I have been working on these blocks for approximately 27 and a half years. Maybe a little less but it sure feels like a really long time. I am really relieved and happy that the modern courthouse steps blocks are finished, all 30 of them.
Here they are in a pile, looking all innocent. I enjoyed figuring out how I was going to do these blocks. It was challenging to adjust all the math.
I liked lining them up as I finished them. I had a ball buying new fabrics. Have I ever mentioned that 30 blocks use up a whole lot of fabric? They do! Especially when they are over 20 inches wide.
I've got to be honest and come clean.
The blocks were a bit less fun now. By the time I got to 20 I had pretty much conquered this challenge. Dare I say I was getting a bit tired of them?
I stitched together my first row, six big ole blocks. With some trepidation I brought that row downstairs and laid it out on our bed. Would it be as wide as I wanted/needed?
It covered the mattress and reached to the bottom of the bed ruffle we have on there now. And I liked the look of it.
4 more rows to go, then sew the rows together. I will have a top and it shouldn't take that long.
And before this century is over, it should be finished!
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