Lucky Clover Quilt Pattern

 

Lucky clover quilt

Lucky clover quilt

This quilt pattern is loosely based on the Lucky Clover quilt block, but I’ve taken some liberties with the colour placements.  I have made the quilt using four blocks and I’m rather pleased with all the secondary designs that seem to appear when I look at it.  I’ve also used brown for the border so that it will blend with the brown in the edge of the quilt blocks – I think it looks as though the rest of the design is floating in brown.

The quilt measures 46″ square and I have used 1/2 yard each of five different fabrics.  Together with white, I have used two pairings of colours – purple and green for one pair and blue and brown for the other pair.  As usual you can buy these fabrics at a 10% discount on this week’s special offer.

Cutting requirements for the lucky clover quilt

3.1/2″ squares:  forty eight white, sixteen each of blue, purple, green and brown

3.7/8″ squares:  eight each in blue and purple, eight each in green and brown

For the border you will need eight 2.1/2″ strips of brown fabric and four 1.1/2″ strips of green fabric

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Making the lucky clover quilt block

Use the 3.7/8″ squares to make half square triangle units in the colour pairs listed above.  Place two squares 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 give you two half square triangle units which are 3.1/2″ squares.

Lucky clover quilt block layout

Lucky clover quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in six rows of six.  The white squares are placed along the two diagonals.  Around the central square there is a purple and a green shape made with a square and a half square triangle – one on each edge.  Along each edge of the block there is a similar blue and brown shape, again made using one square and one half square triangle.

Sew the squares across the rows

Sew the squares across the rows

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the lucky clover quilt block.  Make four of these.  Sew them together in two rows of two.

First two quilt borders

First two quilt borders

Adding the lucky clover quilt border

I’ve used three borders.  The first one is made using 2.1/2″ strips of brown fabric.  You’ll need two lengths of 36.1/2″ for the top and bottom and two lengths of 40.1/2″ for the sides.

For the second border I have used 1.1/2″ strips of green fabric.  You’ll need two lengths of 40.1/2″ for the top and bottom and two lengths of 42.1/2″ for the sides of the quilt.

Add the third quilt border

Add the third quilt border

Finally the third border is made using the same 2.1/2″ strips of brown fabric.  You’ll need two lengths of 42.1/2″ for the top and bottom and two lengths of 46.1/2″ for the sides.  That completes the lucky clover quilt top.  It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding and you can find full details of these steps towards the bottom of the beginner quilting page.

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