Saturday, October 22, 2011

I love studio time

Here is today's JL block.  The floral in this one is the Western Washington Shop Hop 2011 design from In the Beginning.  I really like this fabric, too.  Each time I grab a floral from the stack, it seems to become my new favorite.  I have 12 blocks done now, so I decided I needed to put them on the design wall and see how it looks.

I am so excited with the secondary pattern that is emerging.  The background fabric is working so well.  I see so many things in the pattern - big fat arrows, chains, Xs, and squares.  I am 1/3 done with the blocks I need for the size I want.  I am so happy Freda decided to host this QAL.  Stop over and see what else she is doing these days.
Today, I also decided to start a project I have been putting off because I was intimidated by the challenge.  If you want to read more about the challenge, go here.
To see my palette inspiration, visit here.  To read more about the process I went through to get this far, read this post.

That is all for today.  I did make more fabric for the BOMs, but decided I wanted to make enough for all the rest of the blocks before I cut into what I made.  I didn't get any more blocks made for the Christmas quilt.  Tom took me to my local chain fabric store to pick up batting.  That was quite an interesting trip.  I will write more about that tomorrow.  Right now, the pizza is ready, and I am hungry.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Nifty Quilts said...

My goodness! Your JL looks SO COOL! I may have to make one too. Put it on my very long list.

Sarah Craig said...

Love that Jacob's Ladder! It is interesting how fabric choices affect the final look of a quilt - I have a Jacob's Ladder and it doesn't look that bold, more scrappy - the secondary designs are a little more muted. Very interesting!

sheila 77 said...

We like your studio time too! Jacob's ladder is coming along lovely with the different florals and the background fabric is so good. I followed all your links for the palette challenge - how fascinating. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Wow...I love how the JL blocks look together. It is like looking through a trellis to see a magnificent garden. Can't wait to see the final quilt. Keep having fun with it.

Impera_Magna said...

Who knew "Aloe" would be such a perfect choice for your ladders? I am loving you JL blocks more and more... and I agree with Linda at Roscoe's Ma... it is like looking thru a trellis at a magnificent garden!