Courthouse Steps 56.5" X 66". I won't be adding borders and the binding will be hot pink. It is a good size crib quilt or nap quilt for a child as it isn't long enough for an adult. When my son was little I liked to put small quilts on the floor for him to play on when we visited someone - so this is a good size for that too - still small enough to pop into the washing machine often!
I wasn't sure I liked this one early on, but by the time I decided that - I already had time invested into it so I forged ahead. It isn't BAD - it actually has a bit of charm, but I only feel luke warm about it. Probably because it was ALOT of sewing for such a simple design - all those 1.5" strips. I have learned - when sewing with small strips - pick a pattern that also has bigger pieces of fabric or else you will be sewing and sewing and sewing. I might make this pattern again - but using 2.5" strips instead! NOW I remember why 2.5" strips are my favorite size!
I was trying to see what dark blocks on the outside with all light blocks on the inside would look like. Well - maybe a few lights made it to the outside edge, but we won't talk about them, ok?! I usually like things with lots of contrast, so using all lights in the middle is different for me. Every fabric was from stash - other than a few tiny cuts of yellow from Marden's for just a few more outside edges since I wanted to keep that all yellow.
Several of the fabrics I ran out of - and improvised. The purple "fix" is the most obvious.