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Thread: Quilts of the Wild West

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    Junior Member laadw's Avatar
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    The theme of my local quilt fair is Quilts of the Wild West. Any ideas. I was thinking of wild horses but would love to hear any thoughts anyone wants to share.

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    How about cowboy boots and hats?

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    I don't have any ideas - but I LOVE that theme. I wanna make a cowboy quilt! ;)

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    Of course horses, but also cowboys, indians, teepees, wagon trains, pioneer women in calico dresses, miners, donkeys, cattle, rocks, mountains ...

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    There are actual quilt blocks named during the pioneer times such as Rocky Road to Kansas. I'd do some research and perhaps do small sampler with pioneer era blocks. Remember at one time even Indiana, Illinios and Iowa were considered the "Wild Wild West". :D

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    Aw, that IS a neat theme!

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    Great theme, no ideas for you.

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    Okay this is a topic that will tie into my trip in September!! I would love to see some of the pioneer blocks that were used during these times!

    I am going to be buying fabric from all of my stops and different states I am going to I would love to make a couple of quilts to be able to remember my trip by.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    How about cowboy boots and hats?
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    Ignore the binding, I hadn't sewn it down yet, :oops:

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    That is VERY nice!!

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    Most of the old west quilts were tied not quilted. I love seeing them in old westerns !

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    Quote Originally Posted by laadw
    The theme of my local quilt fair is Quilts of the Wild West. Any ideas. I was thinking of wild horses but would love to hear any thoughts anyone wants to share.
    Here is a top I have pieced, just haven't gotten it quilted yet. (UFO)

    :-D
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    How about Seminole?

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    I want to see some Pioneer Quilt Blocks!!!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    How about cowboy boots and hats?
    Love this quilt. Thanks for sharring.

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    How did the folk who decided on the theme describe it.
    Did they mean quilts with western themes or did they mean something else. Would a blue jeans quilt qualify as blue jeans were invented in the wild west. Or a patchwork quilt make from old dresses and shirts because that is all the quilters had to make quilts from.
    Can you get a definitation from the creative minds who thought up the theme.

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    Try marthasquiltingcorner.com for some great western fabric.

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