I am sharing these to give you a tiny morsel of why I am
going to endeavor/try to not buy fabric in the future.
Try being the word in emphasis.
This barely a smidgen of my taupe collection.
I have finally cut a 5.75 strip off of every piece that is 1/2 yard and smaller. I plan to make the Isotaupe quilt that was featured in QNM earlier this year. You too can play along... Free instructions here. (If you just want to see the finished quilt, click on either Isotaupe.)
I have a lot more mediums & darks, but apparently I do not have photos of them.
Some other possible & probable ideas for my Taupes:
An applique project with a scrappy light background.
Ping - a BOM
A BAQ block... (no sense in creating a whole nuther UFO in that genre.)
Japanese Puzzle - I bought the pattern & the template... (I originally was going to do this in Asian prints...)
That will hopfully make a dent in 1 of my fabric collections.
Also I want to use my "new" fabrics that might be considered "trendy" so that I won't have one of those "what was I thinking" moments in a year or sooner. (I have a Jinny Beyer kit that keeps screaming that very phrase to me. I still like the pattern & the fabrics, but I still do not want to do that kind of piecing...)
So I am unofficially officially joining Judy in a year of Austerity. (quit laughing so hard...)