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Cowboy Quilt posted: 7/8/2003
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Applique Level: Easy
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Description: This is an easy applique quilt to do. There are not very many pieces and it would be easy to do by hand or machine. Have fun using fabrics with a western theme. What child who loves Cowboys wouldn't want this quilt!


Finished Block Size: 10"
Finished Quilt Size: 55 1/2" x 67"


Fabric Requirements For Block:
I am not going to suggest fabric shades here. If you are using a light background then all the other fabrics will look better dark and medium dark. The choices are yours.
  • Boots: About a 10" x 10" piece for each boot. A 12" x 12" piece for the 8 pull-up strips. A 12" x 12" piece for 8 heels. There are 8 Boot Blocks.
  • Hats: About an 8" x 10" piece for each hat. There are 4 Hat Blocks.
  • Cactus: About a 10" x 10" piece for each cactus. There are 4 Cactus Blocks.
  • Star: About a 10" x 10" piece for each star and a 15" x 15" piece for the circles. There are 4 Star Blocks with 5 Circles each.
  • Background: There are 20 blocks and you need at least a 10 ½" x 10 ½" piece for each block. I would cut them 11", do my applique, and then cut the blocks to 10 ½" (Unfinished size) If using all the same background buy 1 ¾ yards
  • Sashing and first border: 1 ¼ yards
  • Second Border: 1 ½ yards
Click here to download the Cactus pattern (pdf)
  Click here to download the Cowboy Boot Pattern (pdf)
  Click here to download the Cowboy Hat Pattern (pdf)
  Click here to download the Sheriff Star Pattern (pdf)



Refer to Making Templates for Appliqué

Cutting Instructions:
*Remember: You don't need seam allowances of you are fusing the applique pieces.
Piece # Fabric Shape
A  4  Cactus: Cut 4 Cacti
B  8 Cowboy Boot: Cut 8 Boots, 8 Heels, and 8 Pull-up Strips
C  4 Cowboy Hat: Cut 4 Hats
D  4/20 Sheriff Star: Cut 4 Stars and 20 Circles
E  15 Sashing: Cut fifteen 2" x 10 ½" strips for sashing  
F  11 Border/Sashing: Cut eleven 2" strips by the width of the fabric for the rest of the sashing and first border.  
G  7 Second Border: Cut 7 second border strips 4 ½" wide by the width of the fabric.  



Refer to Placement Of Appliqué Pieces for position of each piece.

Assembly Order (Using your favorite method of applique: Hand Applique, Fusing, Satin Stitch by Machine

Instruction
Step 1: Boots: Appliqué the Heels to the background square first and then the Boots and the Pull-up Strips
Step 2: Cactus: Appliqué the Cactus to the background square
Step 3: Hats: Appliqué the Hats to the background square
Step 4: Sheriff Stars: Appliqué the Stars to the background square first and then the Circles over each point.
Step 5: Trim the blocks to 10 ½" x 10 ½"
Step 6: Row 1 Piecing: Boot, Sashing Strip, Hat, Sashing Strip, Star, Sashing Strip, Boot
Step 7: Row 2 Piecing: Hat, Sashing Strip, Cactus, Sashing Strip, Cactus, Sashing Strip, Star
Step 8: Row 3 Piecing: Boot, Sashing Strip, Boot, Sashing Strip, Boot, Sashing Strip, Boot
Step 9: Row 4 Piecing: Star, Sashing Strip, Cactus, Sashing Strip, Cactus, Sashing Strip, Hat
Step 10: Row 5 Piecing: Boot, Sashing Strip, Star, Sashing Strip, Hat, Sashing Strip, Boot
Step 11: Cut six long 2" sashing strips the length of the Rows. Sew Rows together with long sashing strips in-between rows and on the top and bottom of the quilt.
Step 12: Cut two First Border strips 2" x the length of the quilt. Sew 2" Borders to each side of the quilt.
Step 13: Cut two Second Border strips 4 ½" wide by the width of the quilt. Sew them to the top and the bottom of the quilt.
Step 14: Cut two 4 ½" wide Second Border strips the length of the quilt. Sew to each side of the quilt top.

* Note: You may want to miter your corners on the borders-if you do, please refer to Mitering Corners by Illa McCallum


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