What if you don’t have the fabric that you need for a quilt? What do you do? There are only a few choices as far as I can see.
- Look through your stash for the 100th time hoping that somehow it it there even though you know it won’t be.
- Go to the quilt store hoping they have it.
- Look online hoping that what you are seeing on your monitor is what the fabric actually looks like. Of course this is really not a good idea since you don’t have the time to wait for a fabric to be shipped to you anyways.
- Try to dye or paint fabric to create what you need even though you know that that most likely will not work.
- Settle for what you do have in your stash.
I am at that point. My daughter gave me feedback as to what sky looked the best for my global warming quilt in EQ (Electric Quilt) and of course she picked the one with the sky fabric that I do not have. I guess that is one of the dangers of EQ. The fabric looks great in your quilt design, but you don’t have that fabric.
She picked the one with the dark red orange sky. Her only comment was that she was not sure the stacks should be done in frivolous fabrics like dots for such a serious topic. I did not really have dots to work with anyways. But my thoughts were to make the stacks sort of friendly and harmless looking which is in stark contrast to the plumes coming out of them. Maybe I will have to rethink this. The plumes of pollution are the major part of the quilt. The quilt is very long and skinny at 12 in by 29 in.
My daughter said it reminded her of the smoke monster in a movie she watched as a kid called Ferngully. It was an animated film about saving the rain forest. Robin Williams was a voice of one of the characters in the movie. I remember how she was scared of the monster in this film. Of course she was pretty young when she saw it.
So what do I do about the red orange fabric? I guess I will do all 5 of the things above. I guess by the time I get to 5 I will be settling for a red sky which I do have. But I sure wish I had the red orange.
Linking to NIna-Marie.
Thanks for reading and commenting about what you do when you don’t have the fabric you need for a quilt. Should I just settle for the red?