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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jacob’s Ladder & Grandma

It has been awhile since I last blogged, have been working hard coming home and hitting the bed and the weekends have been full of running around, nothing blog worthy.

I am still working on my 10 Anniversary exchange blocks that will be due on the 4th Saturday this month for my Bee, I think I have about 5 or 6 to go.

For the last couple of days I have been thinking about my grandmother.  She passed sometime ago, but she has been on my mine and this song that she always song when she was in the nursing home, “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”.  My grandmother was 105 years young when she passed, and this is a picture of her and myself (I think I might have been in my early 20’s).  I do not have many pictures of my grandmother and my self, put I do have some of her when the kids were young. 

grandma 001

Since I have been thinking of her and the song, I have decided to make a Jacob’s Ladder quilt, in black/white (always love that little outfit she has on).  I have always wanted to make one, and now I have a reason to, to celebrate the memory of my GRANDMA – Hattie E. Green.

I have already sew 86 half-square tri-angles today, squared up and pressed.  I will be working on the four patches this week.  Can not find the camera, so no pictures yet. 

Memories in the corner of my mine, misty color memories of the way we were. What are your memories?

Happy Quilting

The Slow Quilter (Felicia)


  1. Very nice. My grandmother passed away a year ago last January and she would have been 100 that April. She had a heart of goal and never said a bad word about anybody. I sure do miss her.

  2. Some times a quilt is just meant to be and think it will be a wonderful memory quilt.

  3. What a great idea! Looking forward to seeing it!

  4. Awwwwwwww that's a wonderful picture of you and your grandma, Felicia :) 105 years young - holy smokes! I remember my grandmother trying to teach me to crochet - I just couldn't figure it out, despite her trying for hours on end to help me :D It did finally click in, but I was terrible at it - none of my granny squares were ever the same size, lol.

  5. That's a beautiful picture of you and your grandma.... Get It Fe!!!! :)

  6. If you can please blog about the journey you go through as you make your Jacobs ladder quilt. Not the technical parts, but the emotional connection with your grandma. I am interested to hear if it brings you comfort and connection to her.

  7. Grandmas are so special. My grandmother passed away 2 years ago. She was 96 and was loved by all. I am thankful that I was able to make her a quilt for her 90th birthday and she kept it on her bed always. Thanks for sharing and you should blog about the Jacob's Ladder quilt while you are making it. Find that camera and document this. You will be so happy that you did.

  8. 105! What an accomplishment! Jacob's Ladder -- love it. I started one in browns and creams and I'm using it as my leader/ender quilt.