I was commissioned to make a baby quilt for a boy with a cowboy/western theme. Colors of choice are blues and browns. The requester wanted an option of hanging for the nursery and also wanted the initials somewhere on the quilt. She also wanted to keep it small, just in case mom-to-be decides on the hanging option. Baby is due in March, but I would like to have the quilt ready for a possible February baby shower. So really, my goal is to complete the quilt by the end of the month.
I decided on the Paul Pattern, found in the Fat Quarter Baby book. The design reminded me of spurs or wagon wheels…using some imagination here 🙂 The size is perfect 36.5″x36.5″. Mom had located some cute western prints at her local fabric shops, so last weekend we got together to shop for fabric. At the first shop I found the border, background, and binding fabric. At the second shop I found the pops of color for the “spurs” and the fabric for the initials. At the third…I found some cute discount fabric for myself! My best friend Becky came along with us and both her and my mom found some project fabric they were needing too.
Mom was kind enough to help my cut all the little background squares…hundreds of them! This is when we realized how small these blocks actually turn out. We also cut the fabric needed from the four western prints that make up the “spurs”. Once I complete my blocks, I’ll cut the sashing and inner border.
I get home, ready to sew, and discovered…I needed to draw diagonals on the back of all of these squares (facepalm). I did about half the stack and decided to start sewing! I chain-pieced my way to completing 4 blocks using the stars by Wilmington Prints.
I hope to complete the remaining blocks this weekend and maybe even complete the top all together! Fingers crossed…stay tuned for more updates!