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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Plan B Progress

After taking in some tumbler blocks to my office and putting them up on the wall, I decided they did not look as good as I had hoped.  So of course I did what any quilter would do, I decided to start another quilt.  Since I'm working for an attorney, I immediately thought of Courthouse Steps.  I've had so much fun making these blocks as my Plan B for my office.  I took in a few last week, and I think they will be wonderful.
Since the colors were a good match, I'm using exactly the same fabrics as in the Tumbler quilt.  I went thru my stash again and found a few more lights and darks as this pattern uses more lights.
As I know many of you will agree, there is just something about a log cabin quilt that gets me every time.  I've never done a Courthouse Steps variation, so I'm quite excited.
It's so much fun to watch your blocks grow.
I'm up to 45 - I'm thinking the wallhanging needs to be at least 8 blocks square.  When I get to 64 I'll sew some sets together and take them back in the office. The blocks will finish at 5", so I may need to make this 9 x 9.
Until then, I have this to look at.  I'm kind of on visual overload, as these are some of my most favorite fabrics and colors.  When it's all said and done, I may have a hard choice.......  Of course, I could rotate them and end up being able to hang both :).  Decisions, decisions....
Hope you've had a great weekend, I'm back to work tomorrow.
Karen

9 comments:

Angie said...

The tumbler quilt had potential, but I LOVE the courthouse steps!

Terry said...

They both look great, and I love those colors too! :0)

Darlene said...

Wow, I love both quilts. applause, applause!

Jayne Honnold said...

I like the idea for the Courthouse Steps in your office; very fitting. The Tumbler quilt will look great too! You have a couple of beauties on your hands!

QuiltSue said...

I love the colours you're using. They just look so warm and cozy somehow.

Barb said...

great court house steps LC! love it. What great scrap quilts.

Janan said...

I love the courthouse steps. They must stitch up really fast! The colors are great together too.

Karen said...

Courthouse Steps quilts always get my attention. One of my favorite log cabin style blocks. I made one many years ago in scrappy but planned plaids.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love both, but the CS quilt does have major visual impact and would be wonderful in an attorney's office space. I am smitten with Tumblers too, in fact; I just added a Tumbler die to my Accuquilt cutter collection, I have big plans for my boxes full of 6" charm squares that I have collected over the years... I may have multiple tumblers! ;)