Courthouse Steps : Twist

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You ever get started on a project and cut all the strips and organize a layout and get started and then figure out 24 hours before you’re post goes up that you want to change everything?

No?

Just me?

That’s what I did. I had planned this project out with white and Nordika strips in mind. Then the urge hit me for a complete different color scheme. More color controlled and planned.

So I cut a stack of lovely peach and mint strips:

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This month’s twist is using the construction of the Courthouse Steps block as inspiration with a diamond center to start it out:

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The center diamond is 2.5″ (measuring the sides) while my strips are 2″ wide.

I’m already in love with this new stack of Courthouse Diamonds. I’m starting a little pile of them and seeing how many I can create for a full top. I’m loving how there is a soft but striking different between the colors.

Plus the center fabric has sparkles.

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That’s it for Courthouse Steps month! I’ll be back early next week with June’s Starter Block.

I’m really enjoying building these blocks of each month. I’m finding a lot of comfort in revisiting some traditional favorites and then coming up with ways to give them a new look.

2 Responses to Courthouse Steps : Twist

  1. Lucy @ charmaboutyou May 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Omg that is gorgeous!!! Love the colours and what a great block!

  2. Katy May 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Ahh, sparkly steps :)

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