Sunday, November 13, 2016

Oh Scrap! : Courthouse Steps

I am one of the first to say, Why use one fabric when I can use ten! 
I love seeing lots of variety in my quilts.




 But I seem to have slid down a very slippery slope!  When I pulled some thread to start quilting my courthouse steps quilt, I decided 8 thread colors were better than using just one.




I also decided on a quilting design that requires a LOT of starts and stops.  About halfway through the first  pass across the quilt I was already second-guessing myself!  :)

But I am committed now so I will have to see this through!


Even though it is a slow process, I am loving the beautiful colors in this quilt.  I made this quilt using the Boundless solids and couldn't be happier with their quality!

 If you want to read more about my review of this fabric, you can check out this post.  If you are ready to try some for yourself, there is a Flash Sale going on this weekend and you can pick some up at a great price.  The quilt above was made from the Modern Brights bundle.


They also have lots of thread on sale if you want to go "scrappy" with your quilting too!
Feel free to join me in my madness!


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Time to share what you are making with your scraps.  Here are the details for linking up:
  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do!
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Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)
Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday)
Cooking Up Quilts (Main Crush Mondays)
Em's ScrapBag (Moving it Forward)

18 comments:

Libby in TN said...

That does look like an ambitious plan, but it will be stunning when you finish. I purchased a kit of Boundless solids on your recommendation but haven't cut them yet. They are too pretty in the package!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are a true scrap quilter when you love variety in your fabrics AND in your threads too!!
Love your choices and the design looks great!

Cathy said...

I'd rather hand quilt if I'm quilting with a lot of colors than bury the knots involved with a whole lot of thread changes and starts and stops when I quilt on my DSM.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

It's beautiful with all of these vibrant colors and thread variety! :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your collection of thread on top of the beautiful color in your quilt makes such a great picture! I never want to change thread in the middle of my quilting either, but that will be so pretty with all the different thread colors. Have fun with your vision of it!

Doreen Auger said...

I have recently had the same (thread) dilemma and decided to pick the one thread that would "be there" in a pleasant way without dominating the quilt. On some of the fabric colors it makes more of a statement and on others it blended.......I really like both!!! It was a client quilt and the $$ weren't there to do your choice. BTW, the client loved the results!

Ariane said...

The quilting is looking wonderful. It's going to finish off this quilt wonderfully.

Kathi Riemer said...

Starts and stops are a pain but I think you are going to LOVE the result. Your color combinations are lovely!

Laundered Cotton said...

Thank you for the linky part.

Jayne said...

I am in love with this one...color! Color! Color! I'm glad went with all different thread colors! It's going to be gorgeous!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I'm eagerly awaiting the finish of that amazing -- and colorful! -- project of yours! Eep!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Wow!! That will be amazing quilting!

Ruth said...

So much gorgeous scrappiness in one post today! Like your ambitious plan for the quilting.

Jasmine said...

I love how your quilting is looking on this. What kind of thread are you using?

Dolly said...

That's going to be so yummy/deliciously gorgeous ! I KNOW you are not going to regret your quilting design. Can hardly wait to see the finished masterpiece !

Mari said...

What an amazing block! Love the use of color.

Kate said...

It's going to be an amazing finish! Beautiful and bright.

Catskill Quilter said...

Your block is really fun with all of the possible setting combinations. Congrats on being published!