I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part Three

Driver Sherri Bain 225px I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part ThreeSherri’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Saddle Tramp by Marcie Patch, appears in the November/December 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting.

Read Part One of Sherri’s blog and download the free scrappy Saddle Tramp quilt pattern here.

Read Part Two of Sherri’s blog here.

 

 

logo 350px I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part ThreeDid you know that in 2016 McCall’s Quilting will feature a pattern appropriate for Quilts of Valor in each issue? What is the Quilts of Valor Foundation? This is straight from their website: “The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.” (Learn more on their website, QOVF.org.)

It occurred to me that Saddle Tramp would be a great design for Quilts of Valor, especially with the fabrics I’m using (Polka-Dots & Paisleys designed by Minick & Simpson for Moda). But the quilt is just a smidge too long to meet the QOV guidelines. They are asking for finished quilts no smaller than 55″ x 65″ and no larger than 72″ x 90″. The 91 1/2″ length of Saddle Tramp would probably shrink up a bit when quilted and washed, but to be on the safe side, I could make it shorter. If I leave out 2 rows, the design is not changed much, and the finished size will be 64 1/2″ x 73 1/2″. Perfect!

Folding I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part ThreeI’ve made this easy on myself by just working from a picture of the resized quilt. I made a photocopy of the quilt photo and folded it to eliminate 2 rows. No resizing anything, no math to figure out new patch sizes…easy peasy!

Blocks 400px I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part Three

 

 

I certainly had fun making blocks for Saddle Tramp, and now I’d like to pass them on to someone else. The photos show the blocks I’ve made and the 10″ squares I didn’t use, plus scraps from my stash and a few that I found around the office.

 

Fabrics 600px I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part ThreeIf you’d like a chance to win this stuff and finish this quilt for QOV (or any other recipient!), leave a comment below now through October 31. A winner will be randomly selected on November 2 and notified by email.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

We have a winner! Congratulations to Elizabeth Kucera of Denver, CO!

 

 

 

 

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