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Thread: Jacob's Ladder in progress

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    Hello all -

    I only like to post finished projects, so I thought I'd try something different with this one. I've been wanting to start this for a while for a good friend of mine. It will be a Jacob's Ladder nap-size quilt with brights on a black background. I could see it in my head, even before I had put the fabric together. There are 12 colors that are solid or read as solid; about half of them came from our stash, and we purchased the rest for this project. If I like this one, I may try to do another one with a white background.

    I had meant to try Rhonda's method of HST on this project, but I jumped into the cutting step before I thought about it and then it was too late. I do want to try it, but I'll have to save it for another project.

    I spent about 2 hours on Sunday cutting the strips and squares, and another couple of hours tonight sewing the triangles and strip sets together. I'm taking pictures along the way so I can give them and the narrative to my friend with the quilt.

    Hopefully posting here will keep me moving on this.

    Thanks for looking.

    Darren

    Squares cut out for HST's
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    Strips & Squares cut and ready
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    Strip sets & HST's
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    Everything ready for the second cutting
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    Don't tease us...we want to see more! LOL Looking good!

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    Gorgeous colors! Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt :)

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    I love the colors, that is going to be really pretty! Please post pic's as you go.

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    Darren, I'm loving it so far! That is by far one of my favorite patterns. Can't wait to see the progress! You two do amazing work :D:D

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    Looks good to me! I am ready for more:) That is going to be so pretty:)

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    Going to be beautiful, can't wait to see it completed!!

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    Can't wait to see it finished!

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    Wow love the colors!!! It's going to be beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabear617
    Looks good to me! I am ready for more:) That is going to be so pretty:)
    Love your flower, was that hard to get?

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    Kewl colors!

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    Darren, I fell in love with the very first picture, thought that was your block!!

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    Beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to see more :D:D:D

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    Love the colors. Don't keep us hanging too long, we want to see more!!!

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    Yes the colors are marvelous !!!

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    LOVE the colors! It will be beautiful! Can't wait to see it!

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    That is going to be really pretty.

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    Hello all -

    I was able to work on this quilt a bit this weekend, so I thought I'd post my progress. I also decided to try to keep track of my time on this one. It's not exact, but so far I have about 6 hours in this quilt, not counting fabric selection.

    Yesterday, I cut the HST's, then sized and squared them. I also pressed a few of the strip sets and cut them. Tonight, I pressed the rest of the strip sets and cut them. Now all I have to do is assemble the 4-patches. Hopefully they won't have to be squared and sized. If they don't, I can start putting the blocks together next.

    I am pretty sure I want to do mixed blocks, but I have also considered doing a rainbow type arrangement. Anyone have a preference?

    Thanks for looking.

    Darren

    Just realized while looking at the post that there are 5 projects in the 3rd pic. Hopefully someday soon those will all get posted as finished projects!

    I even like the scraps from squaring up
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    Saturday's results
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    Ready to start block assembly?
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    Absolutely love your chose of colors. Can't wait to see more!

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    I can hardly wait. :thumbup:

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    I worked til about 9:30 last night, but when I got home I forced myself to do one set of 4-patches. Tonight I got home much earlier and was able to get the rest of them finished. I was so excited I had to put a block together and I love it more all the time. Time count so far is about 8 hours.

    Thanks for looking.

    Darren

    4-patches all made and ready to assemble
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    First block!
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    Gorgeous!!!!

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    Awesome! Love the colours!

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    I haven't been able to post for a while, because I haven't really made much progress. We had just gotten over the hump and had our backlog nearly under control, when suddenly everyone started having babies! Three at my work, three at my wife's work, two friends from our old church, and one from our new church (5 years in June). Where are all these babies coming from?! OK, wait, don't answer that!

    Anyway, I have been able to get 13 blocks put together. We auditioned several layouts and liked the barn raising, but this layout is the winner. I think it will have a 4" black border and be bound with the stripe hanging over the design wall. That stripe actually goes with one of the baby quilts, but I think I'm going to have to go back to the shop and buy more for this one. I have no idea what will go on the back. If I use a dark back do I need black batting?

    Wish me luck! The first baby quilt is on the frame now.

    Darren

    13 blocks done
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    Close-up of some of the blocks
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    This is probably going to be binding
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    That is going to be a knockout!!! I'll be watching for more! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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