{Jacob's Ladder Value Quilt} materials needed and cutting instructions


Make three piles of fabric for your quilt.  Darks, mediums, and lights.  You can make yours scrappy like mine, or just use one color for each value.  (Wow, that would make a stunning, classic quilt!)  You can use any assortment of sizes from your scraps as well, as you will be cutting 1 1/2" strips, and 3 7/8" squares.

The finished size of my quilt with borders is 68" x 85".  This is a generously sized twin size or lap quilt.  (once it's washed it will shrink a couple inches)

Approximate amounts needed:

Lights - 2 1/4 yards
Mediums - 2 yards
Darks - 2 3/4 yards
Border - 1 1/2 yards


Cutting:

Lights:
  96 - 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares
  23 - 1 1/2" x width of fabric strips (cut in half at the fold to make 46 half strips)

Mediums:
  46 - 1 1/2" x width of fabric strips (cut in half at the fold to make 92 half strips)

Darks:
  96 - 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares
  35 - 1 1/2" x width of fabric strips (cut in half at the fold to make 70 half strips)

Borders:
  8 - 6" x width of fabric strips


While you are cutting your strips, cut them in half at the fold, so that you will have double the amount in half lengths.  I prefer to work with the strips this way for two reasons, you get a more scrappy look since you can mix things up more when sewing the the strips together.  Also, you won't be working with such loooong strips, which can cause warping problems.

I'll be back tomorrow with how to construct the quilt.

And before I forget, I was a little crazy, and while I was cutting this quilt out, I cut out another whole set!  So if you like my colors/fabrics and would like a kit that's all cut out and ready to sew, then you can purchase it here from my shop!  (this kit doesn't include the borders)

To find out more about the Value Quiltalong, visit our Flickr group which has links to all our posts!

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I am looking forward to finishing up some projects so I can get started on this quilt. It is really beautiful :)

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  2. Wow, that was fast! If you make up another kit, I'd purchase one :) Love your colors!

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  3. Ha, that's hilarious (the extra kit and how quickly it sold). Hmm... maybe we all ought to do some extra cutting. I actually like cutting more than piecing!

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  4. This is so tempting! Love your pick of fabrics...
    ; )

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  5. Oh thank you! I've been waiting for this...:)

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  6. For the light strips, you have 23 full strips, cut in half to make 90 half strips.

    Should that be 45 full strips or 23 full strips cut in half to make 46 half strips?

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    1. Thanks so much for catching my mistake! I corrected it to show 46 half strips, which is what it should be!

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  7. This is so helpful! Very clear instructions. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Have you done the Tutorial or construction of putting these blocks together?

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  9. what does the finished quilt look like?
    want to see it before I make it.

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  10. what does the finished quilt look like?
    want to see it before I make it.

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