In the past few days, I've been to a couple fabric stores, but nothing really rocked my world and I came home empty handed. I think I'm going to keep going with what I have for the time being.
However, my husband directed my attention to a quilt kit I'd picked up at Goodwill a couple months ago (originally from Joann's). I had set it aside on a shelf, out of sight/mind, and forgotten it. There are some really cool fabrics in there, and I considered using some in this quilt, but on second thought, they're so well coordinated with each other that I think they'd be better together in a project of their own, and quite possibly another kaleidoscope quilt. I'm going to make up a few blocks from that grouping and see how it goes.
I had a point with the title to this post. I know sometimes I'm all over the map here at TWISI, such that I tend to leave some loose ends. So I thought I'd give an update on a few items, in case you've been wondering (or not).
The wave/lava lamp quilt - I'd asked for name suggestions. It's still label-less at the moment, but I'm calling it the "Grandma Lava Ding-Dong" quilt. Yeah, it's goofy. But so am I. Dissecting my thought process a bit, the vintage fabrics reminded me of shirts my grandma might have worn, and the shapes in the quilt looked like lava lamps to me. I put the two words together—Grandma Lava—and that led me to think of "Rama Lama Ding-Dong" (the title to a '50s song or part of a line from a Grease tune, take your pick). Thus "Grandma Lava Ding-Dong" was hatched. It makes little sense, but it makes me smile and it's fun to say, so there you have it!
Speaking of fun things to say, I may be hiring a guy to do some landscaping whose name is Larry. Larry the Landscaper. I'm awaiting his estimate, but he's already earned points for having a fun name, like Bob the Builder.
Did I mention goofy?
My husband and I sometimes entertain each other by twisting song lyrics. Like Journey's Open Arms? Otherwise known as Broken Arms around here.
"So now I come to you with BROKEN ARMS...
So here I am with BROKEN ARMS, hoping you'll see
what your love means to me: BROKEN ARMS."
How about Bon Jovi's You Give Love a Bad Name?
"Shot through the heart, and you're to blame,
darlin' you give love
I'm sensing a theme. Love hurts, man.
And now I've completely lost my train of thought, as well as my desire to make any more sense this evening. It's late. Whaddaya say I pick this thread up later?
In parting, I am only somewhat embarrassed to say that I have been obsessed this week with the new Incubus CD. Found some of the songs on YouTube from a live performance. This one made me drag out a guitar for the first time since Christmas in an attempt (emphasis on attempt) to learn Defiance. And I am SO naming one of my next quilts, "Elegant Aberration."
And this song makes me seriously wish I could play drums. Looks like a ton of fun banging those skins (be sure to watch to the end when they have a do-over...funny!).