This makes a 12" block, and is partly appliquéd, by hand or by machine-Your Choice!

It's from the 1930's and it's also been known as Good Luck Block, Lucky Block, and Lucky Quilt!

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*Remember--if you will be hand appliquéing these, add a 3/16" to 1/4" seam allowance as you cut these out. If you will be fusing and machine appliquéing you do not need to add seam allowances!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Cut the Color 3  6-1/2" x 13" strip into two 6-1/2" squares...

Next, using a scant 1/4" seam now and throughout the block-making, sew together the Color 1, 3 and 2  2-1/2" x 10" strips as shown at left. Press seams towards the green strips. Cut this apart at the 2-1/2" points to make four pieced units. Now sew together the two Color 3 and one Color 1  2-1/2" x 5"  strips. Cut at the 2-1/2" point to make two pieced units...

 

 

 Sew these pieced units together to make two Nine Patch units as shown at left...

 

Now cut out two shamrock shapes from the Color 2  6-1/2" x 11" strip (Not Shown) Lightly crease your Color 3  6-1/2" squares to find the center. If you will be hand appliquéing your shamrocks, center them and pin them on. Appliqué down using thread to match the shamrock. To fuse, just follow the fusible manufacturer's instructions, and then machine stitch with a satin or invisible or decorative stitch of your choosing......on to Page 2!

 

March 15 2007  Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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