" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Monday, June 13, 2011

Working with Jacob

Best galpal, Wanda Gayle, sent me a project that she had grown tired of.  She did SO MUCH of the tedious work, ........ piecing the blocks and cutting out tons of applique pieces.


In this layout, the ladders formed echoing diamonds.

I trimmed down the blocks today and lay them out on my sewing room floor.  I have the windows covered to keep out the heat from the sun, so these colors are not true.  I tried several layouts, finding each one had it's merits.......
With this layout, the ladders formed echoing X's.

I even found a layout that replicated a zigzag pattern !
But, ultimately, I went back to the original layout, which forms 4 X's.........although I did wind up piecing them into color blocks.
4 X's, separated into blocks of yellow, tan, red, and green

I'm going to do a little bit of studying before I decide where to go from here.  The original pattern, called Jacob's Garden, has a 2 1/2 inch sawtooth border, followed up by an eight inch black border which is filled with appliqued floral vines growing from baskets in all 4 corners. 

4 comments:

  1. I think the first arrangement of Jacob's ladder has a second name--Delectable Mountains (a place name from Pilgram's Progress) --I have an antique coverlet, made by my childrens great grandmother in the Jacob's Ladder design--its wonderful--but then all of your quilts are!

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  2. Your flower header is lovely today!
    Looking forward to the next installment of Jacob's garden :)

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  3. Hello Dolly, Thanks for visiting my blog. I feel the same as you said...how can you not buy something that is so sweet and no one seems to want it? I think I can explain the border paper for wall paper. The young woman who owned it said her Grandfather built it for her. So...her Grandma may have helped I'm thinking. But then again maybe Grandfather did most of it, because the curtains are all so pretty but scotch taped on in places. I loved it anyway, old or not. the young lady (I guess her age at about 25?) said she was tired carrying her dear doll house from apt. to apt. You know the rest of the story.

    Good for you getting some Grace L. Hill books out to read. I love them so. Let me know which you are reading & if you like it.

    Your quilts are so beautiful! God has blessed you with a wonderful talent. =) Have a nice day!

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  4. P.s. Is the houseplant in your header called 'Moses in the Cradle'? My husband's Aunt used to have that and it was a treat to see the baby in the cradle. Or am I thinking of another plant??

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