Here's a sampling of some of the fabrics I bought, not necessarily lined up next to what I am going to combine with what.
I've been eyeing this chevron fabric for weeks at Quilt Ventura. And the blue on the far left? Well, I do already have a half yard of it, but I am planning to use it in the scrappy Underground Railroad squares I'm making, and then it will be gone. Oh, no! So obviously, I needed to buy more, didn't I? Since the shop in question happened to have a half yard already cut and ready to go, and since I won't be back there again for a whole entire YEAR!
As I told my friend, I want to have my fabric and use it, too. Like cake.
These two I just had to add to the stash:
I was pretty sure they would look good with some black rose fabric I bought on sale a few months ago. Then I found the darker blue fabric on the far right--blue chrysanthemums. And I am happy to see that some of the first fabric I ever bought, the two paler fabrics with giant flowers, go with these as well.
Could be overkill with the flowers, though, so who knows whether I really will use all of these together. And I think the colors will pop even more if I throw in a "hotter" one somewhere.
I haven't put away all the fabric yet. I'm too busy admiring it. Plus, stuffing it into my already overflowing bins could be challenging. I really need to organize that closet of mine. I don't really need clothes, do I?!