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The Jacob's Ladder Quilting Block

 

the jacobs ladder quilt 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 value correctly. 

 

the grid lines of the jacob's ladder quilt block This is a 9-patch block, which can be further divided into 36 sections. Using simple measurements, I made this block with each subdivided grid finishing 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 simple 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  half square triangles in this block, and  five 4-patches.  The value is darker in the half square triangles  than the 4-patches.

 

Make your units, lay them out as show, and sew them together.  Use good piecing and pressing techniques.

 

This is a very easy block.  Just review the sections on half square triangles and 4 patches, and you will not have any problems.

 

 
 

 

Quilt Sizes

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Miniature <36"
   

 

Wallhanging

  any size

   

 

Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
 

 

 
Lap 52-68 x 52-78
 

 

 
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
 

 

 
Full 70-88 x 88-100
 

 

 
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
 

 

 
King 94-108 x 94-108

 

 

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