An interesting scrappy quilt from the Pat L. Nichols collection
at the Mingei Museum. Probably dates to about 1900.
Perfect for Charm packages made up of 5" squares.
The blocks are hexagons....long hexagons.
Pieced of 10 squares and 4 Half-Square Triangles.
The pattern was published about 1900 by Comfort magazine as Irish Chain, but their arrangement was set with alternating squares.
It wasn't a really popular pattern but you can find examples
made in that time period when blues, blacks and pinks were
I did a search in the Quilt Index for the "Brackman Number"
282.5 and found a couple of examples.
Mid-20th-century and even scrappier.
More triangles, fewer squares with a four-patch alternating.
It's related to the far-more popular Ocean Wave.
Which is all triangles.
Not that old, developed in the 1870s...
Those blocks that aren't square get tricky to pattern.
I was thinking you'd want to make the most of the 5" squares.
Like from a Ladies' Legacy Charm pack.
So here's what I came up with in EQ8, based on 4-inch finished small squares.
Cut 2 A squares 4-7/8"; then cut those in half diagonally.
Cut 10 B squares 4-1/2".
For the larger square C cut a square 6-1/2" finishing to 5-5/8".
I HAVE been wrong before.
There may be an easier way to get a similar effect
If the large squares have a seam in the middle it's a square block.
For the stacked-up version at the top cut the larger pink square 8-1/2"