On more than one occasion, I have been the subject of amusement for my friends and family. Today was one of those days. My daughter and I were talking (still enjoying our Holiday visit) and the topic of the conversation turned to quilting (big surprise there!). I was telling her about the collection of fat quarters I bought recently. This was the second of these collections I purchased. When I purchased the first collection, some of my friends admired them so I bought the second collection with the intention of sharing. My dilemma is this, when I opened the second box I discovered that there are some different fabrics in the second box than in the first. Of course I'm still willing to share, but, I first need to sort the pieces and make sure I have one of each for myself!!!
This conversation led me to admit my problem with fat quarters...........I never used to buy them at all. I always wanted more of a print than just a quarter of a yard, fat or otherwise. To me, a fat quarter was more like a leftover piece or a scrap. I usually buy fabric by the bolt or at least several yards at a time. Then one day I walked into a quilt shop and saw a beautiful sight. It was a collection of fat quarters. It was a beautiful tower of fat quarters tied together with a burgandy and gold ribbon. I had to have it. I bought it, brought it home and put in on display on a shelf in my studio.
Ever since then, I have been collecting fat quarter collections.
My daughter was amused when I admitted that I haven't ever used any of the fat quarters. I just collect them. I love them. I like the way they are arranged and the different sets they come in. I like to look at the way the collection will go from one color to the next.
OK. I may have a fabric obsession within my fabric obsession!!! Perhaps I'll find the perfect pattern which calls for many different fat quarters and I'll have them ready to go!!!