Two-Color Irish Chain Quilt-Along: Week 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Welcome to week 5 of the Two-Color Irish Chain Quilt-Along!

We are cruising right along and I think you're going to LOVE this week's assignment because it's time to sew sections A and B together to complete the Checkerboard Blocks!

Checkerboard Blocks:
Twin: make 32
Queen: make 41

1. Sew together one A section and one B section, right sides together (be sure to "nest" opposing seams as you go).  Repeat (using the chain-piecing method) to make 64 checkerboard units for the twin quilt and 82 checkerboard units for the queen quilt.

2. Sew together 2 checkerboard units.  For the twin quilt, make 32 large checkerboard units and for the queen quilt, make 41 large checkerboard units.

3. Sew the remaining A sections onto the B section 
of the large checkerboard units to complete the Checkerboard Blocks.
For the twin quilt, make 32 blocks and for the queen quilt, make 41 blocks.

4. Press the seam allowances toward the center of the blocks.

And that's it!  Aren't they fun blocks!?!

If you'd like to post a photo of your blocks on Instagram, please tag me @gigis_thimble
and use the hashtag #irishchainqal.  I'd love to see them!


  1. Awesome quiltalong! Finished mine last week(except for pressing the top) but was so disappointed in my color choices. Win some, lose some, I guess.😁

    1. I bet it's better than you think it is! We're always are own worst critics. Good job for finishing though!


  2. What is the size of the block when finish?

  3. The blocks are 10" when they're finished.


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