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They are all gone, given to someone who happily received them, and have been replaced by this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


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Baskets Of Quilts said... #

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

Andrea said... #

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)

Needled Mom said... #

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

CitricSugar said... #

That is an about-face! Beautiful new stash!

Christina said... #

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

Jennifer said... #

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!

wishes, true and kind said... #

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!

Natalie | Make Today Great said... #

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

allisa jacobs said... #

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

Little Spouse in the Old House said... #

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

JHNickodemus said... #

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

Amy Priddy said... #

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

K-Sue said... #

I love those bright colors!