Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Early last year inspired by this beautiful quilt, I started piecing blocks for my Jacob's Ladder Quilt. After completing the 16 x 12" blocks, I put it away, Why, I don't know. I think perhaps I was to scared to assemble them properly, in case none of my seams or points met properly. Last week I pulled this project out again, I want to start some new projects, but have decided I need to finish some WIPs first.
This weekend just gone, after hours spent kneeling on the floor (I really need as design wall), I finally settled on a layout that both The Scout and I liked. A couple of hours pinning, sewing and pressing over the last couple of days and voila, we have the beginnings of a quilt top.
I have added the first part of the border with the charcoal strip. Now I just have to decide whether to do a scrappy border ( which means cutting another 100 or so 2.5" squares) like the quilt that inspired me, or do I cheat and take the lazy option using the pale foggy grey and a partial scrappy border, pictured above, before adding the last charcoal strip. Then maybe a scrappy binding using the Denyse Schmidt fabrics from her Florence range, Decisions, decisions decisions.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.