Monday, June 17, 2013
Seduced by Color
It happens nearly every time. I need (or want) fabric, probably a particular color for a particular project. I walk into the store and I'm suddenly on color overload. I love nearly every fabric, nearly every color, nearly every print or plaid or plain. I forget the color I came into the store to find because, well, the exact color just isn't there and there are all these other beautiful fabrics.
I look and look and look. I pull bolts off the shelf and carry them around, trying to decide which fabrics to buy, what my budget will allow, how much of each I can buy, how I might use it. Then I remember the color I was searching for and realize that none of the bolts I'm holding is exactly the color or pattern I came into the store to buy, nor even a good substitute. One by one, I eliminate bolts of fabric putting them back in their places until I'm carrying nothing.
I walk out of the store empty-handed.
I'm a scrap quilter. I do better when I have to use what's already available at home. My shelves are stocked with spur-of-the-moment purchases because I was in the store for some notion or other. But I can rarely go to the store shopping for fabric and come home with just what I was hoping to find. There are just too many choices.
How about you? Are you stronger than me? Can you make quick, easy decisions about your fabric purchases? Or are you, too, seduced by color?
I'm linking to Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life.