I have purchased fabric for my next six large quilts over the past couple of months. I’m also thinking about which projects that I would like to make for Autumn and after that for Christmas. So, why did I find myself at a fabric store yesterday afternoon on my way home from work??? I normally do not buy my backing fabric for any of my quilts until before I drop it off to the long arm.
I don’t know if this is common throughout the quilting community, to buy the backing while buying the rest of the fabric to ensure color coordination, but I like to live on the edge! There have been a couple of times where I was stressed for not finding the “right” material to go with the rest of colors that I had in the quilt, but it’s always worked out for me.
My wife and I like a lot of the same color schemes, but when it comes to what colors work well in our quilts it becomes vastly different. We’ve learned to accept our differences of opinion when it comes to each others’ quilt material selection. At times we jokingly try to steal a piece of fabric from one another.
So, back to the store where I’m standing there looking for a reason to buy more fabric… I come across one that would be perfect for the persian plum block of the month quilt I’m in the process of making. It wasn’t on sale and I almost bought it any way… that’s when you know you have a
problem issue and probably need to just… walk… away. I feel very good about myself because I did walk away and will wait until at least the 1st before I shop again!