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a scrappy Courthouse Steps ?

Old 01-21-2011, 05:00 PM
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Has anyone seen (or, better yet, have a picture of) a Courthouse Steps made with scraps? (I don't mean each block a different scrap, but different scraps within each block). Does it look odd? Good? Bad?
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:03 PM
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You can go totally scrappy, or place lights on one side and darks on the other half, or use a common center piece and scraps around it. It all depends on the look that pleases you :D:D:D
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:05 PM
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I made one of tans, cream, lt brown, little lt green, little lt pink. Each step is a different fabric. I love it. It is a throw for my living room/tv room. It is string tied and was my first real quilt. Wash a jillion times.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:17 PM
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Court House Steps is very similiar to Log cabin.. which are fabulous scrap quilts.. I would think the scrappy look would be just as nice in the Court House Steps.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:38 PM
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I did the Courthouse Steps within a certain blend of fabrics but it would work well as a scrappy
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:48 PM
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Sounds like a good idea to me, let us know what you decide
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:01 PM
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Courthouse Steps makes a beautiful scrappy quilt. I've seen photos but it's been a while. In the photo I saw, the centermost square of every block had the same fabric. I imagine that you could do it that way or however you'd want.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:07 PM
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In Courthouse Steps, each block has at least two fabrics in addition to, in my case, a consistent center. I used four fabrics in each of the paper pieced blocks, in these quilts, that I made nearly fifteen years ago. Seeing them now makes me what to do a new one.
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