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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Jacob's Ladder of Love
Total of 31 finished blocks!
I have been moving right along with this quilt. Last week I had prepped 17 blocks to have at the ready for when I was ready to start sewing and well...I got them done! Having the blocks prepared ahead of time certainly made it a lot easier to accomplish my task. Personally, I really do like to get all of my cutting done ahead of time but this cutting in batches thing will work too. I think this will end up being a fantastic quilt for my nephew Jake and I am pretty sure he will be happy to know that I am making progress on it. I do still have quite a way to go before I have enough blocks made though. This last bunch went together without any problems at all - yippee! As soon as I find some available time I will start looking through my precut strips for more blues and beiges to make more blocks. For many of the blocks in this latest batch I used leftover fabric from a future quilt that has been cut out and waiting for sewing for my niece Amanda (Jake's cousin). I do think I am pretty well to the point that I need to start cutting some strips from yardage though. I am fine with repeating fabrics in this quilt - I just don't want too many of the blocks to be exactly the same.
While I was sewing the latest batch of blocks together I was thinking about my nephew and somehow I got the name for this quilt - Jacob's Ladder of Love....I am so sappy!!