|My stash. The third section from the right has solids and kid fabric on the top shelf; light and dark print fabrics on the second shelf and who knows what on the bottom shelf. The rest are color-ordered.|
I buy red fabrics frequently but I always seem to be out of them. I'm making 9 patches now to go with my red, white and blue X-Block quilt and I'm having a hard time finding fabric that I can use without cutting into a 2 yard piece. Even my fat quarter collection has been decimated.
You can see more of this sewing space at http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/sassy_sweet_notes/fabric-or-felt/. Anna Wight is sharing her mother's studio at the above location.
Do you have a stash purchasing plan? I really don't but when I am in the mood to buy for the stash (which, honestly, I'm trying NOT to be) I do take a look at my shelves to see what is low. And, frequently it is red and purple. Heck, I don't even use all that much purple, or at least I don't think I do! Mostly I try to buy only for specific projects. I recently bought borders and backing for the shaded 9 patch which is now a top center. The borders need to be figured out soon.
Share your ideas of what your stash tells about you. Are you a bright, light kind of quilter or are you using a lot of dark fabrics? Modern fabrics or more old fashion?