Sunday Stash #144 – Green With…

Whew! I finally got all my fabric put away! It was actually quite a grand adventure this week colour sorting it all out, meanwhile petting, stroking, and gleefully smiling at the rediscovery of it all. No matter if your stash is organised to within an inch of your cutting board’s life, or it’s an explosion of colour catastrophe threatening to take over the house, now is the time to re-examine. Tackling the whole thing at once is a bit daunting, so just grabbing a small pile to put under the lens is more palpable. One of the most interesting things I learned about my stash is that I carry a lot of citron-y greens, and yet, don’t really make a lot of green quilts! How does that happen? Am I subconsciously collecting these fabrics to create a giant green masterpiece (undoubtedly) or do I just like the colour green? Complex or simple, who knows, but what I do know is I went to my LQS on Friday and picked up a few more fat quarters! And wouldn’t you know it, they were green.
Sea Stripes in Seaweed is a piece from Tula Pink’s Saltwater collection, which despite not being a total Tula fangirl, I rather enjoyed. I have the Sea Stripes in coral and aqua already, so I thought why shouldn’t I go ahead and add the seaweed?! As we all know, it doesn’t take a lot to convince me when it comes to fabric! Are any of you in my current situation of collecting, but never using a particular colour of fabric? And more seriously, what are we going to do about it?!

9 Responses

  1. I think collecting greens is super smart. For some reason I really struggle to find the "right" color green when I need it, so perhaps I need to add to my green stash as well. 🙂

  2. V Hair says:

    Oo nice choices. The pattern reminds me of a fancy electronic graphic equaliser. I confess to actually being a little bit scared of Tula's Elizabeth collection – the pattern reminded me of the terrifying Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Is there such a thing as fabric phobia?! Now I have to go hug my stash to make myself feel better…

  3. That is a great stripe! Guess you'll have to get on with quilt making 🙂

  4. Sooli says:

    I do know that I had a buying spree at one stage when the exchange rate was in our favour and when it arrived I thought, hmmmm I seem to have cornered the market on pink and green – not my colours at all. In the end shortly after that I decided to join in a quilt along and I already had the fabric ready to go. The quilt ended up with my niece who loved it. Clearly someone in your life might end up with a green quilt very soon!

  5. Jayne says:

    Green in general, I don't like. Citron, neon, wasabi or chartreuse…bring it!

  6. I buy what I like, regardless of not having a plan for its use at the time. I'm now planning the setup of my Fabric Petting Zoo.

  7. Congrats on getting your fabric back in place. I love this fabric. I'm not a Tula fan generally either, but this I love.

  8. Anne says:

    I look forward to seeing your green creation when you get around to making it. You already know my love affair with navy and citron. 🙂

  9. Brenda says:

    I have a simple question. Why do you buy two FQs instead of a half yard? Isn't that more expensive?

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