Cowboy Quilt

Last Saturday I spent the day setting these blocks with sashing, putting borders on. The are made of a cowboy print, so I call it the Cowboy Quilt (real original). Saturday night I spent the evening taking off the borders and ripping out all the sashing because I hated it. Sunday I re-set the blocks with new sashing and corner blocks and sewed the borders back on. Better. Here’s a shot of the work. (I like to keep my hands busy while I listen to Conference.)The limiting factors were that I’d bought the fabric in La Platte Maryland and Material Girls when I was there visiting and there was No More Cowboy Fabric in my stash. The second limiting factor was I was determined to use what I had–no purchases. I have some interesting cowgirl fabric for the back–it will be scrappy.

And in honor of Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC last weekend, here’s some of my shots. I laughed when I went on The Washington Post website, and someone had submitted the exact same blossom picture (below) for this year. It was slightly different than mine, but I figured it had to be the same tree–there weren’t many isolated like this on old growth. I guess it’s a favorite.
These pinks are the color of my granddaughters’ cheeks. No wonder I like this color so much!