Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rodeo Rider {Baby Quilts}

This little quilt brought back all the memories of Texas, the place we called home for 13 years.  Where our youngest, my little cowboy, was born.  The corner of the world where I fell in love with the Houston Rodeo and made a rodeo baby quilt, shirts, and my very own rodeo quilt.

Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating their Top Ten Videos of 2015.  The Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt I shared yesterday was one and now this top is from the popular Bloom and Bliss Receiving Blanket pattern.

I had thought I would step out of my quilting shoes and make a flannel receiving blanket.  

But then I found myself rummaging through my minky stash and couldn't help myself and made a quilt.  This backing is an embossed minky by Shannon Fabrics and is a leftover piece from my oldest son's Marquette University quilt.

I quilted it simply with a meandering pattern.  I loved the rounded look of the flannel blankets and rounded out the corners and made bias binding in a coordinating Riley Blake Rodeo Rider.  

Oh.  And did I mention I still have a girl version too?  The great thing about the pattern is that you can grab a layer cake stack and make more than one!!!  

I'm debating over pink or Aqua minky backing. Meanwhile, I will just sit in my rocker, add some hand embroidery and dream about Texas.......

 If you do make a Bloom and Bliss Receiving Blanket (#fqsreceivingblanket), or any of the quilts featured in the Fat Quarter Shop's Top 10 Videos of 2015, make sure to post it on Instagram before January 31st with the hashtag #FQSTop10 to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!


  1. Oh how fun! You make such a nice quilt out of a receiving blanket!

  2. I love how you made a girl blanket pattern into a boy quilt. You truly showed how versatile this pattern is. I made mine to be gender neutral. See it here: http://www.thelostapron.com/2016/01/baby-bliss-receiving-blanket.html


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