Jack's Chain is a completed quilt top now! I overcalculated the number of blocks needed
and have enough extra for a small baby quilt too.
It will be interesting to figure out an appropriate quilting pattern and then the binding will be like binding a double wedding ring, but those are both in the future. Also in the future is a big "how-to" construction post, because I kind of would like to record that for posterity. This is an obscure pattern but it deserves more popularity. And it totally is not that hard and doesn't require any special construction techniques other than set-in seams (and a lot of them). There are always some spots where the points don't perfectly meet, but a good pressing makes it lie flat.
I'm working on the binding of the Framed-In quilt. This is the first time I've used a vintage sheet for a backing and it went pretty well. The higher thread count does mean it's a little harder to stitch down the binding. I should probably change to a finer needle than I'm using.
In knitting, I've succumbed to the Color Affection
virus going around. I'm using various yarns that have been in my stash for awhile; both of these are reclaimed from thrift-store sweaters I unraveled, and the third color will be more of the alpaca from my Traveling Companion shawl. Henle Latin book 1 is my reading material for the week because I am still in the midst of all the year-end craziness. This is the text I use for 6th and 7th grade. Final exams this week!
Jack's Chain Quilt
- finished top!
Framed In Quilt
What will be my next quilt project? I'm honestly not sure.
Black Roses Stole - maybe 55% done
knitting cotton bath rug - no progress
knitting argyle-fest - no progress
spinning - working on blue laceweight Wensleydale - Halfway through another bobbin
Linking up to Freshly Pieced
for WIP Wednesday and Small Things
for the Yarn-Along.
Wow I bet there are a lot of set in seams! Good job,it must require a good bit of patience.
It is so beautiful and I love the colors, great job!!!
I'm looking forward to the how to post in the future because your quilt is really amazing. Visiting from WIP link up. Happy Quilting.
I've never seen that quilt pattern before...it's very beautiful and old-fashioned looking. I bet it will be lovely on a bed.
I love the chain quilt! That pattern seems very versatile.
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!
That is so pretty! I've got a Jack's Chain pattern in an old magazine that I've been just dying to try, but I haven't learned set in seams yet. I'm guessing all it will take is an afternoon of reasing tutorials and experimenting, but I keep putting if off.
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