On the quilting front, I am not partaking in the August stash buying embargo as you can see. I do not feel guilty about this - I allow myself a certain amount of money every month to buy fabric and I usually order it from the US because it's cheaper. Other than that, the only way that I buy on impulse is shirts from charity shops. The top pic is shirts all cut up and ready to use. There aren't any really good quilt shops near to me and the couple that are near are so expensive that I wouldn't be tempted to buy on impulse anyway.
The next pic is my fabric for this month (although strictly speaking it is out of last month's salary. I don't have many brights in my stash but I love the look of them so I ordered some of those from Thousands of Bolts. Other than that I just buy what I like the look of and worry about how to use it later. I figure that if I buy it because I like it, at some point or other it will fit together with other fabric that I've bought for the same reason.
And lastly, here is part of what I have been cutting up for my floral quilt - it is going to be part-applique, but fused and machined applique of course! I was hoping to get all the bay leaves cut out today but I ran out of bondaweb (steam a seam) and though I nipped into town at half past four to try and get some, neither of the two places that stock it had any. Cutting the pieces is my least favourite part of the quiltmaking process.