Just add stripes: quilt #2 for 2011

Here is the finally finished ladder quilt that has been 90% complete for the past 8 months – barely squeaking by the finished-in-2011 deadline.  This quilt started in the sweltering summer, and I can remember pinning it in shorts with all the windows and doors open to bring in as much breeze as possible.  Now we can actually use it!

CathyHeckStudio_LadderQuilt1

You might notice that the stripes are not straight.  The blocks were originally designed for a quilt that would look more like this, but when it was all spread out on the floor, the colors were not contrasting enough to pull it off – hence the simplified design.  Thanks to my East Bay Modern Quilt Guild friends for teaching me how to feature this little selvage swatch detail – it’s my favorite part:

CathyHeckStudio_LadderQuilt2

Wishing you all a warm holiday season and lots of finished projects!

 

3 Comments

  1. Kristy December 21, 2011

    This is an amazing quilt! It’s perfect and lovely.

  2. Nova December 21, 2011

    i adore this! such a beautiful quilt
    x

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    Ellen Heck January 2, 2012

    Thanks so much, Kristy and Nova!

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