Tuesday, March 8, 2011

courthouse steps

When I get a few minutes to sit down at my sewing machine (sometimes it is very few) I have continued to make these courthouse steps blocks and add them to the pile.
I hadn't laid them out in a long while so yesterday I thought I'd see how many I had.
Turns out I have 70 blocks! I really like them :0) There are enough for a lap quilt but as I enjoy making them - I will continue and see if I can get up to twin size. When we get a really cold night (just about every night lately) a couple of my kids are scouting about for extra quilts to put on their beds. A homemade quilt surely must be warmer than one from the store ... right? ;0)
Happy Quilting!!

16 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I worked on a log cabin quilt off and on for several years (it was my between projects project) before you knew it I had enough blocks for a King Size bed!

Kathie said...

of course it is warmer that a store bought quilt!
so funny today I put mine back up on the design wall and guess what same layout!
Kathie

*karendianne. said...

Oh these are so delightful. Love the colors that pop out! It makes me smile that you're enjoying making them so much, too. That's why we quilt! I needed this inspiration, Janet. What a great share this is tonight.

Feeling a little more at peace, *karendianne.

Janet said...

I love that these have grown from a little sewing here and there. They look wonderful. Definitely warmer than a store bought one and a good excuse to make another quilt.

Barb said...

This is going to be one awesome quilt!

Crispy said...

Oooo I really love these blocks!! Oh yes a quilt made by mom is MUCH better than a store bought one....it's the love that puts the extra warmth into it :0)

Crispy

Dixie said...

Love your log cabin blocks - amazing how much we can get accomplished with the little bits of time. Quilts made by Mom are the warmest there are because they are made with love! Used to love seeing my daughters and their friends curl up with quilts I made - it always made me smile!

Barb said...

what a great ongoing project. they look great all together. Sleeping under an extra quilt is the ultimate luxury! I think hanna currently has 3 quilts on her bed - :)

Stray Stitches said...

What great blocks to work on when you only have a couple of minutes. Your quilt is looking amazing!

Lori said...

A hand made quilt is much better then anyting else. The quilt is growing so fast and is so beautiful!!

CJ said...

I love how they've turned out. I think you should make lots and lots more! :)

Carrie P. said...

Well, a few minutes of sewing has come up to be a lot of great looking blocks.
My daughter has 3 quilts on her bed so yes they are much better than one from the store.

JohnR said...

Wow, you sure been busy, sis.
That's alotta blocks.
Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt! =)

MARCIE said...

Another beauty! I think it should be queen size at least!

Kate said...

Home made quilts are warmer because they are filled with LOVE! :o)
Love your colourful log cabins - they look so great all laid out together.

libbyquilter said...

it's looking beautiful~!!~

:-)
libbyQ