I made a big decision over the weekend. I don’t know what prompted it… perhaps it was spending most of Saturday in the basement in my sewing area, staring at all the fabric I have. Perhaps it was looking at the pile of fabric in the laundry basket on the floor that still needs putting away. Or maybe it was looking at several of my older quilt books that show quilts from the 1800’s made from scraps. Whatever.
I have decided to make a New Year’s Resolution for 2009. The only fabric I will purchase for quilting will be for the backing of any quilts I make. And, maybe I can get by without even buying those! I have tons of solid fabrics, and have been looking at Amish quilts lately. I love their boldness, and over the past year or two, have noticed the emphasis in decorating towards big splashes of color. So I have several quilts floating around in my brain that will help me reduce the amount of fabric I have while creating some (hopefully) beautiful quilts. It’s a personal challenge, and I like trying.