How to Sew an Aunt Sukey’s Choice Quilt Block

Aunt Sukeys Choice

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.

Here are the cutting directions:

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 Sukey

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://fabric406.com/how-to-sew-a-basic-flying-geese-block/

Aunt Sukey 1

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

Aunt Sukey 2

Press the seam allowance as shown below.

Aunt Sukey 3

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 Sukey 4

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

Aunt Sukey 5

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

Aunt Sukey 6

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 Sukey 7

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

Aunt Sukey 8

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

Aunt Sukey 9

Sew the units together in 3 rows as shown below.

Aunt Sukey 10

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

Aunt Sukey 11

Sew the 3 rows together and ...

Aunt Sukey 12

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

Aunt Sukey 13

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy Quilting!

Elaine

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