More fabric!

I know I have said this here before, but when people ask about how I buy fabric, I usually say that I tend not to buy fabric just because I like it.  I prefer to buy fabric for which I have a plan.

While this is still true, I’ve been doing a lot of buying because it is pretty lately!  I bought the Marcia Derse fabrics not too long ago and recently succumbed to the lure of the Shades of Grey organic fabric by Daisy Janie and a fat quarter bundle of Basic Grey’s Moda Grunge.

I got this Color Stack of grey and the Grunge from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  The Color Stack includes all the Shades of Grey fabric except one and adds two solids.  I have admired this line for a long time – ever since I first saw it.  However, my brain has been busy with other projects and I haven’t taken the time to think about what I might do with so many lovely grey fabrics.  So, I put off buying any.  It recently occurred to me that I might not be able to get any of these fabrics later, so I’d better get them now.  So I did 🙂

The fat quarter bundle of Grunge fabrics was inspired by some paintings I saw recently at the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair.  The paintings had a similar texture to the Grunge so I got some of those too.

I wonder if I am buying more fabric than usual because I am sewing less than usual?  Life on the home front and work outside the home front have both been very busy this summer, so I’ve been sewing less than I like to.  I always hope to get more sewing time in, but, realistically, with my younger daughter going back to high school in the next month and my older daughter going off to college, it isn’t likely I’ll have time on my hands any time soon.

This is all wonderfully right on one level.  I’m lucky to have such wonderful daughters doing exciting things.  On another level, I do miss the sewing!  I hope you all hang around until I can get back on track again.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 06:16h, 09 August Reply

    ok … the fabric on the right … does it have other colors mixed into it? very cool!

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 03:34h, 09 August Reply

    We're hanging around. I've always liked the Grunge fabric… it is fun to imagine the possibilities !

  • Victoria
    Posted at 11:32h, 06 August Reply

    Life is busy, and sometimes there just isn't enough time to sew, but how lovely that when you do find some free time you will have all this lovely new fabric to work with!

    Good wishes on your daughter entering college, my youngest will be headed off next year. It all goes by so fast it takes my breath away!

  • Marg
    Posted at 07:19h, 06 August Reply

    I buy when I like something because I'm always worried that the fabric won't be around when I need it. Unfortunately that means my stash is growing much faster than I can use it.

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