Grunge Time!

Grunge Time!

Okay so here’s the exciting news! Coats and Clark who are, as I understand it, the parent company of Westminster Fabrics (Rowan and Free Spirit) will be coming out with their own lines of fabric as well.  With their brand on it.  To be honest, the whole the brand/ that brand thing is rather perplexing, but anyway, Eclectic Elements is Tim Holtz’s premier line of fabric with Coats.  And I got to design the below quilt for their Market Booth. As I am at Market now as this post is posting, you may have already seen some glimpses of it. I know Katy got some it to play with and posted a fun sneak peak on her Instagram page earlier this week. And Tim posted it himself last week on his site. As far as I know he is mostly known in the scrapbook world, but there is always a lot of crossover in both of those worlds.

I love the prints in this:

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Especially this one:

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And here is my quilt Going My Way.  Directions will be available online shortly after Market.  I simply ran out of time before!

Tim Holtz Arrows

Going My Way quilt

And then I made these little bags based on Monica‘s treat totes for some giveaways at Market!



What do you all think? Leave a comment and I will draw a name next week and send a winner a bunch of scraps from this project!


  • DianeY


    Wow! I see some exciting prints in this group

    May 18, 2013 at 7:39 am
  • Michele


    I love all of the fabric! Tim H. is so talented. I can’t wait to shop till I find it!!

    May 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm
  • So cool! I especially love the quilt.

    May 18, 2013 at 5:33 pm
  • Patty K


    I think your quilt is fantastic! The little bags are so cute.

    May 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm
  • Lynn D in NC


    I love these fabrics – the prints in them are fantastic. The quilt you made has a much more masculine feel with these fabrics – unexpected, but not sure why. Those clock faces are wonderful – I could see some really neat things done with fussy cutting too. Those bags are wonderful too – really like those. Have fun at market and share as much as you can about it.

    May 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm
  • Love hearing about Market Scott. Wish I was there. One of these days I hope I can go. As for Tim Holtz fabrics I love them. I’ve always been a fan of his scrapbook stuff so look forward to seeing the fabrics. Sometimes I think my taste are all over the place. Clean modern fabrics, bright colors, always Kaffe, and then there is the vintage antique side I just love. Need a house with many many rooms to hold all my eclectic styles. haha Have fun in Portland.

    May 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm
  • WOW – I really like these prints. I was pleasantly surprised from the post title. They are “manly” prints that are finally interesting! Very nice!!

    May 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • mrsmoore


    Very interesting prints, and I always like to see prints that aren ‘t “pretty.” Love what did with them, too.

    May 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • Cecilia


    I really like all of the text prints and that clock print just might be my favorite.

    May 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm
  • MaryBeth


    Love the little totes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    May 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm
  • Perri


    Love the quilt! Great job with the design; it works really well with the fabric. I am especially excited about the bag idea as I just finished a top and have enough fabric leftover to do the same. I was looking for someway to use the scraps as I wasn’t done with the fabric yet, so thanks again for the inspiration.

    May 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • I used a lot of Tim Holts stuff when I was making Altered Art. I really love his patterns with your quilt design. I think it will look great for guys (the prints) and your quilt pattern for both! Love the modern look to your quilt! I love scraps! Fingers crossed!

    May 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm
  • Shelley C


    Very cool prints esp the clock one 🙂 It really will be a treat bag with those scraps in it. I like the toned down colors…

    May 19, 2013 at 3:48 am
  • Olive


    The quilt is beautiful and the bags are so cute!

    May 19, 2013 at 7:05 am
  • Patty


    These fabrics are fantastic! Love the way you set them together! Can’t believe how much you get finished, along with your dayjob.

    May 19, 2013 at 7:40 am
  • Rosalie


    I love this fabric of Tim’s and what you did with it. Hope you are having a good time in Portland at Market. I was fortunate enough to go once. Hope I can find some of that fabric and better yet wind some. Like both of the quilts you have shown. Enjoy seeing your work. Rosalie

    May 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  • Judy1522


    I love the fabrics they have lots of interesting text and prints on them and I really like the clock print. The giveaway bags are great also.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm
  • Wow, these fabrics look so fabulous (Love Tim’s ranges) but the quilt is just stunning. So glad I followed the link from Tim’s website to find you!

    May 20, 2013 at 9:11 am
  • Vonda


    Tim Holtz designs and style are my favorites in the scrapbook/stamping world. I can not wait to get my hands on the fabrics now – something different and quite cool!! Awesome quilt!

    May 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm
  • Pamela Bennett


    I love this quilt!,so much work went into it. I am a big fan of Tim’s products and this will definitely be on my list of must haves. Thanks for the chance.

    May 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm
  • Fantastic quilt! I will be hard to pick a favorite in Tim’s new collection. Will love trying!! Would love to have some scraps to sample:)

    May 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm
  • Cathy


    Love your quilt,has a more masculine touch to it.

    May 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  • Linda Lynn


    Your quilt is quite amazing. As a new quilter, I am still trying simple designs. Looking forward to buying the fabrics and trying a quilt of my own.

    May 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  • At first I couldn’t think how I’d use these fabrics, even though I think they are interesting.Very different, but now that I’ve seen your work, I am thinking of projects that would look really good with this range.Thanks for sharing.I would love to have seen Tim’s booth, and your quilt first hand.

    May 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm
  • lynaeve


    I love this fabric line. thanks for the chance!

    May 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm
  • Maura


    Your quilt is stunning! Such a gorgeous work of art!!

    May 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm
  • Jeff Allen-Kantrowitz


    It is so nice to see that Tim has designed a fabric line now. What you have created is just wonderful and can’t wait to get my hands on this fabric and looking forward to your tutorial. Thank you for sharing this.

    May 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm
  • Ange B


    Your quilt is spectacular Scott, love the bags also! I’m a huge fan of Tim Holtz and can’t wait to get my hands on these amazing fabrics….thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    May 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm
  • Kind of a steampunk feel to some of those fabrics. The text one is my favourite as well.

    May 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • Nancy Dare


    I’m a Tim Holtz fan & got here from a link on his blog. I love his new fabric line & the quilt you made with it is FABULOUS!…it looked wonderful hanging in his booth

    May 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm
  • Carol Watson


    Great quilt – it had to be fun playing with the new Tim Holtz fabrics.

    May 21, 2013 at 5:49 am
  • Sharon L-S


    I am a quilter and a rubber stamper; and yes a Tim Holtz groupie. I got a “little quilt” at NQA last year that was out of my usual tropical or nautical themes because it looked like something Tim would do. I am so waiting for this material to show up at the stores. Your quilt is absolutely stunning in the way you captured the TH look. I have the matching papers in my stash and could paper piece it today. Really love the bags you made. I had not thought of that. I am so glad Tim linked your blog with his yesterday. I am bookmarking your blog.
    I scrolled thru some of your previous posts. Love the World Mystery Tours and the Disneyland video. thanks for sharing and happy sewing!

    May 21, 2013 at 6:04 am
  • Maureen Chandler


    Your quilt is amazing – so much creative detail! Love the little bags too – just charming. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with these wonderful new fabrics!!

    May 21, 2013 at 6:26 am
  • emme


    I love the measuring tapes and the bees!

    May 21, 2013 at 7:03 am
  • kim


    Found your amazing quilt on Tim’s blog and instantly came over to subscribe. I can’t wait to get hold of these fabrics. I do some vintage wood work and these are a perfect compliment to some of my pieces!

    May 21, 2013 at 7:23 am
  • Shirley


    What absolutely amazing work you do and what absolutely amazing fabric by Tim Holtz. The Journey continues!

    May 21, 2013 at 8:18 am
  • Cynthia Albrecht


    Awesome quilt! I can’t wait to get my hands on the butterfly fabric!

    May 21, 2013 at 8:42 am
  • I fell in love with this when I first saw photos of it a couple of weeks ago. I love Tim’s work and I’m thrilled to see it in fabric. It’s been a natural progression really.

    Rosanne, nursing a really damaged knee, from her armchair, England

    May 21, 2013 at 9:17 am
  • sherly


    WOW and more WOW!

    May 21, 2013 at 9:59 am
  • Kat Scott


    Love the look of this fabric! Would be perfect to use in a steam punk quilt! The measuring tape bits is probably my favorite from these pictures, but in person…. who knows! Thanks for offering your scraps!


    May 21, 2013 at 10:29 am
  • Shauna


    Your quilt is fantastic!! So great to see a quilt that doesn’t look like the same ol’ same ol’. No floral fabric “wedding ring” quilts for this gal! I have all Tim’s papers and many of his other products and use them frequently in my artwork. So, to see him proceed into textiles is exciting! I found your blog from a link on Tim’s so have now bookmarked yours as well. Oh, I also just adore the bags you made! I love bags of that type for art supplies. Thanks for sharing your progressive pieces made from Tim’s fabrics. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

    May 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm
  • Shauna


    Just a P.S. to my previous post – Tim isn’t so much from the scrapbooking genre as the stamping and mixed media world. Just an FYI. 🙂

    May 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  • Marsha Monroe


    I used to quilt all the time in the 90’s but this fabric by Tim may just revive that creative art for me. Love your design, that was always so fun and I loved playing with the fabric. This should be fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway

    May 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm
  • love the fabrics though.

    May 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm
  • valerie


    Simply amazing. Love your design. The fabrics are unique.

    May 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm
  • Margriet


    What a gorgeous quilt. The design is so fresh and exciting.
    Love to work with lace, so these vintage themed fabrics will be used a lot.

    May 22, 2013 at 1:03 am
  • Jean D


    I am a mixed media artist who loves the Tim Holtz line of papers, have been a quilter/seamstress/fabric hoarder for most of my life, so when I saw these, I was thrilled! I don’t know who is going to offer them in my area, but hope there were LOTS of orders at the show. 🙂

    May 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm
  • hello,
    wow- you did funny things with these funny fabrics. I love to go to my local quilt/fabric-store, but i don’t think that they would get in these fabrics…

    May 22, 2013 at 11:41 pm
  • Chris


    The bags are cute but the quilt is beyond beautiful. Fantastic. Just love it!

    May 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm
  • Sheryl Eb


    Love your quilt! I am a Tim Holtz fan, and do scrapbook, but have been quilting for years. I think these fabrics will be fabulous. Love the print type looking material, clock, the blue and tan ticking is fab too. Ok, all of it is great.

    May 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm
  • Great combos of the prints! Love what you did with the quilt, love the way they work together, hope you’ll be sharing some other projects with these new fabrics.

    May 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • Love the fabrics and your quilt and bags are wonderful!!

    May 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm
  • Love the fabric and your quilt!

    May 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • You completely knocked it out of the park with your design for this fabric!

    May 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  • usairdoll


    WoW! Great prints! How exciting and so inspiring! Love the quilt and your treat bags are lovely. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for these.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    May 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  • Susan


    Cool quilt and those bags are fab!!! Love the new fabrics coming out now!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!!!

    May 29, 2013 at 12:00 am
  • Oooh, I do loves me text-y, watch-y kinda fabrics!

    May 29, 2013 at 12:07 am
  • Jodi R


    Love the totes 🙂

    May 29, 2013 at 6:48 am
  • Carolyn Montgomery


    love these prints and really love your quilt
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some.

    May 29, 2013 at 7:48 am
  • Karen G


    Love to play with these, thanks for a chance to win!

    June 3, 2013 at 5:11 am
  • Shirley M


    WOW stunning design, I would love the chance to win some scraps. Good luck to everyone 😀

    September 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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