Hi, I’m Stacy, and I’m a fabric hoarder…..
No, seriously, there are things I haven’t used yet. I haven’t found the right project, done the quilt math, bought the background fabric, or had the time to make a quilt with parts of my stash. This is true for Amy Butler Lotus and Belle, but it is also true of my Tula Pink fabrics.
I started this Tula Pink City Sampler last winter during my snow days. It’s great fun, and each tiny, precise little block is different and highly colorful. Precision, color, and tiny-right up my alley! When I started, the first round of Quilt Along participants were just finishing their quilts. Squirrels, frogs, raccoons, and shells were relatively easy to be found. I gathered some fabrics from my stash, and then bought some yellow, orange, and red to fill in the gaps. But what I found was quite interesting. I already had quite a large Tula Pink stash and scrap pile. I’ve been quilting a long time, and I’d picked up prints I liked here and there, many of them on sale. Being a fan girl and not realizing it? Yeah, that’s funny!
Here’s my point. When you buy fabric, buy what you like. If it’s on sale and you really like it, buy enough for a backing. While I do seriously love Tula Pink’s fabric, there will be another line 5 years from now that everyone will fall all over themselves to have. Start now, buy what you like, and live with the realization that #itsjustfabric.