My husband always says, “When in Rome do like the Romans”. Well I wasn’t in Rome but I was in the fabric shops with other quilters. I thought maybe I should alter the saying a bit so it went something like this…”When in fabric shops with quilters, do like the quilters”. So I did…I bought fabric like the quilters who were on the retreat with us.
I’ve been good about buying fabric this whole year. Yes, I’ve had lots of fabric come in but very little has been purchased by me…so I quickly made up for lost time.
With stops at three different fabric shops, I actually didn’t do that bad. As you can see the majority of it all is neutrals. Lots of neutrals. Kelli and I have a scrappy neutral quilt in the works and it took a big dent in my stash so I am refilling that.
Surprised by the batiks, right??…well don’t be. I am determined that I am going to make a scrappy batik quilt. This is going to help make that happen.
The solid at the bottom of the stack on the left is a Pepper Cotton. I love them. There is a quilt in the works using that too.
All in all I had a plan and stuck with it so even if I did splurge, I did get things to either restock or got things that will work into plans that I have. Bonnie Hunter says that neutrals are always a “legal purchase” and I agree. It’s funny that quilters likely use neutrals more than any other color yet we buy them the least often. I’m changing that plan….I am always looking for neutrals now.