This was my weekend:
I binged watch the first season of Downton Abbey (the UK version) and cut a 3" square of nearly every piece of fabric that I own. I did this because:
a) Hurricane Joaquin was threatening the New England coast and I was feeling kind of nesty - not a word, but I know that you know what I'm talking about
b) it was the first Saturday in about forever that I didn't have any plans
c) my idea for a very important quilt is not working as well as I had hoped, so I am shifting gears
d) I love working with color wheels.
Suprisingly and thankfully, Hurricane Joaquin made a sharp right turn into the Atlantic. We still got some heavy rain and wind and I was tempted to turn on the heat, but did not. Ironing keeps me warm. Sunday was a stunning day.
But my biggest surprise was . . . drumroll please . . . wait for it . . .
I don't have enough fabric.
I know we've all thought this on occasion as a way to justify that 'I had to have it' purchase (guilty). This is different - I don't have enough fabric to do a complete color wheel. What you see here is a first draft, a rough cut, a quick sketch, and it is woefully incomplete. I hope you can see the outline of the '10' and get an idea of where I'm going with this.
I though I had it covered. I am seriously lacking in every color and this is why: I buy for specific projects and have never bought for stash building. I guess this is the time.
So tell me - why do you buy fabric? Do you buy for a certain project, to build your stash or whatever catches your eye? If you are an experienced stash builder, one who buys without a project in mind, but with the intention of building a stash, how do you do it? Is it really as simple as it sounds? I'd love to know . . .