The Marions Choice quilt block is a pretty block that is very simple to make. It’s classified as a five patch block and I’ve made it here as a 15″ square. There are also hardly any half square triangle units! I’ve made it in traditional colours, but it would look good in most colour combinations.
Cutting requirements for the Marions choice quilt block
3.1/2″ squares: twelve cream, four orange, one brown
3.7/8″ squares: four cream, four brown
Making the Marions choice quilt block
Make half square triangle units with the 3.7/8″ squares. Place a brown and a cream square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line. This will produce two half square triangle units which are now 3.1/2″ squares. Press the seam allowances towards the brown and trim the two corners where fabric sticks out.
Lay the squares out in five rows of five. The central area is a nine patch unit made with an orange square in each corner, a brown square in the middle and cream squares everywhere else. The outer frame is made with a cream square in each corner. Between these corner squares there are two half square triangles and one cream square along each edge. The half square triangles are placed so that the brown triangles form the outline of a diamond around the central area.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the Marions choice quilt block.
For a quilt idea I have simply shown nine blocks sewn together in three rows of three, giving an attractive quilt design.
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