattern buying I could just a few short years ago . . .
so now I'm trying to "shop" in my own stash . . . and I've found so many UNfinished quilts it was amazing . . . so I have been on a path of "finishing" . . . and it really is rewarding . . .'
now I try to only buy what I need to finish something I already have . . . of course . . . then there are always some new things that I just have to make . . . but I do try to not buy fabric now unless
I have a definite purpose for it . . .
here are 2 that I finished recently . . . they are from 2 different classes I took when I first started . . . sampler blocks . . . done in basically the same colors . . . so I decided to finished them alike so I can use them on twin beds in one of our guest rooms . . .
these photos are before they went to the quilter . . . they are back now and I just need to put the bindings on . . . they look like identical quilts . . . but they really aren't . . . the blocks are all different . . . and the fabrics are too . . . only the block sashings and the black border are the same . . .