This was a fun block to create as I was playing with colour once again. As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, I used a colour palette shown on this website for coordinating your best outfits. I did the same thing once again and it was just fun to find fabrics that fell into the same colour scheme as the featured colour palette shown here.
The Odd Fellow’s Chain block is not for the beginner. There are no difficult parts to the block — just a lot of them. So, unless you can sew a perfect quarter inch seam allowance, you might want to avoid this block until a later time when you have a little more experience. As I said, there are no difficult parts, but the slightest seam allowance errors get compounded as you go along and that leads to frustration when the parts do not line up.
There is good news here. Due to the number of pieces in the block, you can make a 16″ quilt block. The larger size then leads to less blocks to make and your quilt goes together faster.
Two very different quilts are illustrated below, depending on how you choose to set the blocks into the quilt. You will be able to come up with your own variety of settings too. I would love to see examples when you are done!