This quilt is a long time in the making! I started making this quilt in my college dorm room for Jake (before he was my husband!) That was at least 5 years ago! It was intended to be a Christmas present – then a birthday present – turned a graduation present. And now that it’s finished I figured he’s waited for it long enough – no special occasion needed to give it to him.
My husband, he is a cowboy! When I saw this fabric in a quilt shop I knew I needed to make something for him with it. Also is the quilt shop was a baby quilt that had fussy cut blocks. I loved the look and thought it would be a great way to highlight the fabric. Right there in the fabric shop I designed the quilt and figured yardage with the help of the shop owner.
I got started right away fussy cutting and cutting strips and whipping up blocks. The quilt came together really fast. I got 3/4 of the way done before the quilt got packed away – deep! It resurfaced a year and a half later I dug it out and assembled the blocks together. However, I didn’t finish the quilt top before it went back into storage. Last spring I added the borders and quilted it over the summer. I love the quilting – as I think it resembles stitching on cowboy boots. This summer the binding finally finished the quilt! Hallelujah!
And now my cowboy can finally enjoy his quilt while we are separated for vet school.