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

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.

Cutting instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Happy Quilting!



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