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Thread: Batik Courthouse Steps

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    Batik Courthouse Steps

    I took a class in November of 2011 at a LQS. I had bought about 25 FQ's over the years at their sales so I did not have to go and buy anything but the pattern and the black fabric for the centers and the border. It is not difficult to make but you do have to make sure the color choices/fabrics all match with the row ahead and beside it. I did not have anywhere to lay the quilt down comfortably so I really didn't enjoy making it as much as I do others. I took it away with me this past winter determined to finish it and I did. I told my DH I was so glad to get it done, I didn't even want to keep it. When he saw the finished product, he told me "it's a keeper for sure". I can look at it now and appreciate it but I doubt I would ever make any other quilt that is tessellated. The last picture actually shows the block with the black in the center where you start.
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    You did a beautiful job! I've done quilts with a tesselating design and they do take extra time and effort but I think the end result is worth it.

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    I agree with your husband. You made a beautiful quilt!

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    It is beautiful! You did a great job and I agree with your husband ~ it is definitely a keeper!

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    A beautiful "keeper" for certain!!
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    It is certainly a beautiful quilt!
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    Gorgeous quilt!

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    Lovely colors and I think it is a keeper too. When something takes me forever to make and is hard, I have to put it away for a while after it is finished because I can't stand it either. But after a long while I get it out and think, I love this I am glad I kept it.
    RedGarnet222

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    Absolutely beautiful quilt and quilting. End results were well worth your time and effort.
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    nice colour combo...........

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    WOW, love the colors, and it really shows how much time and effort you put into it. Beautiful job!
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    It's a keeper! This is one of times the husband is right.

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    It's a wonderful quilt - such pretty colours!
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    great looking quilt. Looks nice with your bedroom furniture.
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    Beautiful!!!! Love the colors and you did a great job. I f you don't want to keep it, I know what you can do with it.(Need my address?)

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    It is beautiful! You sure did make good use of all those fabrics. The quilting looks great too.

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    A lovely quilt!! You do have to lay them out and it takes space, but this is beautiful.
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    Georgous quilt. I love it.

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    What a wonderful quilt! I agree with your husband - it's a keeper.

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a great job and I am sure you are glad you have finished and now you can enjoy it.

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    Beautiful! Sometimes when I take a top to the LA, I tell her we are ready for some time apart, lol. In other words, if she's got lots of jobs, it's okay to take her time getting mine done as I don't want to look at it for a while.

    You did a great job, love the fabrics and color placement.

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    I agree with hubby..."it's a keeper"! It's a beautiful quilt!

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    beautiful and beautiful quilting!!!!!
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    Beautiful job!!! Thanks for showing it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    love the colors. great job

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