I decided that I didn’t like the look of my courthouse steps blocks when I started to put them together, and it is too much work for me to make them all and decide I don’t like it. So I turned them into bags.
I embroidered a word to the top of each bag like I did here, and I used more of the leftover stripes for the backs and handles. I made a slightly bigger bag than I have before, these measure somewhere around 14” x 19” and I think that is a good size for both kids (who need bigger bags for their art supplies and library books, etc.,) and also for adults.
I love these bags and would even like to make a few more when I have time, but I’d still like to make an actual courthouse steps quilt. I love the fabric in these bags, but they weren't translating into a great quilt for me. It could be all the stripes? Anyway, I'm going to try it again to see if I can come up with an arrangement I like better.
I’m linking up with Finish It Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts.