Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Teal and Bronze Cowboy Quilt

Carol made this quilt for a grandson. I think it will make a great companion for any little cowboy. I kinda wanted to keep it for myself! I love the combo of turquoise and brown. These prints and panels are so gorgeous and bold!

I quilted edge-to-edge paisley, in true cowboy fashion. Ordinarily, knowing a quilt was intended for a boy, I might have steered away from such a flowy, rounded shape, and picked something squarer and straighter. But the best cowboy shirts seem to feature paisley. I figured, if it's good enough for Gene Autry, it's good enough for me (and Carol's grandson)!

I've always loved the juxtaposition found in western prints/designs. Rough, tough cowboys in sparkly, floral, paisley-printed "nudie suits". My grumpy, gruff husband carries a navy or red paisley-printed handkerchief every day, and don't even get me started on his crazy pearl-snap shirts! But I digress. My point is: this quilt will be great for the little buckaroo!

My quilting is free-motion, hand-guided on a longarm quilting machine.

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