Quilters are supposed to fall in love with fabrics. Lots of them. So much so that husbands are supposed to get a little put out by the stash the wife feels she needs to accumulate. So, why is it that I can't find any fabric for my next project? I don't have a "stash" of fabric, and I can't find anything that strikes my fancy for this project.
I followed up on the ad for a lady's quilt stash last night. "A lifetime" of fabric the husband said. She was awarded fair ribbons for her quilts. From what I could tell, she used all her good fabric and all that was left was scraps of stuff from the craft store that I would never use. He acted like it was a treasure chest.
I headed to the local quilt store today, and stood there for a hour debating over how I could come up with something, anything that would work for this table runner project. I need to find the large print fabric to start with, then the other fabrics can follow.
So, I went to Joann's to see if I could find some fabric to get by with. Nothing.
I then drove to the other quilt store that is a few more miles out of the way, and although I like this store so much more than the one closer to me, I STILL could not come up with a set of fabrics to work with!! I know I am fabric/color coordinating challenged, but this is depressing. I must have spent at least another hour or more there looking at all the wonderful fabrics.
I came home with only having to put gas in the car, and knowing that I cannot proceed until I can figure out how to get some fabric to work with. Oh well, I over spent my budget this month anyway. This will keep me at a slower pace. But, then again, it's winter out there. Literally Freezing. It's a perfect time to snuggle inside my quilting room and spend some time there.