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After my struggles with my churns in last weeks block, I was happy to sew a simple block, court house step is constructed of one square and multiple rectangle strips. I choose to do sets of three of the same fabric and keep my blocks to 2 fabrics in each to have a less scrappy look. But these can be constructed to be a mod podge of colors.
Tips & Tricks: Courthouse Steps Blocks
General Supply Info:
- I use wool pressing mat, cordless iron and fabric starch
- Schmetz universal chrome needles or quilting piecing needles 75/11
- Aurifil 40 wt Mako Cotton thread, is what I sew with, I typically always use white thread.
- Clover Clips
- Sewing Pins
- Design Wall or extra piece of batting
Measurements for the pieces needed to construct this block will not be provided in this tutorial. It is a prerequisite of making this block that you have a copy of the pattern, Long Time Gone. Measurements, where applicable, can be found in this book I will note any mistakes in the booklet however that I ran into when cutting my fabric choices.
Measurements for the pieces needed to construct this block will not be provided in this tutorial. It is a pre-requiste of making this block that you have a copy of the pattern, Long time gone by Jen Kingwell. Measurements, where applicable, can be found in this book and it’s associated media.
How to Make the Block
Cut all the Pieces
Cut all pieces as per cutting instruction.. Following cutting your pieces, this is a lovely block for using jelly roll stripes or smaller rectangle scraps. I constructed my blocks in sets of 3 as I made mine mostly identical, pressing with a very hot iron and spray starch helped reduce the errors I had when sewing these lines. I did find it helpful to cut my strips a touch longer should I run into any seam allowance errors.
I found no measurement errors when sewing this block and used Jen's, diagrams within the book for piecing each unit.
My blocks are not 100% perfect and for me that is okay, remember within what limits you are okay with within your quilt project. I made each block unique and only re-used my back ground or aka contrast fabric.