New Scrappy Double Four in Nine Patch Jacobs Ladder Quilt Block Variation
Hello Dear Friends and Readers. Welcome to todays post. I think you might really like today’s new scrappy quilt block. I do believe it is a New variation on the Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Block. I have been working on this for quite a while and am excited to share it with you all. It’s a way in which small and medium scraps can be combined into a very interesting yet simple block. There is lots of movement and opportunity to vary colours to create an eye catching quilt with secondary and tertiary designs emerging from the blocks. A wonderful way to use your collection of little scraps.
Are you ready for a new challenge? Maybe something to make over the holiday period. ….
Jacob’s Ladder is an old block with some biblical meanings which can also go by a number of different names depending on colour placement among other things. One of the things I like about it is the inevitable secondary designs which can occur muck like is found with Log Cabin blocks.
In the following link, you can read more about the Jacobs Ladder quilt block including other names it goes by.
Let’s get started.
Block size 12 1/2” x 12 1/2” square
Seams based on 1/4”
Requirements for the New Scrappy Double Four In Nine Patch Jacob’s Ladder Variation Block
In order to make this block please revisit this post for the Scrappy Double Four Patch Pattern. Scrap Double Four Patch Quilt Block Tutorial
5 of the Scrap Double Four Patch Blocks
2 of 5” x 5” Coffee or Taupe Coloured squares
2 of 5” x 5” White squares
Method of Construction for the New Double Four in Nine Patch Jacob’s Ladder Variation Quilt Block
To make the Half Square Triangle units. Rule a diagonal line across the back of the taupe squares. Lay each ome right side together with a white square. Sew a line 1/4” from the line on each side of the line. Use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut through the drawn line. Open each one to reveal four blocks. Trim the doggy ears and trim block to 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”.
Lay out the five of Double Four Patch blocks in a Nine patch configuration placing one in each corner and one in the centre. Make sure that all of the small four patches are running in the same diagonal direction.
Put the Half Square Triangle units in the four remaining positions making sure that the taupe side of the triangles face toward the centre of the diagional.
Sew the block together like a Nine Patch.
Press the block. Now you can make some more.
There is the New Scrappy Double Four In Nine Patch Jacobs Ladder Quilt Block Variation.
I hope you will enjoy making these blocks.
If you love making four patches like I really do, you might also like these four patch related posts
Have a lovely day. Hope we all get I chance to sew.