Wednesday, February 19, 2014

To Do List and Giveaway

I am making great headway on my "To Do" list...

I wanted to get 10 Jacobs Ladder blocks made and I did.

I love how this is coming together.  I need to make 18 more then I can put the quilt together. I will make 9 blocks a month for the next 2 months.  This is a project I started early last year.

Continuing the theme of finishing projects from 2013....This is the Amish Sampler Block of the Month by Sentimental Stitches.  You can see I chose not to make it Amish.

This is where I left off last year. I had 3 blocks to go.

After I finished the last 3 blocks I had to put them on point on my design wall.  Only one of the 3 blocks is original to the pattern.  The were a bit involved and I wanted to get this top done so I opted for easier blocks.

Now the blocks were suppose to have sashing around all of them.  I decided not to add it.  I love how it looks like with the red and blue nine patches.

The quilt was suppose to have pieced set in triangles and corner triangles.  Wanting to make the quilt my own I decided to add plain triangles.

You know how hard it is to figure out what size to make the triangles...  Well I got this free app for my phone and my kindle.  It is the Robert Kaufman Quilt Calc.  You go to set-in and corner triangles.  Add the size of your finished block and hit calculate.  I needed 15 1/2" squares cut twice on the diagonal for my set-in triangles and 8" squares cut once on the diagonal for the corner triangles.  This app makes it so easy.

Today I hope to get the top sewn together.  After I am adding a 1 1/2" border of blue and then a 2 1/2" to 3" outer border.  

I only have one more project on my "To Do" list.  That is to work on my Primitive Primer quilt.  I don't think this will get done this month but that is okay.  I'm happy with what I've gotten done.

I want to remind you of my Week 3 Giveaway.

To enter click here to enter in the giveaway.  Good Luck!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a wonderful middle of the week and getting lots of sewing done.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

LOVE the plaid Jacob's Ladder blocks, Cathy!
I think it is great that you are just forging ahead and making the sampler quilt your own, rather than getting frustrated by things you'd rather not do, and letting it get lost in the UFOs. Love those 9-patch setting squares!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love how your sampler is coming together! It will be a beauty!

Kindred Quilts said...

This quilt is coming along nicely! Interesting blocks, and I like that you are making it your own!
Must check out the calculating app... would be a great one to have!

ThreadCatcher said...

I really like your Jacob's Ladder blocks...what size will they finish at? The quilter calculator app would be handy to have thanks for the tip.

Bonnie said...

Nice Jacob's Ladder blocks. It is really a nice block and makes into a great quilt. hum, seems to me I have some JL blocks that belong in a JL quilt. I would scurry right up to the studio but I have several other UFO's on the front burner so will finish those first.

Ruth said...

I love your double 9-patch between the Amish BOM blocks. Looks great! I have the same app, but haven't used it enough to know that it figures the setting triangles, so now that I know, I can use it for that. I have goals of things to get accomplished, but I should write them down in a more organized manner. Maybe I will get more done that way! You are a good example to me.

GCamden said...

Don't you love it when you make it your own and it turns out better than the original!

Carrie P. said...

I like how your ladder blocks are looking too.
And I think the nine patch really are great blocks for the sampler blocks. Very pretty.