Archive for July 26th, 2011

July 26th, 2011

Rodeo Kid

by Julie Hirt

Dang! I almost forgot to take pictures of this before it’s taken to a baby shower tomorrow.  A co-worker of mine is having a baby boy and her husband is a cowboy – like a real one. Rodeo and all.  This fabric line by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake is PERFECT!  It’s called Wanna Be a Cowboy 2.

It took me forever to decide on the quilt top pattern. I’ve seen a bunch of adorable clothes made from this fabric line but only a few patchwork type quilts.  I ended up making all of these things out of 8 fat quarters!  Pretty amazing to me.  I had actually ordered 1/2 yards and cut them in half before I began. So I still have a another set of these fabrics in fat quarters… what to make, what to make? Anyone need a set?

This gift set was a series of firsts for me: bib, burp cloths and baby shoes. Oh – and that grommet thing on the bib.   I had only planned on giving her the blankie but realized I still had lots of leftover fabric.  So I used 3 of the long strips for burp cloths, some remnants on the baby bib and lastly the shoes.  I love the shoes!  They were easier than I thought following this pattern.

For the quilt I cut two 10″ squares from each fabric, lined up a light and a dark and made 8 half square triangle things.  That made a total of 64 and I was able to arrange them into a pattern I like. It has a cotton/bamboo batting and is backed in chocolate minky dots.  This is the first time I’ve tried wrapping the backing around for the binding and it did turn out okay but I prefer traditional binding.

There are still a few other projects that need to be blogged. Recently  I made a rag blanket with soft plush minky (not dots), flannel and fabric.  Perfect project for this massive heat wave. Ha.  I also tried paper piecing with hexagons! That was surprisingly fun and I can see the addiction people have to it. Also a perfect excuse for me to keep hoarding scraps.

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