The funny thing, as we were looking at different quilt blocks he ended up liking this circle block that I had been planning to use for my other bee in October. I don't know why I had ruled it out for this quilt. Then I dragged my wonderful and amazing fiance to the fabric store (the sale is still going on!) to look at some fabrics that he would like. At first it didn't go so well. Nothing was calling out to him. It was all too girly so he just said to do whatever I wanted. Not what I wanted to hear! I offered to go to another fabric store - his idea of a perfect Saturday - but then he spied some faux wood Moda fabric from the Modascape line. I have to admit that at first I was a little nervous when he showed it to me. I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to use it but I got an idea.
I'm going to use the faux wood fabric as the background 12.5" x 12.5" square. Then we picked out more "manly" fabrics for the stripes. When I got home I edited out a few of the fabrics and then picked up some Kona solids to help break up the patterned fabrics. The girl helping me at the fabric store was very encouraging about my fabric selections. I don't know if she was just blowing smoke but it eased my mind a bit because I am still working at building my confidence when it comes to my fabric selections. Fingers crossed she's right and it will come together well!