Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt


Hi!  My name is Trish and you can find me most days on INSTAGRAM.  I am so happy to be here today, sharing an easy and fun quilt pattern using April Rosenthal’s gorgeous line, Summerfest.  Summerfest is such happy and charming fabric and was such a joy to sew with!!



1 fat eight bundle Summerfest 24030F8

3/4 yard Bella Solids Snow (solid) 9900 11

1/2 yard Summerfest Fruit Punch (binding) 24034 11

2 3/4 yard Summerfest Fruit Punch (backing) 24030 12



open your yummy fat eight bundle and give each fabric a good press

(I like a little starch as well, for a crisp cut.)


Bella Solids Snow – cut 10 – 2 1/2″ x width of fabric strips,

subcut each strip into 16 – 2 1/2″ squares – you’ll need 160

fat eighths

from each of the 31 fat eighths cut 1 – 6 1/2″ square and 5 – 2 1/2″ squares


You could actually use a layer cake for this pattern, however, I opted not to, because there is little to no wiggle room in the cutting.  I would much rather have a little extra fabric, than not enough.



cut  6 – 2 1/2″ x width of fabric strips (find Moda Bake Shop binding tutorial : here)

PIECING INSTRUCTIONS using 1/4″ seam allowance :


layout each 9 patch block as seen above

next sew top row, middle row, and bottom row


press top row to the left, middle row to the right, and bottom row to the left


this insures that seams will nest when sewing the rows together

block measures 6 1/2″ make 32


sew 27 pairs of blocks together as seen above

then sew 3 pairs together (6 1/2″ block to nine patch, 6 1/2″ block to nine patch, 6 1/2″ block to nine patch)

you will now have 9 rows of 6 blocks at this point

lay out the rows and flip each row as needed so that the nine patches and 6 1/2″ squares oppose one another press each row in opposite directions


nest seams and sew each row together from top to bottom


quilt as desired, bind, and enjoy



This sweet and snuggly quilt finishes at 42 1/2″ x 54 1/2″.

Trish Poolson

16 comments on “Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt

  1. Rosemaryflower says:

    this is so cute, Trish. ♥️Thank you loads and bunches for sharing this today.
    I am going to print it out and make it soon

  2. Libby says:

    LOVE IT !!

  3. Dee H says:

    Love this. What are the hexies above the quilt.

  4. Very pretty quilt! I can’t wait to do this one. I guess I’ll be using yardage due to lack of pre-cuts near me.

  5. Theresa A says:

    I too love the Lord! This is the cutest quilt…….I did get a kick out your support grp in the chair…lol lol lol.

  6. coleandtaffy says:

    That looks so quick and easy to do! Great job!

  7. Susan says:

    I like this quilt pattern! It would look in in many different fabrics; the large squares are a good showcase for larger patterns or those with a specific themes like cats (-; we quilters always seem to be surrounded by God’s little creations cats, dogs, birds. I use my tiny scraps as filling for pillows for the local animal shelter; they can be washed and dried and the cats and small dogs enjoy the soft bed. Scraps in skinny 6/8 inch lengths are also good put out in the spring with straw and yarn for the birds to use for nest.
    Thank you for a versatile pattern!

  8. Candy Radford says:

    Love the quilt! And your photos are beautiful!

  9. Peggy says:

    Great quilt and tutorial. Congrats on another Moda Bakeshop addition!!

  10. Diane says:

    Thank you ! This a great pattern for scraps us quilters always seem to have plenty of.

  11. loosecannon2 says:

    Great Idea Trish–Love it.

  12. Helen says:

    Does anybody proof read the patterns before publication? You have omited a section. Your finished quilt is 7 x 9 blocks, not 6 x 9 as per your instructions.

  13. Sue J. says:

    So bright & cheerful! Love your helpers!

  14. Susan says:

    Thanks for sharing – it’s a cute quilt and I’d like to make it soon! Love your instagram and Moda, of course!

  15. […] Well, I think that is all the sharing for this week! Did I mention that I saw this CUTE pattern over on the Moda website? […]

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