Monthly Archives: March 2020

Jacob’s Ladder

This blog post is coming to you live from quarantine life in my apartment.  The last time I hopped on here to share a blog post was in January before all of our lives took a dramatic turn and we suddenly became familiar with the term “social distancing.”  How quickly things change.

While this is a scary time, I’m trying to focus on the positive and the productive, which for me has always been quilting.  Not only is quilting such a happy activity for me, but I also feel very accomplished when I finish a project.  So cheers to quarantine quilting!

Moving on to an actual quilt, today I’m sharing the last quilt photos I took back in December before most of the world went on lockdown.  Say hello to my Jacob’s Ladder quilt.


A Jacob’s Ladder quilt is one of those patterns I always had my eye on but had never gotten around to making…until now.


These blocks are very easy and come together pretty quickly.


All of the fabric used in this quilt is from different Denyse Schmidt collections.  It’s kind of a mishmash of colors but I did repeat colors so there is some consistency.  You’ll notice yellows, reds, navy blue and aqua blue, green, black and pinks and purples.  (I think that’s all of them.)

I know I make a lot of quilts with Denyse Schmidt fabric, and I wish I could say I’ve made a dent in my collection, but it’s still going strong.  For the rest of my quilting life I will be making quilts with her fabric, and I’m not mad about it.


You’ll also noticed that I did a light/dark pairing for each block, and then alternated blocks from light to dark.  Does that make sense?  There’s so many different versions of Jacob’s Ladder and I liked the light/dark look.  Find a version that works for you!


That wraps up this quilt – for now.  I may just get this backed and quilted while in quarantine.  Who knows!  I have so many quilts to finish and hopefully I can get through some of them during this time.  I’m not working in any particular order, just whatever strikes me in the moment.


I also have a stack of quilts that need to be photographed, but now I’m not sure when that’s going to happen.  No promises when I’ll be back with a new blog post, but you can always find me on Instagram sharing works-in-progress and other fun things.

Until then, stay safe, and do whatever self-care you need to in order to get through this surreal moment we’re all going through together.  XOXO.