Another 9 patch contstruction like the Churn Dash block last week this one however looks like a ladder. A combinations of split blocks and Half Square Triangles. Using contrasting colours it stands out. How will I get on with my 4 blocks?
The dimensions and cutting instructions have been found from She Quilts Alot from her Six Inch Sampler Quilt. It being a really historic block I decided that there are enough instructions out there on the web so I would share where I got mine from instead! I’ll be using a different source next week!
The Jacobs Ladder Block
My first two blocks are from my stash and from my Alison Glass fabrics. They are both obvious contrasting fabrics and they stand out well. I love the splash of pink! You can’t go wrong with Alison Glass on colour can you!
I’m not diggin the version from my stash on this one. I wonder whether adding more blocks to it to reveal the pattern more would be beneficial?
My Second Set of blocks are Avery from Ruby Star Collective and from my Libert Fabric collection. As part of this project I was keen not to use other fabrics within the block like a “solid” to accentuate fabrics and work with the parameters of the fabric style chosen.
This means these two blocks don’t pop in the same way as the others because the material used isn’t contrasting enough. They’re so subtle and beautiful fabrics that I think it doesn’t matter! A little bit like a magic picture they reveal themselves after staring at them for a while.
The little bit of dark blue in the liberty version makes me smile.
As I go through this six inch block of the week project I can’t wait to see how the different fabrics reveal themselves. Whether more modern blocks work with the parameters I’ve set over the more historic ones like The Jacobs Ladder block.
Let me know if you’ve made The Jacobs Ladder block before. Let me know if you’re going to give it a go!