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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  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!

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

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

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

  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

  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.

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

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

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

  10. 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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