Cowboy Western Quilt

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This quilt is a long time in the making! I started making this quilt in my college dorm room for Jake (before he was my husband!) That was at least 5 years ago! It was intended to be a Christmas present – then a birthday present – turned a graduation present. And now that it’s finished I figured he’s waited for it long enough – no special occasion needed to give it to him.

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My husband, he is a cowboy! When I saw this fabric in a quilt shop I knew I needed to make something for him with it. Also is the quilt shop was a baby quilt that had fussy cut blocks. I loved the look and thought it would be a great way to highlight the fabric. Right there in the fabric shop I designed the quilt and figured yardage with the help of the shop owner.

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I got started right away fussy cutting and cutting strips and whipping up blocks. The quilt came together really fast. I got 3/4 of the way done before the quilt got packed away – deep! It resurfaced a year and a half later I dug it out and assembled the blocks together. However, I didn’t finish the quilt top before it went back into storage. Last spring I added the borders and quilted it over the summer. I love the quilting – as I think it resembles stitching on cowboy boots. This summer the binding finally finished the quilt! Hallelujah!

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And now my cowboy can finally enjoy his quilt while we are separated for vet school.


Alexandrea Nicole