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!


luv2quilt2 said...

This looks like fun! I really "need" another project and I'll be right here sewing along!

Soph said...

OOOOOOOOHHHH!! Thank you soo much!!
I will certainly give it my very best to keep up!! And join your quilt along!
Much obliged.

Carrie P. said...

I will be watching.

Rosa said...

Sounds very fun and love your fabrics choice and the Vertical Strip Quilt.

Deanna said...

Lead me not into temptation! Whoops--too late.

Marjorie Nath said...

OOOOOOO...I'm just a newbie, but I think I will try & attempt it (Just print out every week & try to keep up.)

Marj in Mex

Sally said...

Sounds great and I love the Morton fabric! count me in!

Raewyn said...

Gosh you have been busy!! I still need to finish the last one - but this does look tempting too...!

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh my...this is very tempting! I have a fat quarter bundle of those fabrics and they have been begging me to do something with them!

Karen said...

Sew much fun -- thanks Joanne - these are just beautiful !


Needled Mom said...

Sounds like fun. I loved the last one.

Mary C said...

Think I am in on this one! Thank you for sharing!!

Betweens said...

I too loved that last QAL and will still do it but will try to keep up with this one.
I also forwarded your blog link to 2 other friends we may be doing this one all together...I hope. One lives far away so it would be like our Thursday Sew a longs we used to do together. the other girl is close by and we can do it together on our weekly visits.
Sept is a perfect time to start.
Thanks again Joanne!!

Sylke said...

So exciting... Love the zigzag pattern!

Joan said...

OMG - the things that happen while I am away! Of COURSE I will give it a go :) - its not as if I dont have anything else to do ...LOL

Anonymous said...

Just when I thought "No more new projects", this q-a come to my knowledge and of course I´ll follow it :)
Gun, Sweden

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Oh boy, this is so exciting Joanne! Can't wait until next month when it starts.

Anonymous said...

Oh, hello Joanne. I have missed you. Life has slowed down and my calendar is clear. So I will be joining you on this one. Mine will be very scrappy.

blessings, jill

Leeanne said...

Very, very tempting!!!

Ray said...

On your original setting how much yardage is needed for the zig zag setting fabric? Thanks!

northernknitter said...

Had no intention of starting another project. Stopped at a quilt shop in Medicine Hat on the way to Cochrane...oh that looks like the fabric Joanne is using for the QA. The shop owner found the blog -surprise - it's the same line! Now there's a 20 fat quarter bundle & yardage on the back seat!! Nervous but looking forward to working along - surely I can complete 1 block a week?

lluisarc said...

I will be joining you on this project! It is very beautiful
Thanks very much.

Cathy said...

I'm hoping to join in on this one. Although I will be running late as we are going to be traveling for a bit at the beginning of October. I had so much fun with the last one. Thanks so much for doing it again. Hugs

Lee Prairie Designs said...

YUMMY FABRICS!!! VERY TEMPTING. We just moved into a apartment...for 6 months till our townhome is I will need projects like this to keep me inspired,this is just the trick, Joanne!

Thank you,
Carolyn :0

Eileen said...

I'm going to try to do this. I'm in a slump/trough right now; maybe your quilt will help me get out of it.

Colleen said...

Joanne I can hardly believe my luck!!! I found your 2012 Quilt Along on the starting day!!! I sent you a comment on the 2011 Quilt Along because I won a blue ribbon on it this past weekend. I will definitely be joining you on this one too! I always love everything you do!!!

Kindred Quilts said...

Discovered your blog via Log Cabin Quilter and have decided to join the Thread Head Quilt Along 2012. Your tutorials are terrific! I will work towards completing 9 blocks to make the 38 inch square wall hanging. Starting a few days late but glad to be here!