I love to look at the back of the old quilts and how they hand pieced them. I wonder how many hours they spent hand sewing them together. This quilt top is about 55-60 years old. This is the top after quilting it. So many different colors. I'm not sure what the name of this block is. I guess I should research it a little. It might be some variation of the Jacob's ladder, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions??
Another picture of the hand piecing.
I have a phobia about eyes. I have a sharp little pair of scissors and every time I use them I get chills thinking how they could poke me in the eye. When I machine quilt I have a fear of the needle breaking and shooting into my eye. (I have no fear when I using a regular sewing machine). I think this all started when I worked for an eye surgeon in Salt Lake before I got married. I saw all sorts of eye injuries and it make me paranoid. So every time I machine quilt I wear my "80's Goggles." It makes me feel a little more secure for some reason. They're a pair of glasses I wore in the 80's and since the frames are so huge I figure they provide good protection!