Island Chain

from Eye Candy Quilts

Island Chain Pattern


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Quilting: Island Chain
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew a quarter inch seam
  • match points

Pattern Description:

My mom lived in Hawaii in the 60s, back before Hawaii 5-0, back before tourism had completely taken over. She and her brothers used to swim in places that are now nature reserves and off-limits. Version No. 1 of Island Chain is my idea of what her Hawaii looked like. There was bright coral and fish, hula lessons, and thick jungle. Version No. 2 of Island Chain is her memories of the water, that minty-teal color, with sunlight bouncing off the top.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Version No. 1: 83-1/2" x 83-1/2"
  • Version No. 2: 75" x 75"


  • Background: 3-3/4 yards
  • Island Colors: Assorted fabrics totaling 2-1/4 yards
  • Note: Each block uses a different fabric, so there are 36 colors in each quilt
  • Version No. 1:
  • Additional Background: 1-1/4 yards
  • Additional Island Colors: scraps totaling 1/3 yard
  • Inner Border: 3/8 yard
  • Outer Border: 1 yard
  • Binding: 2/3 yard
  • Backing: 7-1/2 yards
  • Batting: 90" x 90"
  • Version No. 2:
  • Additional Background: 1-1/4 yards
  • Additional Island Colors: Assorted fabrics totaling 1/2 yard
  • Binding: 5/8 yard
  • Backing 4-2/3 yards
  • Batting: 83" x 83"

You Will Also Need:

  • rotary cutter
  • ruler
  • pins

About Designer

About Designer

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One calm day in Southeastern Nebraska, the phrase, ?I have an idea!? was uttered. Normally this leads to some explosion in quilty creativity, but this particular time it was more than that: it was the idea that a dynamic mother-daughter duo should go into the quilting business together.

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