You might wonder why I’m trying so hard to reduce my stash when I love my stash! Well . . the more I use, the more I can buy, right? That’s partially true. I’ve never had the intention of using ALL the stash but just whittling it down a bit.
When it’s time to pull fabric for a new quilt, that’s when I really love my stash. For the next quilt I’m working on, I needed 5 yards of a dark, 2 yards of a light and 9 fat quarters. There are only a few pieces in my stash that are 5 yards or larger. I mostly buy 3 yard pieces but will occasionally buy 5 yards of an ecru on ecru or light background. Lucky for me, I have a bolt of Michael Miller Jet Black so that works for my dark background. The light background is a mottled gray. And the 9 fabrics are there. I don’t buy many fat quarters so I’ll just whack off what I need.
I wouldn’t mind trading that top fabric, which is actually an orange, for a purple if I can find the right shade. Or, those two yellows really look too much alike. Maybe I’ll switch one of them for a purple. Hmmm . . that one between the bright pink and yellow is a purple. Looks kinda blue. Maybe I’ll switch one of the yellows for a kelly green.
Good thing I took a picture and then took a second look at my choices, huh?