Happy October 12th! I’m going to be honest – even though Pat was completely on top of things I still had in my mind that the block was released on the 15th of the month? No idea why! It might be because we’re in the midst of apples season at my families orchard. It’s been a weird season and we’re actually going to be closing on October 17th for the season. Craziness! But – let’s get back to quilting! Pat Sloan is our amazing designer for the month of October and she shared a classic – the Courthouse Steps Block. If you missed all the beginning info you can find out all about this Block of the Month HERE.
Pat Sloan shares with us a tutorial for a classic block – the log cabin courthouse steps! Her tutorial shows how to do it with essentially two color ways but of course – if you know me at all – I had to use four!
I have four distinct colors in my scrappy Old School BOM quilt – blues, greens, reds and neutral so I figured this was a perfect block to showcase them all! Have funwith this one! It goes together quickly and has a great, dramatic effect once done.
Head over to Pat Sloan’s blog for her FREE instructions for this fabulous block!
Here are all of my 10 blocks so far. I’m still waffling on how I want to lay these blocks out but so far I’m loving where I’m at! We have all of 2022 to figure out how we put these together – right!?
When you’re finished be sure to share your blocks to social media:
- Instagram: using hashtag #OSBOM21 and please tag me @PersimonDreams
- and/or the new Old School BOM Facebook Group!
And the blocks will continue to come! A new block will be featured on the 12th of each month on different bloggers websites! I have them all linked below but I’ll also post right here on my blog on the 12th of each month to get you in the right spot!
Patched Friendship Star – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams)
Variable Star with Album/Autograph Variation – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting)
Fussy Cut Mirrors Block – Quilt Jane
Hexagon Block – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)
Stripey Cartwheel Block – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie)
Pocket Economy Block – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy)
Summer Lovin’ Block – GoGo Kim
butter churn block – Lee Chappell Monroe (May Chappell)
Cathedral Star Block – Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
Courthouse Steps Block – Pat Sloan
November 12, 2021 – Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle)
December 12, 2021 – Sherri Falls (This and That Patterns)
Myra Lewis says
Thank you Pat ….. I’m going to try this block. I like when you give the history lesson on how this block emerged.
Vikki Van Veldhuizen says
I love court house steps block. I have a quilt using that pattern. Love it!!!