If you are contemplating working on an Irish Chain quilt, why not try your hand at a Double Irish Chain instead?
The Double Irish Chain quilt is a more traditional design that makes use of lighter fabrics for the background while the chain itself is a contrasting hue. Simply clicking on the image will bring up a more detailed version.
Although it appears to be difficult, the process is actually quite simple.
The quilt is pieced together using just two different blocks of fabric.
In a Double Irish Chain Quilt, this is the A block pattern.
Block Pattern A is a five patch that is constructed from twenty-five square patches. In this particular illustration, each square patch measures 2 inches.
Block pattern B is used in a quilt that is a Double Irish Chain.
The central square of Block Pattern B is 6 inches by 6 inches, and it is surrounded by strips that frame the center square. The pattern’s name is “Block Pattern B.” Each of the strips has a width of 2 inches and a length of 6 inches, and the cornerstones are square and measure 2 inches.
You can quickly alter the size of the quilt by adjusting the size of the square patches or by either adding or removing blocks from the pattern.
On the first row, the blocks simply alternate between the letters A and B, followed by the letters A and B, followed by the letters A and A. This is done using an example with five blocks on each row.
Block B is at the beginning of the second row, which is followed by A, then B, then A, then B. Every row starts with a different alternate block from the row before it.
After adding borders, quilting, and binding, your project will be complete.
A fun quilt like this would also make a great gift for a friend. Either before or after the gift is given to the recipient, your friends can sign their names in the large squares that are provided.
If you click on the image of the quilt below, a new window will open containing the quilt’s instructions and pattern in the form of a pdf file.
Quilt with a Double Irish Chain.
Simply click on the thumbnail to access the downloadable pattern.
There are two borders, the inner one measuring 2-1/2 inches and the outer one measuring 4-1/2 inches wide respectively.
Both of those measurements represent the size of the finished product.
I really hope this helps.
Simply open a new by clicking on the image of the quilt.
PDF document that includes the required yardage of fabric as well as a printable picture of the finished quilt.
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