Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Courthouse Steps

Courthouse Steps -EQ Sketch

I've begun working on Courthouse Steps, a quilt for Jean, yet another retiring co-worker.  Jean is a paralegal so I chose the Courthouse Steps block, a Log Cabin variation.  Jean likes to write using a little ruler, which makes the bottoms of her letters very straight.  To mimic those straight lines, I'm doing alternating rows of cream on cream blocks, then medium blue--creating horizontal stripes of color.  For easy assembly each block will have one main fabric, plus a center accent in the opposite color--blue centers for the cream on cream blocks; cream on cream centers for the blue blocks.  I think it'll be pretty.  I'm hoping to do the whole quilt top from stash.

I had no idea what colors Jean would like, but I had medium blue and white in my head.  Jean's former daughter-in-law Jennifer has a business card on display in the office kitchen, so I gave Jennifer a call a couple of weeks ago to ask about colors.  It turns out that white and blue (denim blue or country blue) are perfect!  What do you know?

Jean retires within two weeks, so I've gotta get moving!

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