Monday, November 2, 2020

October Fabric Usage

True confession: I purchased 6 yards straightaway when the month began, but 5 of them had a very specific purpose, so I didn't feel too bad. They were bound for a baby quilt that is now finished and ready to mail as soon as I hear the little one is here. So I'm not actually going to show you that fabric like I usually do. But soon, I'm sure.

But I did quite happily pull out the two blue solids I'd purchased for the Pantone Color of the Year challenge that apparently isn't happening. So I'm creating my own personal one, so all is not lost, and tradition remains unbroken.

You may remember that I deemed Painter's Palette Lapis from Paintbrush Studio, in my limited research, the closest match to Pantone's Classic Blue [shown on far right]. But Kona Regatta was a very close second [second from left], so I went ahead and pulled that too. Also added [left to right] were a blue/black crossweave, Grid in Denim from Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society, and Spectrastatic in Yonder from Giuseppe Ribaudo. I attempted to add a couple more fabrics once I got cutting and sewing, but they got ruled out, so these five are it. So now I'm piecing away and hope to have a finish to show you soon. Ends up not the best month for fabric usage by a long shot, but it'll have to do.

October Fabric Usage
Used up: 10.78 yards
Brought in: 6.0 yards
Net: -4.78 yards
Year to date: -111.13 yards


  1. I hope that baby arrives safely; making and gifting baby quilts is pure joy. I think we all lost track of the Pantone Color of the Year challenge (at least I did), so I'm glad you remembered and are going to continue your streak.

  2. Yes, you're the one to keep that challenge going! And your blue fabrics are gorgeously blue.
    Yet again your fabric accounting is amazing. I'm one of those that keeps a running tab in my head, which is not good business practice but suits my purposes.
    I don't think I'd be a good accountant, what would I name my business, Flights of Fancy Accounting Services or Mostly Accurate Accounting?

  3. i was glad our guild went ahead and did the challenge anyways (despite the fact that we couldn't display them at the library like we did last year.) these blues really sing

  4. I love that fabric pull - that's going to be an awesome quilt. And I'm super happy you're keeping the tradition going. I do really enjoy your Pantone challenge quilt every year.