July 25, 2013

More Courthouse Steps!

I know I just posted about a courthouse steps quilt but here's another one anyway. Deal with it! :)

Ever since I worked on the cream courthouse steps quilt, my love for the pattern had been rekindled. The first time I'd ever made one, it was for the Lanterns in the City quilt (from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe) and I'd wanted to make more but I remember being too busy at the time with commissions to work on things I wanted to. 

So right after I finished the cream courthouse steps quilt, I cut strips from my DS fabrics to make its opposite... an insanely bright one! Hehe! These quilts do take a bit of planning (which is why I included a sheet in the book where you can make a note of what fabric goes where) but after a bit of scribbling, it's really all sew-iron-trim-sew-iron-trim... you get the idea (I totally just typed 'Ikea' at first... I just spent four hours there last weekend... clearly, I'm still traumatised). 

The colours Denyse picks are just SO good. As someone who grew up hating orange and yellow, I surprise myself every single time by how much I love them now. If I didn't look hideous in those colours, I'd wear them too haha!

I used Kona Chartreuse for the centres and binding so that they'd stand out against all the other colours. I'd originally gone with Pomegranate, but I had a feeling it wouldn't pop quite as much as I wanted it to. Plus I was always going to use Charcoal on the back, so the Chartreuse made more sense. The quilting was kept simple... A crosshatch and in the ditch between blocks with 50 wt Aurifil so that it didn't fight with the pattern or fabrics

The quilt ended up being 52" by 60" (a nice medium lap size) and is available in the shop was sold before I could publish this post!

17 comments:

Jessica said...

this is beautiful!

Jo @ life in lists said...

Ooh, this one is gorgeous too! Completely different to the other, but still fab.

beth said...

Love those little green squares! perfect

krista said...

Wow, it's so gorgeous I can see why it would sell so quick!

Anna said...

Love it! It is so gorgeous!

Carla said...

It's just fabulous, Audrie, I am so inspired!!

mascanlon said...

Such a great quilt. I love seeing the traditional patterns all decked out in today's fabrics.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm so in love with your Court House step quilts. The fabric selection is spot on, so now I'm thinking I need to make one. Don't know whether to thank you or curse you...LOL

Venus de Hilo said...

Okay, I'm totally putting this on the "must make" list. Not a DS fan -- yes, we do exist! -- but love your multi-color many-fabrics approach). I can see one of these emerging from my FQs bin.

Annie Love said...

I'm not much of a quilter, but I'd really like to give this one a go! Is the pattern and instructions in the book you mentioned? TIA

Esmari Taylor said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I'm afraid I might have to make a copy because I simply must have one just like it! ;-)
Thanks so much for sharing!

luckycharm said...

Damn it girl!!! You know I'm going to have to make one of these. This is so beautiful!!! Quit sharing, I mean THANKS for sharing another spectacular quilt!

Allison said...

THis is gorgeous and I want it!!! ;)

Danielle said...

Holy awesome! Love it!

Carla said...

So fabulous! Well worth the effort

Rineke said...

I love this quilt! I always wonder how you make this block. Is foundation paper piecing necesary?

Rachel said...

This is stunning!! I love the colours, especially those teal blues. I want to make one right away!

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