I have been stitching furiously so that I can share this next Rainbow Block with you! So excited about this project!
This block was inspired by a classic quilt pattern called Courthouse Steps. When it is made in fabric, you start with the square in the middle then add strips of fabric to either side of the square in turn to build it in a bigger square. It is probably one of the simplest patchwork blocks to sew as it is all straight line sewing and requires less precision than some other blocks.
I think it works great in rainbow colours too! Here is the cross stitch chart and below you can see the DMC threads I’m using for all of these blocks. To find the Anchor equivalent thread numbers, look in my first Rainbow Block post here.
As you can see I’m stitching my blocks onto one piece of Aida cloth and I’m leaving four rows of blank space between the blocks. My nine blocks will end up forming a square so this block is directly below the first block.
Enjoy your stitching!
I’d love to see your finished rainbows over on Facebook or on Instagram so please tag me – @CraftyMummy
Make a Mini Quilt based on this block: