Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One Year You're In...

...and the next year you're out, to paraphase Project Runway.

Last week I spent a lot of time weeding out fabric that I have been collecting since I started quilting fifteen years ago . It resulted in a couple of giveaways because I kept finding things I had forgotten about (or in one case purchased two of, because my sewing room was that unorganized). And don't think Mark wasn't shocked when he saw all those piles that were being given away donated to our church quilting group.

Just like fashion, the quilting industry has changed tremendously, and I've changed right along with it. Look at all these dark colors that I had purchased in the past:

Lots of Civil War reproductions, darker moodier colors.

They are all gone, given to someone who happily received them, and have been replaced by this

and this

I'm feeling cheerier already, and ready to get busy on a new project.

13 comments:

  1. Those are really happy prints. I love all the polka dots!

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  2. I love the turquoise/red prints! And I especially love how the red center of the daisies coordinate with the other dot fabrics. What line is that? (just a mish mash or..?)
    I'm the same way, my taste in fabrics went from matching home decor(neutral browns and earth tones) to buying fabric that inspired me and made me happy (bright and cheery)

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  3. What a difference! It seems tha most of the quilts these days are cheery and uplifting.

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  4. That is an about-face! Beautiful new stash!

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  5. so bright, fun and cheery! perfect for the spring.

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  6. It is funny how things change isn't it? I am making a Dear Jane quilt so I still love reproduction fabrics but I think the only reason I love those blocks is because they are paired with muslin which keeps the quilt brighter looking. I love all your bright color fabrics!

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  7. I know that feeling! It's like losing weight, or redecorating, or -- I don't know what. But I felt better when I purged a lot of darker, older fabrics from my stash, too. And I don't miss them!

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  8. Love the happy prints! I am craving a orange-green-yellow quilt. So much fun

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  9. lovely! i purchased some of the same fabric... we must on the same wave length :)

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  10. Hey, next time you purge, send some my way! Janice

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  11. ...if we are what we quilt we need that bright cheery fabric!

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  12. All those red and blue fabrics just make me happy looking at them!!

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