Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Reimagined
Hello Dear Friends and Readers, welcome to todays post. I really love to get my fabric leftovers and cut them into useable sized squares. I put them into bags or containers and then when I have enough I can incorporate them into a quilt, or bag or basket. It has been a lovely journey so far making this quilt top. I have used up quite a few scraps. Are you looking for a new scrap challenge to use up some of yours?
Of course it doesn’t have to be as scrappy as mine. It would work well with a colour palatte which was more limited or ordered too.
Today I will give all the requirements to make this Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Reimagined. It consists of 2088 pieces. Thats a good load of scraps in there.
This is really a great way to use simple scrap squares and still create interest with seconday and tertiary design elements by using a relatively simple block!
Would like to join me and make this quilt? if so…..time to get out your scraps! 😀Especially as there seems to be so much bad and inclement weather at the moment, and to me, that means a good time to make a quilt!
Here is a link to a Jacob’s Ladder in Tasmania. it looks amazing!
In the previous posts I have written the construction instructions for the blocks, so I will give the links to those.
Size 74 ½“ x 74 ½“
All fabrics have been washed and lightly pressed before use.
Requirements for the Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Reimagined
1440 of 1 ½” x 1 ½” scrap squares half light and half medium to dark
360 of 2 ½” x 2 ½” scrap squares
2 ½ – 3 yards/metres of white homespun
2 ½ – 3 yards of taupe homespun (or colour of your choice)
Making the Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Reimagined
Make 36 of the New Scrappy Double Four In Nine Patch Jacobs Ladder Block Variation blocks. Here is the link to the unit for this quilt top.
New Scrappy Double Four in Nine Patch Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Block Variation
Assemble the New Scrappy Double Four In Nine Patch Jacob’s Ladder Variation Blocks
Assemble the New Scrappy Double Four in Nine Patch Jacob’s Ladder Variation blocks into four patches. Please click on the link to see more.
New Scrappy Double Four In Nine Patch Jacobs Ladder Quilt Block Variation Part 2
Nine of these larger units are required to make the quilt top.
Assemble the Quilt Top
In some ways this was a very simple quilt top to put together at this stage because most of the work has been done. its just a matter of sewing a big nine patch.
Lay out the nine large blocks as directed in the New Scrappy Double Four In Nine Patch Jacobs Ladder Quilt Block Variation Part 2 in a pleasing setting of a giant nine patch.
Take care to ensure that your long seams are sitting in the correct direction.
Sew into a giant Nine Patch. Here im using a Singer 201K treadle. This machine is one of my favorites. it just sews like a dream. many happy hours treadling. you can read more about how I found this machine here.
(Just as a side note for those who are interested, I have done some free motion quilting with this treadle too. Here are some examples.)
Quilting Nasturtiums – Free Motion – Singer 201K Treadle
Here is how the Scrappy Jacobs Ladder Quilt top Reimagined should look once its sewn together.
I love the way the little squares are marching through the lattice of diagonals.
Well thats it for today. I am going to do some hand piecing.
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All the best,
6 thoughts on “Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Reimagined”
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I finished my quilt top but now I’m wondering how you quilted it? Did you use a free motion pattern or stitch in the ditch? I’m relatively new to quilting and I don’t want to mess up my beautiful top. 😬
Do you have a walking foot? If you do then, stitching in the ditch would be lovely or even straight line quilting through all the diamond shapes would be amazing too. I you are thinking of FMQ, I would suggest doing a test first to see how you like it. With FMQ you can quilt an area, but with stitch in the ditch there is a lot of turning of the quilt. Do what you feel most comfortable with.
Wouah! you are using the old Singer (am I correct?) is it still operating well enough ?
It sure is! https://susies-scraps.com/2016/08/12/singer-201k-treadle-c1947/
What a wonderful quilt! Thank you for the tutorials!
Loving your scrappy quilt top – I like the dark cream connecting all the blocks together 🙂