"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jacob's Ladder block

I am participating in a virtual sewing bee called Sew Sweet Bee.  This is my first one and the host is Donna from Donna's Lavender Nest, you really should check out her blog.  She has the sweetest quilts.  She wanted a Jacob's Ladder block, each person is making a 12 1/2 block.  I think it is neat how it really does look like a ladder!
 I made mine on my Singer Redhead/Redeye 66 hand crank sewing machine.  She is great at precision piecing,  I bet mine is the only one not made on an electric!  LOL
I am super nervous about making a block for someone else's quilt.  I kept unpicking and resewing this one block because I was not happy with it.  I laid all of the blocks out to make sure I sewed it correctly and then Cupcake jumped on it and messed it up.  I showed my husband my finished block and he says "you sewed it wrong", sure enough, I sure did!  It was an easy fix though.  Do you see it?
I also finished sewing the top of my strings block.  Tomorrow I need to even up the sides, baste it and quilt it.  I'm thinking of using a pink binding, what do you think?
My tip of the day, when you make string blocks, make sure you trim it up to certain size because the muslin stretches so don't follow the sides, all of your blocks will be different sizes.
I feel like I have gotten a lot done this week with my quilting.  BUT, I really need to catch up on my housework now!  What a mess!

Have a blessed weekend!


Genesis 28:12  "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it."


Heidi said...

I love your Jacobs Ladder block. I never really looked at one closely to see what pieces made it a ladder. Thank you!

Kim said...

Very nice block and it's purple :-)

Kathy said...

I like that your husband paid close enough attention to notice your mistake.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely ladder, Hubby is right on the ball there. Love the colors too soft and sweet.

Denise :) said...

Isn't it funny how an 'outside' eye can sometimes immediately spot an error that we, who've been working furious on it, overlook?! Great eye, hubby -- and what a fun block! Your strings look GREAT! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I''l bet you are right that yours will be the only one done with a hand crank machine. You did a great job!

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