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Sneak Peeks at Quilting the “Cowboy Way”

I am almost finished quilting my cousin’s quilt.  One large feather to go, and it will be on to the binding. Since my blog has been seriously lacking in quilt related photos lately, I’m going to make up for it with some preview photos.  I wanted to give them “durability” in the quilting, as this will be used, but also wanted special elements in the quilting to reflect their lifestyle, and give it a personal touch for them.  Thankfully, Dave Hudson has several designs that filled the bill perfectly.  This top started out at right at 118″ square.  a quick measurement a moment ago, tells me the quilting process has already shrunk it to about 115″.  I know it will shrink a bit more when I wash it, but surely it will still be large enough.  I always worry about that!  Anyway, here are the pics…they aren’t the best quality, but never fear, there will be more when it is finished. 🙂

Lots of stippling, and a bit of feathering…carrie7.jpg


I put Dave Hudson’s stallions in the inner top and bottom borders.


I put Dave’s horseshoes in the side inner borders.


I used another of Dave’s pantos for the large outside borders.  It has Stetsons & cowboy boots with meandering around them. It is perfect for this quilt.


And finally, Quilt EZ feathered wreaths in the corners.


And that concludes the preview show.  I think it is coming together quite nicely.  I also think I am FINALLY “getting it” when it comes to doing a custom quilt job.  I have struggled with “putting it all together” and getting the quilt stabilized w/o problems, etc.  I don’t know why this was so hard for me to figure out, but I think the light bulbs are finally all coming on! 

12 thoughts on “Sneak Peeks at Quilting the “Cowboy Way”

  1. The quilt is fabulous Randi. Your cousin will go insane when she sees it. Well, I would go insane ’cause it’s beautiful.


  2. Wow, Randi, this is fantastic, thank you for sharing, you have done yourself proud on this one. Love it and I am sure they will also, you have put alot of work into this, can’t wait to see what you do next!


  3. Wow! Thank you all so much for the encouragement and positive support. I am so anxious to get this finished so that they can see it.


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