Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jacob's Ladder

I made this Jacob's Ladder quilt in 2008. Two other friends and myself had a little getaway in CA and this was the perfect project to swap parts for and get a good scrappy two color quilt. I opted for a dark border.
My friend Kat opted for a shirtings border. 

And she even made another one with the extras! Don't you adore her quilt ladder? And her 2 color quilts!?

Imagine my surprise to be thumbing through Keepsakes Quilting and came across this quilt. Just goes to show there really is nothing new in quilting! LOL  Exchanging with friends is a much better way to have a variety, but it seems there are always kits available, and this one is no different. 
Here is the size of blocks we did and is perfect for exchanging with friends.  Use your 2" strips  and 4" squares!

Happy Quilting!

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE blue and white quilts in traditional designs (even better than red and white, IMHO). This post warmed my heart--such a beautiful array of blue/white creations.

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  2. Every one of those quilts is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. The blue and white quilts make a nice winter like display. I made a wonderful blue and white quilt several years ago and gave it as a gift. Wish I had kept it. Have meant to make another like it for myself but never did. A Minnick & Simpson design and had houses and kids on sleds on the border.

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  4. I love your blue and white Jacob's Ladder. I've made a few scrappy one's but now I feel the need for a two color quilt. Hugs

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  5. Blue and white is such a classic look. I love the display of Quilts on that ladder!

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  6. I have a Jacob's Ladder in progress. It's a fun one to do! Love your colors!

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  7. Making one in exchange with friends is an excellent idea... I have a red and white Jacob's Ladder that has been "in the works" for a couple of years. Guess I need to find some friends to speed is along!

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  8. One of my favorite joint projects we have done while enjoying a visit across the miles! The quilts we have made together make me smile everyday with the memories our sewing sessions created! Better than a coffee cup collection, anyday. :)

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  9. That's a classic, blue and white and Jacob's Ladder!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. All these gorgeous blue and white quilts, wow. I love that Robbing Peter/ Orange Peel, on th eleft in your first pic too. Did you make that one? And I ve always wanted a quilt ladder.

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  11. I need to make a Jacobs ladder quilt. I love the look of it!

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  12. You and Kat certainly created a great keepsake. I love blue and white, of course; Jacob's Ladder is such a timeless block. thanks for sharing your quilt as well as Kat's ladder of quilts!

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  13. Love the block! Blue is a color I very seldom use in my quilts, but the new navies that are coming out are great. Blue and white are all-time classic, definitely.

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  14. Blue & white quilts are always beautiful, and the display on the ladder gorgeous.

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  15. Oh my...this blue combo ! Those quilts are amazing !!
    Thank you for the pattern and for sharing !

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  16. Love those blues! Jacob's Ladder was the pattern I used for my first "full size" quilt in 1971. I have loved it ever since. It is fantastic in blues. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I would love to have one of those ladders! The blue and white quilts are so pretty. What a good idea to have several B&W on the ladder - so pretty. You are right - Jacob's Ladder is a great block. Maybe I'll make it - I'm planning to make a quilt for my GS for next Christmas and give the 2 brothers each a quilt - I already have one made. JL would be a great pattern to use. I want to use men's shirts for it, so I'll need to see if I have many that are blue & white.

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  18. Oh my goodnes, love that quilt display! I find it so amusing to find brand 'new' patterns that are identical to what we were quilting when we first started out. There's really nothing new at all!

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