Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stash Report, June 2013

I've been following Judy Laquidera of Patchwork Times for years.  Her stash reports have made me think about managing my stash.  Do I need this new fabric for a project?  Or do I just want it because I like it?  Will I use it?  Fabrics I had to have a few years ago are still waiting to be used. 

My tastes have changed.  I have a combination of different styles in my stash, from traditional to batik to modern.  Therefore nothing seems to work together and I need to buy something new for every project.

This year I started keeping a stash report and actually logging my purchases.  Keeping the tally has really made me more mindful about my fabric purchases. Thank you Judy for the inspiration!

Some of the yardage used this month was for this, using large half-hexies which were leftover from another project.  More tomorrow about that other project.  This baby-size quilt used 2 yards for the top and 1-5/8 for the back.

Here is my first published stash report:

In June 2013: 8.5 yards
Out June 2013: -12.625 yards
Good month! Most of the yardage out went into my triangle medallion top, which I'll show tomorrow for Design Wall Monday. 

In year to date: 80.125 yards
Out year to date: -73.63 yards
Net change: 6.5 yards accumulated  (mostly attributed to my Paducah purchases in April)

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times -

Jan O.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Hello and welcome to my brand-new blog!
This is the story of my adventures with fabric and quilting.  Please join me in the journey.  I look forward to your comments!

What’s up with the name?  Well, I worked professionally in apparel, textiles, and footwear product development for many years, specializing in Color for the last fifteen.  So people who know me know I have a pretty good eye for color and an understanding of how to create harmonious color palettes.  The Fabriholic part?  What can I say – I’ve had a life-long love with fabric. It’s visual and tactile – there’s just something appealing about every sort of fabric. I’m addicted!

I’m pretty frugal, though.  You won’t see a lot of posts here featuring the latest designer collections.  While I love them, and admire the talented designers, I can’t afford major purchases of whole collections. So you’ll see collated selections, most of which come from my stash, with the occasional new piece added for freshness.

What am I working on now?  Here’s a sneak peek; come back soon to see what these fabrics become….

This blog is very much a work in progress. As it grows, I hope to have a gallery of my quilts, free tutorials, and patterns available.   Welcome, thanks for visiting today, and please come back and visit again soon!
Jan O.