How to make a diamond chain in a square block.
From the diamond fabric cut one strip 1 3/4" x width of fabric and from the background fabric cut two strips 2" x width of fabric. The diamond chain is the center strip and the outside strips are the background. Sew the diamond fabric between the background fabric. Press toward center.
Cut five 1 3/4" sections at a 45 degree angle as shown.
Sew sections together to make a diamond chain.
Match and pin each seam.
To each end of diamond strip sew a 2" x 3" background.
On each side of the diamond chain trim 1/4" from diamond sides.
Trim each end of the diamond chain 1/4" from the tips of the diamonds. Trim at a 90 degree angle.
This is a diamond strip that can be placed between
two triangle units to make a square.
Diamond strip placed between two pieced triangle units.
This block is used in the quilt "Delightful Diamond Chain"
that is on the front of my book Star Struck Quilts.