Sunday, June 26, 2011

For each finish a start...

It is still brutally hot out so I continue my hibernation in the sewing room. (could this be a quilting cave?...just a thought....)
On the good side I have been sewing a binding on so soon will have a real and complete finish to show! On the other hand some of you may have read Bonnie Hunter's post the other day when she showed a photo of a 1940's Jacob's ladder quilt then posted the direction and asked if anyone wanted to "play" along with her making the quilt. Did someone use play and quilt in the same sentence...whoosh, I was off the cutting board. Who needs a finish when I can start a new quilt!
Yes, I know we have all been there - sigh...at least I am using fabrics from my stash. ( That rationalization works about as well as the about drinking diet soda with pizza to cancel out the calories...)

I finished this week's Civil War block...Now that I have a short stack I wish I had been bit more consistent in fabrics. These 9 blocks work well together while when I spread the whole bunch out...not so much. And that is coming from someone who loves scrappy...maybe the "scrappiness" combined with all the block variation is a bit much...I'll have to think on this one....

15 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

I'm hibernating in the quilt/computer "cave"... love that gorgeous daylily!

shannon said...

love your jacob's ladder quilt...that's a future UFO i want to do one day.i have 20 hand dyed fat quarters that would work great! thanks for posting yours!


(ps the first block in the first row of your picture has a HST unit flipped the wrong way)

Merilyn said...

Love the overall effect of the Jacob's ladder block! Regarding your CW blocks, you could always make two quilts if you think all the blocks won't sit happily together!!!

Janet O. said...

I printed off the Jacob's Ladder instructions from Bonnie's blog and pulled the fabric, but a family reunion here yesterday and one coming up this week in Canada are preventing further progress for now. This made me laugh...
"Who needs a finish when I can start a new quilt!"
Your latest CW block is very striking! Great contrast. I don't have a degree in color or anything, but I think the blocks look very good together.

*karendianne. said...

I feel like the heat is cooking my MS brain. It's a rough go for LeeHaven but I'm like you - in the quilting cave. Listen friend I really dig what you got goin' on with the Jacob's Ladder. Love the color. Yessss! Your block is really great. Fantastic choice of color. And as for how the blocks work together - personally, knowing you, I'm confident 100% it'll all work together quite nicely. Best to Brownie.

Cathy said...

Love your Jacob Ladders blocks. I think I'm going to have to play along too. Hugs

AnnieO said...

I think your blocks look terrific! Bonnie is a terrible influence, ha ha :)

Hope the hibernation results in more block play. Those CW blocks look fine together to me.

Mom Quilter said...

My civil war blocks are pretty scrappy like yours (which I love) and I am planning on the sashing to pull it altogether! :-) Hope it works!

Colleen G said...

I was going to add the same thing as Mom Quilter. I started with a collection of fat quarters but kept adding others as I found them. I'm not too worried because it's a work of love for my history-loving husband. He likes everything I do.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh keep going. There will be so many you have lots of blocks to work them all in.

regan said...

Love all the blocks.....and I'm starting the Jacobs Ladder with Bonnie as well.

And hey, diet soda DOES SO cancel out the calories of pizza, or cake, or both! Really! lol

sewkalico said...

I think you need to look again because your CW blocks look good to me! You maybe need some distance :-)
I also looked at Bonnie's instructions and it took all the will in the world not to start, but I don't think my resolve will hold out long!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

i love the scrappy Civil War blocks - I think they go together great. Just need to add some of that pink fabric to another block. BUT drinking Diet Coke with pizza is better than drinking regular Coke with pizza. It's all increments. Besides real Coke is nasty sweet and pizza good. Crank that A/C down to 68!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I'm catching up today!! you are going to TOWN on those jacob's ladder blocks! I have made...3 blocks. 3. pitiful 3. LOL
Maybe SOMEDAY!?

Bonnie

Susan said...

Hi, I love the pink, red and green Jacobs ladder. But, look at your first block And you will see a turned around block. Really think I like this color combo better than the yellow. Bonnie rocks with the pattern and then we get to see great alternatives.