Cowboy Quilt

A few years back, Mr. Wonderful bought a box full of FQs from Missouri Star. It was an interesting mix that has been very useful to dip into from time to time. This cowboy fabric was in the lot.

Isn’t that fun? As I was sorting things in the sewing room, I thought this might make a cute little boy quilt. So I pulled some other bits to go along with this.

I realized while doing this how often I use collections together instead of just pulling from across my stash for a quilt. It was fun! Anyway, I used my 5 inch square die from Accuquilt to chop these up.

That didn’t take long at all and then I headed to the design wall.

When I make a quilt like this, I start at the bottom stacking the squares in each row from left to right. The square on the left will be on top of the pile and the one on the right on the bottom. Then I put a pin through the stack at the top.

When I’m all done, the top row of the quilt is on top. My stacks stay in order and right side up. I do it the same way every time so it has become habit. Now the design wall is free for something else and these are ready to head to the machine.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Cowboy Quilt

  1. dezertsuz says:

    That’s destined to become a beloved quilt for some little guy.

  2. What a great quilt!! LOVE the cowboy fabrics!

  3. Laura Haynes says:

    Our quilt group frequently makes diagonally designed quilts like this. We also take them off the design sheet in a way similar to yours. Our quilts go to children entering the foster care system in our county.

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    Thank you for the hint about pinning the rows. I like that the pin is in the top and that you know these things right off the bat. But, like Cherie, when I chain stitch, I sometimes get turned around and then that seam ripper and I have to have a session.

  5. I get your row organization but how do you keep the squares in order when you start sewing them together? I’ve done piles before but always seem to get messed up once start sewing……

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