The irish chain quilt pattern. Every entnusiastic quilter bas in her collection some sort of Irish Chain. And surely there is a reason, as this does make up into a most I effective old-fashioned counterpane. There are single, double and even triple varieties,—the quilt sketched being the last named.
Any three colors could be used. Flame orange and black on apricot sateen would give a gorgeous modernistic pattern.
Material Estimate: Supposing we make the quilt white, with the dark chains red and outer row light green. Allow about 6 yards of white, 2 yards of red and 1 ½ yards of green for a full size quilt top.
This allows good open areas for fancy quilting, too.
A 12 inch Feather Circle can be used on the large open spaces or the Dove of Peace, or any other design which fits into a square diagonally placed.
Thirteen pieced blocks, A with twelve plain squares about thirteen inches square will be enough for a quilt when set together as shown with pieced blocks B and D. C is the pieced ends added to the large oblong pattern to make D.
Borders may be added to achieve the desired size.
Cut a seam larger than the patterns here given, as the finished blocks should be at least three sizes.
This pleasingly effective quilt block is easy to cut out and easy to put together. The pieces are all the same size. Make a strip at a time, sewing the strips together as each is completed.
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