Friendship Chain and More! Capture this Free Block Pattern

May 2, 2023

There are more than 50 quilt block names including some form of the word “friend,” and five of those are called Friendship Chain. For this month’s friendship themed Quilt Block Mania, I am thrilled to bring you a variation on one of these Friendship Chain blocks!

Friendship Chain Quilt Block

This Friendship Chain block is inspired by block 1239.3 in Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. The original is more scrappy, while my version plays with light and dark versions of the same colors. This is a fun block on it’s own, but it looks particularly great in multiples.

Color and Fabric

I used Painter’s Palette Solids from PBS Fabrics to create this block. All of the colors used in this block have appeared in blocks that have appeared earlier this year.

  • Banana (light yellow)
  • Bright Yellow (dark yellow)
  • Petunia (light pink)
  • Raspberry (dark pink)
  • Marine (blue background)

Get the Pattern

The time for the free version of this pattern has come to an end, but you can still get it on my Etsy shop!

Buy the Pattern

Quilt Block Mania

Quilt Block Mania brings free 12″ quilt blocks to you with a new theme each month. The designers vary each month. This month’s designers are:

Friendship Heart Circle by Carolina Moore
Best Friends by Inquiring Quilter
Friendship Butterfly by Inflorescence
Mans Best Friend by Scrapdash
Circle of Friends by Sugar Sand Quilt Co.
Friendship Bracelets by QuiltFabrication
Hearts Entwined at Patti’s Patchwork
Friendship Chain at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Tea Cup by Penny Spool Quilts
Dog Paw by Crafty Staci
Scrappy Friendship Star by Katie Mae Quilts
My Best Friend’s House by The Quilted Diary
Striped Friendship Block by Kaye Collins
Circle of Friends by Applliques Quilts and More
Loving Friends by Epida Studio
Friends by Patchwork Breeze
Intersections by Brown Bird Designs
Pineapple by Emerald Falls Quilts
Friendship Bracelets by A Piece of Quiet Quilts

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1 Comment

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    May 5, 2023 at 6:23 am

    This is my favorite block so far! I can see so much potential for a quilt in many different colors for this block! Thanks so much for providing this one, especially for free.

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