As I said last week….
This year I have been working hard on using fabrics from stash for most of my projects.
But for some projects I have been ordering fabric just to suit a new pattern, such as the Mermaid quilt I shared in this post. However, we all know that at some point you need to replenish that stash. And today’s post is all about more fabric additions.
Compositions – Numbers in Grey, Hashtag – Small in Cranberry, Hashtag – Small in Steel, Hashtag – Large in Lipstick and Hashtag – Large in Grey
Most of my early quilts were made strictly using solids. And I am still very fond of solids. I find them comforting to work with. But this past year I spent a lot of effort overcoming my difficulties with using prints. And now I find myself seeking out prints that mostly read as a solid, but that are clearly prints.
Sketch – Candy; Sketch – Ballet; Studio Basic – Pink; Sketch – Tangerine
So this stash addition mission was successful in that I did find some suitable prints – mostly in pinks, greys and oranges. But now I need to start working on finding some purples. I have an aversion to using purple it seems. And it is the next hurdle I would like to overcome.
Mixology – Woven in Cotton Candy; Studio Basic – Grass; Studio Basic – Citrus
For now these new fabrics will be tucked away in my fabric storage. They were not chosen with any particular project in mind. And hopefully in the near future I will be looking for something particular, find one of these pieces and think, “Perfect! This is exactly the right colour and texture I was looking for!”