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Create one-way movement by arranging Four-Patch units and setting squares in a diagonal Irish Chain pattern.


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1. Sew together two matching dark blue print 3-1⁄2" squares and two matching medium blue print or stripe 3-1⁄2" squares in pairs (Diagram 1). Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a dark Four-Patch unit. Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 6-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 56 dark Four-Patch units total.

2. Using two medium blue floral 3-1⁄2" squares and two light blue print 3-1⁄2" squares, repeat Step 1 to make 29 light Four-Patch units (Diagram 2).

3. Referring to photo, page 1, lay out Four-Patch units and white-and-blue print setting squares in 13 rows. In the lower right portion of the featured quilt, rows of dark and light Four-Patch units alternate, creating diagonal bands of similar colors. The upper left portion contains more dark units than light units and has a less structured color pattern.

4. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward setting squares. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 78-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.