So I finished the t-shirt quilt, and was all set to make the baby quilt for my co-worker.
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?"
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.