It just keeps coming back to cowboys. I made this quilt awhile back, for my mom’s B & B, Slot Canyons Inn, in Escalante Utah- the heart of cowboy country. Since then, I continually get asked for the pattern. So, here it is folks. As you can see I prefer the bold colors and patterns. But if you decide to make your own, then feel free to color it up any way you like, pardner. Here’s the block piecing part of the pattern. You can see the joining-of-the-blocks steps here.
And, I’m making another one of these boot quilts- shrinking the pattern a bit too because what’s better than tiny cowboy boots?
Cowboy Boot materials and cutting for a 4 boots x 4 boots quilt version:
Block size: 7 1/2″ X 7 3/4″ Quilt size: 41 1/4 X 42 1/2
Requirements are based on a 40″ fabric width
Light Print: 1 1/8 yds. for 2 borders 2″ X 37 3/4″ (top and bottom),
2 borders 2″ X 35 3/4″ (sides),
3 sashes 1 1/4″ X 34 3/4″,
12 sashes 1 1/4″ X 8 1/4″,
60 O, 8 P, 8 PR, 32 S
Stripe: 1 3/8 yds. 2 borders 2 1/2″ X 44 3/4″ (sides),
2 borders 3 1/2″ X 43 3/4″ (top and bottom),
binding 1 1/2″ x 5 yds.
Lg Print Scraps: 1/2 yd. 16 N
Sm Print Scraps: 3/8 yd. 8 Q, 8 QR, 8 R, 8 Rr, 8 T, 8 Tr
Lining: 2 3/4
Batting 4″ wider and longer than quilt top
Note that for each boot block, you need 1 N cut from a large-scale print, 1 Q (or Qr) and 1 R (or Rr) cut from the same small-scale print, and 1 T (or Tr) cut from another small-scale print.
Prewash fabrics. Damp dry and press. Prepare templates by printing the above and below patterns so the bottom of the P & PR and the middle of the N piece measures 7″. Cut patches as listed in the box (directions) above. All border strips and the long sash include 2″ extra length for insurance plus 1/4″ seam allowances. The short sashes are the exact length required.
Make 8 blocks like the block diagram above, and 8 blocks that are reversed. Follow the steps below to complete the squares:
Sew the P and Q sections together, then press the seams flat with an iron.
Sew the P/Q section to the N/O section and press with an iron.
1. Sew O to R.
2. Sew S to R, sew S to T.
3. Press seams.
4. Sew R section to T section and press.
1. Sew P section to N section, press seams.
2. Sew P/N to R/T section, press seams.
Repeat this process for all 16 squares.