Friday, March 3, 2017

Jacob's Ladder

So remember that Jacob's Ladder quilt that I had started . . . well, it's Finished!!!!    And I love, love, love it!!!!


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!!!

Linking this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's ;) 
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16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love how striking the colors are. And 1.5 hours??? Wow ... makes me wish I had a real longarm!

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  2. Love it! Our school colors are black, red and white too!

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  3. Beautiful! Love this look and color combo. The quilting is super fun with the design.

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  4. I like it!!! it really is a great color combo!!

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  5. It looks great, and wow! just over an hour to quilt it? you go girl!!! :-) I've GOT to get a longarm, just don't have the space!! Stinkin' high price of homes in Calif gets you a 1150 sq ft house for near half a million!! ugh! But retirement is nearly 3 years away for hubby, and then we can move and get a 'real' house! :-) still wishing you the best in your recuperation!! Hugs, H

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  6. Love this Jacobs ladder. This is the first one that even tempts me to make one like it. I like the way the colors go the same way. These were are my school colors about 60 years ago. Thank you.

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  7. Very cool color placement!! Congrats on your newly completed quilt.

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  8. Love it! You did great and I am contemplating a Jacobs ladder quilt myself.

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  9. So pretty, will be on my next list

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  10. Perfection! A power quilt if there is such a thing. Great finish.

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  11. This quilt is stunning, Melissa!! Love how the red and black offset in each block! Hope you are still doing well after your surgery :)!

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Melissa