I’m so happy…another quilt is finished. This time it’s Crooked Courthouse Steps!! I can’t begin to tell you how fun it was to make this quilt. This is my all time favorite style of quilt. It’s scrappy and it require little to no prep….it’s lots of mindless sewing….which for me equals BLISS!
This is destine to be a Christmas present for a little boy in my childcare. That’s why I went with a blue and green theme.
Last weekend I put it on the frame and quilted away. I was on a mission to get this one finished. I need four quilts as gifts and if I could get this finished I knew I’d be over half way.
I love all the color happiness…
Originally Bonnie suggested that all the center small blocks be 2″ x 2″. I started out that way but as I went along the squares became any size I had left over from a previously used strip.
I used up ALL of my neutrals in my scrap box and had to cut up yardage. That’s an okay problem to have. That means I can go in and cut up any of the “what was I thinking when I bought that” fabrics. Admit it, you have those fabrics too!!
I love the busyness of it all. Play eye spy with me. Can you see the scissor printed on white fabric? … Can you find the letter “W”, blue mittens, or a blue snowflake. Oh how fun!!
Here’s a peak of the backing. Remember I wanted turtle fabric for it?
Here’s a better shot of that. The little boy I’m making this for wanted a “turtle quilt”. I thought I’d get enough fabric for the whole backing but couldn’t find anything online that was a decent price. I ended up buying enough for one strip across the backing and matching pillow case…I knew I had enough other fabric to add to it to make the backing.
This is what I ended up doing….I really liked it. The discolor is a couple leaves that fell on it.
One would think that I’d used up all my scraps to make this. I actually did use up most of the green and blues from the scrap bucket but there are PLENTY more scraps.
Oh I love it. You can see the looping circles of the quilting motif in this picture.
There was enough of one of the blues that is on the back for a binding too. That was a fabric that was gifted to me by a blog reader…THANKS!!!
Ruby insisted on getting her photo taken…or actually to get her photo taken so she could get a treat.
One last shot before it goes in the “to be gifted pile”.
I am relative positive that I’ll be making this quilt again. I just loved making it. I have a couple graduation quilts to make. I think the next one might be done in red and blacks…and grays. We’ll see.
THANKS for an awesome pattern Bonnie. If you’re looking for the tutorial on how to make this quilt, you can find it HERE.