Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thread Head Quilt Along

Once again I've caved to my weakness. The proliferation of Civil War inspired or style BOM's is just more than I can resist. 

Joanne, over at Thread Head started a QuiltALong last October but I didn't find it until two or three weeks ago.  Every day since then I've looked and drooled but tried to convince myself I already had too many projects going.  Then there such a thing as too many?  So last weekend I bit the bullet and started making the blocks. 

These are 9 inch finished blocks and Joanne gives great step by step instructions as well as great tips.  She has 17 blocks posted to date plus the alternating block pattern, so I have some catching up to do.  The quilt uses 40 scrappy blocks (2 of each block) and 41 alternate courthouse steps blocks.  She also offers several variations for smaller quilts and projects using fewer blocks and even adding some applique.

Since there are two of each block pattern I've decided to sometimes vary the second one a bit (actually this occured to me when I made a mistake..which I prefer to view as a design opportunity).

Here are the blocks I've made so far.

Block 1

Block 2---this was the "oops" (left)

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

It's not too late to join the fun. Hop on over to Thread Head. You know you want to!




Barb said...

Ohhhhh your blocks are amazing and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I keep trying to stay away from the BOM, I am doing the boot bash...but I always lag behind, and then don't finish....I am a slacker....but I would love to...and to learn the tips....get behind me you temptress!!

Karen said...

I just found the Thread Head Quilt Along the other day too. I don't know that I will be participating but it is surely tempting.

Julia said...

Isn't it gorgeous Mary..
I found it just last week and have joined in useing my CW blocks, I had to resize the Alabama block to 8 inches to fit in with my CW blocks..
Julia ♥

Cheryl said...

Blogland is full of so much temptation. I want to do it all, but have to reign myself in. Your blocks are beautiful. I like her setting!

COLLEEN said...

Your quilt along blocks are great! I have also been quilting along with Joanne. I stopped at block 14 and put the borders on my quilt today. I will post a pic.

Cheri said...

I like that design opportunity in block 2. Maskes me visualize how it would look just repeated in a quilt.

Crispy said...

Great blocks!! I can't see anything wrong with the boo boo block :0)


Mary Lou Casada said...

Oh my word, Mary! I found it a couple of weeks ago, too! I printed off every single block and added Threadhead to my blog roll so I wouldn't miss the next installments. How cool! :-D Your blocks are sooo gorgeous! I don't know if I'll be able to resist starting it, now! LOL
Mary Lou

Donna said...

Beautiful blocks, Mary!