Over the weekend I taught class at a conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota. That’s a drive, a five hour drive, for me…and what’s a drive without a few stops at quilt shops.
I managed to find fat quarters on sale for $1.25 at The Calico Hutch in Hayward, Minnesota.
And I managed to find GUITAR fabric at Gruber’s in St. Cloud.
My son Karl is a senior this year and I was hoping to make him a quilt for graduation present. I have made him quilts in the past….a dinosaur, a Harry Potter, and a band/saxophone quilt. I was so excited at the prospect of making him an “adult” quilt….one without novelty fabric. Then I asked Karl what he wanted. I showed him some pictures and he said, “I just have one request. It has to have guitars.”
Well I was a little sad because I knew it would be hard to find something for an “adult” quilt yet use novelty fabric. Well I have been looking and looking and I am in LOVE with the guitar fabric from Gruder’s. It is brown and blue….perfect for a backing. So the current plan is to make a brown and blue quilt and use the guitar fabric for a backing. I am so excited….
So to my stash report.
6 yards of guitar fabric for backing
4.75 yards worth of fat quarters
= 10.75 yards in.
3 yards for my bubble quilt out.
Tomorrow I will be picking a winner for the circles to make a “bubbly” quilt. If you didn’t see that post before, you might want to check it out.
Tomorrow I will also be showing you how my “Patchwork Times” quilt a long is coming….so far, I’m loving it!
The guitar fabric is great! It’s perfect for a guy quilt.
Great looking guitar fabric. I love Grubers — and I’ve only been there once — on a road trip.
Love the guitar fabric!
It is perfect! I bet you feel relief now that you found the PERFECT fabric for the back! Good job!
WOW!! Tailor made for YOU!! Perfect!! Your son is going to flip!!
Fabulous find! And perfect for what he asked for. You get the good momma award. I love all your fat quarters.
Love the guitar fabric. Chad would love that too.
Great fabric finds and the guitar fabric will make such a great quilt for your son.