Friday, 27 January 2012

Courthouse steps quilt

The best thing about this quilt?

The fact that it is made almost entirely from scraps. And until I sorted my over-flowing scrap bins into colour order I couldn't see the new quilt possibilities that lay there.


All the strips started out life as 1 1/2 inch across. 99% solids but with the odd patterned piece thrown in for good measure.

The centre rectangle was a Suzuko Koseki print with the exception of this one above. I have no idea what it is, just a fragment of French writing which came with the complimentary scrap bag you get when you make an indulgent order here. I like that I have managed to find a home for it. I've also just noticed that's three lines of quilting I've missed out!

The back is some Kona Artichoke with a strip of the centre fabric.
Daughter No. 2 wants to know if you can spot her bunny ears fingers.

I like how the back shows off all the hand quilting.

And can you see that something sewn into the left hand binding?

It's this.

My new as in 'never bought labels for my quilts before'. Bought from here.


And the front.


Linking up again with Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday and 12 quilts in '12.

31 comments:

  1. I am in love with these colors! Awesome finish!

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  2. This is stunning! I love the colors, and it's such a great use of scraps!
    I am also still in awe of all the hand quilting :) Looks like one cozy quilt!

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  3. Lovely, and to think you made it all from scraps.

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  4. Beautiful hand quilting, I love the different colours of thread!

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  5. It's wonderful - I do love a scrappy quilt! Love the label!

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful beautiful! I am definitely pinning this! :)

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  7. Love the kona artichoke as the bach. What a great scrap project.

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  8. It looks amazing all finished. I love the handstitching!!

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  9. Love your quilt... great colors!
    Hugs!

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  10. I love this!
    The pattern ia a real classic, but with these colours it's so modern, funky!!
    And your hand quilting is amazing!
    Yep, definitely a winnerto me.

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  11. Your label is nice but the quilt is gorgeous! Will warm up the cave nicely! Bunny ears back at ya!

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  12. Fantastic as usual. Love your new quilts labels!

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  13. This quilt is wonderful, I love it! And the label it cute too. Also bunny fingers are cute.

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  14. This quilt is beautiful! Are you keeping this one for yourself?

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  15. Your hand quilting is wonderful -- thrilled to see it, since I enjoy doing hand quilting myself.

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  16. How amazingly satisfying to have made this from scraps - lovely scraps at that!

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  17. I like your works, they are beautifol
    the colours are very good
    have a good day
    Josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  18. Fabulous! The colors look great together!
    Smiles~Beth

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  19. I love that quilt. Just the touch of print fabrics in with the solids makes such a wonderful difference.

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  20. Aren't those types of labels great? So quick and easy.

    I'm loving the hand stitching. It always seems to add another layer of love to quilts, in my opinion.

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  21. Looks lovely, fab how great a quilt can look with a simple colour palette. Quilting looks great on the back too.

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  22. Aww, I just love it!! :o) Great colors and love the hand quilting! xo (and cool label)

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  23. Those colours go together so well, it looks beautiful.

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  24. Beautiful! and love the label : )

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  25. this, my friend, is what they call a STUNNER!

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  26. Fantastic, thanks for linking up, I think the quilt is awesome!

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  27. amazing, especially all of that hand quilting! you must have a ton more patience than i do!

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  28. I wasn't sure I liked the colors in the close up shot but I have to say the overall effect is beautiful.

    I see bunny fingers lol.

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