Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jacob's Ladder blocks - a Fat Quarter Shop hop!

Welcome to our Lilypad!

If you've hopped over here from the Jolly Jabber, glad to have you here! Hope you enjoy your visit!

The Fat Quarter Shop asked us to participate in this blog hop, and boy, were we happy! The Jacob's Ladder block is one of our favorites!

They have a lovely kit available in the online store:



And Kimberly made this awesome video tutorial, too!



 I would love to show you my blocks, and tell you about my project! Got your cuppa in your hand? And maybe a snack? I'm warning you, this is a picture-heavy post! (Grin)

The instructions that I received were super clear and easy to follow -- gotta love those diagrams! Be sure to check on the first one or two blocks, until you get a feel for it.....you just might flip one of those half square triangles over the wrong way! (Don't ask, just nod knowingly and we'll move on.)

I was pedal to the metal with my beloved Nora, chain piecing these bad boys:



Be sure to get those seams nested, and you'll have the cutest four-patches around!


See?


(Can you tell I have a "thing" for dots?)

Then the whole block goes together like lightning!



Mr. Snoodles had requested a new cover for the tv table . . . looking at those autumn colors all year round WAS getting a little monotonous! So I am putting together blocks in spring and summer colors.




But get this!
The reverse will be Christmas colors! (Grin) So then I can just flip it over for the holidays!

I love, love the way that Jacob's Ladder forms this neat pattern when you put the blocks side-by-side:



Got a few more blocks to go, and then I'll start on the flip side!

In the meantime, hop back over to the Jolly Jabber blog and check out the other quilters in this hop!

I'm so glad you stopped by -- drop by anytime!

Love,