Monday, April 2, 2012

 I got a little distracted by the JT2 blocks. I will machine applique the large block. It's ready to go and then I'll assemble the first quarter blocks. But first...............
Here's my start to the cowboy quilt. I'm not one to make a bazillion blocks then sew them together. I make a few blocks, sew a few sections together, repeat, repeat....repeat until completed. I am going to try and be more focused on this quilt this week. I'm still waiting for a few more packages of cowboy fabrics to come in.

BTW, the first two cowboys in my last post are my hubby's great grand uncles who were raised in Montana and moved to Los Angeles and became cowboy actors. The last photo of the man with the guitar is my grandfather who was a cowboy all his life.

39 comments:

  1. That red block is nothing less than luscious! I'm really enjoying this cowboys quilt. It's a new window into you're creativity.

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  3. I am so behind on my JT2 blocks!!!! Yours are gorgeous.

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  4. WOW...love the red blocks!!! So pretty!

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  5. Ohhhh love the red and white quilt blocks! Going to be an outstanding quilt. My husband would love your cowboy quilt, I should make him one, he's a cowboy too....

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  6. this cowboy quilt is going to be so fun! I am enjoying seeing all the fabrics.
    Love that large red block
    wow!
    Thanks for sharing
    kathie

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  7. I am in awe - I didn't even remember to download my blocks until this morning!

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  8. Love the JT2 blocks, Lori. You are staying focused on those. I'm waaaaaay behind, but what else is new.

    Love the cowboy quilt! What a great idea. I do love western type stuff :D

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  9. Love the cowboy connections - and it is a great quilt - thanks for sharing your progress.
    The red and white is really striking - I love the variety of reds.

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  10. I'm impressed with how quickly you did those blocks. I'm way behind.
    Do you need more cowboy fabric? I have some I could send.

    valekort at yahoo dot com

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  11. That JT2 applique block is a beauty!
    I love seeing the cowboy (girl) heritage in you surface. Very fun quilt!

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  12. Looks like you are off to a great start on the cowboy quilt! Yeehaw!

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  13. Here I am in awe again! You amaze me.

    Love the cowboy quilt. I'm a Texan, so cowboys are special to me. ;-)

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  14. LOVE the red and white blocks!! The start on your cowboy quilt looks great!

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  15. OMG ! already finished your red & white blocks !!!!!!!! gorgeous.

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  16. Wow that was speedy, They look fabulous. I spent the afternoon backbasting the large block in this set, the applique will take a little while.

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  17. Great just 2 blocks - am really looking forward to seeing more!

    The cowboy quilt is going to be very cute - lucky nephew!

    Wow you have a cowboy heritage there Lori - hope you can ride a horse and lassoo a cow!

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  18. The red and white blocks are looking spiffy, love the applique one. The cowboy quilt is so neat, I loved reading about your ancestors that were cowboys, that'll make the quit extra meaningful for sure.

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  19. The red/white blocks are really looking good, love the latest large applique block, such a gorgeous design!
    I think your cowboy quilt in progress is an interesting one too, they remind me of classic vintage prints, such a unique look, the blocks are looking great so far!!!

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  20. Lori congrats on being so up to date with the JT2 blocks! Very impressive :-) I think I need to dedicate some time over easter break to play catch up! Very cute cowboys.

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  21. I see that you started your cowboy blocks. I like to start sewing blocks together same as you. I like to see progress and seeing that the block size, etc. makes me happy. Interesting that you have cowboys in your family history.

    Your red and white blocks are looking good. I just keep saving the patterns for a rainy day. I am satisfied right now to be working on the red and white basket project I have going.

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  22. I love the idea of a cowboy quilt! I look forward to watching that one. And the red and white blocks look fabulous.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  23. When I saw the new blocks on JT2 I thought to myself, gosh, I'm glad I'm out of it! But you went ahead and completed it! Bravo!

    The cowboy quilt is going to be a handsome one for sure.

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  24. Oh, fun to have real cowboys in your family history. That will make your cowboy quilt even more meaningful. I keep plugging away on my JT2. You 're a good motivation to keep going.

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  25. Hi Lori,
    I was surfing the net this morning and found this cowboy child's bedroom, and thought you'd like to see it.
    http://designdazzle.blogspot.com/

    I also have a new post on my blog,
    http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

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  26. the red and white blocks looks great and the cowboy start is fantastic!

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  27. Great progress on your JT2. We are on the same page with the appliqué :0)

    LOVE the first blocks on your cowboy quilt. Wasn't sure how that pattern would work but your fabric choices are wonderful! Enjoyed the photos in your last post, now knowing they are family makes it even better. Very kewl

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  28. That red applique block is just delicious!

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  29. Beautiful blocks, Lori!! Love your appliqué red one especially, and you are making such great progress on your cowboy quilt!

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  30. WOW!! Can't believe you did that JT2 block already!! You are amazing.... And I am loving the cowboy blocks...it's going to be adorable.

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  31. Beautiful JT2 blocks.
    The cowboy quilt is looking adorable. I love it! perfect fabrics and great block.

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  32. That red applique block is lovely & I've always liked the palm leaf. It looks great in red. Wish I had some cowboy fabric for you. This is going to be a fun one!

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  33. hey Lori, you do 'cowboy' well~!
    the quilt is going to be ultra cute.
    can hardly wait to see what you will do next with your red and white blocks. they look awesome~!!~

    :- )
    libbyQ

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  34. Lori, I LOVE your Just Takes 2. I have been trying to keep up, but am not great at applique. I never even thought to machine applique this block. What a great idea! what method did you use? Is it fused, or freezer paper prepared?
    Betsy

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  35. Betsy, I do not have your email so I hope you get this message. I am using wonder under light and doing a small zig zag with matching thread.

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  36. Scrolled down a bit and have to say I LOVE all the projects you are working on. That cowboy quilt will be treasured!

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  37. Thanks for your reply, Lori. I will surely use the same method. MUCH easier than hand applique and it will help me keep up with the project.
    Betsy

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  38. Love the pattern you chose for the cowboy quilt!

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  39. The red and white blocks are so crisp and pretty - love them!

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