Chain Link Quilt Block

Chain Link
Size:  12"

Free Quilt Block Pattern from BlockCentral.com

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Cutting Instructions:

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

A ( Dark Blue)

4-1/2" Square

3

A (Dark Blue)

2-1/2" Square

6

A (Dark Blue)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

4

B (Light Blue)

2-1/2" Square

4

B (Light Blue)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

4

B (Light Blue)

4-1/2" Square

2

 

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Using a pencil and a ruler, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all Color A (dk blue) 2-1/2" squares, and all Color B (lt blue) 2-1/2" squares.  

Step 2:    Place a Color B (light blue) 2-1/2" square in the upper left corner of a Color A (dark blue) 4-1/2" square, right sides together.  Sew along the diagonal line that your drew in Step 1.  Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Color B (lt blue) fabric.  Trim points. Repeat in the lower right corner, as shown below.  Make 2.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" square.)

Step 3:   Place a Color A (dk blue) 2-1/2" square in the upper left corner of a Color B (lt blue) 4-1/2" square, right sides together.  Sew along the diagonal line that your drew in Step 1.  Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Color A (dk blue) fabric.  Trim points. Repeat in two more corners, as shown below.  Make 2.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" square.)

Step 4:   Sew a Color A (dk blue) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle to a Color B (lt blue) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric. Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2")

Step 5:  Arrange the Step 2 units, the Step 3 units, the Step 4 units, and the Color A (dk blue) 4-1/2" square as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances toward the Step 4 units.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances toward the center row.

 

Your block should measure 12-1/2" at this point.  It will measure 12" when it is sewn into a  quilt.

Here is a sample quilt layout for the Chain Link quilt block:

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