Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Courthouse Steps Quilt

Today at the quilt shop where I work, a customer brought this jaw dropping quilt in to find a backing.
We all just stood there speechless as we oohed, and awed!
The blocks measure approximately 5", and we figured it was made in the 1930's.
It was bought at a garage sale for $10!!!!!
We all wanted to take it home.
Tonight I will be dreaming of making these little blocks...and if I can't sleep I just might have to make some.


  1. Is it just a variation of a log cabin type block? I think it could be really fun to put together!

    1. Hi Angela, Yes, I do believe it is very similar to a log cabin. If you look at the blocks, they start with a yellow center and then the strips are added to each side. Color placement is very important. Each block was pieced onto a square of muslin which acted as the foundation and gave it more stability. The finished block is only about 4" square...very small. The quilt top was stunning. In my next post, I will explain the block pattern in a little more depth. Happy Sewing! janae'


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