Saturday, July 11, 2009
SUNDAY STASH GREETINGS EVERYONE - Well, most of you know me so well by now...
Enough to know that I am such a perfectionist in all aspects of my life. I rework and rework things until they are perfect. I tend to make sure everything is symmetrical. It just about drives me nuts at times. Not to mention politely annoy my DW. Selecting which fabrics to buy is no exception. I tend to order entire lines of fabric to satisfy my OCD. I have such a hard time matching up fabrics at times that adding an entire line helps relieve my "stress" of matching prints up. I can take two fabrics from two separate lines, put them side by side, and to most folks they would match based on color or theme. I would eventually find some way to undo it by pointing out that those fabrics don't really match because one doesn't have the right shade of blue or the stripes are too thick. And it all breaks down from there. Thus leading to my twisted conclusion, if a fabric designer says that all the prints in their current line coordinate, they do. They are OK for me to put together even though some are paisley and some are polk-a-dots. In my brain they are labeled SAFE to use together. See, I told you I'm nuts. Maybe someone can come up with a clinical term for that someday!
That's why I tend to purchase fabric in FQs. I could never afford to buy yards of an entire line. I'll sometimes buy half yards If I really can't live without them. Anyway, I think that's what attracts me to Joel Dewberry fabrics so much. His recent line Deer Valley has what, about 15 or 16 different prints in each colorway? Yeah! More options for me to select fabrics and make my quilts less boring!
Remember that post a week or so ago about buying the azure and persimmon colorways of Deer Valley? I wrote that I didn't like the tarragon colorway at first glance...
Well, last Wednesday my OCD kicked in again...
I realized that my collection of Deer Valley wasn't complete without this third colorway. I had to have it just so I would feel complete. Just so I had the WHOLE collection.
Oh my gosh... I'm sooo bad! It's maddness I tell you.
The tarragon colorway of Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley is my recent stash addition.
Posted by Ryan at 7:57 PM