So if you have been around here for a bit, you know that I like to make quilts for my Alma Mater (Southern Utah University). And I tell you what, every time I am working on one, I am always grateful that my school colors are red, white, and black!!! You just can't get a more classic combination of color and it is always so incredibly striking!! And don't you just love how the solids pop!!!
This was such a fun quilt to make. And because I was using just 3 fabrics, I was able to strip piece all of the 4-patches so that really speed things up!!! It went together super fast (I have had it done for two weeks I just didn't get pictures taken before the hand surgery :) and I just can't get over how much I love the crisp classic look of it!!! I might have to make another one just the same for next years's homecoming ;) You can see more about the pattern from Fat Quarter Shop right over here and watch the fun video as well.
When it came time to quilt it I opted for a fun all over medium size swirl. I love coming back to this design. It was pretty much the first design that I felt comfortable with on the long arm and so it is always super relaxing and super fun and I was able to quilt the entire top in about 1 hour and 15 minutes and that's not to shabby ;)
Plus, I just love, love, love the wonderful overall texture it adds to the quilt!!! So pretty ;) It is always hard to choose a thread color on these red/white. and black quilts because whatever you choose, it is going to stand out on either the red/black or the white. But I was happy with the lovely 402, pearl, which blends perfectly on the white, and pops just a bit on the red and black ;)
And that is my Jacob's Ladder quilt!!! I am so excited that I get to cross this classic quilt of my "to make someday" list. Although, like I said, it was so much fun, I might just add it again :) If you have a Jacob's Ladder quilt on your bucket list, you just might want to give it a try. . . trust me, you are gonna love it!!!
Thanks for popping in today and sharing this fun finish with me ;)
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!