My house guest last week was a late riser and that gave me some time to play in the sewing room while she slept in. Since I didn’t want to disturb her, I used the time to lay out Jacob’s Ladder blocks on the design wall and then stitched them up on Saturday. I have now completed 23 of 48 blocks called for by the pattern.
While at the Civil War Chronicles club meeting Wednesday, I purchased a neutral fabric from the clearance table and took advantage of a club day discount to pick up a print for the Jacob's Ladder quilt borders. I hope they work. The pattern calls for three borders. The center border is pieced using the two fabrics. In her original design, Charlotte Angotti used the darker fabric for the inner border, but I may reverse the order and use the lighter neutral as the inner border.
Also on Wednesday, I purchased the backing for the Civil War Chronicles quilt. Due to other meetings being rescheduled in November and December, this was probably the last time I will be able to meet with the CWC group. Bummer. The club wraps up with a Christmas party in December. As much as I have enjoyed the group and the project, I may opt to do something different in 2012. I am waiting to see what other block-of-the-month offerings are available before committing. I’m glad I did a Civil War quilt on the 150th anniversary of the war; I just don’t know that I want to invest that kind of energy into another project using reproduction fabrics.
After church on Sunday I worked on some more of the Hovering Hawks blocks for the Civil War Chronicles quilt border.