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Building Blocks Throw

Use a restful aqua check to complement the strong contemporary colors—blue, green, and chocolate—in simplified Courthouse Step blocks. Quiltmaker Kathleen Williams stitched this easy quilted throw using fat quarter pieces from Deb Strain’s Cherish Nature collection for Moda Fabrics.


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Inspired by "Lincoln’s Platform" from designer
Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios
Quiltmaker: Kathleen Williams

1-2/3 yards aqua check (blocks)
14—18x22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted teal, green, and brown prints (blocks)
1/2 yard brown check (binding)
3-1/4 yards backing fabric
57x66" batting

Finished quilt: 50-1/2x59-1/2"
Finished block: 3-1/2x5"

Quantities are for 44/45"–wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C}