Jacob's Ladder Block - Long Time Gone Jen Kingwell Quilt Along

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Jacob's ladder Block is a great block to use smaller scale prints 


General Supply Info: 

  • I use  wool pressing mat, cordless iron and fabric starch 
  • Schmetz universal chrome needles or quilting piecing needles 75/11
  • Aurifil 40 wt Mako Cotton thread, is what I sew with, I typically always use white thread. 
  • Clover Clips
  • Sewing Pins
  • Design Wall or extra piece of batting

Measurements for the pieces needed to construct this block will not be provided in this tutorial. It is a prerequisite of making this block that you have a copy of the pattern, Long Time Gone. Measurements, where applicable, can be found in this book I will note any mistakes in the booklet however that I ran into when cutting my fabric choices. 

Cut all the Pieces

Cut all pieces as per cutting instructions on page 8. Following cutting your pieces, a design wall is helpful should you be using any directional printed fabrics. Jacobs Ladder Block is a fun block that can be constructed with a scrappy look or with just two fabrics to make it more uniformed. 

I found no measurement errors when sewing this block and used Jen's, diagrams within the book for piecing each unit. 

My blocks are not 100% perfect and for me that is okay, remember within what limits you are okay with within your quilt project. I made each block unique and only re-used my back ground or aka contrast fabric. 


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