I thought it was interesting the colors you all said you "WENT FOR" when you first entered a quilt shop...
Sometimes it's your favorite color, sometimes it's the moment...
For me it's RED,Red is my base color. I'm always on a never ending quest for the perfect red. I've had many favorite's over the years... I tend to buy a lot of a favorite, whether I need it or not...
Red is not even the color I have the most of in my stash. go figure! But it has it's own BIN for scraps!
The thing I find fascinating though is the things we automatically select. If you put three stacks of fabric from three of my closest friends, I could name each stack correctly. Each of us has a style of fabrics that we continually search out.
I go shopping with my Friends, and they say, "Oh, That is so Victoria!"
I go to my friends houses and I lust after their fabrics stash... LeeAnn's stash makes my mouth water. Her sense of fabric choices are so different then mine. Shelly's is heavy on batiks and saturated colors most. Kim, ( I haven't seen her whole stash just her quilts) has a flare for ODD ball colors, that make me weak in the knees. Jackie has a lot of great brights and maybe a bit of black and white thrown in.
So how do we make ourselves aware of our buying habits, and change up the LOOK of what we buy?
By being aware of the overall LOOK of the fabrics we buy, will that change our stash? Or will we constantly gravitate to our own mix, blend and style of fabrics?
Or are we so accustomed to what made an impact on us as kids? RED snowmobiles, RED front door, RED International Harvester tractors?
I may as a challenge, pull fabrics from my own stash, that represent my idea of my friends stash, and make a quilt from those!
Or, I may find Kim and go for a shopping day and have her go buy me some fabrics of her own choosing! (I'm reminding myself I need to do this as I have mentioned this before!)
But for now.... I'm OK with a lot of red!
Can you tell me though:
Do you see your stash, "different" then your friends stash?
Do you have stash envy of the colors others buy, that don't tend to show up in your stash?
Do you think of your friends, as their color selections? Like, so and so would love that fabric?
I'm curious if you aspire to buy different fabrics or are you content with what you buy?