I’m back today sharing a new/old quilt pattern…Chain Reaction.
I first made this quilt in 2010, with slightly smaller blocks and only in a crib size, so it was well over due for an update with new sizing.
This one can use fat quarters, or 10″ pre-cut squares (which I prefer for a more scrappy, random look). I cut out 25 squares from my Amalfi yardage and a few basics to make this version. The background blue is Kona Cotton in Denim.
Kaitlyn quilted this one again…it’s so perfect for this pattern!
I browsed through my bajillions of old photos and found this one of my baby Ryan on the test Chain Reaction quilt from 8 years ago:
Since I never took a proper photo of it years ago….here is the second/gray version of the Chain Reaction quilt too. There are just a few minor changes to the updated version to make it more multi-size friendly.
This quilt is 8 years old and it still looks brand new! It’s had a long life being carefully stored…but now it’s time to give this quilt a home with some proper use!
I quilted this one with good ol’ stippling (the wavy design). This is back when I stippled EVERYTHING. I know some people hate stippling…but just looking at this quilt makes me want to break out all my quilt tops and start stippling for days. I kinda love it.
If you’ve never tried it here is a link to a how to video…it’s addicting once you get the hang of it!