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Thread: Courthouse Step quilt-what is best ?

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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    I am taking a Courthouse Steps class soon. The pattern calls for 26 various fabrics as well as a solid for the center/border. The sample quilt is beautiful in batiks, but I don't think that is what I want to do. I have looked online and in books, but so far, have found very little. Does anyone have an idea what I could use ? I love the 1930 prints but will that look good ? The pattern calls for contrast and I guess I could use a white background against a colored background ? Any ideas ?

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    How about pinks/oranges/yellows vs. blues/greens?

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    lights versus darks

    tans/ivories with any and all dark colors

    pale gray/white with reds/blacks

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    I used varying shades of blue with cream and white tone on tones in a quilt I made for my parents. I can see if they can snap a pic if you like. (I always forget to do that.)

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    Google "courhouse steps quilt images"
    You'll see a wide variety of combinations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Google "courhouse steps quilt images"
    You'll see a wide variety of combinations.
    You can do the same search on BING

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    :idea: Be bold and use red as your neutral and med/light scrappy for the rest. Little crazy for you??? The longer I quilt the more risks I'm willing to take with color...doesn't always come out like I expect, but I've never thrown one away! Relax and have fun...in the end you'll have a lovely, warm hug...be sure to post pictures for us :D

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    http://www.chickenmamaoriginals.com/...are-Pastel.jpg

    Here is the block
    I could find with 30's fabrics

    sorry, link did'nt work :thumbdown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Google "courhouse steps quilt images"
    You'll see a wide variety of combinations.
    Pick the one that you like best!

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    30's with white make beautiful quilts!!!

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    Yes, I agree, lights vs darks, medium tones vs lights or vs darks, etc. I don't think it would look good in 30's prints...not enough contrast.

    Something like Kansas Troubles or civil war repros would be good....lights/mediums/darks.

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    Oh, thank you so much for this picture, this is what I want. I do like bright colors. My first quilt was red and white and very bright. I thank everyone for all their help. This is exactly what I want and I have the fabric for it in my stash too. I am sooooo glad I joined this quilting board. Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions.

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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    http://www.chickenmamaoriginals.com/...are-Pastel.jpg

    Here is the block
    I could find with 30's fabrics

    sorry, link did'nt work :thumbdown:
    This is the one I want. Also, is that a Basset Hound ? I have had about 6 Bassets. Absolutely love them.
    Thanks again for the picture, it's perfect 1930's for me.

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