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Starry Irish Chain

A mottled dark brown background allows the stars and Irish Chain paths to pop. The retro-inspired prints are from the Penny Lane collection from Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Assemble Star Blocks


1. Aligning marked matching points, sew pink print A and A reversed triangles to a yellow print B triangle to make a star point unit (Diagram 1). Press seams toward pink print pieces. The unit should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 star point units total.

2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together four multicolor paisley print 2-1/2" squares, four star point units, and one brown spiral print 2-1/2" square in three rows. Press seams away from star point units. Join rows to make a star block center. Press seams toward outer rows. The star block center should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make five star block centers total.

3. Aligning marked matching points, sew mottled brown C and C reversed pieces to a yellow print B triangle to make a side unit (Diagram 3). Press seams toward mottled brown pieces. The side unit should be 6-1/2x2-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 side units total.

4. Referring to Diagram 4, sew together four multicolor paisley print 2-1/2" squares, four side units, and a star block center in three rows. Press seams toward side units. Join rows to make a star block. Press seams toward outer rows. The block should be 10-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make five star blocks total.

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