Monday, March 30, 2015

Cue Black Sabbath

Or Alice in Chains.  Or Tool.  Metallica isn't always hard core enough for this man...

These bad boys lovely fabrics arrived in the mail today from Elkabees's Fabric Paradise.  Wow.  Speedy delivery, and promptly answered email queries!  Is that flame fabric not to die for?  Even if you're not a skull and crossbone and badass-themed type of guy.  Guy.  I've intended to make a throw-sized quilt for my husband for many years.  Even got some outdoor-themed fabric once to ended up as curtains in a motorhome we had back then.  Here are the ones he recently found, and one I added in as a nod to his third daughter, our Rottweiler, Naala.

There are some more pieces on the way.  And I have a non-conventional, not quite symmetrical quilt pattern idea that he is okay with, as he is definitely not the "follows the crowd" kind of guy.

Cue Vivaldi.  Maybe some Enya.  A little Coldplay or Garou even...

These were my additions to the purchase.

This was on sale and the last .83 yard they had.  It is my Bella! Sassy/disgruntled, then purring contentedly.  It will be added to the growing stash of black and white fabric.

Speaking of growing...

After I wrote yesterday's post, I thought I'd just start two more blocks, so I'd have a leaders and enders project on the go.  Oops, four entire blocks later, and I now have six in total!  I'm quite liking this latest Scrap-a-Palooza quilt, from August of last year.

Brrrrr Park (yes, there are 5 r's in it) was frozen, ha, as far as being worked on over the weekend.  Sadly, it will not make it into my hoped-for finishes for the First Quarter Finish Along.  The deadline is tomorrow.

I'm linking this post to Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times.  First time for me for this party!  And also to Free Motion by the River, button on sidebar.


  1. Wow! I cannot wait to see what you make for your Guy with those fabrics!

  2. I too am interested in seeing what you have planned. Bet it will be wonderful!

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  4. I love your cat fabric. It looks like the fabric for your husband's quilt won't evolve into camper curtains this time around.

  5. Love that blue quilt and all the other fabric choices are perfect! (some more purrrfect than others ;p)

  6. That cat fabric truly is Bella!!! haha You know I'm right with ya on those skull fabrics :) I'm cuing Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, and a bunch of other screaming idiots that I cannot name LOL That red scull fabric is absolutely lush. . . I might have to order some up for the back of my hubby's quilt. . . hmmmmm....

  7. It's always a pleasure to find just the right fabric for a special person. Enjoy sewing with it! I like your string blocks. Scrap-a-palooza should come with a slightly altered Ruffles potato chips tag line: betcha can't make just one!


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