Coins of the fabric variety, of course! I don't know about you, but I do tend to buy fabrics just because I love them, rather than having a specific project in mind. And then I often have trouble deciding exactly what to do with them, what wonderful project could possibly justify cutting into that beautiful material? And so the fabric sits in my cupboard, patiently waiting. I sometimes take it out to look at it, have a little think about what I could make with it, try it out against some other fabrics - and then put it back in again. I know that I will use it eventually. But the thought that I might use it up and not "have it" any more is always a little bit of a worry. (How does this happen? How does someone become so addicted to something so quickly? Is it just me?)
But then I kept seeing all these gorgeous coin quilts all over blogland, and had a bit of a lightbulb moment. I could cut just a tiny piece of fabric and put it into a coin quilt, and that way would always have a little piece of it to remind me, whatever should happen to the rest of it. So that is what I am doing, collecting coins from my most favourite fabrics. They are quite small pieces, just 3.5 x 5.5 inches - small enough that I don't feel too bad cutting into the fabric but big enough to show the beautiful patterns and prints.
It's been quite an interesting exercise too. You can REALLY tell what my favourite colours are, can't you?! But I do like other colours too, like red and green, and darker blues & purples, as well as these sugared almond shades you see here. So maybe I need to be a bit more mindful of that when buying fabric in the future. In the meantime, I shall just keep adding to this little collection, until it is ready to be turned into a quilt.
And I know it will be wonderful!