I just love this collection of Michael Miller Lil’ Cowpokes fabric, and I welcomed the opportunity to turn it into a quilt for a special little boy who will be born in early July.
This simple pattern is found in Even More Quilts for Baby, and it works up f-a-s-t. I thought it was the perfect choice to feature the fun, kiddie-cowboy print and the adorable coordinates…little horseshoes on red and tiny paisleys on blue:
The back of the quilt is a solid, navy, Kona cotton, and I used Warm & White cotton crib batting in between. I machine quilted it in a freehand, stipple pattern with invisible thread (which caused me more than a bit of grief because I kept losing my place and the thread kept breaking. Next time, no invisible thread.)
Next…every cowboy dude, big and small, needs:
a COWBOY HAT!! And, where else, but Ravelry, could I find the cutest pattern for this one? The easy-to-follow pattern is called “Cowboy Hat and Boots” and is available for purchase from The Lovely Crow.
I can’t wait to meet the new, little buckaroo!