Quilt Block Patterns - Warm and Cozy Five Patch Chain Quilt Block PatternQuilt blocks referred to as "chains" (there are many) have units that form a repeating diagonal pattern when sewn together in a quilt. They often look best sewn with an alternate block with patches that help link the chains together (see page 3 for an example). When the same design is sewn side by side, using different fabrics in the areas that touch can also promote the chain look.
This quilt block pattern walks you through the construction of one Five Patch Chain -- a good option for anyone who wants to make a scrap quilt. The quilt on page 3 is made by combining this block with a Five-Patch chain quilt block (you'll find a link to the entire pattern, which includes instructions for multiple blocks).
When using a directional fabric, like the light neutral "shirting" type print shown here, strip piecing helps you assemble units with the print running in the same direction.
Finished Quilt Block Size: 10" x 10"
For smaller blocks, see a 5" square version of the Five Patch Chain.
Cutting for ONE Five Patch Chain Quilt BlockBlack print for four patch units: (1) 2-1/2" x 21" strip
Light neutral print for four patch units: (1) 2-1/2" x 21" strip; for block center: (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square
Deep burgundy print for bars between four patch units: (4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles