Monday, October 31, 2011

courthouse steps top

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my previous post! Your encouragement means a lot to me!
A few weeks ago my daughter and I went shopping for the border and backing fabrics for this quilt. I was sure I would get it together that week.... I finally got to it and here it is! (Most of it is showing :0) My very tall husband is standing on a chair and some of it still lays on the floor. It is a very long quilt. Hopefully this will help it stay tucked in at night - an important factor for the 10 year old who plans to sleep under it :0) I want to try free motion quilting this one. All of that length could be a bit of a challenge but there is no way I'm going to stitch this one in the ditch.


I love how warm it looks with all the gold and cheddar fabrics in it. These blocks were so fun to sew! I miss stealing away for a few minutes to sew up one more scrappy block. I really must start another scrappy project soon!

Happy Halloween!

19 comments:

Ariane said...

Your top looks amazing!!!

Miriam said...

Wow!! That is an amazing quilt!! Beautifully pieced! I love the cheddars too.
Congratulations on a wonderful finish!
I'm looking forward to see how you quilt it.

Janet said...

What a wonderful quilt, I can just imagine the fun of piecing one block at a time. I think it would be torture to stitch in the ditch, lol. The cheddars warm up the quilt beautifully.

Dixie said...

Looks wonderful, and will be so cozy for your child to sleep under. Love all the different fabrics you used. Looking forward to seeing it finished!

Frances Leate said...

What a wonderful quilt to sleep under and I love the fabrics used. I don't think I would be ditch stitching it either. Take care.

LuAnn said...

It's just gorgeous. I love the scrappy look, and the pink border is great!

Jan said...

Beautiful log cabin; what a lucky kid!

Valentina said...

Janet, it is absolutely wonderful! Oh, I love that scrappy look: Scrappy, yet there is a sense of cohesion. And yes, it's the type of quilt you want to crawl under. I hope the plan works to stay under! :) I don't think that quilting would necessarily enhance the quilt- so 'functional' quilting should be enough, right? Have fun and I cannot wait to see what your next 'scrappy' will be! xox:)

Lori said...

It is absolutely lovely! The quilting will only enhance its beauty!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great quilttop! Like how clear the repro colors look...and the cheddar of course!

Carrie P. said...

A very nice scrap quilt. Great border fabric too. Your daughter will enjoy that quilt very much.

Barb said...

Your quilt top is wonderful. I love your choice of colors, it's so fun to look at.
Aren't scraps the most fun to work on?
good luck with the quiting, remember, bare feet, wine and breath :)

Karen said...

It took a lot of cutting strips to make your log cabin quilt. I have always liked the court house steps setting for a log cabin block.

MARCIE said...

Your color choices are always perfect for me. I love this!

Frog Quilter said...

Lovely. I have one of these started.

JohnR said...

Beautiful quilt! Your dear husband is a great model..! BTW if he was taller the quilt wouldn't be draped onto the carpet.. ;)

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Kristie said...

Oh my! That is beautiful! Seeing yours really makes me want to drag mine back out and finish it up! I have 224 of the 6inch blocks finished now I just need to sew them all together. I can't wait to see yours quilted.
Kristie

libbyquilter said...

this top is gorgeous~!!~
makes me want to stitch up a log cabin~!
a great use of scraps.

:-)
libbyQ