Friday, March 30, 2012

YeeHaw! Cowboys and Indians!

Karen was kind enough to send me this test applique piece.(I don't really understand the test part)  Isn't it wonderful?!  I have a hunch the back of my quilt may be mistaken for the front by the time I'm done.
I made some lovely swaps and some readers didn't want anything in return. Thank you so much Julie, Kristie, Susan, and  Mary. I should have a couple more packages on the way and that will be great!!
This rodeo clown is one of my favorite pieces!! It helped me decide what pattern to use and I kept going round in circles about it. I decided I would not be able to cut these pieces very small or I'd lose the charm of them.
Here's another piece I love and remember having in my stash. I have a bit of cowboy in my ancestry. Check out these photos:



Here's the setting I decided on- Smoky Mtn Stars from Bonnie's website.

30 comments:

  1. love that indian. reminds me of the one on the tootsie pop wrapper.
    your cowboy project looks really fun.
    happy friday

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  2. Your cowboy project is going to be fun to watch. Who knew there were so many prints out there.

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  3. Nice collection of cowboy fabrics. I have a couple in my fabric stash but have never seen so many before.
    The Indian is neat. It reminds me of the little plastic toys from the late 60's that my older brother and I would play with. I think it would make a great label for the back of your quilt.
    Love the cowboy pictures, you didn't say who he is.

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  4. Boot stomping fun! I like the setting.

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  5. You got a nice assortment of fabrics...they will make a wonderful quilt!

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  6. Much fun! I haven't noticed these prints in stores... I love them! B

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  7. I love making those Hatchet blocks! They look fun in scrappy or planned quilts. I've seen the Cowboy faces too and thought the same- I wouldn't want to chop off parts. It's a piece to be Fussy cut or used whole. Have a great week-end playing with you new to you fabrics.

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  8. I totally see the resemblance!!! vbg I'm pretty sure I still have cowboy fabric...Still need some more??

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  9. So glad you posted this today. I was sorting though my fabrics the other day and found a cowboy FQ that I didn't even know I had. I remembered someone out there in blogland could use it but not sure who. Now I know and you are welcome to have it. Let me know where to mail to.

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  10. Great cowboy fabrics. Even better real cowboy pictures.
    I think your patter will be a great way to show off all the cute prints.

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  11. Looks wonderful!!! Great cowboys - I'm a little partial to cowboys - since I married one - oh yeah I'm a real cowgirl too!

    Blessings

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  12. That will be a great pattern to use those fun cowboy pieces and keep their designs intact.
    Shall we expect to see you sporting boots and a ten-gallon hat anytime soon? : )

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  13. This is going to be a super fun quilt! Test applique!?! It looks great - a fun block to include.

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  14. Ask and ye shall receive! Bonnie's pattern is a perfect choice. Reminds me of the stars over a cowboy's campfire!

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  15. Wonderful that you received so many wonderful fabrics to put in your quilt, it will be so fun to make that pattern with those.

    Debbie

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  16. How fun this quilt is going to be. I remember being much yonger than now, and playing lots of "cowboy and indian" with my friends. Looking forward til see it done.

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  17. eee-haww - looks like lots fo fun and a great theme. Wonderful assortment of fabrics.

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  18. My envelop shipped out yesterday, you should see it Sat or Monday! This is going to be a great quilt.

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  19. What a wonderful selection of fabrics! I was just glad to pass on what I had. I made a very simple cowboy quilt for my nephew.

    Have a wonderful day
    Kristie

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  20. a perfect pattern for a cowboy quilt and won't it be fun to have one little indian on the back~!?

    :-D
    libbyQ

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  21. Wonderful fabrics! Love the Smoky Mountain stars pattern and think it's a perfect choice for this bigger prints.

    Who's the hunky cowboy in your photo?

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  22. Great fabric! Your little cowboy is going to love his quilt!

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  23. That's going to be one rootin tootin son of a gun quilt when yer done, ma'am! Boy, howdy, but thems some right purty cowboy fabrics. Can't wait to see the quilt!

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  24. Looking forward to seein the quilt you make from the fabrics...Warm Regards, O'faigh

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  25. this looks like such a fun project can't wait to see it in progress, get sewing!!!! great fabrics....

    Kathie

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  26. Now I want to spend the day watching all those westerns from the 60's. Nothing like the white hatted hero riding into town to save the day!

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  27. Looking great - fabrics in the mail and should be there soon (Mon/ Tues)...

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  28. Yehawwwww this is going to be SO great!! Cowboy fabric is one thing I don't have -- the closest I could come was bandana fabric ---

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  29. Oh how fun! I look forward to seeing this quilt!

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