Two-Color Irish Chain Quilt-Along: Week 4

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Welcome to week 4 of the Two-Color Irish Chain Quilt-Along!
Are you having fun yet?  I love seeing all the different colors you guys are using!


This week we will be sewing, pressing and cutting the B sections for the Checkerboard Blocks!


They are comprised of three color 1 squares and two color 2 squares.
There are two B sections per Checkerboard Block.
There are 32 Checkerboard Blocks in the Twin quilt and
41 Checkerboard Blocks in the Queen quilt.



SECTION B:
TWIN: make 64
QUEEN: make 82

STRIPS NEEDED FOR B SECTIONS:
TWIN:
12 strips, 2½” x WOF (color 1)
8 strips, 2½” x WOF (color 2)
             
QUEEN:
18 strips, 2½” x WOF (color 1)
12 strips, 2½” x WOF (color 2)

Please refer to the week 3 blog post (HERE)
for helpful tips on chain piecing, strip piecing and pressing.


1. Using a 1/4" seam allowance sew pairs of color 1 and color 2 strips together.  
For the Twin quilt, sew 8 pairs together.  For the Queen quilt, sew 12 pairs together.


2. Sew 2 of those strip sets together (alternating colors) 
to make a larger strip set consisting of 4 strips.  For the Twin quilt, make 4 large strip sets.  
For the Queen quilt, make 6 large strip sets.


3. Sew a color 1 strip to a large strip unit, alternating colors.  
Repeat until you have 4 large strip sets (consisting of 5 strips each) 
for the Twin quilt and 6 for the Queen quilt.



4.  Carefully press the seam allowances toward the dark fabric.

5. Subcut the strip set into 2 1/2" increments. Cut 64 B sections for the Twin quilt 
and 82 B sections for the Queen quilt.






That's it for this week!
Let me know if you have any questions!

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for doing this QAL! I have been wanting to make a green and white Irish Chain quilt for years now and this was the perfect motivation to get it done.

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    1. You are welcome! Glad you've joined the fun!
      Amber

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  2. I changed my color scheme...again. Going thru my stash I found A 6 yard piece of a navy blue & off white print. So...now I'm flipping my Irish Chain: where you have white - will be my blue and where you have green - will be my white. This should work as it is a gift for a male cousin. WISH ME LUCK!

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    1. Sounds awesome! Hope I get to see a picture sometime! It will be stunning!

      Amber

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  3. This has been a fun quilt-a-long. And a bonus that I have been staying caught up :)

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying it and way to stay caught up!
      Amber

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  4. I like this quilt along and I like the pattern. This is so versatile. I am doing a scrappy one and a two colored one. My friend is helping with the two colored one strip piecing is perfect for sewing with friends.
    Thank you for giving all the information,
    Martina

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    1. You're welcome. That's awesome you're doing two! I want to make another one too! And that's awesome your friend is helping you. Thank goodness for great friends!

      Amber

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