Most of my quilts have polka dot fabrics in them.
Whether I use a dot for the entire background fabric or just a little here and there, I almost always incorporate polka dots in my quilts. It adds a bit of whimsy. They're happy! They're classic. I LOVE them. But there have been times when I have went to my stash and just didn't have the variety I needed. It's like all I had was polka dots! In my opinion, polka dots are always a safe choice when buying fabric, but I've realized that I needed to branch out a bit.
So, while I was on my quilting retreat two weekends ago, I splurged and bought about 3 yards of fabric. I couldn't resist these prints. I have no idea when I will use them!?! But they are colors that I like. They are sweet and fun and whimsical.
Just quarter yard cuts, since I don't really have a purpose for them. Enough to make my little heart happy though.
I also felt inclined to buy some more orange and teals for my crayon quilt. Again, only quarter yard cuts. As you can see on the left, I already had 5 POLKA DOTS in my fabric collection!!! I think the ones I bought are adding a nice variety of color, prints and scale to the collection though.
And finally, I bought a few fabrics to finish off a little Fig Tree Halloween wall hanging I'm working on.