Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Triple Play

When my younger sister, Lucinda, arrived at my older sister, Suzanne's, house, I was delighted that they wanted to come right over to join the Monday Chair Yoga class at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center.

From left to right, Lucinda, Victoria (me), Suzanne, and Felix, at the Senior Center.

We met there and shared a great class! Both will be joining Felix and me for Thanksgiving Day turkey at our house.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, Felix and I enjoyed a week-early turkey dinner at the Senior Center.

The meal was ample and there was a good crowd that was in a festive mood.

After we ate, we were entertained by a comic who told funny stories and amused us all.

On a more quilty note, I was happy today to go to the center for our regular meeting of the Sunshine Club. Sue gave me this dear little sewing pin with the Featherweight on it! Thank you, Sue!!

Sue was working on her second Easy Hourglass Quilt in the Red White and Black fabrics that I believe she bought with me last summer at the Keepsake Quilting Annual Tent Sale. Nice job, Sue!

The last Tuesday of every month is the handwork circle at The Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop where we shared some chat and some cookies. Well, of course, chocolate, too, LOL!

It was thrilling for me to be there to finish the hand hemming of my third scrappy Jacob's Ladder, YEAY!!! That's a triple play!

This one is all diagonals, but it shares the same style of inner border of scrappy lights and then a final border of 4-Patches as the previous two quilts.

The sun peeked out from the clouds and let me take some pictures as the breezes picked up.

This clothesline already has a pretty low sag to it and I decided to test it's strength to see if I could capture an image of the whole series of the Scrappy Jacob's Ladder quilts.

Each 82" square quilt is filled with Warm & Natural Batting and each one has a 100% cotton flannel backing, so they are HEAVY quilts!

Each quilt has a different layout setting so that they can be individual and yet be the same. That is so that my two adult nieces and my nephew, who will each receive one of the quilts will be treated fairly. In the photo below, from left to right, are the settings of Sunshine & Shadows, Barn Raising, and Field & Furrows.

This last one, Field & Furrows, was done with a pretty green Florentine scroll  cotton flannel backing and a green binding.

The Barn Raising layout, below, features a red Stuart plaid cotton flannel with a red binding.

And the last one enjoys a Black Watch tartan blue plaid cotton flannel backing with a blue binding.

The wind blew but the clothesline held!

If you click on the next picture to enlarge it, you might just be able to make out Miss Tanner,  one of my two little outdoors-only kitties who decided to join the photo-shoot. She is walking out from between the quilts.

These quilts have taken me a full year and a half to complete. Now I just need to get labels onto them!

This post is being linked to the binding blitz at JulieKQuilts.Link.

Happy quilting!


gayle said...

How nice to have your sisters both on hand for the holiday!
Your three Jacob's Ladders look great! It's really amazing how rotating the blocks can make such a huge difference in their appearance. Your nieces and nephew are going to be thrilled!

cityquilter grace said...

oh vic they are stunning! a lot of work but so worth it....enjoy your holiday!

Janet O. said...

How nice to have your sisters with you for Thanksgiving.
What a sweet little sewing pin. : )
Fun to see Evergreen Country Primitives shop again. Love that place.
Your 3 quilts made my heart sing. What wonderful scrap creations. I'll bet your nieces and nephew will love them!

Feathers in my Nest said...

So very Beautiful!! Love all three! and the flannel backings are to die for! You Clever Gal you..Felix looks very good..give him my regards...and Miss Tanner!! Haven't seen her for awhile!!what a pretty girl. TY for posting her pic.
Have a most Happy Thanksgiving my friend...enjoy your sisters.

straythreads said...

Your Quilts are BEAUTIFUL!! love to see the scrap quilts and the various arrangements.
Happy Thanksgiving and so wonderful your sisters are there!!

Cathy said...

Totally awesome!! What a great idea to use different layouts. They all turned out beautifully. I can see a little of me in them! Congrats on a job well done x 3. Now what will you do with 4Ps and HSTs???

helen said...

Your Scrappy Jacob's Ladder Quilts are gorgeous!!
I always admired them!
Wishing you a lovely time spent with your family
and a Happy Thanksgiving day!
Best wishes!

Renate Bischoff said...

I enjoyed so much seeing the beautiful quilts. They are breathtaking! I am reading your blog and see your works.
I am also a member of the stashbuster group.
Have a nice day!

Judy Smith said...

Those quilts are gorgeous! I have always loved the Jacobs Ladder block and seeing them in the different settings is really inspiring. I may finally start one.
Judy at pickinstitchin.blogspot.com

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