Welcome to Week 2 of the Chain Link Quilt Along!
Chain Link Quilt Along is based on the free PS Quilt Pattern available to all PS Members for FREE during the month of August. If you haven’t downloaded your pdf copy yet, grab it here.
Let’s peek at the pattern for a quick refresher of how a single block is arranged.
We will be building this quilt, guided by this schedule:
*Our team will only be making 9 blocks to create a baby quilt and will be omitting the classic Prairie Point Triangles around the perimeter.
Week 2: Cutting
Last week we choose our fabrics and opted to use leftover binding pieces for a bold and scrappy color palette straight from our fabric stash. This week we’ll cut.
Since we are opting to make only 9 blocks, we did need less total pieces than the pattern requires. Here’s what we cut for the smaller size:
From the assorted prints:
- Cut 36 rectangles 2″ x 6-1/2″
- Cut 36 rectangles 2″ x 3-1/2″
- Cut 36 squares 2″ x 2″
From white fabric:
- Cut 45 squares 2″ x 2″
- Cut 36″ squares 4″ x 4″
Save the remaining fabric and cutting the border for later.
Our team is also planning on consistent placement with a few small color blocks. Every center will be turquoise and each of the N, S, E, W blocks will be hot-pink. For this reason, we opted to strip piece a long amount of white and various shades of pink before cutting.
You can see below how the pink and white squares are already pieced together as a result of the strip piecing.
Just for fun, we arranged all the pieces to see how the block construction would happen. This photo represents a 100% Trust The Process moment:
Our friend, Adam Sew Fun is showing how he cuts his Chain Link quilt here:
Week 3: Piecing Blocks and Top
Cut your pieces and join us here next week as we build the block and top.
Remember to share your progress using the hashtag #chainlinkqal on social media.
We cannot wait to see your projects. Use the hashtag #prostitcher when sharing.
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