Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Have Climed Jacob's Ladder

It's done and in the hands of the judges.
 The front and bindings are all batiks.
 I received 13 blocks and made 20. I would have made more, but I ran out of the green, plus I really like the layout.
 12 mitered corners.  That's a lot of sewing, un-sewing, and re-sewing to get them matched up.  Some went together the first time.  There was one seam I did four times.
 Green straight line quilting in the black areas.

 Black straight line quilting in the block areas.
 The back is a Kona cotton in black.  I just love the texture of the quilting lines.  Someday I will do a whole cloth quilt.
I just couldn't make this one fit in the layout, so he's high lighted on the back.


7 comments:

Ethan & Moriah said...

Beautiful quilt, Rachel. Is this for Saturday/Sunday's quilt show? I hope to go with my mom on Saturday. I love batik's. I'll look forward to seeing the real thing. A picture just doesn't do it justice.

thornberry said...

Wow Rachel, that is WONDERFUL. I've never used batiks and you have just demonstrated how stunning they are in the hands of a skilled crafter! Beautiful!

Rachel said...

Moriah,
It is in the show. But probably not an 'award winner'. I'm pretty happy with it, non the less.

Mindy said...

Gorgeous!! I really love it, and the black is perfect!

Carla said...

How pretty! Good luck!

Q @ JAQS said...

Great finish!

I would love if you can link it up to my weekly party @ http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-2-and-last-weeks-link.htmlQ

Diane said...

Wow, nice job. I can tell a lot of hard work went into that quilt! Good luck!