Jacob's Ladder - A Mini Quilt

I've been needing a new yellow and gray table topper for a while now and I finally took some time to make myself one. I'm sure you all know that I'm slightly obsessed with yellows and grays. 

I was trying to think why I love the combination so much and I've come to the conclusion that I was brainwashed as a child. My mom decorated our bedrooms to the extreme, when I was younger, she decorated many Parade of Homes houses and one of the homes that she decorated, she actually used my exact bedroom decor, yellow and white striped wall paper and all. My bedroom was floor to ceiling yellow and white. So, I'm thinking that I was subconsciously brainwashed as a child to love good yellows, thanks mom!  
HAHA, I'm kidding. I wasn't really brainwashed. :)

Anyways, my friends over at Fat Quarter Shop have a fun new free pattern as part of their "Classic and Vintage Series" and I decided to sew along with them this time. I chose to make the smallest version of the quilt pattern, just four blocks, but I think it's perfect for my table and adds just the right amount of color.

After I pieced my fun little quilt, which went together so quickly and easily with the easy to follow pattern, I decided to machine quilt it with my Pebbles Too digital pantograph pattern. You can find the machine quilting pattern here.
I just love how it turned out. You can check out the free pattern and all the details about this fun pattern here, and Fat Quarter Shop has kits available for the Jacobs Ladder Quilt here.

I used Quilters Dream Wool Batting and So Fine! thread by Superior Threads.

Click here for more information about having me machine quilt for you. 

My machine quilting is done on a Gammill 22" Long-Arm Quilting Machine.

For more nachine quilting tips and tricks check out my books; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Next Steps in Machine Quilting and Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers.

I'm a Craftsy instructor, check out my class; Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks.


  1. Love the colors. I want to do a Jacobs ladder too. I have had my fabric for years. Think I want to do in blue & off white. I probably should do a mini to test out using my stash of fat quarters that I am determined to use up. You know the best about quilting is putting colors together. I grew up on 1950-1960's & lived in terror that I would put the wrong colored clothes together. Now I put colors together that would have gotten me laughed out of class!


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