Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chuckwagon Cowboy II - Baby Quilt

In my attempt to use up some fabrics that have been lingering for far too long around here, I made up another little baby quilt using this chuckwagon cowboy print:

                              




Hobby Lobby has carried this for years and it took me longer to figure out what to do with it than it did to actually make it:

                               

A few years back I decided a simple strip quilt might possibly work and I made one for a new arrival on the neighboring ranch. There was still enough fabric left for one more quilt:


So I pulled coordinating fabrics from my stash and made some square in a square blocks, alternating those with the cowboy print:


After a run through the washer and dryer, it's 38 x 40. A bit smaller than I like to make baby quilts, but I doubt the baby will mind. See, even Chappo seems to know that quilts have nap inducing qualities::

                            
 
Jackie quilted a fun swirl across it, and I used the last of the main fabric for the back, finishing it off with a denim print I had:


Just about the size of a saddle blanket:

                            


This was in another stack of quilts I have to bind:


Now if I could only find the time to get to them. One down:



Our girl came home from her University trip to North Dakota on Sunday. She brought along one of her favorite college buddies from when she was an undergrad. I went to work on Monday, but I guess he asked her, "What are all of these boxes stacked up around here?"

Her reply, "Fabric. My Mama's a quilter." And then she proceeded to walk to a closet and fling it open as she continued, "But, WAIT....there's MORE!". LOL. My child is a rascal. Now I am fairly certain he thinks her mama is a little left of center field. I'll bet if I made him a quilt, he'd have a change of heart. ;)

15 comments:

Nancy said...

What a fun quilt, Karin. Those little cowboys are adorable. I'm sure I would have been like you and taken longer to think of how to use the print than actually use it. Your daughter had a great sense of humor.

Chantal L. said...

Chappo is a very smart horse. He knows a great quilt when he sees one. I love it. Great job on using up the older fabric. If we were closer, I would bind those quilts for you in no time flat. I love to bind. Congrats on this cute finish. ;^)

allthingzsewn said...

Another cute one finished. It seems like I've been gone for awhile. Good to see you and Gary are doing well. How about the pooch?

Janet O. said...

That is a very cute way to set the fabric. I like that. May have to pin this one, Karin, if that's okay.
Funny story about your daughter and her friend. Are no secrets safe? : )

Tired Teacher said...

What an adorable quilt!

Dorian said...

Darling quilt Karin! What a fun print that is. And LOL to your dd!! Rascal indeed.

Libby said...

Too, too cute !!!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

A niece has a new little buckaroo and she is doing all things dinosaur for him. He may get a cowboy quilt for Christmas since they moved to Oklahoma recently. Love your daughter having a really great sense of humor. I have a quilting daughter and one that gives us lots of respect because she receives quilted things from us!

Mary Ann said...

Enjoy reading your blog. I am from the town where University of North Dakota is located!! survivor972002@midco.net

Sherrill said...

When I was in the bigger house and a good deal of the stash was upstairs, my sister came over a couple of times with friends of hers and promptly took them upstairs to show them the magnitude of my obsession. After #2, I told her to stop doing that (it WAS kinda embarrassing, for cryin' out loud!). Love the most recent baby quilt--so apropos. ;-)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Yes--if you made a quilt for daughters friend they would change their mind about your fabric

Dar said...

That is a cute idea for using up such cute fabric that you don't want to cut into small pieces. I had some of that cowboy fabric somewhere. Wonder where it might be?? If I find it, I'm definitely going to use your idea for putting it into a baby quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lesley Duncan said...

Loving your blog Karin. Just found it thru Kevin the Quilters blog. Living in a small village in Scotland I find ranch life fascinating.

Ranch Wife said...

Welcome, Leslie! I tried to reply to your comment via email, but you are showing up as a non-reply blogger so I'm hoping you'll see my reply here. Isn't Kevin great? I've never been to Scotland, but I understand it's simply beautiful! Were you born there?

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That is so cute!! and I may have some of that fabric too!

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