Yesterday I embarked upon Part Two of my sewing room clean-out. The previous round consisted of tidying the easily-accessible piles, but when I read about Allyson and Nicole's challenge to make this snowball quilt, I decided I needed to go deep in the recesses of my sewing room closet to find the boxes of fabric sorted by color so I could decide what color to make my snowball quilt.
I knew that I wouldn't have enough reds, but I've always loved blue and knew that my biggest box was full of blue fabrics. Of course, it was the furthest in and on the very bottom of a pile of other boxes. While on my way there, I sorted through each color box, pulling out fabrics that no longer appealed to me. Yes, I was right - woefully short on reds. Not surprisingly, judging by my blog header, I have a very large stash of orange fabrics. But I wanted, not another orange quilt, but something different.
I have some lovely purples, but most of those have already been cut for a scrappy purple and cream quilt that I have not yet started.
Digging deeper, I finally reached my tub of blue fabrics, finding some treasures along the way that I know have lived with me since I started quilting and collecting fabric in 1993. I opened the box of blues, and after culling out the prints that I no longer loved, here - voila - is my "huge" stash of blue fabrics. Oh my. For somebody who subscribes to Carrie Nelson's More-Is-Better Theory of Scrap Quilts, this will never give me the ultra scrappy look I want. Good thing I work at a quilt store. I think I need to go shopping!