Courthouse Quilt Complete

I finally finished the baby-sized courthouse quilt I’ve been working on.  I saw the pattern in the last issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  I’ve never made a quilt with so many pieces before and I’m so happy with the end result.  With all the narrow strips and 1/2 inch seams inside, this quilt has a lot of fabric in it and I can tell when I feel it that it’s thicker than quilts I’ve made before.  This design is definitely a keeper.


I forgot to take a before picture, but with some free-motion quilting, this baby wrinkled up nicely in the dryer.  I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to part with it!

33 Responses to “Courthouse Quilt Complete”

  1. 1 Monica October 11, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    I love it!

    it’s really sweet.

    I think all log cabin related patterns are fantastic. They just take a little time that’s all.

  2. 2 Stacy October 11, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    It’s beautiful! I love how all the colors work together.

  3. 3 Bea October 11, 2006 at 4:46 pm

    Oh it is STUNNING!!!!

  4. 4 sueb October 11, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Gorgeous! Beautiful job. The combination of fabrics is perfect. I wouldn’t want to part with it either!

  5. 5 capello October 11, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    It is so cute! Love it!

    (And the more wrinkles, the better. On quilts, anyway.)

  6. 6 Adrienne October 11, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    Linda, that is sooooooooo pretty!!!!! I wouldn’t want to part with it either. What a lot of work, but it’s awesome.

  7. 7 lera October 11, 2006 at 5:28 pm


    how CAN you part with that blanket??? it’s the BEST!!!!

    great job, as always!!

  8. 8 Kate October 11, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    Fabulous job – love the colours you used. Very pretty.

  9. 10 Lori October 11, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    OH, Linda, that quilt is so very pretty. I wouldn’t want to part with it either.

  10. 11 rebecca October 11, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    That is just stunning. Really, really sweet and excellent on the eyes. hugs

  11. 12 Lyn October 11, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    OH MY GOSH! That thing is beautiful! You should be proud of yourself.

  12. 13 Wendi October 11, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    It really is beautiful. I wouldn’t be able to part with it either!

  13. 14 kirsten October 11, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    that’s cute – i’ve never seen it done that way (aren’t the blocks usually turned 90 degrees?) nice work – i always can’t wait to wash/dry mine! 🙂

  14. 15 Susan October 12, 2006 at 1:37 am

    It is beautiful. Go take a look at my attempt at a bag.

  15. 16 weirdbunny October 12, 2006 at 4:57 am

    oh my goodness, that must have been such hard work, truly beautiful.

  16. 17 beki October 12, 2006 at 7:57 am

    It’s so pretty! Gosh, there’s no way I could part with that.

  17. 18 Cathy October 12, 2006 at 8:11 am

    It’s a beautiful quilt! Whoever receives it will cherish it forever (or you can cherish it forever if you keep it;)

  18. 19 Randi October 12, 2006 at 9:19 am

    The quilt came out great! I would definitely have a hard time parting with it too!

  19. 20 Karyn October 12, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    I don’t know if I could part with that either, it’s beautiful!

  20. 21 Danielle October 12, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    So beautiful! This makes me want to hop up and SEW and QUILT and CRAFT instead of going to bed 🙂

  21. 22 quenna October 12, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    I love that wrinkly cotton look — it looks wonderful 🙂

  22. 23 deb October 13, 2006 at 7:35 am

    Linda, this is just gorgeous! I love the colors – beautiful work (as always.) 🙂

  23. 24 teresa atkinson October 13, 2006 at 8:04 am

    love it – i am stitching the binding on my very first quilt. I cannot wait to put it in the machine. i love the way real quilts pucker and wrinkle. this is beautiful.

    have a wonderful weekend.

  24. 25 Monica Solorio-Snow October 13, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    Oh Linda… it is SO, SO, SO, so very beautiful! You did an awesome job too! BTW… I like my quilts to wrinkle too! It’s always so exciting to open the drier door the first time and see what magic has happened to a quilt. I’m soooo with you!

  25. 26 kerry October 13, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Linda, I ve been missing for a while, your quilt looks fabulous, I love anything along the log cabin style, you have done a great job. And congratulations on you pattern, hopefully you will post one to me in Australia,I will have to pop over and order one, I would love to make up an apron. Have a great weekend

  26. 27 Gina October 13, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, amazing work. So lovely, it must have been a lot of effort.

  27. 28 Kimberly October 14, 2006 at 7:36 am

    That is soooo perfect. How could you give that away???? I love it. You are sooo talented. Maybe we should look into finding houses close to each other, I think I have a lot to learn from you. Why don’t you think about moving to Germany?? Pretty please? 😉

  28. 29 Kirsten October 14, 2006 at 9:10 am

    It’s gorgeous! I love the soft colors, I just want to cuddle up in it!

  29. 30 Cindi October 14, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Oh Linda, that is just lovely. I am amazed at how talented you are. Wow, wish you could give me some lessons.

  30. 31 Debbie October 15, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    A keeper for sure! You definitely have an eye for color and style as is proven by this beautiful quilt.
    I’ll have to track down the pattern in my spare time — yours is so inspirational!

  31. 32 Amy October 16, 2006 at 5:03 pm

    It is gorgeous! I love the varying shades of pink and then the darker greens. Wow. Why did it have 1/2″ seams I wonder? And the strips finished at 1/2″ then? Anyway, it is beautiful – definitely worth keeping and repeating!

  32. 33 Kristin February 8, 2008 at 5:16 pm


    Can we use this photo as a beautiful example of this pattern on the blog next week? Courthouse/ log cabin will be our block-along post next Friday. As always, we’ll link back to your blog. Let me know.



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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It’s what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 14, 15, and 16), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and pattern designer.  Oh – and I also like taking pictures.

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