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I started pulling fabrics from my stash on Friday for a baby quilt for my great-niece who was set to arrive on Tuesday.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  (It's not like I didn't know she was coming, right?)  The quilt was finished up the day after she was born and will be making its way to the southeast Kansas area in the morning.    

Stats:  The pattern is from Quick & Easy Quilting, Aug. 2001 by Sue Harvey.  It was titled Circus Tricks in the magazine -probably because of the fabric used, but I'm calling mine "Li'l Cowgirl Hugs & Kisses," since the blocks are X's and O's (snowball block).  Cotton fabrics for the top; flannel backing, and Cream Rose cotton batt.  Machine quilted - mostly stitch in the ditch, although I did quilt in the center of the snowball blocks to define the "O."  

Baby stats:  She weighed 8 lb, 13 oz, and was 21" long.  A full head of dark hair.  Momma and baby are doing fine.  

I realize these are not delicate, girly colors, but the feature print is all cute, little cowgirls, and baby's mom didn't want any pink/purple frilly stuff.  I did pull in some of the pastels in the X blocks to soften it up a little bit.  The brown inner border and binding is a cotton fabric printed with a tooled leather pattern, so it adds to the western look.   

I did have a lot of fun working on this little project, so  maybe I just needed a deadline to get me back in the game.  

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Comment by Jodi Cramer on September 7, 2013 at 6:35pm

Love that quilt! I'm sure she will too.

Comment by Donna Sykes on September 6, 2013 at 5:49pm

That cowgirl fabric is just adorable. I like that it is not too "girly". And she will use it for many years as she grows.

Comment by Barbara Graham on September 6, 2013 at 2:56pm

So cute!! You definitely have your mojo back!! How fun.

Comment by J.S. on September 6, 2013 at 10:21am

That's a really cute quilt.  Wish I could do that good under pressure.

Comment by Bonnie on September 6, 2013 at 7:22am

Awh, cute!

Comment by Barb/WI on September 6, 2013 at 6:35am

Whoa!  Looks like you work well under pressure!  The quilt is adorable.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on September 6, 2013 at 5:57am

Great quilt! Such a nice size too - it will be used and loved for a long time. Perfect for a little cowgirl!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on September 6, 2013 at 4:56am

Too cute, PQ! I'm sure mom and baby will love it. Baby stats match those of my youngest DD. Now she's reached her max height of 5'2" and wears a size 5. You never can tell! What do you have in mind for your upcoming grandbaby?

Comment by Pam/NY on September 6, 2013 at 3:49am

This is sooo cute! It is an original and she'll love it! She was a good size baby! Good practise for your upcoming baby!

Comment by Lynne on September 6, 2013 at 3:12am

PQ, adorable,, and it is now on the way to keep baby warm this winter.

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