I'm currently part of Hive #7 of the Stash Bee block swapping group. Each month we make a few blocks for someone in our hive and as part of the post to let everyone know we've done our blocks for the month, we answer a question posed by the hive queen for that month.
This month's was an interesting one and while I pushed myself to answer it, I'm not sure it's the right answer for me.
The question is "what colors and prints would you add to your stash"?
Have you seen my stash? There's plenty of depth to it -- I estimate it tops out around 2500 yards of fabric collected over the past 35 years.
There are just bits from the very early years and probably 50% lives on these shelves that are my color palette. The rest is comprised of "style" groups -- 30's, Civil War, florals, etc.
So what was my answer?
Since I had a shop to stock and a budget to manage, I add new fabric to my stash first to fill gaps -- right now that that includes true greens and dark purples.
I'll always be a sucker for a great bird print.
Bees really get my attention, too.
I love all the modern prints but I don't buy much because I have noticed that I struggle with merging them into what I already own. I'm not sure if it's the color or the print style that holds me back.
I need to think about this more but I thought it would be interesting to pose the same question to all of you. What are you adding to your stash and how do you decide?
Impulse or plan?