I have been buying fabric and normally buy a few to go with each other and then when I get them home become unsure and swap them with others. So each of these quilts was actually made with fabric bought in 3 seperate lots and mixed about a bit.
I also don't plan in great detail, a mood takes me to make a quilt, I see what colours I feel like doing and go ahead. When making things I need spontaneity, too much planing and it becomes a chore. Also in terms of patchwork blocks and quilting I think many would cringe at what I do. I don't like complicated blocks or much detail, I just want to sew squares of fabrics together. And in terms of quilting, I hate it. That is I don't enjoy the process of holding the three layers of fabric together, so it's simple straight lines for me and as little as I can get away with.
Anyway, despite all of that and the fact that I have only learnt how to use a sewing machine in the past 18 months I think I end up with pretty and useful baby quilts.