Jacob's Ladder Scrap Quilt by meggiejoy

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Jacob's ladder
Status:
Quilting
Started:
2015-05-24T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-06-15T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I recently decided to figure out a system for my scraps. The original system was just a box of random pieces that were too small to fold and too big to dump (ie bigger than 1/2". Haha). I found a couple posts on other people's systems and cut up my scrap bin to start a system of my own. http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml http://blog.patsloan.com/2014/04/pat-sloan-my-scrap-busting-process.html

It was amazing how cutting up random pieces that had no inspiration became inspirational once they looked like usable pieces. That inspiration led to searching online and finding a way to use the scraps. Kudos to 3and3quarters.net for showing how a basic block like Jacob's Ladder could create such a fun looking quilt with regular old scraps!

Pictures

All done and ready to hang!
Lucy approves :)
Quilting is almost completed
Something went wonky while quilting down the middle of the inner border :(
Pucker in the wonky border stitching
Trying to plan out scrap layout
Background HSTs cut and sewn together! Just need some color now :)

Loves

Mymble

Comments

meggiejoy

I have since taken out the one line of stitching down the inner border and am trying to figure out how to get it quilted without the V's forming. Thinking I need to do away with the walking foot and just use a normal one and machine quilt it from the back to see if the extra fabric in that strip works its way in better. That's what I get for just laying the border alongside the quilt and cutting it instead of measuring the quilt and cutting the borders exactly to that and making things ease in. Slightly extra fabric and a pieced border do not play nicely together.

Ibtreerock

This looks great!! You'd never guess it was "just" using up scraps!

meggiejoy

Ibtreerock Thank you! I think the white and gray neutralize it some and allows to not look as scrappy as it really is :)

Mymble

This is stunning!

Strandkorbtraum

if you keep having trouble with the extra fabric you might consider a more "loopy" or wavey line that way you get slightly more "wiggle room" lengthwise .. to stuff in the extra fabric ..

meggiejoy

Strandkorbtraum I did take the stitching out of the small border and worked it from the back with a walking foot so it was going opposite of all the other stitching and put the 'baggy on bottom' so things worked in a little better. Still has a bit of an 'arrow', but no puckers anymore and it is less noticeable. It's all finished now, just have to take some updated pictures. Thank you for the suggestions!

meggiejoy

Mymble Thank you!

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