Because they’re pretty, that’s why. (Was there even a question? Probably not.)
This week’s edition: Fabric Next To Stuff (but Still Life sounds artier).
When I saw these peonies and freesias at the local florist I immediately thought of my pink fabrics! So I bought a few flowers and, as soon as I arrived home, I arranged them in my favourite enamel pitcher. I grabbed my fabrics and my husband’s camera and started shooting!
I keep my stash in a glass-doored armoire (along with my handpainted sock yarn stash) because I get almost as much pleasure from just looking at the fabulous colours of my fabrics and yarns as I do from creating with them. I love to add solids to my projects to compliment the wonderfully complex and often richly coloured contemporary quilting fabrics available today. I keep them separate from the prints to make pulling various shades/tones of a particular solid for ‘matching’ quicker and easier.
After moving into my latest apartment I spent what may seem like an embarrassing amount of time in my art / craft / sewing / computer room (merging is a necessity in a two bedroom apartment occupied by a girl with too many interests, not to mention the upcoming addition of a fiancÃ© into the mix too!) in front of the ironing board making painstakingly sure that the folded bundles of color coordinated fabric were all the same width and length, but I’m so glad that I did! Even after multiple trips back and forth to the stash weeding thru and pulling out random possibilities, all the fabric has continually settled back into the same happy piles of uniformity that helps to keep my crafting brain organized!
In the middle of a gloomy February, I went to the cheap section of one of the last WalMart fabric sections in my town and indulged in a huge purchase of clearance fabric for an upcoming project. I loved picking colors and patterns that wouldn’t normally “go together” and watching the pile grow as my saleslady cut each bolt.
The final calling for most of this fabric? Spool’s fabric birds, found here