Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Courthouse Steps is finally finished!



I know in my post yesterday I said that I was going to clean up my sewing room, well that didn't happen! LOL! But look what I did get done!!! Finally my Courthouse Steps quilt!! This baby is pretty big measuring in at a nice 94x106. The lighting wasn't the best today but maybe you can get an idea of how it looks. It has a total of 224 blocks that are 6 inches and I even mitered the borders. I had never tried that before and it really wasn't that hard. I'm not sure why I hadn't tried it before. I counted the pieces and it has a total of 2916 pieces. :)




Can you see little Smokey up there? I had just hung that quilt top up there and ran downstairs to take photos and he was already crying. I think he even threatened to jump if I didn't go back up and get him. :)Here is a close up of the blocks with the border fabric. This is before I cut it for the borders. I'm hoping to get it quilted soon. I just need to get caught up on customer quilts first.


I'm glad to have it finished, I had been putting it off forever. I'm really pleased with how it tuned out.


This afternoon we drove to town and had supper with Richard's mom and grandmother. We had some very good lasagna, garlic bread, and pineapple upside down cake. We had a nice little visit with them. Then stopped off by Walmart for dog food and toilet paper. :)


Now that we are home, I really need to get upstairs and clean my sewing room so that it will be nice and clean in the morning when I load another customer quilt on the frame. I'm thinking this next one should be fairly easy, or at least I hope so.


Kristie

12 comments:

Angie said...

I. LOVE. IT!!! I want one just EXACTLY like it. :) Great job, girl!

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
Good luck with your cleaning - always such a chore but well worth it when it is finished.

Vesuviusmama said...

That's phenomenal!

Yvette said...

I love it!

Melodie said...

Looks great, Kristie!

Erica said...

What a beautiful quilt, congratulatoins on finishing.

Amy said...

Great job! It is a fantastic looking quilt.

Janet O. said...

A scrappy delight, Kristie. Love it!! Can't believe all the pieces. A finished top is worth a messy sewing room any day, in my book! : )

Darci said...

Beautiful quilt! I've been looking at a couple of patterns by Edyta Sitar with scrappy HST's, but I don't have near enuf scraps for those! I've been working on another Hawaiian Applique' and need to get back to be sewing machine before I forget how to use it!

Happy Quilting!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love it! That's a lot of pieces, and definitely worth the effort. Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

Kristie! It is beautiful!! You do such neat and pretty work! Love love love those fabrics!

lil red hen said...

Whew!! 2916 pieces!! So glad for you! And it is very pretty!