The only fabric to cross my threshold this month has been in the form of a fab prize from a give away Helen did to guess where she was going and what she would be doing. As luck would have it, my name was drawn out of the hat of correct answers and I got some treats!
Maybe there is a big message about being a fabriholic in here. You see I'd say I have a pretty reasonable sized stash. It's not going to fill a closet or a sewing room. But it does spill out of a decent sized chest of drawers. However, I'm beginning to think those that can restrict themselves to a few lovelies they can't live without and then only buying what they need on a quilt by quilt, bag by bag basis might be onto a winner. No wasted pennies on a load of lovelies that might take them years to use - when really what they're crying out for is a yard of Kona in a bright colour.
I decided as I wouldn't be buying Kona or even swapping for it I'd go back to my stash and see if I could approach it like I was in a fabric shop. I pulled open the drawer where my fat quarters are stashed and pulled out a couple I thought my friend might like. Then I pulled out some others that matched at least one or two colours in the first two and went from there. Before I knew it I'd pulled out 11 fat quarters and a half yard and had everything I needed to make the front of a quilt. I tried really hard to only look at colour and patterns and not get precious about whether that was some bit of special fabric I was saving. I mean saving for what exactly? A special project? Well, this was that project. It made it much easier to let go and just use the fabric.
I pulled out enough fabric to get started on a St Louis 16 Patch. It's all cut up and waiting for me to have enough time to sew it together!