I decided to do some Courthouse Steps blocks for a very special quilt that I'm making (more about that in a future post). I wasn't sure what colour scheme to use, and then I remembered this Batik fat quarter bundle I bought at last year's Creative Stitches show. When I looked at the bundle, the fat quarters were already separated into warm and cool colours, so I decided to go with that scheme.
This is the first time I've done Courthouse Steps, which is a variation of the Log Cabin block. It worked up quite easily. The centre square is 2" and all of the steps are 1-1/4", yielding a 12" block.