Monday, August 15, 2022

Design Wall Monday - August 15, 2022

Good Morning Quilters!

I am in a great mood today.  Yesterday I sat down at the sewing machine and made some quilt blocks.  It felt so good to be there.   And I hadn’t forgotten how either!  I made four Jacob’s Ladder blocks.  The Churn Dashers of Tidewater Virginia are exchanging these blocks at our coming fall meeting.  We are making a Block A and a Block B….with the “ladder” leaning to the left for Block A,  and the “ladder” leaning to the right for Block B.

The blocks make an interesting design when combined into a quilt.  The pattern for this project is in the American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, December 2019 issue. Here is a picture of the quilt in the magazine article:

For everything there is a season, and last week we took a long last boat ride around the lake.  Isn’t the sky just beautiful?  Penny and I always like to ride up in the front, with the wind in our faces.

Penny and “The Captain” while we were waiting to take the boat out of the water.  We towed it up to Traverse City to the dealership where we bought it, and they are selling it for us.

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Gretchen Weaver said...

It is so nice you finally had some time to sew. Are you keeping the boat or was this the final good-bye? I made a Jacob's Ladder years ago using Bonnie Hunter's free pattern from her website. I never thought of make reverse blocks, that would make it more interesting. Happy stitching!

maggie fellow said...

I hoped one day we would have a bought for the wind in my face - glad you are back to the machine.

Sara said...

Those blocks will be wonderful in a quilt. Great choice! I’ve always had the dream of having a boat - but then I married a guy who does NOT want to be on a lake or river in any capacity. So much for that dream. We live a mile from a lake - so close and yet so far. LOL

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh I love jacob ladders - this is going to be so cool!
and the boat!! what fun!!

Melva said...

Welcome back to the machine! I know that you will produce some beautiful items. :) thanks for the opportunity to share with others.

LA Paylor said...

wonderful summery outing.... good pics of all of you!

Michelle said...

I’ve got nothing to show for this week, but I’m totally loving your Jacob’s Ladder blocks. The boat ride looks marvelous!

Quilter Kathy said...

A beautiful day on the water!
That quilt will be lovely... great that you have your blocks made already!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

How wonderful to be back into the quilting room . Such beautiful blocks that you worked on. Love the fabrics. A day on the water sounds heavenly. Have a great week.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that boat ride looks perfect!