My Courthouse Steps Quilt is finished! I have so enjoyed working on this quilt; this really is my preferred patchwork piecing style. I enjoy both the repetitive piecing as well as the fabric play, working on one block at a time, ticking off the blocks and counting down to a finished quilt.
It was a lot of sewing, pressing, trimming and repeat, but I loved every moment of it, even when I decided that the quilt top needed two more rows of blocks. And it was worth it.
I have quilted the quilt by ditch stitching and top stitching a 1 inch grid of horizontal and vertical lines. Again, this was time consuming but it has given the quilt a lovely soft texture. The stitching lines are subtle and are a visual feature on the back of the quilt, and a tactile feature of the quilt as a whole.
For the back of the quilt I have used a single - and sought after - fabric: Girl on Swing from the Sherbet Pips collection by Aneela Hoey. Again I have used a black/white stripe fabric for binding. (Quilt Label information here).
Quilt measures 54 inches x 63 inches
72 Courthouse Step Blocks
and 63 different printed/color fabrics,
many more low volume fabrics.
918 patchwork pieces.
This quilt has already been sold and is now in transit to a new owner.
Courthouse Steps Quilt - Part I and Tutorial
Courthouse Steps Quilt - Part II
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