We’re excited to share a sneak preview of the next design in our Courthouse Steps Block of the Month series by Karen Lewis…
We oh-so-smitten with Karen Lewis’s easy-to-piece block of the month series. We’re sewing along here on team LPQ and can’t get enough of Karen’s scrap-busting blocks – they’re perfect for piecing up a block or two each week to build up towards a finished quilt top.
Because we can’t wait until we officially go on sale next week to share Karen’s latest design, here’s a preview of her upcoming sixth block in the series: our ‘Balancing Geese’ quilt block. Piece sweet Flying Geese to create a geometric design that’s so satisfying to stitch.
Are you sewing along with our new Courthouse Steps Block of the Month series by Karen Lewis? Share your photo of any block from the series so far before 12th February 2019 and tag it #courthousestepsBOM and you could win a pack of Aurifil threads.
What blocks have been featured so far?
We’ll be updating this post every month with the latest block designs so you can check back here if every you want to make sure you haven’t missed a block. We’re up to block 4 in our latest issue. You can catch up using the links below
- UK quilters – shop our latest issues in our online store here
- If you live overseas – grab a copy here
- Quick-click access! Download our digital issues for Apple Newsstand or Google Play.
What will the finished quilt look like?
You can also take a peek at what the finished quilt will look like below to get a feel for where this block will fit into the bigger picture.
Where can I find the block instructions?
You’ll find a full tutorial for how to make each new block in our upcoming issues of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. The series started in issue 64 and we’ve been featuring one new block a month ever since.
So what’s everyone else making?
Share your finished block with us over on instagram #courthousestepsBOM. We’ll share our favourites each week in our instagram stories. We’ll also be sewing along here on team Love Patchwork & Quilting!
Missed a block? Catch up here!
Catch up with all the previous blocks in this series below and see a diagram of the full finished quilt. If you’re just starting out on this project, you’ll find the fabric requirements for the finished quilt here too.
Courthouse Steps quilt blocks so far…
Block 1: Hugs and Kisses Block
This zig-zag block was the first in our Courthouse Steps BOM. You can find out how to sew it it in issue 64.
Block 2: Parisian Blue
Piece and place strips into a striking block with a log-cabin-feel. You can find out how to sew it it in issue 65.
Block 3: Wish Upon a Star
Try a spot of foundation paper piecing for the third block in Karen’s series. This starry night block is a perfect first foray into FPP. You can find out how to sew it it in issue 65.
Block 4: Flutterby Block
Ah the humble Half Square Triangle – how we love you! For the fourth in her series, Karen talks you through how to piece a Flutterby Block of half square triangles (above). It’s a quick block to piece from sweet strips from your stash. Join up a series of sweet HST units to make an easy nine-patch arrangement. You can find out how to sew it it in issue 67.
Block 5: Little Hills
Try a spot of curved appliqué stitching with Karen’s nine-patch bock with semi-circle motifs. Find out how to sew it it in issue 68.
You will need… (to make the entire quilt)
Stock up your fabric supplies with our list of everything you’ll need to make this finished quilt.
- Dark blue print: 1 yd
- Green print: 1 yd
- Light blue print: 3⁄4yd
- Yellow print: 3⁄4 yard
- Pink print: 1⁄4 yard
- Purple print: one (1) fat eighth
- White solid: 6 1⁄2 yards
- Batting: 70in square
- Backing fabric: 4 yards
- Binding fabric: 1⁄2 yards