How to make a Four Leaf Clover Quilt Block
As I was looking around my home a few weeks ago, I decided that I need more holiday decorations. I also decided that those holiday decorations should consist entirely of quilted projects, cause why not! It was way too late to start a Valentine’s quilt, so I skipped ahead and designed something for St Patrick’s day instead. This was probably for the best, as I think this holiday is one that I have the least amount of decor items for! Of course, I couldn’t keep this project to myself, so today, we are sharing our four leaf clover quilt block with you, so you can spruce up your home with a little extra green as well. And hey, what’s better than being able to wrap up in your lucky charm?
The Lucky Charm block finishes at 11″ square and can be made into a pillow, or make a few for a table runner or lots for a throw. It is completely scrap friendly. We rummaged through our scrap bin and found all our green solids and prints, then sorted them into sets of two for a patch full of 4 leaf clovers. I opted to use 2″ sashing between my blocks. So, make as many or as few as you like and scatter lucky charms all over your house!
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Quilt Block Finishes at 11″ Square
2 Greens each 8 x 10″
White 10″ Square
From each green:
2 @ 4 x 6″
2 @ 2 1/2 x 4″
1 @ 1 x 2″
4 @ 2 1/2″ square
8 @ 1 1/2″ square
6 @ 2″ square
2 @ 1 1/2 x 2″
First make the stem. Sew 1 – 1 x 2″ green strip to 1 – 1 1/2 x 2″ white strip. Repeat with second green strip.
To construct the clover, we will be using our favorite stitch and flip method. To start, draw a diagonal line on all 1 1/2″ and 2″ square white pieces. We used a heat erase fabric pen, but you won’t see this line, so any favorite fabric marking pen or even a pencil would work. If it doesn’t come off, however, make sure to pick something that won’t show through.
Now, take your stem pieces and draw a line diagonally on them as well, but make sure to alternate the direction (see the diagram below). This will ensure they come together the right way after sewn.
Layout your quit block, alternating greens and place the white squares on the corners, following the diagram below. Make sure that none of your lines touch the corner. The 2″ squares will touch each other, and the 1 1/2″ squares will touch the corner squares. Place the stem pieces so the green portion is towards the top of the block, alternating the color of fabric it is placed on.
Now sew all white squares on, sewing directly on the lines. Cut a 1/4″ from each sewn seam and press. (Press all seams before going onto the next step.)
Sew one 2 1/2″ square to each 2 1/2 x 4″ green strip following the layout above.
Sew these new strips to the 4 x 6″ green strips, matching green prints, following the layout above.
Sew your top 2 sections together. Sew your bottom 2 sections together.
Repeat as desired!
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