My quilt-related mission on this trip was to fill in some gaps in my fabric stash. I was out or almost out of blacks, whites, and greys, so I needed to restock on those. But since I love the variation in visual texture that a variety of low-volume fabrics gives to quilt and love to use a variety of fabrics in a single colorway to give depth and variation, I have mostly gotten smaller cuts of fabric in a variety of prints (including more of a bunch of Doe fabrics that I used in my Which Way Do I Go quilt).
Here are a few more of the fabrics I got this trip. Again, Gotham Quilts was my fabric source — I love their fabric selections and bundles! The fabrics below are mainly from their Metallic Neutral Yarn Dye Bundle and the Traffic Bundle, plus Parallels in Black and White (from Erin McMorris’s Distrikt line),
I love the low volume and neutral prints I have gotten (and there is at least one or two more posts coming that will show off my stash additions!). At the same time, though, I love to quilt my quilts to death. Quilting adds a layer of design that can transform a quilt, but it shows up so much better on solids and near-solids. Plus, I am forever coming up with a design and finding I don’t really have enough of a single fabric to make a border or background.
I probably need a large volume of solids or near-solid blenders in my fabric stash in a selection of colors, so that I have some for whatever project comes up. I did buy some solids in black, grey, white, eggplant and teal, since those are colors I like to use, but when faced with the near infinite variation of solids available, I tend to freeze and find myself not buying anything. Do you have large cuts of fabric you always keep on hand? Prints or solids? What colors? And how much do you buy? I would love to hear how other people manage their stash!
Linking this up to Stash Sunday with Molli Sparkles