The Rocky Mountain Chain block uses easy pieced patches that join to form a complex-looking block. Let's create one using four colors! The traditional block only uses a light and dark fabric but I had to do it my own way!
Fabric Requirements for a 10" Finished Rocky Mountain Chain Quilt Block:
- Light/White: 4 - 3" squares, 8 - 1.5" x 2.5" rectangles, and 16 - 1.5" squares
- Medium/Orange: 4 - 3" squares
- Medium/Blue: 5 - 2.5" squares
- Dark/Navy: 8 - 2.5" squares
Half Square Triangle Units:
Square in a Square Units:
Putting It All Together:
This block was fun to piece together! While it has a some small pieces, the piecing isn't difficult and produces a complex-looking block.
Here's just a plain Jane 4 x 4 layout. I do like the way it looks in a quilt.
Here's how it looks with a simple sashing and cornerstone layout. Each block shines on its own in this type of layout.
And here's a basic on-point layout. I think if the setting triangles continued the Medium/Orange triangles, it would look better.
And here we have on-point with sashing and cornerstones. In this example, I used a 1" wide sashing and I like it better than the 2" in the other example above.
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