Courthouse Steps by Bob1414

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2011-01-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2011-12-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

When I was in high school (a loooong time ago!!), purple was my favorite color. Purple is one of the most common batik colors so I have quite a collection of them. I decided to use my Courthouse Steps pattern from Glad Creations and this is what happened. So far, it's just the top - hopefully it will be quilted this year!

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Comments

Juline

Purple is my favorite color too, and I adore batiks. This is beautiful!

Bob1414

Juline it was fun to make - you should make one!!!

Juline

This is a newbie question, but how much planning is involved? Did you use a pattern (X many of this color, Y of that), or did you just make a bunch and they all happened to fit together? Does that make sense?

Bob1414

Juline I am a planner! I spend an average of 3 days choosing fabric from my stash. I audition several fabrics and then switch, keep, swap, whatever. I spent time laying them all out so the various shades of purple were evenly distributed - organized scrappy!! I had tons of purple batiks that didn't make the cut. I have a lot of experience with color (my career was in the printing industry so I guess I know a lot about color) so I'm very picky!! I enjoy the selecting and organizing as much as I love the piecing!!

Juline

So did you cut fabric and piece one block at a time?

True

Wow this is gorgeous and quite the selection and creation process!

Bob1414

Juline I cut all the fabric before piecing but if I ended up not liking a particular fabric, I'd not use it and cut something else.......

Bob1414

True Thanks you - fun to see it come together...

Juline

Thanks for the explanations, Bob1414 .

Sewexcitedquilts

What a wonderful way to showcase all your purples.

twistedandloose

I'm in awe! Simply beautiful.

Bob1414

Sewexcitedquilts It was fun to make - just a little different than a Log Cabin!

Bob1414

twistedandloose Thank you - it was NOT a difficult quilt to make - fun to see it come together!!

Sblprl1

Lovely! I love all log cabin blocks! You did a great job in placing the various fabrics!

Bob1414

Sblprl1 thanks!

Sbbquilter

What a lovely quilt. I really like the depth of color and movement in a planned multi-fabric quilt. Batiks are my favorite fabrics to piece with and you seem to a wonderful collection.

Bob1414

Sbbquilter Yes, I have a ton of batik - I'm guessing about 5000 yards. I shipped my batik back to the US when I moved from Bali and of course I still buy when I see something I love.
Thanks for the kind words!!

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