Boot Cut Blooms ~

Leslie McNeilBlogs, Patterns 3 Comments


Hi there and welcome to the blog this sweet Saturday Summer!

And… More inspiration from these Happy Summer Bright Days via gorgeous blooms in a “Boot Cut Bouquet.”

As they say… You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl!!  That’s me, for sure.

My newest floral collage-styled quilt showcases a faux leather boot with fun silvery-western stars and even a spur.  How fun!  And how very Montana, too.  I found it delightful to think of how I grew up riding horses, and entering horse races and fairs… And to create a quilt that features a country bouquet… And so fun to take this work utilizing a beautiful faux leather material. I loved adding the simple, straight-line stitching to echo the decorative, embossed leather accents that makes this boot so real and relative to the overal feel of the “Boot Cut Bloom” inspiration! Adding flowers underneath some of those elements not only gave them depth, but visual interest galore, and of course, a western flavor, for sure!

Notice too… How I took my quilting inspiration from the lovely creamy  batik fabric that was the background.  I quilted only a few floral motifs, and kept the rest of the quilting to a very small and tidy stipple.  I took the motif for the border from the border print itself, also a batik, and quilted a big, graceful, open swirl…

And of course “country” speaks yellow daisies, rusty Browns, and light, airy twigs.  Feathers too.  And let’s not forget the charming Robin-like in the lower right corner in a simple vignette of feathers and bouquet.

Yes.  Of course.  It’s a pattern!  Available in my Etsy shop, and also right here on website, in the shop.  I will also be offering a limited number of COMPLETE kits, including not only ALL the pre-cut and pre-fused flowers, but also the gorgeous faux leather, with accent fabric, the shiny silver metallic fabric, background, border, binding, right down to the sweet little bird!  Look for them soon… And if you’re interested at all… Contact me at my email here, if you would like one reserved.

The details in photos are below…





Thank you for stopping by!

Have a beautiful summery boot cut bouquet kind of day!


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Comments 3

  1. I so miss your old blog. This site does not do your talents justice! 🙁 Have only been on this new site maybe twice….miss your vibrant blog.

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      Kellie; keep on comin’ back here! This is my brand new site, and as I continue to “grow” and experiment, there will be more… much more to offer HERE! I still write a blog, and will eventually offer online classes. Thanks for visiting me here and blessings to you!

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