Aug 30..Hand quilt along update….

I did a little research on this quilt trying to decide what quilt block this quilter used for this top. The only block pattern that I think was used was the Jacobs ladder pattern,it would have been a variation.

I found only one other quilt that looked like it on Kingman country museum site. They too referred it as a Jacobs ladder variation.

This is a very old pattern dating back to before the Revolutionary War (1775)

For the update…. I did get a little more done on this top than before.

Here’s where I was…

At the beginning of the right side of the quilt. Now I am almost to the other end.
A close up to where I am..
And a close up of how the quilting brings the old look out in a wonderful way.
I also got some of the eight point star blocks put together, after playing around with the blocks…
I rather like the bottom setting with the red paisley print for the border and stars put on point.. the border fabric is from about the same time era as these scraps that I’m using up. Time era… 1950 to 1970.

It will be a very scrappy quilt but I want to use as many as the scraps up in this time era as I can in this top,then these scraps will be pretty much used up… one more thing out of my closet.👏👏

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie


Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

18 thoughts on “Aug 30..Hand quilt along update….”

  1. Using scraps form the same era…I love it! Your quilting seems to be getting this quilt smoothed out; now it looks squishy and soft instead of forced. That can’t have been an easy task, you have saved this one!

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    1. Thank you ,Kathy! It isn’t as hard as it looks there are a few tucks at the seams that I sew down first than quilt over the tuck so that one doesn’t know it’s there. It is soft.

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    1. Oh thank you! I’m glad you liked the paisley fabric. As for organizing the old fabric scraps , I’ve done a little research on old fabrics ,went searching for the oldies ..then the scraps that I know for sure the time frame I put them into marked boxes . This quilt has scraps from a wider time frame then some of my marked scraps for I know that they fall in that time frame just not sure of the exact year.


  2. Steady progress is good. I like the way you constructed the 8-point stars. The variety of fabrics makes a very interesting quilt grouping.


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