Friday, June 17, 2011

BOM tutorial - Courthouse Steps


How fitting that I chose the Courthouse Steps for my block tutorial.  It was actually a lot of fun to do. Perhaps I shall make more.  They were great fun to make.


So let's begin. You want to start with some made fabric and a coordinating regular fabric.

Your made fabric must be at least 12 1/2 inches by 12 inches in order to get the sizes needed for this block. You will also need a piece of fabric at least 23 inches by 15 1/2 inches. To do the coordinating strips.

The Cuts..
 Now that you have your made fabric you will cut the following strips.


1. Cut two 12 1/2 x 2 inch long rectangles.
2. Cut two 9 1/2 x 2 inch long rectangles.
3. Cut two 6 1/2 x 2 inch long rectangles.

NEXT....
 You will cut the following strips from your regular fabric.


1. Cut two 9 1/2 x 2 inch long rectangles.
2. Cut two 6 1/2 x 2 inch long rectangles.
3. Cut two 3 1/2 x 2 inch long rectangles.
4. Cut one 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square.

NEXT.... Sewing the Strips Together


Start with the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square. Sew one of the 3 1/2 x 2 inch fabric to the top of the square, and the other to the bottom of the square.

And then...
 Next, sew the 6 1/2 x 2 inch made fabric to either side of the now combined regular fabric.


THEN....
 Now sew the 6 1/2 x 2 regular fabric to the top and the bottom of the block in process.


FOLLOWED BY....
 Then sew the 9 1/2 x 2 made fabric to the sides of the block in progress.


Getting Closer...
Sew the 9 1/2 x 2 inch regular fabric to the top and bottom of the bottom of the block in progress.


Almost Done...
Finally, sew the 12 1/2 x 2 inch made fabric to the sides of the block.


AND VOILA....
Now I chose to use the made fabric on the side strips. However you can use it for the center strips. Happy block making.

3 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

Hopefully I will have a chance to make some tomorrow. Maybe not......but I love them!

glen

Nancy B said...

Looks like a great tutorial! Can't wait to get it started!

Nifty Quilts said...

This looks great. Love your yellow with all the scraps.