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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2 Comments to “Rodeo Kid”

  1. Oh wow! I LOVE this line! I wanna use this line weather I’m having a boy or girl… I’m 6 weeks and 1 day today! I wanna start getting things together for this little one! This would go perfect for the crib we are building! Oh I want this so bad you did an excellent job!!!

  2. This quilt (and all your other accessories) are just gorgeous. You are making me want to drag my sewing machine out right now and make a quilt.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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