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The Courthouse and Shoofly Block

 

a log cabin courthouse block with a shofly block in the center

 

The courthouse setting  is one way to make the log cabin quilt block.  When you put a shoofly block in the center, it becomes the Courthouse Shoofly Block.

 

The interesting thing about making these blocks is how you arrange them.  The sides must match.  You use a different pattern on all sides of the block, but you connect them to the same pattern with each block.

 

This is a very frugal block to make because it is large. 

 

The small shoofly is made to finish at 3 inches.  This means it is made with 1 1/2 inch strips.  The half square triangles, as well as all the sections in the 9-patch, finish at 1 inch.  You must be very precise with the small block.  This is one case where I oversize the half square triangles, and then cut them down.  It is a little more difficult to work with such small pieces.

 

The logs make up for the small center.  The logs are made to finish at 2 inches, and the quilt gets larger quickly as you add each round.  If you put on 3 rounds, the block will measure 15 1/2 inches finished.

 

Review all the links above before you try and make this block.  Then study the picture below to see how they are placed together.  I've seen this pattern made with smaller, solid squares in the middle, and thin logs.  That gives are very old-fashioned look to the quilt.

 

The wider logs, and in the case of my quilt, the color, make it more of a contemporary design.  Have some fun with this one.  It pieces quickly, and looks great.

 

 

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center. picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center. picture of a logcabin block in a courthouse setting with a shoofly block in the center.

                  

 

 

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