Flannel hasn't made it into my stash...yet. Never say never when it comes to fabric. Thirties fabric was not on my radar until I discovered that it makes a quilt with a bright and sunny demeanour. I still won't use it willy nilly but it well may make an appearance into a cross period scrap quilt.
I'm a big fan of reproduction fabric, but not all of it. Toiles don't feature heavily in my stash. Neither do conversational prints.
I will have to confess to many of my friends that batiks make my eyes roll. I am at a loss to understand their appeal but obviously many people love them. I am open to being persuaded to look at them again, so if you're a batik fan, please educate me!
I've just made a foray into African fabric.
The quality of the basecloth is unreliable but the colours, patterns and textures are interesting. Just as an aside, it seems that some fabric manufacturers are using a cheaper, thinner basecloth and I don't like it!
Over time my taste for patterns has altered too. For instance, once I would have been dreaming of making a "wedding ring" pattern.
Now my dream has altered slightly to the "pickle dish".
If that doesn't satisfy your desire for beautiful quilts, go and visit a few of the sites that I regularly pop in to see fascinating and thoughtful and downright beautiful quilts in progress:
Thanks to all of the above for investing so much time into entertaining and thought provoking blogposts. I'd love to hear about your likes and dislikes, what fabrics feature most heavily in your stash, what you avoid and how your quilt taste has altered.