Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vintage Jacob's Ladder

This top is hand pieced and came from an estate sale according to the eBayer from whom I purchased it, when no one bid and I took pity on it!
 It pleased me well enough but lacked a border.
 The rather strange tone of the old pink plaid, almost a feed sack weave, resulted in a lot of rejects until I finally settled on a small vintage-looking print that blended better than anything else I had seen. The green picks up the odd stripe in the plaid that might be green but it's very hard to be sure.

The backing is a wide back "Beach House" from RJR  fabrics. There's nothing left of the border fabric for binding so after a search of the stash I may have to purchase something.


Linda said...

I have never thought to look on eBay for unfinished projects! What a neat old quilt - wonder what a story it has to tell. Thank you for rescuing it - there is a lot of work in that top!

LynCC said...

Wow! I really love the pairing of the border fabric with that plaid. It's perfect. What a pretty backing fabric for the whole ensemble. You did a terrific job, making a really wonderful quilt out of a vintage UFO!

farmlady said...

This is my kind of quilt. I love it. I want one on my bed.
You saved an old and lovely quilt. Thank you for the rescue of an heirloom and for telling us about it.

* said...

Great save. I like the fabric choice for the border and the quilting, of course, is perfect.