Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jacob has a ladder!

I really like how my Jacob's ladder top turned out...unfortunately it was finished while listening/watching marathon house and senate "debates" so I will always remember the debt crisis when I see this quilt. Too bad since otherwise it is such a happy quilt. Oh well, that is what I get for being a new addict...This started as a "let's play" comment/challenge from Bonnie Hunter after she found a yellow and floral Jacob's ladder at an antique mall. I don't have a lot of floral in my stash but found an amazing amount of red, pink and green. There is a lot of Moda, some Kaffe Fasset, some modern, and a bit of repro from the late 1800's and 1930's. A good exercise in stash-mashing.

I even pulled fabric for a backing. This plaid is very soft and will make a comfy back. And added bonus - it came from stash! I have a large basket that I keep pieces I buy on sale specifically for backings. I found a great blue fabric in there for the M.O. quilt I am working on too...Took a break early this morning to sit on the deck with the pets. We had to retreat after being buzzed by a particularly aggressive hummingbird! It was getting too hot anyways....

21 comments:

Ann Marie said...

great quilt. That is one reason I don't listen, watch or read about the negative news this world has. One it is depressing, and quilting is a happy thing to do, and I don't want to remember something negative everytime I see it again.

Teresa said...

Yippee! A finished U.F.O.! Good for you. I love that jacob's ladder quilt...I am always attracted to traditional, scrappy quilts. The quilt making process is such a memory storage item...I can remember what I was doing when making most of the ones I have, too.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

sewkalico said...

Yay! Great finish! And the border looks cool - which number border is that? ;-)

Sandra Kaye said...

Don't you just love it when you finish a quilt!!! I do:):) Beautiful quilt. I putting you on my blog roll. Love your work. --hugs-- sandie

*karendianne. said...

Totally diggin' this quilt, Sio! How fun. Great color. You Rock!! I'm seriously loving this photo of Dobby. He's really getting a manly, adult face - isn't he?

*karendianne. said...

Ohhh and check out my sign-pic that I posted on fb. It's funny as hell. (speaking of news)

AnnieO said...

Love the red (or is it pink?) border. The quilt looks wonderful. How fun to jump up and meet the challenge, all from stash!

Finn said...

It turned out great Sio! Love the red/green combo. I'm plugging along slowly on a yellow and floral version. Can't wait to see what's up next for you, *VBS*. Hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Great quilt...love the backing.
Congrats on the finish!

Betty Lou said...

Like how your ladders criss cross around your quilt. Reminds me of Tic Tac Toe, I don't know why, I guess better than the debt crisis. Congratulations for stash busting.

sewprimitive karen said...

That's a super-good kitty portrait!

Tammy said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous, I love the colors you used!!

Sharon said...

My son was named for this fabulous quilt - just kidding.

Actually it was one of my UFOs when he was born and I always think of how beautiful the quilts are. He will have one when he get married!

Love your colors -

Loris said...

Love the quilt top finish! The border is a nice touch. Been wanting to make Jacob's Ladder for some time now...I should be making a list!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

LOVE IT!! And I love the 1/4 square triangle border too! AWESOME JOB!!

Janet O. said...

This quilt looks really great. Your colors make it unique from all of our floral ones. Love your border treatment. Great job!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I have quilts, too, that are defined by the news of the day; I suppose it's inevitable. This one is a beauty; debt ceiling or not!

leu2500 said...

GReat Christmas quilt, without being too Christmassy.

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt, so different in pink and green than yellow and florals. Love the backing as well. Hopefully the debt crisis will have a happy ending and the quilt will be remembered for that.

LuAnn said...

I really like the quilt with the greens. I have several florals pulled but don't have a lot of yellow, and I love how yours looks. A gorgeous finish!

Tonya Ricucci said...

The JL is fabulous! yup, I watched way too much of that too. stupid politicians. holy cow - Dobby is huge. I know you've told me that, but man.