I love a quilt that comes together fast! This one is 75"x 90" and only took two evenings' work! If you've never made an Irish Chain before, they are REALLY simple! There is a great video tutorial out there using jelly rolls. I made mine using a fat eighth bundle of Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter (I get almost all my bundles from Amanda at Westwood Acres) and some Kona White. For my method you will need:
- 50 strips measuring 3"x21" (I got 60 from my FE bundle, so I just discarded 10)
- 156" (4.5 yards) of neutral background fabric
- cut (20) 3"xWOF pieces, then cut those in half to get (40) 3"x21" strips
- cut (12) 8" x WOF strips, then cut each strip into (5) 8" squares for a total of (60) 8" squares
Cut each p-n-p and n-p-n strip into (6) 3" set. You should now have (120) 3" p-n-p sets and (60) 3" n-p-n sets. Randomly sew two p-n-p and one n-p-n together, with the n-p-n in the middle to make (60) 9 patch blocks. Press all seams open. If you make alternate sizes, remember you will always need equal numbers of 9 patch blocks and neutral 8" squares.
Then, just alternate 8" neutral squares with your 9 patch blocks. Voila! Super quick and easy Irish Chain quilt!
I have to thank my friend Stephanie for coming up with the clever title to my post! Thanks girl!