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Jacob's Ladder, "Road to" blocks, and other blocks that create a strong diagonal design are in this section. Click on a block below for more information.

Are all the rows running in one direction?

Carrie Nation

Steps to Glory

The Squares Within Squares
Garret Window block
Garret Window
New Four Patch (1884) etc.
New Four Patch
Spanish Squares
Spanish Squares

Or is one diagonal row heavier-looking than the other?
Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder

Road to the
White House

Road to California
(Khin)

Tail of Benjamin's Kite

Contrary Wife Quilt

Four Squares
Or is it more like one of these?

Potted Roses


Old Maid's Puzzle, etc.

Rain Drop
 

 

Diagonal Designs

Jacob's Ladder blocks are traditionally set in only one direction, according to quilt-history doyenne Ruth Finley, but nowadays diagonal blocks are more often placed to make concentric or lattice patterns.

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Jacob's Ladder
(1 direction)

Road to the White House blockRoad to the White House block
Road to the White House blockRoad to the White House block
Road to the White House blockRoad to the White House block
Road to the White House blockRoad to the White House block
Crockett Cabin Quilt
(concentric)





Garret Window block
(lattice)