How to Sew a Mrs. Bryan’s Choice Quilt Block

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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.

Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Mrs. Bryan's Choice Quilt Block:

  • 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

mrs bryans choice quilt block

Sewing Directions:

Step 1:

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

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Step 2:

Now you get to do it again using the Medium/Green 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles and Light/White 2.5″ squares!

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Step 3:

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.

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Step 4:

Press the seam allowance away from the Dark/Blue Flying Geese unit as shown in the picture below.

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Step 5:

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

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Step 6:

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.

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Sewing It All Together:

Step 7:

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.

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Step 8:

Now you need to sew the units into 3 rows as shown below.

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Step 9:

And press seam allowances away from the Flying Geese units as shown in the picture below.

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Step 10:

Almost done! Sew the 3 rows together to make the block.

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Step 11:

Press seam allowances toward the inside of the block. Square up and/or trim the block to a 12.5″ square if necessary.

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An optional layout would be to use a four-patch unit in place of the center square.

mrs bryans choice variation 1

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.

mrs bryans choice variation 2

I hope you've enjoyed this Mrs. Bryan's Choice quilt block. If you like this tutorial and want to see more, simply click HERE to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free PDF quilt pattern called Chained Weathervane!

Happy Quilting!


P.S. I have a pattern that uses this block. Check it out at

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