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« on: June 13, 2011 10:07:17 AM »

I made this quilt for my son. I started it at a Super Bowl party one of our quilt shops hosts each year, and although I completed it several years ago, I'm new to Craftster this year, thus the post today. The name of the pattern is Courthouse Steps, which I just realized while typing this is so appropriate for my son--he's an attorney. [I think they call that an ah-ha moment] Smiley  I pieced the quilt, and designed the blocks on the back from the front's leftovers.  I also added my own borders on the front; borders are not all that original, but they're mine! And I did the binding once it was quilted. I was fortunate to find the coordinating fabric for the binding (which I love) after the top and back were finished. The machine quilting was done by a local professional quilter in my area, who owns a longarm machine, and her quilting skills are phenomenal. She changed thread colors on the front when the blocks' colors changed. In other words blue thread on the blue blocks, and orangey thread on the orangey blocks, with the bobbin always blue for the back--the border was quilted the same way with black and green on top, blue on the bottom. She is amazing.

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011 10:39:59 AM »

It's a lovely quilt, beautifully and thoughtfully done with a little smidge of happy luck!
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011 11:50:00 AM »

My first thought was I love the colors!  I also appreciate the back, anyone who still has energy and creativity left by the time it comes to the back is a wonder woman!
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011 12:19:41 PM »

Fabulous quilt.  I cannot believe it was your first.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011 02:14:26 PM »

Thank you all for the lovely comments!  Smiley It is a pretty easy pattern, using strips of fabric sewing them together, then cutting the sewed together strips into triangles, then sewing the triangles into blocks. I have some red-white-blue fabric to do another one using same pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011 04:21:43 PM »

Wow! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011 10:15:38 PM »

Nice work - can't wait to see the next one!
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