Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Back in February I released this pattern for St. Patrick's Day. It's available in my etsy shop.

The clovers are tiny. Each measuring 2 1/2". Sooo cute! Right. 

Well. Yes. While I think they are adorable, some may find the size a tad daunting. If you happen to find yourself leaning toward the daunting side, I have good news! I am going to give you the measurements for a 4" clover! Yay!

Ok, so...cut:
(3) 2 1/2" green sq
(9) 1 1/4" corner squares

3" light square (cut once on diagonal) for the stem piece and a 1" x 3 1/4" green stem. 

Here's some helpful tidbits.
When sewing corners, I never sew it down the center. I ALWAYS sew just a needle width or two off the center mark.

I do this so that my fold line is on the center and by doing this I don't come up short when I iron it back. Also, you can see that my foot holds the edge of the little square and my machine is less likely to suck it up when I start sewing.

I trim like this, leaving the original piece in place so that I have a "true" mark.

 If you worry about bulk then trim once you've made sure your square matches up with the original cut.

Now for the stem piece. This is how I aligned a 1/4" seam allowance, press to the light and repeat for the other side. Trim this unit to 2 1/2" square.

I pressed my seams open. 

Trim block to 4 1/2". If you are following the pattern, increase your strips to 1 1/2". 

Have a fantastic day!!!


paulette said...

Thanks so much for showing us how to make this block! It is adorable!!

Claire said...

Very cute block, Julie. The quilt is so delicate and your green fabric is absolutely perfect for clovers. Thanks for the directions and the tips. I love the little chicken quilt you are showing on IG, too. Such pretty designs!

Julie Isa said...

Thank you Claire!!!

Julie Isa said...

You are so welcome! Enjoy!!!