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 again..is 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 2---this was the "oops" (left)
It's not too late to join the fun. Hop on over to Thread Head. You know you want to!