Courthouse Steps Finish?

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


very nice personal touch on your bags. Hope they appreciate those court house steps!