06 Jun Introducing Chain 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.”
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 PatternSpot.com.
How will you make yours? Edgy or sweet? Solids or prints? Urban or country?