The Irish Chain is one of the most universally known patterns dating to pre-American Revolutionary War times. While evidence is lacking that this pattern came from Ireland, it has been suggested that the Irish Chain pattern may have been inspired by a similar Irish weaving pattern. Whatever the origin, the Irish Chain is a timeless pattern that continues to delight quilters today. The original 'Irish Chain in a Day' was first published in 1986 in a black and white format. While this book remains a best seller, Eleanor wanted to update her book and add balance to the quilt.Burns, Eleanor is the author of 'Irish Chain In A Day (second Edition) Single And Double', published 2004 under ISBN 9781891776175 and ISBN 1891776177.