Finally--Jacob's Ladder Revealed

It's finished AND delivered to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law--a wedding gift that's not quite a year late. (There's still a month to go before their one-year anniversary--woot! I made it in the window of "yes, it's okay to give a wedding gift up to one year after the actual wedding.")

This started out, way back last February (2015, that is), as an EQ7 design. Jacob's Ladder and "Road to California" are pretty much the same block, if you're looking for it in EQ.

I knew I wanted to use up as much stash fabric as possible, and I did blue and cream/beige because I thought it was a nice color scheme for something that involves male and female recipients.

Besides, I've always liked that color combination. So there's that.

It took over a year not because it was a hard quilt to make but because there were large chunks of time in there I didn't get to it at all. I took a good run at it right before the wedding, then I took another good run at it right before Christmas...and then I took another run at it after Christmas and got the top pieced so I could drop it off at my LQS for long-arm quilting before I hit a long spate of travel...

And finally, several months after picking it up from the LQS, I finally got it to the couple last night. So I can finally, completely and totally, call it done.

 Whole quilt. Can you see the slight "woven" feel to the design? I love Jacob's Ladder because it's a seriously versatile block!

Whole quilt. Can you see the slight "woven" feel to the design? I love Jacob's Ladder because it's a seriously versatile block!

 Block detail--to show you the quilting design, not my piecing--although this block's not too bad, considering. 

Block detail--to show you the quilting design, not my piecing--although this block's not too bad, considering. 

 Border quilting detail. Plus, I am so pleased with that border fabric--it was the perfect find!

Border quilting detail. Plus, I am so pleased with that border fabric--it was the perfect find!

 Corner--you can see the inner and outer border quilting designs here.

Corner--you can see the inner and outer border quilting designs here.

 She used a variation of the interior block quilting design in the parts of the block that end up looking more like sashing. Very effective.

She used a variation of the interior block quilting design in the parts of the block that end up looking more like sashing. Very effective.

 

And to continue my "dogs with quilts" series...

  Why are you keeping us out here, Mom?

Why are you keeping us out here, Mom?

  Because THAT'S what happens when I don't!

Because THAT'S what happens when I don't!