This is a bold quilt, with rich purple, mustard yellow and cool greys. I love traditional Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps blocks and I played with them to create a modern and striking quilt.

The blocks are simple to make but the placement of dark and light fabrics completely alters the look, it also gives a brightness and movement to the quilt. I was pleased that this translated well from my scribbled design!

I used the Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool Two to make the blocks, which meant it was quick as I didn't have to measure all the pieces and the tool makes it incredible accurate!

I quilted it using Aurifil 40wt in a soft grey with a simple cross hatch pattern.

The solid fabrics and Linea texture prints are all by Makower.

You can get the free pattern for the Cross Steps quilt by clicking here. The blocks are 12.5" unfinished and the finished quilt is approx. 48" x 48".