Monday, June 08, 2009

The post I meant to write...

... only I got interrupted by the last post.
Although City and Guilds embroidery has been taking up much time I have actually been doing some piecing. I see that Sharon is doing her blog roll again and If I don't have fiber content she will drop me from her list - she is on C at the moment so there is time for me to hang on in there! The above is all for me - I thought, given my job it was about time to do a traditional Courthouse steps block. But then being me I could not resist a little twist. I need to decide whether to quilt in black thread or an orangey thread. What say ye all in Quiltland?
Now I have to go to Leeds just overnight. I like to stop at Borders at Leeds-Birstall retail park juts off the M62 on the way and browse magazines over a Starbucks. They used to stock Fibrearts but I rang to check today ( because there is an alternative branch in Leeds itself I could go to) but they do not stock it any more. In either branch. Boo hoo. I think I might have to subscribe. They have Selvage in though :)

7 comments:

Kristin L said...

I've never seen Courthouse steps (or any log cabin variation, I think) with partial sashing like that. it makes for very interesting rows -- like lanterns, or those sand clock thingies I can't remember the name of right now.

Quilt Pixie said...

neat variation created with the vertical sashing... In terms of quilting do you want it to pop or disappear more... that'd determine the colour in my mind...

Kay said...

Nice variation. It looks like Japanese (Chinese?) lanterns. Quilt with black.

Di said...

Love the Coourthouse Steps and the colours are super. I'd say quilt in black.

Vicki W said...

This may sound crazy, but have you considered a dark blue thread?

Shasta said...

It's beautiful - what a lovely pattern. I think there is a mini quilt with this design in my future.

sharonb said...

fiber content indeed! I want to second the thought about blue thread - just an idea