Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Block

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Skill level: Confident Beginner

 

The Jacob's Ladder Quilt Block is a relatively easy 9-patch block that consists of squares and half-square triangles. It is a block that has been around for a while. Its name comes from a story found in the Bible. In the story, which can be found in Genesis Chapter 28, Jacob has a dream that angels are going up and down a ladder. When he wakes up, he decides that the place where he was sleeping must be a special place.

Anyone who has seen a Jacob's ladder quilt, knows that they are special quilts. The version shown below is made in three colors, but the block was often made in only two colors.

Grouping Examples

Straight set grouping of Jacob's Ladder Quilt Blocks
alternative grouping of jacob's ladder quilt blocks

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of the Jacob's Ladder Quilt Block
Exploded version of the Jacob's Ladder Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets