Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

Amy FriendBlogger's Quilt Festival, courthouse steps48 Comments

Amy's Creative Side

Welcome to During Quiet Time!  I would like to share my favorite quilt of this year.  I am not very good at naming quilts so it has no real name beyond “my courthouse steps quilt”.  It’s a lap sized quilt measuring 60″ square.

I took the traditional courthouse steps block and varied the width of each strip rather than making them uniform. 

I tried to use as many different fabrics as I could for each color group, and lots of texture too.  Many of the solids are linens and shot cotton, along with some Kona.  I stuck to aqua, mustard, coral and grey.  The colors just feel peaceful to me and they naturally merge together, in a favorable way, I think. 

I love this shot of the quilt on the steps of our local State Park.  I appreciate my husband’s help holding it that day because it was frigid out!  He removed his gloves so his fingers would be less obvious too.
The quilt back is a mixture of Echo and an improve solid strip down the side.  The quilting is straightline in varying intervals.
I hope you will come back again!  I really enjoy visiting as many blogs as I can during the festival.  It’s always so much fun.
If you care to read my original post on this quilt, you can find it here.

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