Please note: This tutorial is not exhaustive of the process and requires a basic understanding of quilt making. But I've got you covered there . . . go to my How to Make a Quilt tutorials found here first if you'd like.
To make a Double Irish Chain quilt you generally need three different fabrics, or in this case, three distinct color values. I've used a dark navy blue (Kona cotton in Peacoat from Robert Kaufman Fabrics) and various pinks and melons in a variety of hues (Kona Cotton Pretty Peonies colorstory FQ bundle from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.) In order to achieve the proper double Irish chain effect, every Block A has a distinct lighter hue pink/melon and a darker hue pink/melon.
To make construction and assembly easier, strip piece your 2 1/2" strips into units that than can be cut down into 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" sections to use according to the graphic below.
As usual, Russ from The Back Porch Quilters quilted my Double Irish Chain and he is offering a $25 gift certificate to use towards quilting one of your quilts. Leave a comment to this post and you are entered for that $25 gift certificate. BUT if you share this post on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram and tag me (I'm oldredbarnco everywhere!) telling me you did so then you will then be eligible for an ADDITIONAL $25 gift certificate to The Back Porch Quilters from me. Fifty bucks towards long arm quilting ain't too shabby!
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