These are not the best photos, but they were the best I could get at the time.
I called this an original design, and that's sort of silly. Most variations of block and design configurations have been used and reused since quiltmaking began, and probably SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE has used the courthouse steps blocks in just this manner.
What I meant to say is that I didn't see anything put together in just this way, and I came up with my own measurements, setting, and coloration. When you've been quilting as long as I have, you just pull from experience, I think.
Anyway, I used about 6 or 7 different pinks for the top, along with one consistent gray print fabric. I can't remember, and usually don't note, designers names or lines of fabric, so I can't help you there. I just buy what I can get a good price on, and use it as the mood or design dictates. It seems like the gray fabric's designer's name was Jay McCarroll or something like that, and I got yardage of the fabric at an outrageously good price online several years ago. It has little plain and polka-dot, gray and pink tomatoes all over it.
One of the fabrics had messages of love on it, and I tried to fussy-cut it as reminders that Ruhama is wrapped in love when she's using this quilt.
|Sorry about the poor lighting, but this was the only shot that showed how big the quilt is compared to a twin-sized bed.|
I guess I'm out of practice, because after 4 days of machine-quilting, especially 2 afternoons of holding the arms up level with the machine-bed for the meandering, I could HARDLY MOVE my right arm and neck on Friday morning. I was CRYING in pain ! But time and Tylenol 3 took care of that, praise be to God.