My "Cow Abstractions" Wall Quilt
a purple, pink, orange, and yellow warm color version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt

When Violet Craft published her “Cow Abstractions” quilt in 2018, I immediately purchased a hard copy…where it sat until 2022. 

I finally finished her in August 2023 and I’m so pleased with how she turned out! I’m in LOVE with this quilt <3

My version is scaled down 64% from the original, so it measures about 2ft x 3ft.

The Real Life Bovine Inspiration
a red angus cow used as inspiration for a purple, pink, orange, and yellow warm color version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt

Fat Neck is my favorite cow; she’s a beautiful red angus cow who loves cookies & corn, but hates marshmallows. 

Her neck is wider than her head, so she easily slips out from between the stanchion posts; hence the name, Fat Neck.

The Color Palette
a stack of purple, pink, orange, and yellow warm color cotton quilt fabric for a version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt
a pile of foundation templates for making Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt
a stack of brown white black and tan beige cream ivory off white cotton quilt fabric for a version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt

I decided to emulate my favorite cow as much as I could in shades of browns in solid fabrics.

I used gorgeous warm colored prints and batiks from my stash for the background…similar to a colorful summer sunset.

I scaled the pattern down 64% from the original and cut out all the foundation pieces.

a purple, pink, orange, and yellow warm color version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt
a purple, pink, orange, and yellow warm color version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt
a purple, pink, orange, and yellow warm color version of Violet Craft's foundation paper pieced FPP Cow Abstractions Farmland Series wall quilt

Here are some detail photos of the back of the quilt and facing. I LOVE the gingham print with the tiny white and blue flowers. 

I quilted it using a 1/2″ spaced horizontal quilting design. It adds texture to the piece without being distracting.

Thank you so much for reading and for your support!

Take care and happy sewing & creating, my friends. Stay weird xo -R 😉

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