Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Cowboy Bill Finished

You may remember that I had four quilts in the que...Last week I had a a crazy week!  

It involved travel on Thursday and again on Saturday.  The weather and road conditions were less than favorable, but I survived the long day... including the grueling 5 hour drive home when, with ideal driving conditions, the trip takes only (haha!  only) 3-1/2 hours.  But I don't want to dwell on that...

Saturday's weather wasn't ideal either but the trip was a short 90 miles to get to the baby shower for our soon-to-arrive grand-daughter.  Just three more weeks!  

You may notice the pink and grey giraffe quilt hanging on the wall to the left of the fireplace... it welcomed guests as they arrived for the party.  And the name banner and a sweet quilted jacket adorn the gift area.

Big sisters were very helpful in opening all of the gifts...  And now that most of the registry has been filled Momma is nesting and getting things in order.  Though she openly admitted that she has not packed a bag for the hospital yet.  But then again, why would she???  This is Heather!  She has always been, and will always be, a procrastinator.  Did I mention she is scheduled to work on her due date and the day after?  

But enough on all of that. 

Using the fancy little FMQ jig that Dave made me last week I practiced and practiced making butterflies and bees for the background quilting of the cowboy quilt.  The dragonflies were more challenging and they required a little more practice.  At last, when I was happy with them all I sat down at the machine and proceeded to quilt them.  Here are some detail shots...


Did you notice that some of the "cowboys" are actually girls ~ "farmher".  I love all of them and the detail that my customer put into each block.  Once washed and dried to have the well loved look of an older quilt, I took it outside for a quick photo session.

Up next will be the baby quilt made up of t-shirts.  Remember a two weeks ago I visited my friend?  Her husband had passed away in November after a long battle with prostate cancer and she is awaiting the arrival of her first grandson in July.  The shower is in May... I better get cracking!

What will you be working on this week?

Piece Happy!


Linking with:

To Do Tuesday at Chris Knits & Sews
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Stitch Sew & Show at Life in the Scrap Patch
Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation


  1. Awe congrats on the new grand daughter.I love the dragonfly quilting and the quilt. She did a fantastic job.

  2. Hi Melva! Oh gosh, the baby shower looks like it was fun. I just adore how the baby quilt greeted everyone to the shower. The banner looks so great and it won't be long now until little Hanna Skye is here and enjoying her big sisters. The Cowboy quilt looks great, too, with all the different quilting motifs. Aww, that will be enjoyed and what a cute pattern your friend chose. It's a bright and fun quilt. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. What wonderful decorations and gifts. Thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!

  4. Wow! Congratulations on a new grandbaby! Yea! How wonderful to be greeted by a baby quilt! That "farmher" quilt is so pretty! Lovely pattern!

  5. The farmer and farm-her quilt is adorable. Lovely quilting. The weather here was from almost summer to winter to spring back to winter then on to spring again. Today it is windy and frosty. Typical New England weather for April. Maybe May will be snow-free. Thank you for brightening my day by linking up ... :) Pat

  6. Congrats on a new grandbaby coming!! Three of a kind! love it! and the cowboy quilt - just adorable!

  7. You've made great progress. The baby shower looks lovely! Love that giraffe quilt. The cowboy quilt is wonderful! I'm sure your customer will love the quilting. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.