|Saddle Tramp top is 64 x 91"|
The first is "Saddle Tramp," a quilt I started a couple years ago. The pattern is by Marcie Patch, and I found it in two of my magazines, McCall's Quick Quilts Oct/Nov 2010 and America Loves Scrap Quilts 2012/13.
Here is a link to download the pattern for free from the McCall's Quilting website. The strip sets were sewn, trimmed to size, and sat in a box since 2014. I made the 9-inch stars last week, and the top went together in one day. Large pieces, simple layout.
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This older peachy fabric from Alexander Henry, called "Buckarettes," will be used for the backing. I've been waiting for the perfect project for these vintage-looking cowgirls, and this is it.
|basket blocks from Wendy W's instructions|
Wendy Whellum, an Australian quilter, offered free patterns for 12 baskets on her blog Legend and Lace in 2013-2014. My 8-inch baskets (from Civil War repro fabrics) needed a home.
In 2011 Barbara Brackman gave weekly block instructions for a Civil War Sampler quilt, which were also 8-inch blocks. I made more than half of those blocks, and they were set aside. I put the two projects together in this on-point layout. Some of the Civil War sampler blocks will go on the back, as I have too many blocks for this layout.
|Cheddar Basket Sampler finishes 60 x 74"|
the look. This will never be a favorite quilt, but two UFOs are crossed off my list.
SETTING TRIANGLES INFO (for block plus sashing):
Figuring the size of the setting triangles can be a mathematical challenge, but there are instructions and convenient charts online, such as here (by Bonnie Hunter) and there.
*My blocks finish at 8 inches, but the setting triangles (for the sides) touch a block plus one 2-inch sash. So I referred to the 10-inch line of the chart.
**For the corner triangles, two 2-inch sashes touch my 8-inch block, so I referred to the 12-inch line for that measurement. Confused? Hopefully not. Bonnie Hunter's info mentions block+sash to figure the side triangles, but she did not stress that corner triangles are figured according to block+2 sashes. I had to figure that out for myself (after cutting one corner pair too small).