I've never really considered the value of solids. Usually when I shop in the fabric store or online I'm drawn to the prints. Prints of all kinds...plaids, florals, etc.. I've always loved fabrics, lots and lots of fabrics. Even in my home....I have always loved long window treatments with yards and yards of fabric. But you know, I've NEVER EVER had or used ANY solid colors. It was not even considered on my part. But...you know....things can change, right? I'm thinking about some right now!! I was thinking about this today and I thought...I'll go and see how many solids I have. The ones above were really only bought to use in borders. As you can see, I don't have very many. I don't know why this came to me today, but I intend to be more aware of the solids in the future. As I continue to try and finish hand quilting the baby quilt that seems to NEVER get finished, I'm considering other projects in my mind. I think some solids are in the near future....after all, there IS the ROUND Thang to finish!!
Above is a bird DH cut out and I painted years and years ago for my grandmother. I was so glad to see that she had kept it all these years.....so, I inherited it back. My grandmother was a BIG bird watcher as well. I guess I have come by it through her!!