My Guitar Hero

So I finished the t-shirt quilt, and was all set to make the baby quilt for my co-worker.
All set.
But I couldn't find any fabric in my stash that I liked, and I couldn't decide on a pattern that I liked, and then things just snowballed and nothing was right, and nothing would ever be right again!
So what do you do in this situation? Do you ever HAVE these situations?
Is it just me?
It might just be me...
So what I did was pull out the guitar fabrics that I've collected for years and start hacking it up.
Let me explain.
If you had to buy a novelty fabric to signify me, you'd pick flamingos. If you were making something for The Princess, you'd pick dogs. Ok, not really. You'd pick dogs for me, but if you really wanted the Poodle's eyes to light up, you'd pick up something with pork chops on it.
But if you met the Sweet Baboo, you'd nod and shrug and say
"Guitars. Of course."
So I've been collecting guitar fabrics forever, with no clear idea of what to do with it. Then the other day I was looking through Flickr, trying to get motivated for the baby quilt, and he commented, "Why are the zig-zags always going horizontally? Why don't people make vertical zig-zags?"
Good question!
Why don't they? And by "they" I mean "I". I've been thinking about working in series on things, doing the same pattern over and over until I really can say I'd mastered it, so why not start with the zig-zag?
So here it is.
The Sweet Baboo's guitar quilt.
This missing corner is where I ran out of orange fabric. Trip to Judy's is on the agenda for tomorrow.
Maybe some fret boards as a border?
He seems to like it.
And he deserves it.
He's a good guitar player, and an even better man.
Happy New Year Baby.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I did not even know that there was that many guitar related fabrics! That is so very cool!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool quilt for a guitar lover! My son would adore this!

shabby girl said...

Of course, fret borders! So cute! You are so very cleever! I never thaought about it, but he's right. I've never seen the zig zags go vertical. It's good to be different!

Leslie said...

this looks so great.

live a colorful life said...

Awesome! I am saving Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts, and guitar fabric for the sashing. It will probably be the most.expensive.quilt.ever. I mean each block is like $20 and I have lost track of how many I even have...but it's going to be super cool when it's done. I just need to stop collecting t-shirts....

Magpie Sue said...

Okay, first of all, I'm a little miffed. I don't know how it happened but I've checked your blog between the red and cream snowball quilt post and now and all I ever saw was the snowball quilt post. How come your other, more recent, post(s) didn't show up until today???!!! Someone is holding out on me and I don't like it!

Now that I have that off my chest, I LOVE the guitar quilt! It's going to be FABULOUS.

I hope you went with the skinny inner border of black on the T-shirt quilt. I thought that looked elegant. Just in case you cared or anything. ;- )

prashant said...

So cute! You are so very cleever!

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