Courthouse Steps Quilt Top

Amy Friendcourthouse steps, free motion quilting, solids37 Comments

I just finished my courthouse steps quilt top! I started collecting fabrics for this quilt in the fall. I didn’t start sewing till last month and it went slowly with the holidays and school vacation thrown in there. But it is complete now and just the way I had pictured it which is always a nice surprise.

I used many, many shades of each of four colors: grey, mustard, aqua and coral. I will make a list of the fabrics used and share them when I finish the quilt. I am still working on compliling the list and wishing I had done so as I went along.

I used the basic design of the traditional courthouse steps block but varied the width of my strips from 1″ up to 3.” The quilt top measures 60″ square. I have a backing fabric all picked out but need to piece a strip to complete it. I am a bit stumped in terms of quilting. I’d welcome suggestions!