Thread Head Quilt Along

I have been collecting fat quarters, mostly reproduction fabric, and have decided to make a large quilt (97" square). I hope you will consider quilting along with me!


 
 Designed with EQ7

This image represents the layout I have chosen, the blocks will probably be different. 
I will post 1 block pattern a week (every Wednesday). I will be making 2 blocks of every pattern. This pattern requires 40 scrappy blocks.


There are many other options for table runners, wall hangings, lap quilts..... shown here.

For this layout there are 41 alternating "Alabama Variation" blocks. These blocks will require (EQ7 requirements) approximately  - 

2 yards dark beige background fabric
2 yards light beige background fabric
1½ yards dark (black) fabric for the squares in the cross (more if you want a border and binding)
I bought about 1 more yard of each fabric so that I could make the alternating half blocks for the border (see border ideas)

I have chosen to use 9" blocks, with a 9 by 9 layout. The center of this quilt is 81" square. The borders are 8" to make a 97" square quilt. I think I will change the border to a scrappy pieced border with a small black inner border and black binding. (See Border Ideas for my final border selection

*Update (17th October, 2010) Other Quilt Options 
*Update #2 (14th November, 2010) Variation with an applique block
*Update #3 (22dn November, 2010) If you would like to add more applique.

The fabric I have been collecting is mostly from a fabric subscription I have of 1800's fabric.


I have been reading to achieve an old fashioned scrappy quilt, mix a variety of print sizes and colours in one block, so this is what I will try for this quilt.

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Block #1 


 Block #2


 Block #3

 Block #4


 Block #6


Block #7 


 Block #8

 Block #9

 Block #10
 
 
Block #11

Block #12








 

 My pieced quilt top
Finish a quilt by the end of May, 2011 and send me a picture (joannethreadhead(at)gmail(dot)com). I will add it to this page. You will be entered into a draw for a surprise on June 1st, 2011. Good Luck!

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Update 21st December 2011 - 

Deanna sent me these photos of her fabulous quilt.


I love how she did the outer border.


(Sorry - I have been meaning to post these fabulous pictures for a while.)

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Your quilt was wonderful! I was planning to do one just like this and I'm delighted to find yours to model off of. How large were your squares? How did you draw them out? Did you draw them by hand or did you use a computer program? Thanks much if you have a chance to respond. =)

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Karen said...

Your quilt is amazing. I love the warm caramel color. This might just have to go on a "bucket list" for me :). I see you're from Manitoba, I've been there twice as a child. Very fond memories.

Shasha Kidd said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I am making a very similar quilt with some slightly different squares, also from reproduction fabrics.

Sylke said...

Thank you for sharing! I'll make some of the blocks, it's a beautiful quilt. Pictures on my blog.

Judi said...

WOW! Your quilt is simply STUNNING! I am a newbie to quilting and was SO impressed. I've become a follower of your blog, so that I can keep up with all your stuff, and plan to come back and see you regularly for inspiration.

Judi

Gidget - Really Skookum-Tees.com said...

You have such beautiful stuff on this blog, it is my absolute favorite one. I am hoping to still start the quilt but I will be way behind. Love your stuff. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Odry said...

Gracias por compartir, es una colcha preciosa.

Saludos

Colleen said...

Joanne I won a blue ribbon on my Quilt Along I did with you! Category machine pieced and quilted on home machine. My first blue ribbon and Sheriff's Choice too! It sold at fundraiser auction in Sept 2011 the buyer loaned it back for the 2012 show for Stitching Memories Quilt Guild in Duncan Oklahoma.
Thank you I enjoyed the quilt along and will make one to keep!!!

Colleen said...

Joanne I won a blue ribbon on my Quilt Along I did with you! Category machine pieced and quilted on home machine. My first blue ribbon and Sheriff's Choice too! It sold at fundraiser auction in Sept 2011 the buyer loaned it back for the 2012 show for Stitching Memories Quilt Guild in Duncan Oklahoma.
Thank you I enjoyed the quilt along and will make one to keep!!!