I had a large stash of 4-patch blocks made from the 2 inch squares that sit next to my sewing machine. I decided that it was time to make use of them, before they overwhelmed my sewing area. One of my favourite standards is a double Irish chain pattern.
I started by making the 25-patch blocks. They are made with four 4-patch blocks, four 2-patch blocks, made with a white-on-white (WoW) fabric as one of the pieces, and a light coloured square.
Since I like to assembly-line sew, I made stacks of 4-patches etc., placing them in their block positions. I made sure that the lighter fabrics in the 4-patches were pointing toward the centre of the block, and that the WoW squares were in the centre position on each side of the block. I designed the layout of the quilt using Electric Quilt software, and found that I needed 18 blocks for my finished project.