Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

I have a nephew getting married and he needs a wedding quilt. I had my SIL ask him what colors they like. He likes autumn, she likes neutrals. Neutrals? 

I remember buying a pattern, based on the Jacob's Ladder block, made with neutrals years ago and pulling fabrics for it. I actually found the pattern and fabrics in a box on the shelf without trouble. It wasn't buried too deeply, it was the 3rd box down in the stack.


The pattern is called Climbing Jacob's Ladder designed by Colette Belt. It was distributed by Quilter's Paradise, Clovis CA. The website is quilters-paradise.com but the site wouldn't pull up when I googled it. The copyright is dated 2001, revised 2011. I probably bought the pattern in 2011 or 2012 at the Sauder Quilt show, Archbold, Ohio.

My version of the quilt is going to be slightly different, I need to enlarge the quilt. I have some taupes but a lot of my fabrics will be from the honey brown family. I do plan to add applique. Those red flowers really add some life to the neutrals.

I've pieced the HST's and sewn strip sets for the 4 patches. Hopefully I'll have more to show you in a few days.

It may be a new  year but I'm keeping the 2020 tradition of sewing from my stash and not purchasing any additional fabrics for this quilt.

Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek MakersClever Chameleon, Wednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday

17 comments:

Katie said...

Your nephew and his wife will be lucky to receive this as a gift! And you're right - the appliqued flowers will be lovely with the honey brown neutrals.

I laughed at this paragraph: "I actually found the pattern and fabrics in a box on the shelf without trouble. It wasn't buried too deeply, it was the 3rd box down in the stack." I'd love to take a tour of your sewing space!!

Ray and Jeanne said...

This is going to be very pretty! They'll love it! I love having a stash - I've been sewing from mine for over 5 years. Once in a while I now have to purchase a little fabric, mostly backing. ~Jeanne

Michele McLaughlin said...

What a lovely quilt pattern! I'm sure they will love it!

Juliana said...

This will be a lovely quilt, and your nephew and his wife will be so thrilled! That's really lucky that you had the perfect pattern and fabrics just waiting for a reason to become an actual quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing your work.

For the love of geese said...

That will be beautiful.

maggie fellow said...

that will be wonderful

grammajudyb said...

It’s a lovely wedding quilt! I like the red flowers too! Good for you , sewing from your stash! It’s a great idea! One, I’ve been doing for a couple of years! I have had to purchase a few extras, but not many! So satisfying!

Lynette said...

oh! I really like the applique inserted between the Jacob's Ladder columns. They are a lucky couple to get one of your wonderful quilts.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

I agree--the reds really add to it and make it pop. Should be beautiful!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Gretchen! Good job on finding the pattern and fabrics on the first attempt. I think that's a pretty pattern and the red flowers do add a fabulous pop. I look forward to seeing this come together - your nephew and his bride is going to LOVE it. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

Design Originals by KC said...

Hope you have wonderful happy thoughts as you make this marriage quilt for your nephew and his bride... my advise while I am continuing quilting on my son and his brides quilt!!! I am loving this new outcome!!!

Kathi

Susie Q said...

Just amazed the particulars your remember from 10-20 years ago on a possible quilt. Go Girl!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Going to be a beautiful quilt for a Wedding gift.

Ivani said...

What precious gift it will be!

QuiltGranma said...

Love the Jacob's Ladder quilt block, and intend to make some of those quilts. Inspired by one my sis in love had. Sounds like this one will be beautiful, and they will love it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

That's going to be a lovely gift, Gretchen!!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Love this for a wedding quilt! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.