When I saw this post on Blue is Bleu, I wanted to drop everything and start making a Courthouse Steps project. It's amazing how such a traditional block can look so fresh with some bright fabrics.
For my version, I worked with scraps and stash to make a large pillow-sized top composed of 9 blocks. I used low volume fabrics with colors instead of grey or black. I opted for the paper piecing route using this template from The Littlest Thistle. Piecing it traditionally wouldn't have been that difficult but I was kind of in the mood for paper piecing and Tula's Sampler kind of made me tired of teeny pieces for now.
I think I will stop piecing blocks for this project and make it into a pillow. I am considering adding a thick border to make it fit a 24" square pillow form. In the picture below, you can see the border fabric choices that I am considering.
I am leaning towards skipping the border idea and just making it into a 20" pillow. Any votes or thoughts, dear readers?
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