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« on: November 12, 2012 11:22:50 AM »

I've been working on this project for my friend kittykill since I found a remnant of the cowboy fabric (the light blue background with cowboys and fences in the center of some of the blocks). I was going to make a table runner or something, but then I kept finding more and more fabric that would work well together, so I ended up making a lap quilt! The dark blue bull riding fabric is especially funny to me, it works perfectly in this quilt but I can't imagine many other uses for it Smiley

I used the inspiration from this quilt~
http://kelbysews.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-feeling-whimsical.html

Besides the above mentioned, I got the cowboy boot fabric, the red bandana fabric and the cowboy hats specifically for this project, but a surprising amount came from my stash and worked well, including the white and tan print, the brown with white polka dots, the brown with white dots in a horseshoe pattern, the blue bandana on the back, and the binding, which I think kind of looks like rail fences Cheesy





I pieced the back from an extra block I made for the front and then realized it would too gigantic, plus a strip I cut off the front and then other fabrics I had left.





I quilted each section differently, in a square spiral pattern in the block section, vertical lines in the small strip section and horizontal lines in the larger strip section.

I guess I didn't take any pics that show the binding very well, this one might a little bit.



Sorry I had to model the quilt on my love seat, my mom usually holds them up for me but she has a broken shoulder and nobody else has been around (except for the nephs, who are too short Smiley )
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012 12:02:34 PM »

what an awesome quilt!  kittykill is a lucky kitty Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012 12:06:17 PM »

It turned out great!  Love all of the cowboy/girl/rodeo fabric you had already in your stash...everything does go together well, so it was meant to be! Smiley

I assume she got it already and now you won't be able to pry it from her hands! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012 12:08:26 PM »

It turned out great!  Love all of the cowboy/girl/rodeo fabric you had already in your stash...everything does go together well, so it was meant to be! Smiley

I assume she got it already and now you won't be able to pry it from her hands! Cheesy

I gave it to her yesterday at breakfast. Smiley I thought about giving it to her husband instead, but then remembered you had made him an awesome one already Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012 12:12:20 PM »

he has been a meanie and not sharing...glad you gave it to her! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012 12:59:31 PM »

How perfect for kittykill!! You are a good pal, Mare. Those fabrics are really fun and I like the design a lot. The back is just as great as the front! 2 quilts in 1 Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012 01:03:26 PM »

You out did yourself this time. So wonderful and really suits Pam. The fabric with the cowboy boots is so very awesome.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012 01:32:04 PM »

IT'S MINE! I love it so much. It is the bestest ever! Thank you so so much! I am just beyond belief blown away. OMP tried to steal it but I stopped that nonsense!
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012 01:35:43 PM »

Perfect! I love the little rows of cowboy boots.
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Awesome!  And thank you! I had a design dilemma and I think you just solved it!
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