Frugal Quilting

 




#1 Blocks

#2 Blocks

#3 Blocks

DESIGN

Fabric

Color

Value

BASICS

Stitching

1/4 Inch

Piecing

Raw vs
Finished


Simple
Measure


Pressing

FINISHING

Backing

Batting

Binding

Quilting

MISC

Borders

Charity

Cheater
Fabric


Diagonal Set

Personality

Tips

Articles

The Irish Chain Quilt Block

the Irish chain quilting block

The Irish Chain quilt block is a very simple and frugal quilt block that makes a striking diagonal pattern when the blocks are placed together.

As you can easily see in the picture above, the block is a 9-patch, made of nothing but squares. What makes the overall design so interesting is repetition of the pattern when alternated with solid squares. The diagonal line of the block become very strong.

strip piecingThis can be a very frugal quilt when it is made scrappy with pieces of leftover fabric. To make this quilt quickly, it is usually strip pieced. You will need 2 strip sets. The first one, illustrated at the left, is for the top and bottom row of the block.

You also need to make a strip set for the middle row. Instead of a red, white, and red strip, it will have a white, red, and white strip.

Cut the rows from your strip sets, and then piece the block.

Using easy measurements, a good grid size for the squares in this block is to finish at 3 inches. Cut the strips 3 1/2 inches raw, and the block will finish at 9 inches.

Here is the link to a quilt in the gallery that uses the Irish Chain Quilt block together with the Sawtooth Star Quilt Block.

Irish Chain and Sawtooth Star Quilt

red and white Irish Chain Quilt with Sawtooth Star.




The Quilt Gallery

blue star for quilt Gallery

page 01   page 02

Quilting Articles

More Frugal Living

Fort Frugal Fort Frugal...frugal living help to make life easier and more secure for everyone.


churndash quilt block Frugal Quilting...how to make quilting a frugal hobby.


4-patch quilt block Scrappy Quilting... how to make quilt blocks using bit and scraps of fabric.

 



Home     webmaster     privacy