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Feeling Fall With Kona Solids

Happy Tuesday!

The Courthouse Steps Block is a variation of the Log Cabin block, and was introduced to the quilting world during the civil war. I have to admit it is truly one of my favorites.

Using fall colored Kona solids and a newsprint fabric I created a table topper to get a modern look on the very traditional courthouse steps block. Topper measures 19 x 19 inches.

fall 2018 ch topper

fall 2018 courthouse steps topper

My inspiration came from the book I Love Log Cabins by Karen Burns. I fell in love with so many of the patterns found in the book. I’m sure I will find a way to make smaller versions of each πŸ™‚

As always I love making mug rugs to match my runners.Β  After seeing Wendy’s from Pieceful Thoughts acorn mini quilt blocksΒ and Abbie from Sparkle On pineapple quilt blocks I had to make some for hubby and I.

I prefer my mug rugs to be rectangular in shape so I added a strip to each block,Β  they finished at 6 x 7 inches.

Sew cute don’t you think?!!

fall 2018 mug rugs

fall 2018 mug rugs


Linking up with Connie atΒ Freemotion by the River.

Until next time – Happy Sewing!

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20 thoughts on “Feeling Fall With Kona Solids

  1. I love the modern log cabin topper! I am a solids fan!
    Your mug rugs are too cute! Checkered acorns and cheerful Pineapples πŸπŸ’• Thank you for sharing my link. We share the love of the mug rug!!!

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  2. Love the modern log cabin table topper, and those little mug rugs are adorable! Thanks for the nod and link to my blog too!

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  3. I love the table topper and the mug rugs – they ware wonderful! I forget how lovely Kona solids are!

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  4. Hi Karla! I just LOVE the table topper. Oooh, those Kona solids are just wonderful and I really like the newsprint. Those little mug rugs are so darn cute. I should make a set of them for Sue’s mom and dad. Hmm, maybe I’ll start thinking about that for Christmas. Thanks for the idea! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Very cute indeed! I think I need one in my workout room to inspire me to keep lifting those barbells!!❀️❀️

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  6. I’m loving the low volume print whites used with the solids. It gives great interest to the table topper. Your mug rugs are cute, cute, cute. Almost too much to use. I doubt I could encourage my husband to use one, unless I put a dozen of them all over the house. But he probably would put his cup next to it thinking I wouldn’t want them dirtied.

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  7. dezertsuz on said:

    Cute topper, cute mug rugs! Looks like great fall decorations at your house.

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  8. These quilts are bright and happy and just make me smile! Thanks for the inspiration on using Kona Solids AND love the mug rugs!

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  9. Love these. They’re all really cute.

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