Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thread Head Quilt Along 2012

I had so much fun with my last quilt along that I am pleased to announce another quilt along!

 Like the last quilt along I haven't made the quilt yet, and will be working along with you.

I bought this beautiful Jo Morton (Embers Red and Evergreen) fabric a few months ago, and thought that it would make a great lap quilt.
I have a fat quarter bundle of 16 different fabrics, and 2 metre cuts (about 2 yards) of three different coordinating fabrics.

This would be a great scrap quilt too.

I will run this quilt along as a block of the week, over about 15 weeks. Starting on the 18th of September, 2012. It should be finished in time for Christmas - although it is not a Christmas quilt. I will also have some machine quilting ideas at the end.

I plan on making thirty three 7" blocks, plus 4 half blocks. There will be eleven different full size blocks, and I will be making three of each pattern. The blocks will be simple and designed for every level. Like my last quilt along, there will be lots of photos and step by step instructions each week.

I am not a professional quilt designer, I just find that it is more fun to have others join along when I make something.

Also like my last quilt along there are other options (the blocks shown are just for demonstration purposes, and might not be the blocks I will be making) -

This is the version I want to make (although I haven't decided if I will add borders, or if I will have two different colours for the zig-zag setting stripes - I am sure that this layout has a proper name, but I don't know it).
The quilt is 50"x70". The photo is just to show the layout (this is the best that I could do with EQ), the finished quilt will look different.

Here it is with 5" borders, making the quilt 60"x80". The above two quilts will work with the fabric I have.

This one is from EQ quilt settings and called Vertical Strip Quilt - only using 18 blocks and 6 half blocks. It is 71"x96". EQ calls for 4 yards of red fabric and 2+3/4 yards of green fabric for this one (although EQ always seems very generous with its yardage). Plus more fabric for the binding.

This is an 83" square quilt that needs 49 blocks (4 or 5 of each block pattern) and setting squares, with 7" borders. EQ calls for 2+1/2 yards of fabric for the borders and 2+1/2 yards for the setting squares. Plus more fabric for the binding.

Here is a little wallhanging using 9 blocks with setting squares, and 4" borders. It is 38" square.

I designed the quilts with room for free motion machine quilting (probably feathers!).

I hope you will consider sewing along. The fun starts on Tuesday September 18th, 2012, and the plan is to have a new block every Tuesday until December.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thanks to my children for helping me with the logo and the HTML code for the button!
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