Jacob's Ladder is assembled from a combination of four-patch and half square triangle units. The block is easy to make when you use quick piecing methods to assemble it.
This pattern is being used in a current block swap on our forums, but fabric guidelines and value placements have changed. If you are participating in the swap please use the fabric guidelines established by the hostess.
Make One Jacob's Ladder BlockFinished Block Size: 12"
For four-patch units*
- One dark fabric strip, 2-1/2" x 26"
- One light fabric strip, 2-1/2" x 26"
For half-square triangle units
- Two dark squares, 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" each
- Two light squares, 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" each
Beginners, learn how to cut fabric strips.*Strips are 1" longer than necessary to allow for squaring up.