Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy trails....

Happy trails indeed!
This little quilt-in-the-making is destined for a brand new little baby boy who lives in the UK. A second baby for our dear friends who are now firmly entrenched in Surrey.
Seeing as I made quilts for their first baby L, it's only fitting that baby E gets one too. What's even better is that we get to deliver it in person later this year!
I've used Happy Trails which is a really old line by Benartex that features all things cowboy including some very sweet but politically incorrect cowboy guns and barbed wire (...hope you don't mind Rache!). I picked various bits of the line up on a trip to Tasmania years ago and they've been waiting for the right aged little person.
Added to the mix are a number of other bits from the stash in blue, red, yellow and green and some solids in co-ordinating colours to create some reversed out maverick stars. I cut 3.5" squares with 2.5" squares for the triangle points. Each block is around 9" and I'v worked on a 5 x 6 block layout which will finish at a nice little cot size of around 45" x 54". Yee-hah cowboy!

3 comments:

  1. By the time you get there this baby might get two quilts as well..
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  2. It's gorgeous! I found your quilt on Pinterest and realized that this is just the pattern for my son's quilt. The splash of stars add just the right pizzazz!

    I was wondering ... I've already cut out all my squares for a nine patch to 2 1/2 inches. Do you know what size I would need to make the squares for my points? 1 1/2 inches? Just thought I'd ask since I'm a bit new to working without a pattern. Thank you!

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