Courthouse Steps part II and MORE cards

Thanks for all your suggestions on my last post!  Kristen, who doesn’t have a blog of her own, even multiplied the image in Photoshop for me so I could see what it looked like.  Thanks, Kristen!  I was going back and forth about what to do when on Saturday morning, my oldest little guy was cutting some fabric and I noticed he had laid his fabric on top of one of my quilt squares.  I screamed.  He stopped cutting.  But it was too late.  He had cut right into the quilt square.  Sigh.  On the bright side, it made it easier for me to decide to start all over from scratch.

I went through my stash and looked for pink and green fabrics that would go together.  It turns out that 90% of my stash is made up of pinks and greens!  I spent a lot of time cutting, then sewing and had a few failures that I’m scrapping (can anyone say TOO BUSY?):


but now I have a new, more simple design that I think will come together nicely.  I’ve cut all the strips – I just have the sewing to finish. 



I also made some cards.


One whole charm pack of Poetry fabric by April Cornell.  80 prints.  Lots of fusing, cutting and ironing.  Result?  35 note cards (that’s it??).  I’m coming up on my 1000th comment.  I think my 1000th commenter will be getting a set of these.

29 thoughts on “Courthouse Steps part II and MORE cards

  1. Hi, just recently started looking up your blog – very helpful for the kinds of things I’m starting to do.
    I second the vote for a card-makin’ tutorial, or at least a few more details of your process if possible.
    Thanks, Allie

  2. I always feel a little weird commenting for a prize but I comment here all the time and i won’t worry about it! 😉

    So sad that your little man cut your quilt! That would be a tough one to handle! it is awfully cute that he was quilting with you!

    My fabric stash has alot of same colors too–lots of blues and reds and browns. Sometimes I think that I should quit buying fabric for about a year–but who on earth can do that???

  3. The quilt is coming along beautifully!

    And pretty note cards.

    (Although I am questioning your sanity of allowing anyone under the age of 25 to have a pair of sissors.)

  4. Oh so sorry to hear about the cutting, but I guess everything happens for a reason! Though I really did like the simplicity of the two different fabrics. The one your now doing is also looking FAB! And the notecards are just awesome. It sure looks like a lot of work, but very much worth it.

  5. Ooo, I like the new look!
    Linda, I LOVE your notecards. I don’t think I ever gave you a proper thank-you for the notecards you sent me, but I really do love them. I’m in love with pink at the moment.
    I think your quilt will turn out beautifully. Those colors work so nicely together. I’m getting the itch to work on another small quilt, perhaps when the weather gets cooler.

  6. Sorry about starting over, but it may work out better. Do you like pink and green? Or are you just like me and ended up with it? I have loads of purples that just ended up in my stash and I don’t know how. Maybe I do subconsciously like purple? It goes well with green!

    by the way I like pink and green together!

  7. I can’t wait to see the final result of this quilt. It looks like you’re moving right along!

    What a great use of a charm pack. I love those, but I tend to just file them away in a box waiting for the “perfect” project. Thanks for sharing another great use! Your cards turned out beautifully.

  8. Your new quilt layout is fantastic! It has so much more pizzazz.

    I’m just going to keep commenting over and over until I reach the 1000… because those cards are beautiful!

  9. Love the cards! And the quilt layout is very nice. I am not sure, when I start quilting, if I will be able to do the layouts so they they look good…..we shall see!

  10. I just found your blog and had to laugh at loud at your little guy with the cutting implement (scissors? rotary cutter?) because I’ve been there. It’s no fun, but so hard to be mad when they are obviously working so hard on their own project. Glad it all worked out in the end.

    The cards are beautiful, by the way. If you can’t do a tutorial, can you possibly reveal how you mount the fabric to the card? I’ve experimented a bit, but it either doesn’t stick well or just looks “off”….

  11. Gorgeous quilt and the cards are incredible. I just found your blog at the end of July and I love your posts and information. 1000 comments, wow.

  12. 1000 comments; amazing! I love the cards.

    Sorry about your quilt square. I ruined a comforter pulling the same trick as your little boy. I am much more careful now. 🙂

  13. Cute cards! Sorry about the ruined quilt square but maybe it was a sign. At least you hadn’t gotten too far along on the quilt or it could have really been horrific.

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