Well, following a suggestion from Sue Griffiths, from Australia, the call went out for volunteers from the Bloggerati who would be interested in taking part in a Sew-a-Row Quilt. I have never done this sort of thing before and thought it would be fun to take part, so up went my hand!!!!

Due to the interest, there were enough people to make two Quilts and it was decided to have a Fire and Ice Theme, and the two teams were made up of five ‘girls’ each. Our team was given ‘Fire’, and each of us went on the hunt for suitable fabric to interpret the Theme.

It was decided that I would go first as I live in Spain and would have to factor in the mailing time for my finished blocks to be sent to the next team member. I scoured my local fabric shop for four FQs which would work well with my chosen design. I thought a Log Cabin Block would be a good idea and it wasn’t until later that I found that my design was, in fact, Court House Steps… hence the title above….lol.

Working out the size of the various elements was mind bending – Boy!!! Did my brain hurt! I started with the middle square and added the strips as per my *diagram in the Instructions. To my surprise the finished Block was SQUARE! Wow – the girl did good…haha. The remaining three Blocks went together really well and after sewing the four Blocks together, they were soon making their way to Ruth Garner for the next Row.

*The design and instructions for my Block can be found on the UKQU website shop.

Carol Munro was our ‘Quilter in Chief’ and did a fantastic job of arranging the Blocks, adding the superb applique Flames, backing, wadding and binding, to bring the whole Quilt together. Well done and grateful thanks to Carol for doing such a wonderful job.

I feel honoured to have taken part in this venture and hope that you enjoyed my tale. If you would like to make use of my Instruction sheet and diagram – please do, and let me know how you get on. Thank you for reading x

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