Obviously we cant travel with our entire stash....so these situations require a little bit of planning.
A few of us are to meeting up soon to spend a day putting together some blocks for CQA's Big Quilt Bee. Here is how I decided what I would take.
1st up, fabrics that were created to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday ( a required element in each block)
These fabrics have blacks, beige/yellows, greys, browns, & reds. So, next I looked to see if I had a print that had all or most of those colours and dug out this floral.
then, I began pulling fabric scraps containing similar colours with a variety of texture and different sized prints. (many of these fabrics are oddly shaped, leftover bits from previous projects)
it is hard to see from this pile, but I have pulled from fairly light to fairly dark in each grouping.. Below, you can get the idea of how they look when they are sent off to play with each other
A short video of how to make these "slab" blocks can be viewed here