Quilting is no different. Every year new fabrics appear, colour styles change and the old stash begins to look tired. Really, if you want to stay at the top of your game you HAVE to buy fabric. Regularly and consistently.
So today, fulfilling my duty as a quilter/tutor, some of my hard earned cash was put into maintenance. It was a difficult job, but necessary!
After making decisions that should bolster my stash until the next scheduled maintenance, I had each cut and paid for...at this point I felt my duty done.
The fabric in the photograph (and perhaps a TINY bit more) was placed in a paper bag, which was slid across the counter to me. When I picked the paper bag up, the fabric weight shifted to the bottom of the bag which - immediately burst open.
The person who had carefully cut and tallied my fabric assured me that this was unusual...I just wondered if in this maintenance call I might have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Better to be prepared I say!