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Jacobs ladder or sampler, what do you think?

Old 11-20-2014, 08:33 PM
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Making a wedding quilt for my nephew and I know they both like blue and his fiancÚ said she tends to like traditional quilts more than modern. Was originally thinking a scrappy blue and cream Jacobs ladder, but now I am wondering if I should do more of a sampler style still in the blue and cream scrappy style.....what would you do? Oh and tomorrow my LQS has 25% off everything so I have to shop tomorrow.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by cowpie2 View Post
Making a wedding quilt for my nephew and I know they both like blue and his fiancÚ said she tends to like traditional quilts more than modern. Was originally thinking a scrappy blue and cream Jacobs ladder, but now I am wondering if I should do more of a sampler style still in the blue and cream scrappy style.....what would you do? Oh and tomorrow my LQS has 25% off everything so I have to shop tomorrow.
if you have time, look for a "bride's" quilt. It's a sampler with each block having a special meaning. Been a while since I've seen one, but they are kind of special IMO.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:14 PM
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I happen to love the Jacob Ladder blocks and have given it as a gift several times so that would be my choice.
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I have never made a jacob's ladder whole quilt but I really like the look of ones that are scrappy.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:58 AM
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Jacobs ladder blocks are about my favorite blocks. So that gets my vote. If she loves traditional I would keep it simple. A blue & cream Jacobs Ladder quilt would be Beautiful!
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here's a great site with a tut for jacobs ladder and many variations of it http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...der-quilt.html
the first pic on the page shows it in blue and cream which is very pretty.
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There was a pretty quilt on the QB yesterday that used the components of Jacob's ladder but arranged a little differently. It was in th thread "Here are some I have finished" by lb70542. The quilt is the third one shown and is blue and beige.
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here's two layouts done in my EQ5 in just two colors cream and blue... 8 blocks across by 10 down, 12 " blocks with no border, just binding. it came out at 98"x122". i really love the look of these. will add them to my bucket list

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Old 11-21-2014, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by GailG View Post
There was a pretty quilt on the QB yesterday that used the components of Jacob's ladder but arranged a little differently. It was in th thread "Here are some I have finished" by lb70542. The quilt is the third one shown and is blue and beige.
here is a link to that thread http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t257107.html
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it's a very old pattern/block... here's some history http://earlywomenmasters.net/quilts/...der/index.html
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