Good Morning Quilters! Thank you for all your prayers and kind words this past week. Your words comforted me and were very much appreciated.
As I have mentioned in the past, I am part of a group of quilters in Virginia who exchange blocks and make civil war repro quilts. The group, The Churn Dashers of Tidewater Virginia, had a display of some of our quilts in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show, in Newport News, Virginia. It ran from February 24-27, 2022, and I was not there in person to see our quilts. Friends sent me pictures of the three quilts I had in the display, so I am going to enjoy seeing them “hung” here on the blog:
The above is a full sized quilt and the two below are doll quilts.
It is a very old block and if you want to make some, the directions are on the internet in several places. Just google “Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Block” and many sites have good directions. For the exchange, which happens this fall, I will need to make 16 blocks for each participant, 8 blocks with a dark “ladder” leaning to the right, and 8 blocks with a light ladder leaning to the left. There are 8 of us in this exchange, (so I will make 112 blocks for others). This should work out nicely for me, as the quilt I plan to make has 120 squares, and I can make 8 additional blocks to go with the ones I receive in the exchange.