Friday, August 19, 2016

Crossing the Courthouse Steps

I know I have shared my solids version of a Courthouse Steps a few times now, but plans for this project just keep changing.  Originally, it was going to be quite smaller.  But as I was sewing up the blocks, I found myself thinking I have put so much work into this, I really want to quilt it up nicely and keep it for myself.  That meant making quite a few more blocks!



 This project was started back in April when I received this fat quarter bundle of Craftsy's Boundless solids.  Being an affiliate, I had asked them for a sample of their fabrics so that I could see for myself what the quality was like.  I only like to partner with companies whose products I would use myself.  And I have to say, I have really enjoyed working with these solids
(You can read more about my review here.)




 Initially, I played around with a few blocks just to test the fabrics but I instantly fell in love with all the pretty colors.






 Well, I have finally decided to call the quilt top finished! 




 The steps (or logs) are 1" wide finished.  And there are actually 4 different colors of chains in the quilt (black, tan, cream and dark brown) - which create a subtle secondary design.  I would have preferred to have all of the blocks the same, but with only fat quarters to work with, I had to mix around the shades to not run out of fabrics.




 At the beginning of August, my OMG goal was to get this sewn up and quilted by the end of the month.  Now that I have the top done, I think this one deserves some custom quilting and to live in my personal collection of quilts.  So it might be months before I can fit it into my quilting queue!

But I am still going to celebrate its completion to this stage!  There was a lot of tiny cutting, piecing and seam ripping so far.  Now to decide how I am going to quilt it - Right now I am stumped!
 


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 If you want to try out the Boundless solids for yourself, right now is a great time to purchase some.  Craftsy is having an Early Black Friday Sale and both the Kona solids and the Boundless solids are the perfect price to buy for the stash.  I also recently purchased some of the Boundless Blenders Aura for a project I hope to share in a few weeks.  I used it as a background fabric and it is lovely!

 



Believe me, I could go on....



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31 comments:

  1. Your quilt top is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Very stunning!!!!

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  2. looks great! I tried their patriotic bundle last spring and it was great too

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  3. Absolutely scrumptious. Makes me think of sherbet.

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  4. I love your quilt. It looks wonderful!

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  5. It came together beautifully, Cynthia! Congratulations on getting the top finished. :)

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  6. This turned out to be a spectacular quilt! I'm so happy you went bigger and are going to keep it for yourself. After your quilting magic, it will be a standout! Gorgeous!

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  7. That quilt should definitely be a keeper! I love the way you designed it so that the chains outline the different color blocks. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  8. Wow! That is quite Stunning! Can't wait ( ok I really can - so no pressure) to see it quilted!

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  9. Wow, this looks very impressive! x Teje

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  10. She's beautiful, so fresh and crisp. She'll shout SPRING next winter. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  11. This is a gorgeous quilt! You did a beautiful job! Solids can be so fun to work with.

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  12. Oh, wow!! What a wonderfully vibrant quilt that turned out to be!!

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  13. Wow, the colors in your quilt are amazing! I love it!

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  14. I love the blocks a little different with the color gradations - so pretty! Great job!

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  15. Stunning finish Cynthia! I love the way the little bits of black & white dance across all the colours!

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  16. A finished top is 'Finished' in my opinion. I have a nice collection too waiting to be quilted. Don't we all? Great job.

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  17. This is breath-takingly beautiful- lovelovelove it!!!

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  18. Glad you're keeping this one - it's a lot of work with all those tiny pieces. It's beautiful!

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  19. OH wow!! I too would have kept this one..it is magical, and just seems to glow with inner light! Thank you for sharing with Log Cabin Loonies!!

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  20. Those colors are dazzling and the lay out is wonderful. The secondary chain pattern really makes those bright solids stand out.

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  21. Beautiful design. I think that having all of the different colors to work with really adds interest to the design.

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  22. It's gorgeous. I love the punch of black and white running through it

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a keeper!

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  24. So bright and vibrant ; what a beautiful top !

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  25. Just gorgeous! Love, love this colour palette!

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  26. I agree with all the other commenters... breath taking and gorgeous!
    And so much sewing for those 1" logs!! Great job!

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