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4-color Irish chains

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Our graphic shows each and every small block, but in fact, the "real" blocks substitute larger squares and rectangles for the background squares. For more on those background pieces, we recommend designer Jinny Beyer's beautiful Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns (Breckling Press, 2009).

Triple Irish Chain
Triple Irish Chain

Other than having four colors instead of three, this design is identical to the Triple Irish Chain shown here:

Triple Irish Chain (large)
Triple Irish Chain (Large)

Nancy Page's 1935 "large" Triple Irish Chain has five rows of diagonals (as do other triple Irish chains), but its one-color squares lighten up the intersections. Her "small" version is here: KCS