The Modern Chain Quilt

This quilt is based off a traditional chain quilt, but updated to make it more my style (scrappy!) and way easier to make.
Now I want to make a second quilt with Kona Aqua as the background and all different browns (or oranges….or reds!) for the little squares.

This one is a crib size measuring 38 inches by 52. 
I almost forgot to show you the back…..OH THE BACK!!!  I can’t stop looking at it, and it matches the front so perfectly.
 Did I mention I LOVE this quilt? I do.
Update:  This pattern is currently not for sale…but will be updated and put back in my shop soon! 

41 Responses to The Modern Chain Quilt

  1. Paula Lynn May 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Awww…it's so summery looking. I love the backing fabric, too!

    Good job!

  2. sewsusan May 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Love it! I just ordered a scrap pack so now I know what I will be making with it. Just bought the pattern as well!

  3. laurenaphelps May 3, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    I love this! I want to make one right now!

  4. mabblab May 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Love this! I always admire the patterns and techniques of traditional quilts, but they're just not "me." This combines the cool geometric designs with great colors! Love it! -mab

  5. Kimberly May 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Ooh, I think I just drooled a little…

  6. Blue Is Bleu May 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    So pretty!!! I love updated versions of old patterns… just gorgeous! The back's pretty awesome, and matches perfectly.

  7. Cheryl Arkison May 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Very pretty.
    On the traditional front… More and more I'm starting to realize that the notio of modern quilts isn't as modern as I like to think. Still developing those ideas and hope to post later in the week on it.

  8. Carla May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    I know of a lady who sees a "modern" quilt and says, "What the heck?" Different strokes, for different folks. Isn't it a great hobby to have? Something for everyone. Your quilts are lovely to this beholder.

  9. Mama Megs May 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Um I really don't know how you do it! You're crazy and amazing all in one ;) Are you still considering coming to quilt market and being part of the Little Londyn family???!!! I could REALLY use the help-plus-we have an extra ticket for the sample swap…LOTS of free stuff!! Think about it!

  10. Jeni May 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    I LOVE it too! I enjoy all the bright fabrics you pick out. I don't always like green but I sure like green binding.

  11. Crystal Hendrix May 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    Very pretty quilT!

  12. Danielle May 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Beautiful work! And that backing fabric is fabulous – Cosmo Cricket is one of my favourite designers.

  13. PioneerValley May 4, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    This is great – I like the lines of the chain pattern, even if it's usually to traditional for me. This update is really fresh.

  14. Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife May 4, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    I love your quilts!! I am taking a beginner quilting class this week.

    Please stop by my blog to pick up your award. :-)

  15. A. May 4, 2010 at 12:58 am #

    It looks fantastic! Great job!

  16. Jolene May 4, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    I rarely buy patterns, cause I always think I'll just figure it out myself, but when you mention a secret, easier way…! I just bought this pattern as well as your Chain Reaction, since all your quilts make my insides melt and quiver.

  17. Miss Sews-it-all May 4, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Oh – very lovely! Nicely done!

  18. Kara May 4, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    I just love it-just bought it-not that I need another pattern, but since someday I want to be just like you, I figured what the heck.

  19. BJ May 4, 2010 at 4:22 am #

    Love the back. The front is cute too, but I LOVE the stripes on the back!

  20. Whosies May 4, 2010 at 5:38 am #

    simply perfect- bringing the old to the new and making it easy too. Can't beat that!

    that back fits and is mesmerizing. makes my eyes jump around trying to take in all the colors.

  21. Wiley6701 May 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    I love this quilt…but I missed out on the purchase. Will you be able to add more patterns to your shop, that would be wonderful.

  22. Rebekah May 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    what a cute quilt! I love the update of the Irish chain quilt.

  23. Libby May 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    I love this quilt! and I just bought the pattern..very, very nice!! Money well spent! Thanks!

  24. Jenny May 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    I Love this!!!

  25. Shannon May 5, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    Fabulous! Love it! Thanks for inspiring us!
    I just ordered my pattern, so now I can't wait to play!

  26. Molly May 5, 2010 at 3:03 am #

    I love anything with white and this looks like a great way to clean out the scrap box!
    I tried to find the pattern .pdf file in your store–am I just not seeing it?

  27. eric.n.nikki May 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    I love the use of the fabric on the back! It looks hard and pieced but its not – how great! Also – this really can't be easy right?!? It looks really hard (and time consuming!)

  28. CJ May 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    LOVE IT!!

  29. Lynne May 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    That quilt is stunning and the back fabric is so gorgeous – I thought you'd pieced the front then gone and pieced the back too.

  30. Jeanette May 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Love this pattern, just bought it last night! Where do you find time for all this with a new baby??? Wonderwoman I guess!

  31. Rinachiyya May 6, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    Love your chain quilt and I agree the backing material is out of this world .Just beautiful.

  32. amandajean May 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    i LOVE. that. quilt. sooooooooo much. it's dandy. :)

  33. amandajean May 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    i've been thinking about this quilt all weekend. and sure, the pattern may be original, but it looks striking and modern with the lovely fabrics that you've used in it. this is something that i've been mulling over and wanting to try…very traditional patterns but in updated fabrics. there is just NOT enough time in the day! :)

    oh, and happy mother's day to you!!!

  34. CJ May 16, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    Just posted on my blog about my Modern Irish Chain flimsy. I love this pattern! Thanks, Allison!!

  35. kanishk May 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    I love this!
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  36. Jessica June 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    I too am not a fan of traditional quilts. We went to the fair yesterday and although they had some great quilts, most were traditional using "fall" colors. I love all the modern quilting I see on the web.

  37. Suzy June 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Great choice of colors to give a modern twist to an old traditional pattern! Love the backing too. Very cute.

  38. Carrie May 2, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I would like to purchase this pattern, but am unable to find it on your website. Is it still available?

  39. Celeste Ireland January 11, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    I would be interested in purchasing this pattern too, but can't find the pattern in your store or Etsy. Can you please email me to let me know where to find it? I LOVE Irish chains, but there's no way I have time to make one by piecing like the last. This sounds intriguing!

  40. rrregena October 29, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    Do you still have this pattern available? It’s popping up on pinterest again.

  41. Laura November 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    I would love the pattern for this! is it still available ? Lovely quilt 💟

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