The Jacob's Ladder Quilting Block
The Jacob's ladder quilt block is another quilting
block that makes use of
value to give
it a strong sense of diagonal movement. You can make this block frugal and
scrappy if you use
This is a 9-patch
block, which can be further divided into 36 sections. Using
measurements, I made this block with each subdivided
at 1 inch. That makes the block finish at 6 inches.
If I had made the block with the small units
finishing at 2 inches, the block would have finished at 12 inches,
which was too large for me.
If I didn't want to use
measurements, I could have used 1 1/2 inches for each subdivided grid, and
that would have made a 9-inch finished block.
There are four
triangles in this block, and five
darker in the
half square triangles than the
Make your units, lay them out as show, and sew them
together. Use good
This is a very easy block. Just review the
half square triangles and
4 patches, and you will
not have any problems.