We’re excited to share a peek at the latest design in our Courthouse Steps Block of the Month series by Karen Lewis. Read on to find out how all you need to know to sew along with this series of easy-to-piece quilt blocks here.
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.
For her latest block, Karen shows you how to ease into Foundation Paper Piecing with her Spinning Circle design (pictured above). Find her instructions and the pattern in issue 73.
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Missed a month?
What blocks have been featured so far?
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.
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 66.
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.
Block 6: Balancing Geese
Piece sweet Flying Geese and stack them to create a geometric design that’s so satisfying to stitch. Find out how to sew it it in issue 69.
Block 7: Windmill Block
Twist parallelograms into a cute windmill design! Find out how to sew it it in issue 70.
Block 8: Flower Power
In issue 71 Karen’s treating us to some soothing curved piecing. We’re combining Orange Peel shapes into 4-patch petals. Find out how to sew it it in issue 71.
Block 9: North and South
Twist and join flying geese into this geometric block design. Find out how to sew it it in issue 72.
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.
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
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!