The Fat Quarter Shop has kicked off a free quilt-along event today, called the Jacob’s Ladder Classic & Vintage Quilt Series. I’m participating in this QAL and I hope you will join the fun too!
FQS shows off a beautiful collection of fabrics by Jo Morton, with Moda Fabrics, called Reflections Fat Quarter Bundle which they use for their Jacob’s Ladder. It certainly makes for a very beautiful quilt, with a classic look and feel that is absolutely perfect for the Jacob’s Ladder design.
The free FQS pattern for Jacob’s Ladder pattern has been written for using fat quarters. It is an easy to follow pattern, with great visuals. And, it provides fabric requirements and instructions to make a table topper, Lap quilt, as well as twin or queen size quilt.
While you can make a stunning quilt with a Reflections Fat Quarter Bundle fat quarter bundle, this quilt will look great using almost any fat quarter bundle, or like me, you could easily adapt this pattern to use yardage.
While I do love the Reflections Fat Quarter Bundle, I also fell in love with the Old Glory Stonehenge Fat Quarter Bundle and I hope to use it to make another Jacob’s Ladder quilt. but in a lap top or twin size.
But, I ended up with a plan to create a Jacob’s Ladder quilt with a variety of blues and greys to create a nautical feeling. As I couldn’t find a fat quarter bundle, in the colors I wanted to use, I opted to use yardage for this project. I’m making the “queen size” Jacob’s Ladder and still have more blocks to finish, but I wanted to share how my quilt is progressing. I have the majority of the pieces stitched and I’m working on assembling my blocks.
I hope you’ll check out this classic pattern and join the fun sew-along too! You can more info on the “Jolly Jabber“ blog today, where you’ll be able to watch a excellent video tutorial by Kimberly, with plenty of helpful tips for precision piecing, as well as find a link to download the free pattern. There are also links to several bloggers who are participating in this sew-along and sharing their project/WIP with you today. Stay tuned, as I’ll share more on how my Jacob’s Ladder comes together, as well as how I quilt it (pretty sure I’ll be using rulers for FMQ).
Don’t forget to go visit the Jolly Jabber blog, where the Fat Quarter Shop will share more insights on this free pattern and sew-along.
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