CHAIN LINK QUILT BLOCK

Chain link quilt block

Chain link quilt block

I know that I’m always wittering on about getting three dimensional looks in quilt and quilt blocks, so I won’t mention that this is why I like the chain link block!  It’s a terribly simple five patch block which I have made here as a 14″ finished size.  I think it would make a great border block, but you’d have to make it very much smaller than I have made it.

 

Cutting requirements

4.1/2″ squares:  four white

2.1/2″ squares:  five white, fourteen each of yellow and red

 

Making the chain link quilt block

Chain link quilt block layout

Chain link quilt block layout

Look at that layout:  not a triangle in sight!  The large white squares are placed in the corners.  In both the top and the bottom rows there are five yellow squares and one white square.  For the middle three rows it’s easiest just to follow the photo to get the placement.

 

 

 

Sew the squares in pairs

Sew the squares in pairs

Sew the top and bottom sections

Sew the top and bottom sections

Sew the squares together in pairs where possible across the rows and then sew the six squares in the middle of the top and bottom rows together to make one six patch unit in each case.

 

 

 

Sew the rows together to complete the chain link quilt block

Sew the rows together to complete the chain link quilt block

Continue sewing the squares together across the rows and then sew the five rows together.  This is probably one of the easiest quilt blocks to make, but it is very effective.  I think that you would have to rotate the blocks to sew them together for a quilt so that you didn’t lose the three dimensional effect of the chain link.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the tutorial. Makes a difficult looking block easy.

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