A couple of months ago I realized that there was no more room for another magazine and my room would start looking like one of those hoarders shows so I started to go thru each one and as I found a pattern I liked, I'd rip it out and put it in a plastic sleeve.
One of those patterns happened to be from the October/November 2010 Mc Call's Quick Quilts magazine and it was called "Saddle Tramp" by Marcie Patch. I've had the pattern on my bulletin board ever since because I've been trying to do a decent job on PURGING some fabric.
All you have to do is look at this picture and realize that you can really do a decent job of using up some fabrics. Marcie actually calls it "A Stash Busting Rodeo".
I was thinking yesterday that I'm going to do this project over the month of September. I can do the 26 blocks a few at a time and with the leftover fabric, I can cut the strips. The hard part of the whole thing was picking a fabric! After much looking around, I decided that I am going to do mine with red and blue 30's fabrics with a kona snow as the background for the stars.
This is block #1. I have 3 more cut out and will work on them this weekend. I know Marcie's project is mostly in the rust, brown, tan color way, I really want to clear out my 30's bin so that's what I'm going to use. I think it's going to look very pretty and seriously, who doesn't like a 30's quilt?
Happy Labor Day Weekend.