(and red all over)
Welcome to the Black and White Blog Hop!
Our hostess, Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks, has quite a line up of participating blogs this week. You’ll find the list below as I know you’ll want to check them all out. Thanks, Carla, for putting this together.
Howdy, pardner! Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I appreciate new followers (check out my sidebar to follow by email, Bloglovin, or WordPress).
I spend the winters in sunny Arizona. My quilting group here is very active. However, I made it even more active this winter when I opened my mouth and out came the words, “Who would like to help me make some boots?”
The quilting group in my village has proposed building a Fiber Arts Center and is now in the fundraising stage. Our first fundraiser is coming up next week, An Old Fashioned Country Hoedown, complete with country music, line dancing, and a real auctioneer who will be auctioning pies and quilts.
Little did I know that request would find me covered in boot blocks. I secured some much needed help for this project. We received enough boots for two quilts, a table runner, and 12 placemats. The quilt tops are finished and awaiting quilting on our longarm this week.
I’d show you pictures of them all, but that would be too much color for this black and white day so they’ll have to wait for another time.
Kick up your heels and shimmy on over to these participating bloggers this week
Black & White Blog Hop Schedule
Monday, January 1st
Just Let Me Quilt
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Tuesday, January 22nd
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Two Maker Chicks
Wednesday, January 23
Quilt in a not-Shell
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
Thursday, January 24
Seams to be Sew
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Ms P Designs USA
Den syende himmel
Melva Loves Scraps
The Joyful Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks
What I Learned Today:
- Sewing is hard work. It consumed most of my time during the past two weeks.
- I couldn’t have done this project without the help of many friends from my quilting group.
- I am not done yet. I still have another quilt, a brick quilt that I also requested help with, lying on my living room floor that needs to be finished by Tuesday so it can be quilted and the binding sewn on before the Hoedown begins.
- Lenore is a very good seamstress. Thanks for participating in the boot challenge and making this beautiful block.
Question: Do you wear boots? I’ve never owned a pair of cowboy/cowgirl boots but I have ridden horses, probably wearing flip flops because that’s what teenagers and young adults did back then.
Thanks for stopping by and do come again.
Karen, Tu-Na Quilts
Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Cute! No wonder I haven’t heard a word from you – you’ve been really busy!
Interesting and cute!
I love it. And I’d love to make a pair for my daughter who lives in Calgary, Alberta…the Cowboy City of Canada. Is there a pattern available?
Gm,,,No I don’t wear boots…but love the idea ty for sharing your talents with us… email@example.com
What a beautiful block! It sounds like such a fun event and those boots will be a hit in the quilts, runners, and place mats. I’ve owned a couple different cowboy boots over the years, but don’t have any right now.
Those are cute boots, good luck at the auction with them.
I love this design!
So clever and cute! And perfect for the hoedown!
Terrific design both with and without the “spur”. Its looks to be a wonderful addition to so many items and great for the fund raiser. Great job all the way around. The one or two times I was on a horse i”m pretty sure I wore sneakers.
I love the addition of the print on the boot and Wowza! what a cute boot block! I had a nice pair of cowboy boots when I used to ride motorcycle.
SO CUTE, HOPE YOU RAISE A LOT FOR YOUR GROUP
I have a friend who lives in Oklahoma. Once, years ago, when I was visiting her, I got caught up in the whole cowboy thing and bought some cowboy boots, with a higher heel than the regular boots. I think I wore them, once or twice. My daughter had more fun with them than me. Those boot blocks are really fun, and Lenore’s block is so cute! I was really looking forward to seeing a post from you today!
That is wonderful and such a cute idea for the Country Hoedown. That pattern would be fun to do in all sorts of fabrics.
Cute boots! You’ve been SEW busy! I don’t wear boots either, which just seems wrong since I live in Texas. I probably did most of my horseback riding in sneakers or barefoot, when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing!
I love the boot!
Great Auction items, they look like so much fun! I love the star that goes with the boots. Perfect!
Those boots are so cute and an easy block to piece. I can see making them in all kinds of fabric choices. I hope you post a photo of the quilt(s) when completed!
What a great idea to add a spur to the boot block. I like your version, especially the fancy part of the boot, the quilted upper. Nicely done.
what a wonderful boot. have fun and good luck on the hoe down. I used to wear boots. growing up on a farm it was necessary. especially while working with animals and riding horse
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I love the Boots! My house is decorated with Cowboys and Indians so they will look great on my table! Yes, I have several pair of Stylish Boots!
How clever and generous of you. I’m betting you need a nap. 🙂
Black and White, Swedish Christmas fabric, with a hint of red and a cowboy boot – what could be more fun! Look forward to seeing the set…always sew creative you are.
No cowboy boots. Your block is cute.
This is a fun pattern for playing with fabric design and color. Will be a wonderful quilt.
Those are really cute boots!
Cute idea love the boots. I have worn cowboy boots, but most of the time when I rode back in the day it was either barefoot or wearing tennis shoes or flip flops.
That is “sew” cute. You girls really went to town on this one. Whew…that’s a lot of projects you got done. It’s always fun to stitch with friends! No boots for this girl. I like my ugly gramma shoes! hahahahaha
Such a cute boot! Love it paired with a friendship star “spur”. Hope you raise lots of dough. I wore tennis shoes or borrowed my mom’s boots. I’m the only one of my family (10 siblings) not to own a pair, lol.
Love this! And love the items for the fundraiser. Born and raised in Texas I love boots. Is there a pattern or instructions for this?
Love that fabric. The boot is super cute in black and white with that red. A huge thank you for joining the B&W Hop. Your post is so fun!
Those boots are adorable!! I love the fabric choices Lenore made! Thanks for sharing this cute boot pattern.
Cute block. I hope your auction raises lots of money. Thanks for sharing. Oh and yes on the boots. Have owned many pairs over the years and would still be wearing them if I didn’t have foot problems.
Adorable boot, and yes, I’ve got my cowboy boots on right now!
Your boot is FUN! Never owned cowboy boots. I did buy a very expensive pair of black leather thigh high boots once, I wore them out…gosh I miss them!
Cute boot block! Thanks for sharing in the hop … 🙂 Pat
Such a cute block. I love the fabrics!
Oh yes, I had horses until I was married. Loved my boots. I also love this BLOCK would love to see more of them. Any chance to get the pattern?
You probably would think that this Okie would have a pair of boots and NO, I do not. When I was a child, owning a pair of boots was a sign of poverty. If you had a pair of boots, it was probably your only pair of footwear. You wore them on the farm, to town, to church, to school, everywhere. You had to have footwear that would stand up to everything and that was cowboy boots. It wasn’t until I was much, much older that I learned that good cowboys were very, very expensive and a nice status symbol. My oldest grandson’s mother wears her cowboy boots with daisy dukes and the rest of us think it looks like crap. She had that grandson until a year ago and now that grandson was wearing his boots with shorts, too. He literally wore them out and his new ones are too large. We feel sorry for the kid – he is 13 years old and has no idea about proper dress. My son is really trying with him without making fun of him or telling him that he is being ridiculed. It’s a fine line. I love your boot pattern. Good job, Karen! I hope you raise lots of money.
I have 3 pairs of cowboy boots that I like to wear on occasion. Looking forward to seeing you boot scootin’ quilt!
This is a wonderfully fun block! I’m excited for you Fiber Arts Center and look forward to seeing all the projects made for the fundraiser. 🙂
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What a great fund-raising idea! I love that boot, and it’s even cuter with the spur!
LOL these are adorable.
Gumboots have always been my kind of boot, from on the farm as a child, to winter walking, and even on our 3 acres, last year. Love the fund raising goodies, you have been so busy.
What a cute block and sounds like you are really keeping busy! I used to wear cowboy boots when we lived in the country and went to rodeos with our friends…..long time ago
Such a fun block!
Oh no. I do not have any boots. However, I love your boots. It is a cute pattern. Hope the fundraiser is a huge success.
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