Introducing Chain Link

Comma Link

The first of the two new patterns I have to show you is Chain Link.  I’ve been in such an appliqué mood lately, and I wanted to design a quilt with a simple appliqué shape.  I think the positioning and repetition of this shape gives such a dramatic result!  

I didn’t really have a name in mind as I was designing, but as soon as I finished the full mock-up on the computer, I thought “Hmm, that looks like the shapes made by a chain link fence.”

Chain Link

I love the two versions I made of this quilt.  I think of them as the edgy and sweet versions 🙂  The throw sized grey version is made with Comma by Zen Chic for Moda – have I told you how much I love this line?  Several times!  The white youth size is Kona solids from the new ones they introduced last year.  (Poppy, Flame, Carrot, Citrus, Peapod, Leprechaun, Water and Tulip).

I used fusible machine appliqué to make my quilts and finished the raw edges of the white version (Chain Link) using satin stitch.  When I made Comma Link, I wanted less intense stitching since I was using prints and I didn’t want the stitching to distract from the fabrics, so I used a more open zig zag (3.0 width, 1.0 length on my Janome).  Of course, if you love hand appliqué like I do, it would be super simple to add a seam allowance to the shape and stitch away.  I could use a new hand project – I might have to give that some serious thought!

This pattern comes in six sizes all the way from baby to king, includes full layouts of each size and is charm pack friendly.  You can get a paper version from my Etsy shop or a PDF version from Etsy, Craftsy or

How will you make yours?  Edgy or sweet?  Solids or prints?  Urban or country?

  • deelish10
    Posted at 12:10h, 13 September Reply

    I have some comma and have been collecting it since it hit the market as I think it is exciting and different and I am impressed with the Nuevo ideas here.

  • sewkatiedid
    Posted at 14:23h, 17 June Reply

    both versions are awesome. It's been awhile since I've done machine appliqué, time to try some out.

  • Victoria
    Posted at 14:52h, 11 June Reply

    Beautiful! I like them both!

  • Casey York
    Posted at 22:01h, 10 June Reply

    Great pattern, Debbie–I especially love the Comma version!

  • Robin
    Posted at 17:53h, 08 June Reply

    I like them both actually. Choosing is hard. Great looking quilt.

  • Malu
    Posted at 07:20h, 08 June Reply

    I like the edgy one better. This is such an extraordinary design.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 21:36h, 06 June Reply

    I'm thinking edgy.
    Funny that I have that charm pack of Comma aging in my sewing room…

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