I used to play a game called the “what if” game. I would buy fabric in 2-3 yards quantity (or more) because I use to make 2 and 3 color quilts and it took a lot of yardage of the same fabric if that was all that was used in a quilt. Now I use multiple colors and scraps, but I still have the I need to buy 2-3 yards gene. Sometimes I can fight it off but at other times, I succumb to the purchase. This is where the “what if” game comes into play. I rarely make 2 and 3 color quilts anymore but I have a problem using a piece of the fabric that I bought and like if I am not using all of the fabric. If I use five inches off of this fabric, I might not have enough fabric for a large quilt in three colors. “What if” I am five inches short to have enough to make the quilt in the size I want.
This is something that I learned from my mother. She would say well I do not want to use a piece off of that fabric because I might not have enough fabric if I decide to make a quilt out of that fabric. So as I cut off five inches off of my yard or two yards of fabric, I really have to fight the “what if” syndrome and just do it. I remind myself that my quilting style has changed and I probably will not use the full piece of fabric in one quilt.
Am I the only one that suffers from this disease? Please tell me that I am not alone.
Thanks for visiting! I cannot leave you without a little quilty inspiration. This quilt was made by my mother and given to me.