As I was pulling fabrics to try and find something to go with my orange fabric, I noticed a strange phenomenon. My collection spans lots of years of fabric buying, but I seem to buy the same fabric over and over.
I looked at the orange stack…
Really, really similar and there were more I could have added to this stack!
Everyone collects black and white, but does everyone have a collection of black, gold, silver, graphic? And, of course, there were more that I could have added!
And in the orange category again, I love rusty, terra cotta colored fabrics, too.
It isn’t limited to the oranges. Oh, no–blues, greens, yellows…turquoise, too.
I often say that if I’m making a two-color quilt, I use 47 shades of each color. I guess that’s how I buy fabric, too. And mostly mediums, of course. Very short on the light end of the spectrum and not enough on the dark end, either.
Shall I use this as an excuse to buy more fabric or work harder on using up what I have? Remember what I showed you the other day, with all that fabric on my shelves?
My answer should be obvious, but can I really resist the new fabrics I see whenever I go into a quilt store?
I guess I’m just starting a collection for the next generation, ’cause I’m sure not going to be able to use all this up in my lifetime!!!