Friday, August 3, 2012

Jacobs Ladder and Some Shopping

I have been having a lovely time playing with my repros making these Jacobs Ladder blocks.  They go together so easily and fairly quickly, but oops!  I have put some together with the four patch blocks turned the wrong way!  Looks like there will be some un-sewing tomorrow, poop, can't say it's my favourite thing to do.  It's my own fault, sewing too late at night when I really should have been in bed asleep.  Anyway
here's what I've made so far, mistake blocks 'an all, lol.

I also don't like the block second from the left on the bottom row, I think that one will have to go.  

Yesterday I went and picked up a book from my LQS that I'd had put aside and a few FQ and some shirting fabric came home with me.

Scrap Quilt ( Mania) by Linda Koenig is such a wonderful book filled with gorgeous scrappy quilts to make.  
Here are a few that caught my eye when I had a quick flip through it.  

I love the larger red centres in these log cabin blocks.

This is one of a few examples of antique scrappy quilts in the book, I love the bold chrome yellow background fabric and nine patch quilts have always been a favourite of mine.

There are so many other wonderful quilts in this book published by Quilt Mania.  I'm sure if you went to their website you could order it and they often have it set up so you can look through the books .

I had a problem with the nine patch I've had on my quilting frame that I've never had happen before which made me crazy.  I reached the end of ther quilt and had just a few inches to finish and ran out of backing !!!
I had to take it off the frame, cut a strip from the side of the backing ,stitch it along the bottom then put the quilt back on the frame, argh!  Never want to do that again!  Hope to get it finished today.

Happy quilting ,


  1. Your jacobs ladder is looking very nice! Too bad about the ones not pieced properly. That's always so annoying.:)

  2. Jacobs Ladder looks gorgeous so far!!! Oh my, I was feeling your pain with the too short backing story!!!! Wow. Hope it never happens again!

  3. Your work is lovely! I totally agree about the yellow block on the bottom row. You have a good eye! I'm so glad to find your blog!

    Cheery wave from Bev

  4. Wow!!!Lovely work. Been there with the backing fabric...but I am sure it doesn't make any difference the quilt is chrome yellow too!

    :) Carolyn

  5. I do not like that seam ripper either. I had to use it the other day when I put parts of the block together the wrong way too.
    I like those scrap quilts from the magazine too.