Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Climbing Jacob's Ladder Flimsy

Climbing Jacob's Ladder is a flimsy! The center was rectangular the last time you saw the center. I removed the bottom row of blocks, it was just going to be too long after I added borders. The quilt now measures 94" square.


I had pulled the fabrics for this quilt several years ago and forgot about them until I needed to make a neutral quilt for a wedding present. 

The red tulip fabric was the triangle fabric in Floral Triangles and is slightly darker than what shows in the picture. A small amount of batting was inserted into the small circles in the applique just to add a little bit of texture.

This quilt turned out great, I really like it. I have to admit I thought this was going to be a dreary quilt but it isn't, it has a quiet elegance. I can see making this pattern again someday.

Here is a link to the pattern. I altered the pattern to make my quilt larger.

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34 comments:

Katie said...

It looks so beautiful! I'm amazed by your applique!

Ray and Jeanne said...

This is gorgeous! The red in the tulips really sets off the quilt. ~Jeanne

chrisknits said...

It's just gorgeous!! It will be cherished!

Preeti said...

94" IS huge!!! Whoever said that all good things come in small packets should revise their opinion. This is Big and Beautiful. I am sure it will make a spectacular quilt!!!

Susan said...

Absolutely lovely!

Quiltpiecer said...

Love it! It's beautiful.

Design Originals by KC said...

This just came to my email today !!! Gretchen I love this!!! The appliqué makes it to me .. I love the center you enlarged too but the appliqué is the perfect touch!!!! You should send a pic of this flimsy with your name on it... to the pattern maker too! Kathi

Joyce said...

Your border is fabulous!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So pretty! Love the applique!!

maggie fellow said...

It is really beautiful

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Awesome quilt..so pretty. Have a great day!

Ivani said...

It's lovely!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Simply lovely! That applique in the borders is the perfect touch. What a great wedding gift this will be. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Db said...

One word...gorgeous!😍

K Reeves said...

Beautiful!

Norma Schlager said...

Beautiful! And I really like that appliqué border.

Jayne Honnold said...

I sure hope the newlyweds appreciate all that you put into this! So beautiful!

Sharon Kwilter said...

I love how your Jacob's Ladder quilt came out. I'd love to see some close up photos for the appliqué. I am in awe of folks who manage appliqué; I really want to try it someday.

Rebecca Grace said...

It's beautiful, Gretchen! That appliquéd tulip border makes it extra special, too. Definitely NOT dreary or boring! Congratulations; they will love it.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I will post close up photos after it is quilted.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Gosh it turned out so Beautiful!! I really like that Applique!!! Its amazing on this quilt!

Barwitzki said...

Fantastic ... well done!!! What a great quilt ... I love to see.
Thanks for the pictures.
Greetings to you Viola

QuiltGranma said...

Love it!

Sheri said...

Very pretty! Love the border!

scraphappy said...

It is beautiful! I am sure that the happy couple will be thrilled. The border really finishes it with such elegance.

Raewyn said...

This is such a beautiful quilt - far from dreary! I love the addition of the applique. Lovely snow photo too!

PaintedThread said...

Really pretty - the borders, the colors. Love this quilt.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is really beautiful, Gretchen! It's a warm quilt in so many different ways. I love the applique design you added to the border, too. I'm glad you have ended up liking it!

Vivian said...

Just lovely! The couple that gets this will really cherish it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a beauty, Gretchen, and I love your adaptation of the pattern!!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

WOW!! Your applique is like the maraschino cherry on top of the sundae. . WOW!!! What a special quilt this already is!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lovely! Those applique borders are the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Nann said...

The applique adds so much to the design -- the red in the tulips is a nice effect.

Deb said...

We do love Jacob's ladder. The addition of the applique is charming! Woot woot!
Stay safe and sew on !