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Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt

Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt

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Hi!  My name is Trish and you can find me most days on INSTAGRAM.  I am so happy to be here today, sharing an easy and fun quilt pattern using April Rosenthal's gorgeous line, Summerfest.  Summerfest is such happy and charming fabric and was such a joy to sew with!!



1 fat eight bundle Summerfest 24030F8

3/4 yard Bella Solids Snow (solid) 9900 11

1/2 yard Summerfest Fruit Punch (binding) 24034 11

2 3/4 yard Summerfest Fruit Punch (backing) 24030 12



open your yummy fat eight bundle and give each fabric a good press

(I like a little starch as well, for a crisp cut.)


Bella Solids Snow - cut 10 - 2 1/2" x width of fabric strips,

subcut each strip into 16 - 2 1/2" squares - you'll need 160

fat eighths

from each of the 31 fat eighths cut 1 - 6 1/2" square and 5 - 2 1/2" squares


You could actually use a layer cake for this pattern, however, I opted not to, because there is little to no wiggle room in the cutting.  I would much rather have a little extra fabric, than not enough.



cut  6 - 2 1/2" x width of fabric strips (find Moda Bake Shop binding tutorial : here)

PIECING INSTRUCTIONS using 1/4" seam allowance :


layout each 9 patch block as seen above

next sew top row, middle row, and bottom row


press top row to the left, middle row to the right, and bottom row to the left


this insures that seams will nest when sewing the rows together

block measures 6 1/2" make 32


sew 27 pairs of blocks together as seen above

then sew 3 pairs together (6 1/2" block to nine patch, 6 1/2" block to nine patch, 6 1/2" block to nine patch)

you will now have 9 rows of 6 blocks at this point

lay out the rows and flip each row as needed so that the nine patches and 6 1/2" squares oppose one another press each row in opposite directions


nest seams and sew each row together from top to bottom


quilt as desired, bind, and enjoy



This sweet and snuggly quilt finishes at 42 1/2" x 54 1/2".

Trish Poolson