The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild in Texas chose the Half Square Triangle and Four Patch workshop. From these two basic units we have so many options for quilt blocks and in this workshop we are able to make fifteen different quilts. These are blocks for the Northern Lights quilt found in the first Nickel Quilt book.
Blocks for the Texas Two Step quilt found in the Amazing Nickel Quilts book. On this design wall are two different sets of Jacob’s Ladder blocks from the More Nickel Quilt book. The two blocks on the left are set in the same straight set I used for my quilt. The group of blocks on the right is layed out in a diagonal set. When I have my Jacob’s Ladder quilt with me I always show how different it appears by just giving the quilt a 45° turn. And through the magic of Photoshop I’m able to show you how the same grouping of blocks would look like in a straight set. For comparison here is my Jacob’s Ladder quilt in its straight set, giving every other block a quarter turn.
This is what it a section of the quilt looks like in a diagonal set. The block itself seems to disappear and the quilt looks like it is made from nine patch blocks set on point with added black triangles and rows of sashing, with black squares and bright fabrics.
So Many ways to use those 5″ squares!