26 Nov Fabric Crush!
I am so crushing on this fabric right now! It is Mezzanine in Aqua and Cream from August by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel. While I love the abstract, sketch-style drawings, it is really the color that grabs me – navy, aqua, mustard and white – such a great combination! (The mustard is looking a bit greener in the pic than it really is) I’ve been predicting that navy will be the new popular neutral for several years now – I’m either ahead of my time or just, um, wrong 🙂
I bought a yard of it with no plans! That is somewhat unusual for me. I usually prefer to buy fabric when I need some for a particular project. I’m a design first, fabric second kind of quilt maker. That said, I love to buy fabric at least as much as the next person! However, my lack of unlimited space and budget usually keep me from overindulging. Another reason I am not a big stash buyer is that, honestly, there is so much amazing fabric in the stores that I have a hard time making a decision without a project in mind!
Lest you think I have too much self-discipline (ha, ha), I have bought lots of fabric for lots of projects that I planned to make that are still waiting for some love and attention. I also have lots of fabric from my early quilting days when I was taught that I needed to build my stash.
Stash building can be good advice, but it really depends on what kind of quilt maker you are. If you love to use lots of fabrics in each quilt a good stash is important. I tend to use more yardage of fewer fabrics in my quilts so a stash doesn’t help as much. But, my stash IS great for helping me make some color choices before I go to the fabric store. And, of course, beautiful fabric is just fun to look at – it makes me so happy!
No matter how you buy fabric, I hope you have a chance to do some sewing this week! Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers!
PS Ooops! I forgot to announce the winner of the Modern Applique Illusions giveaway – Linda was the winner! I did remember to choose a winner and notify her – just not to post about it. Sorry!