Let’s sew an Aunt Sukey’s Choice quilt block today! This 12″ finished block appeared in the Ladies Art Company publication way back when.
Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Aunt Sukey's Choice Quilt Block:
- Light: 12 – 2.5″ squares; 8 – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles
- Blue: 4 – 2.5″ squares
- Green: 1 – 4.5″ square
- Pink: 8 – 2.5″ squares; 4 – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles (the picture below only shows 4 – 2.5″ squares – guess I don’t know how to count!)
Flying Geese Units:
First you will make 4 Flying Geese units using 4 Light 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles and 8 Pink 2.5″ squares as shown in the top unit in the photo. Then do the same with the Pink 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles and the Light 2.5″ squares as shown in the bottom unit. You can see my method for making Flying Geese units here: https://fabric-406.myshopify.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-flying-geese-block
Sew two of the units together as shown and repeat for a total of 4 units.
Press the seam allowance as shown below.
Now we’re going to make 4 Three-Patch units for the corners of our block. You could make this unit as a simple Four-Patch using 4 2.5″ squares but the way I’m showing has one less seam.
Sew the Blue and Light 2.5″ squares together. Make 4 units total.
Press the seam allowance toward the Blue 2.5″ square as shown below.
Sew a Light 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle to the Blue/Light unit made above. Repeat so you get a total of 4 units.
Press the seam allowance toward the Light rectangle as shown below.
Putting It All Together
Lay out the Flying Geese units, the Three-Patch units, and the Green 4.5″ square in a nine-patch configuration.
Sew the units together in 3 rows as shown below.
Press the seam allowances away from the Flying Geese units as shown below.
Sew the 3 rows together and …
Press seam allowances toward the center of the block. All done!
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