Let’s learn how to sew a Mrs. Bryan’s Choice quilt block today. I seem to be on a “Choice” run lately! Maybe I’ll keep on it for awhile since there are several named that way – Mother’s Choice, Sister’s Choice, etc. I assume someone’s mother/sister must of really liked the block! Anyway, this block finishes at 12″ square.
- Light/White: 28 – 2.5″ squares
- Medium/Green: 4 – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles; 4 – 2.5″ squares; and 1 – 4.5″ square
- Dark/Blue: 4 – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles
Flying Geese Units:
First you need to made four Flying Geese units using the Dark/Blue 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles and Light/White 2.5″ squares. You can see my tutorial on Flying Geese blocks at https://fabric-406.myshopify.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-flying-geese-block
Now you get to do it again using the Medium/Green 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles and Light/White 2.5″ squares!
Next sew together a Dark/Blue Flying Geese unit and a Medium/Green Flying Geese unit as shown below. Repeat for a total of four units. Trim the units to 4.5″ square if necessary.
Press the seam allowance away from the Dark/Blue Flying Geese unit as shown in the picture below.
Four Patch Units:
Next you need to make four Four-Patch units using the Medium/Green 2.5″ squares and Light/White 2.5″ squares as shown below. You can find my Four-Patch tutorial at https://fabric-406.myshopify.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-four-patch-quilt-block
Press the seam allowances towards the Medium/Green 2.5″ square as shown below. This is so it will nest nicely with the adjacent units when you sew the block together. Square up/trim the units to 4.5″ square if necessary.
Sewing It All Together:
Lay out the Flying Geese units, the Four-Patch units, and the Medium/Green 4.5″ square (center square) in a typical nine-patch configuration like shown below.
Now you need to sew the units into 3 rows as shown below.
And press seam allowances away from the Flying Geese units as shown in the picture below.
Almost done! Sew the 3 rows together to make the block.
Press seam allowances toward the inside of the block. Square up and/or trim the block to a 12.5″ square if necessary.
An optional layout would be to use a four-patch unit in place of the center square.
Or maybe a Square-in-a-Square block. Really changed the look of the block with this option! A fussy cut center would be cute too.
I hope you've enjoyed this Mrs. Bryan's Choice quilt block.
P.S. I have a pattern that uses this block. Check it out at https://www.etsy.com/listing/1035090006/mrs-bryans-choice-tablerunner-pdf-quilt