Sunday, January 24, 2021

Climbing Jacob's Ladder, the Applique

I've revised the applique for the Climbing Jacob's Ladder quilt to suit me. The outside borders is where I'm placing the applique. The applique is only in the center of the border, not full length like the pattern shows.


The first border has been completed. The background is pieced but I'm not showing you the whole strip. The length of the applique is 34". This quilt really needed those red tulips for some contrast.

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27 comments:

CathieJ said...

I think that applique is beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing how it complements your quilt.

linda said...

It looks lovely the tulips really make it stand out.

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your tulips... and just having them in the center makes them pop for sure! Will look nice on your brown Jacob's ladder blocks :)
Kathi

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like that applique - very pretty.

Little Penpen said...

Beautiful applique!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Such pretty tulips! Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt!

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

I also love the red tulips. Having them only in the center will really make them stand out and be noticed.

Ivani said...

It is a beautiful applique, looks for those tulips, all the points and the circular parts are perfect. You are amazing Ghretchen!

Deanna W said...

Looks great. I contemplated only doing the corners with applique on my quilt but then decided all or nothing!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on the curves and circles... I find that challenging.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love seeing your applique! Great work!

Robin said...

Tulips are always a good choice. It looks very nice.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great border design. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

nwpaintedlady said...

Those red tulips are fabulous...love them! Excited to see this come together and get a bigger peak at it - maybe next time? Have nice week :)

Birthe Marie said...

Very pretty applique! :-)

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Beautiful applique piece, Gretchen.

Katie said...

Gorgeous! Those red tulips are perfect.

Db said...

A lovely piece of work!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Gorgeous applique!

K Reeves said...

Oh yes to those red tulips! They are the perfect contrast to the browns!

AnnieO said...

Lovely applique. The red is very warm and inviting.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Beautiful applique work. Have a great day!

Kim said...

More lovely applique. I cannot wait to see more of this quilt.

Frédérique said...

Beautiful appliquéd tulips, very delicate.
Thank you for sharing and linking up.

QuiltGranma said...

Lovely. Know your limits, and do not overdo.

Lynette said...

very pretty, the birds and tulips. I always love the revisions you make - I'm curious if you're dropping the applique inside the quilt center and moving it to the borders, or keeping the inner applique and adding the centers in the borders?

Gretchen Weaver said...

The applique is on the outside borders. It would have looked lovely running through the blocks but I didn't want to do that much applique. If I make a smaller quilt someday, I might applique the way the pattern says. Thanks for commenting!