Urban Cowgirl – Mini Quilt in Progress

By now you may have heard about my latest obsession – charm packs – the little stacks of pre-cut fabrics already mixed and matched for you.  I first discovered them while choosing fabric for my Summer Stitching Club project.  At this point I’ve collected nearly a dozen packs. They are completely addictive. Seriously.

I saw a pin on Pinterest that featured a mini-quilt by Diary of a Quilter.  The project was done nearly two years ago and is something I never would have found on my own. So YAY for Pinterest!

Using Urban Cowgirl by Moda, I’ve created this mini-quilt top:

I want to be a Cowgirl

I added some hexagons of this crazy fabric I purchased, which my MIL thought was ugly.

Yee Haw!

This little fat quarter was sticking out of the shelf at a jaunty angle, which is why it caught my eye. I  just had to have it. It’s by Windham Fabrics, but I couldn’t say what year it was released. I’m not able to find much info abou it, so I gather it’s old.

I didn’t realize at the time it was in the same color palette as my Urban Cowgirl, but doesn’t it look dandy in there!

Looking Dandy!

This is a much more traditional style of fabric that I didn’t think I would like, but the more I put these little hexies together the more I loved it.  I was thinking of gifting it to someone when it was finished, but nothing doing now. It’s all mine!

So, now that I’ve got the quilt top done I just need to learn how to finish it with a backing and quilt the top. I don’t think I’ll be doing any kind of fancy stitching as I’m only just now learning how to use a sewing machine. Yes, you read that right. I hand sew everything.

Here’s one last look at the fabric…

See how the blue in my cowboy fabric picks up the blue in the paisley? That’s serendipity for you.  


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