Stash Disparity

One of the local shops here does a Saturday Sampler every year. This year one selection was in blues and yellows, which caught my eye. So I decided to make it, and the shop owner suggested if I wanted a larger quilt (which I do) to just use my stash at home to make more of the blocks every month. I thought that was a pretty neat idea, and then thought, okay, I’ll make it totally out of my scrap bin fabrics, continuing in just blue and yellow as the original blocks are.

Ummm, I think I have a bit of a problem though. These are my stacks of blues and yellows:hpim4110-blog-sized.jpg

I have NOT pulled all my blues out of my scrap bin, I’ve barely touched the surface of the blue scraps; but I HAVE pulled every single piece of yellow scrap I have out of the bin. I have more yellow, a bit more, and I have some golds and oranges, that are yardage pieces. My stash is 8 shelves high, each shelf hold 3 stacks; and I have 2 shelves in another unit that hold bolts. Of that, I have one stack that holds yellows, mixed in with the golds. This is after spending an entire year making sure every time I bought fabric I bought either a piece of yellow or gold.

The dictionary defines disparity as inequality, difference, the fact or condition of being unequal. I think I have a little bit of color disparity in my stash!

7 thoughts on “Stash Disparity

  1. That’s because yellow just makes a quilt pop!! Do you have time to do some of your fabulous dyes??!!! πŸ˜€ 8 shelves high…. I’m coming to your house to shop… πŸ˜‰

  2. WOW! Thank you, I’d appreciate that. You guys surprised me there! I’d be happy to trade my hand-dyed FQ’s in exchange.

    The patterns are log cabin block variations and each block is 8-1/2 unfinished, but I don’t know what all the blocks are, she reveals a new block every month. In the first two blocks, the pieces are anywhere from 3″ square to 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Not big pieces, just scraps. Hence the thought I could do this from my scrap bin!

  3. I’d offer to send you some more yellows, but I’d bet I don’t have many either! On the other hand, blues I’ve got! Maybe I’d better start working on balancing things a bit! πŸ˜‰

  4. I have more blue than yellow, too!

    Sody, hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this post was scraped by the unix(dash)fu guy. Drop me an email and i’ll tell you how to deal with this guy. Hugs, Carla

  5. We ll it seems my stash isn’t quite as tall as yours, it only fills a 6 ft. wide closet with 6 shelves 16″ high each. Plus my hubby made me some fat quarter holders. I am not into blue but I seem to have a lot. Yellows and oranges have more space. I am new to blogging but not to quilting. I am a longarm quilter and am very active in our statewide guild. If you dye, that could be your answer, it is so fun. A friend of mine did it commercially, quit a few years ago but now is getting back into it because of customer demand, soon Primrose Gradations will be available again.

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