Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cowboy Fireworks from Peppermint Pinwheels

The final roommate quilt is finished. My son's other roommate always enjoyed the quilts he took to college. In fact, he appropriated one for televised football games.

As a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, a blue and silver quilt seemed most appropriate.

I used the Peppermint Pinwheels pattern but changed the centers. Instead of rectangles I used some five-pointed stars. This site about Betsy Ross has directions for cutting perfect stars. But I chose to make mine slightly off-kilter. It's more congruent with the free-hand cutting of the pinwheels.

Cowboy Fireworks Quilting Detail

I'm telling the recipient these represent fireworks after a Cowboys victory. Hopefully he will wrap up in it every day.

Cowboy Fireworks Quilting Detail 2

Quilt Details
Size: 68" x 85"
Pattern: Peppermint Pinwheels from Cultural Fusion Quilts
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton
Thread: Sulky Blendable 30/3 variegated cotton
Quilting: Free-hand channels

Thanks, Sujata, for a delightfully fun pattern.



  1. This is adorable ! What a wonderful quilt !

  2. Ann, What a great idea to use five pointed stars as centers for this quilt. It lit up my computer screen like fireworks alright!
    A lucky kid indeed for receiving such an amazing quilt.

    1. Thank you for making such a beautiful quilt and sharing it here!

  3. very well the dramatics...

  4. Thank you all for the kind comments. I enjoy posting on this group site. It's fun to see how others interpret these quilts, isn't it.

  5. Dynamic! Love the fabrics you chose!

  6. I had left a comment on your blog Ann - the second showing here is still as good as the first - and I think I may have to take on board your organic straight line quilting!


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