Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scrappy Jacob's Ladder

My Scrappy Jacob's Ladder quilt has been entered into the Blogger's Quilt Festival and the link is here.
There are many different catagories and it's fun to gaze upon them all. Click on any of my pictures to enlarge them.

I will appreciate your participation! Voting begins November 1st.

This quilt is 84"X84" and was quilted by me on a rented longarm at The Cat's Whiskers Studio in Laconia, New Hampshire. Here I am, just finishing up!

I used a traditional Baptist Fans quilting pattern. A huge "Thank you!", goes out to Mary at her, "Making Scrap Quilts From Stash," blog's instructions, link here.

 The backing was a yarn-dyed (not printed) 100% cotton flannel in the Stewart tartan pattern. You guys already know how much I love red! For the binding, I chose a Judie Rothermel Scarlet Evening by Marcus Brothers.

 The fabrics are really scrappy, with lots of my beloved Civil War reproductions tossed into the mix.

There are also lots of brights that "pop" here and there, in that I used swaps units from all over the country to help build this scrappy quilt.

In the above photo, just along the bottom edge, you can see that even the inner border was done with scrappy neutrals before I added the Four-Patches pieced borders.

The batting was Pellon's Nature's Touch 100% cotton and it is just a wee bit lighter and drapier that my usual favorite, Warm & Natural by the Warm Company. I like the weight very much for baby quilts and summer quilts. Miss Tanner says it doesn't matter to her, she's not too persnickety, LOL!

Happy Sewing!


Janet O. said...

Great scrap quilt, Vic! You do scrappy so well. : )

Glady said...

What an awesome scrappy Jacob's Ladder. I have to show my friend Barb; she loves scrappy quilts. You are getting good on the long-arm and the Baptist Fan design is perfect for that quilt. Do I see a long arm in your future??

canuckquilter said...

It's a wonderful quilt. I have lots of scraps cut down to makie something like this but hesitate to put them all together because they are all so different. Your quilt is showing that can work!

Kay said...

Love your quilt! I just adore scrap quilts!

cityquilter grace said...

it is totally gorgeous pretty and will be oh-so cozy come NH winter....

helen said...

Vote done! :)

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