Sunday stash: just the text, and nothing but the text

After some internal debate, I decided that I not only like text, I love it and must buy a lot of it.

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Hope I don’t change my mind.

I’ve been having a real internal debate lately about my stash, and our recent stash showing party has only intensified it. I feel like I have multiple fabric personalities. Before I ever shopped in a quilt shop and long before I discovered the delightful possibilities online, I first discovered geometric prints via Denyse Schmidt’s line for JoAnn’s. I decided then and there that I don’t like florals or things that are… pretty. But lately that is really changing. I’m excited about florals from large scale modern Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler to tiny, traditional Liberty London.

I’ve only been quilting a couple of years so I don’t know if these are cyclical moods or if I’ll eventually land on one of them. In the meantime, it’s a little hard to shop! I’m worried about building a (very expensive) stash that I won’t love in 5 years.

Oh well, I guess that’s what Etsy is for!

Do you have fabric moods?

Linking up my Sunday Stash with Finding Fifth.

10 thoughts on “Sunday stash: just the text, and nothing but the text

  1. I totally get what you are preaching! One week I want anything text or low volume. Then the next week I searching for lots of saturation prints. I think that is a good thing…it keeps our stash diverse…lol!

  2. Definitely have fabric moods myself, but they eventually circle back around and have found that I don’t have to love every fabric as a whole. Sometimes I just need a certain color so it works fine.

  3. Oooooh I love your choices! Many that I’ve had in my shopping cart (but have not bought) this past week.

    I don’t analyze what I buy, particularly. I know I like what I know I like! Liberty, text prints, sweet and silly Briar Rose…I think that a quilter’s real style comes out in the combining of all the different things. I like to push myself with odd mixes of things, just to see how they turn out. And how do you get an odd mix unless you buy a whole bunch of different things?!

  4. Love all of the text prints. Nice haul! I Totally have fabric/shopping moods. Have you ever gone shopping for clothes and realize you pick out items that are the same colors as what you’re wearing that day? It happens to me all the time.

  5. love those text prints! especially that cursive handwriting. um, i am all over the place with my purchases – but as long as i love it, i buy it. just like amanda, i always end up buying the same color scheme when i’m shopping for clothes, haha, and i think it’s translated into my fabric purchases – i go through spurts. πŸ™‚

  6. Love the text prints the scope of what can be made with these prints is amazing. You will love them for ever. Don’t worry about what you will like and don’t like. If you love it at the time. It will always have a place in you heart. You just don’t know what you will make yet. Have fun and enjoy!! Marie

  7. I totally know what you mean! I am so new at quilting and just a fickle person in general that it makes me a little nervous to buy a bunch of fabric. I had been just buying solids in an attempt to not be stuck with a bunch of patterns that were “so 2013”. But the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of quilts as a reflection of that moment and what I was in to at the time.

    I have not been bitten by the text bug yet, but I’m starting to see why others are so enamored with it. It’s probably only a matter of time before I try some out πŸ™‚

  8. My mum visited me recently and made me a cushion. Her suggestion is using the fabrics you don’t like anymore for the back of the cushion top when quilting it so you don’t waste ‘good’ fabric and don’t have to buy something extra that will just end up hidden inside anyway!

  9. Yum, your text fabrics are great! Love the first (top) three in the first pic. I never saw them before, are they japanese fabrics?
    Thank you for your comments on my blog, Sarah! Unfortunately I cannot answer you by mail because there is no email address. I think this is a problem between blogger-blogs and other blogs.

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