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« on: January 01, 2007 03:53:56 PM »

In the summer, I had a job sewing maternity clothes out of my home. My 8 year old nephew was visiting, and every time he'd walk by me sewing, he'd say "Are you making me a blanket?" And every time, I said "no." So when I asked him what he wanted for Christmas a few weeks later he said without hesitation "a blanket...with cowboys...and lions."
So after much swearing, an endless search on ebay for cowboy fabric, about $80 and a bout of carpal tunnel, here it is:

a close up:

my little monster looooves sitting where she shouldn't be:


I used a tutorial  found here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69055.0
I used 12" squares in a 4x6 grid, added sashings and a border, and binding. It's a really big twin size. The back is the same cow print as the border. The quilting was less than stellar, I just followed the straight lines because it was Christmas Eve, and I was tired. I hand stitched the back of the binding and almost killed my hand, but Thomas loved it. So I GUESS being a good auntie is worth my carpal tunnel. Maybe.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007 04:07:16 PM »

WOW!! That is awsome. I'm sure he will love and cherish it for ever.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007 04:10:27 PM »

This is so cool.  I love how graphic and bright it is.  You have a very lucky nephew!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007 06:01:11 PM »

Wonderful! and what a lot of work - I've made one of these squares and I thought it was intensive and you made a whole quilt out of them.  Your nephew is one lucky boy!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 11:17:44 AM »

I adore the star squares.

Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007 01:29:56 PM »

that's wonderful! I hope your hand is healing up now!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 09:13:36 AM »

I saw this block pattern in a magazine and bought the issue just for that.  I think they did it as a Halloween quilt.  In my 'spare time' I was going to tackle it with some Christmas fabrics.  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2007 05:33:00 PM »

that looks so awesome!! You are a great auntie!
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007 04:57:28 PM »

This is sooooo great!!  My godson would love one... if only I was motivated to start a new quilt!
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008 07:45:45 PM »

Wow! I love this pattern. I wish I could find the pattern with pics. You did an awesome job. I bet he's loving that quilt.
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