Chains Patchwork Baby Quilt PatternThis little chains design is a baby quilt version of the larger Cozy Chains quilt. Reducing the blocks by half results in 6" x 6" square quilt blocks that suit the smaller scale of a baby quilt. The reduction does make the strip pieced units fairly narrow, but all pieces are cut on the fabric's straight grain -- no stretchy bias edges.
The quilt is made from one chains-type block sewn in two colorways. Blocks are alternated side-to-side and up-and-down. Interior sections of the blocks, and small dark squares, are common to both color layouts, and flow diagonally across the quilt.
Change the fabrics to suit your needs.
The quilt's units are rotary cut and strip pieced. If rotary cutting is new to you, be sure to read How to Rotary Cut Fabric Strips and other rotary cutting how-to articles on this Web site before you begin.
Finished block size: 6" x 6"
Finished quilt size: 36" x 48" with border (eliminate border for a 30" x 42" baby quilt)
Quilting Fabric & Other MaterialsMedium golden brown for short bars adjacent to nine-patch in block center and some outer corners, 1/2 yard
Black print for small squares in block, 5/8 yard
Brown for long bars on some outer block edges, 5/8 yard
Light gold print for long bars on some block outer edges, 5/8 yard
Green print for blocks, 3/8 yard
Dark print for border, 1/2 yard (crosswise grain borders, add sides first)
Backing fabric, 1-1/2 yards, (Quilt Backing Instructions)
Batting, about 42" x 54"
Binding, about 200 running inches of doublefold binding (Quilt Binding Strip Instructions)