How to Sew an Aunt Sukey’s Choice Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

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:

  • 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!)

aunt sukeys choice quilt block

Sewing Directions:

Step 1:

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

aunt sukeys choice 1

Step 2:

Sew two of the units together as shown and repeat for a total of 4 units.

aunt sukeys choice 2

Step 3:

Press the seam allowance as shown below.

aunt sukeys choice 3

Step 4:

Three-Patch Units:

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.

aunt sukeys choice 4

Step 5:

Sew the Blue and Light 2.5″ squares together. Make 4 units total.

aunt sukeys choice 5

Step 6:

Press the seam allowance toward the Blue 2.5″ square as shown below.

aunt sukeys choice 6

Step 7:

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.

aunt sukeys choice 7

Step 8:

Press the seam allowance toward the Light rectangle as shown below.

aunt sukeys choice 8

Putting It All Together

Step 9:

Lay out the Flying Geese units, the Three-Patch units, and the Green 4.5″ square in a nine-patch configuration.

aunt sukeys choice 9

Step 10:

Sew the units together in 3 rows as shown below.

aunt sukeys choice 10

Step 11:

Press the seam allowances away from the Flying Geese units as shown below.

aunt sukeys choice 11

Step 12:

Sew the 3 rows together and …

aunt sukeys choice 12

Step 13:

Press seam allowances toward the center of the block. All done!

aunt sukeys choice 13

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial for the Aunt Sukey's Choice quilt block.

Happy Quilting!

Elaine


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