Connemara Flower – Free Ireland Quilt Block Of The Month Pattern

About this Quilt

Finished Blocks : 12" x 12"

Rating : Confident Beginner

Enjoy this free Connemara quilt block pattern, part of Ireland Block of the Month. When Laura Roberts, one of McCall’s Quilting/McCall’s Quick Quilts contributors, discovered she would be going along on the McCall’s Quilting trip to Ireland in 2012, she decided to start an Ireland-themed quilt in anticipation. Get all of the FREE Ireland quilt block of the month patterns!

Download this FREE quilt pattern for the Connemara quilt block.

Cutting Instructions (cut in order listed)
Pink mottled batik (flower petals)
– 8 squares 2″ x 2″
White-on-white print (background)
– 4 squares 3½” x 3½”
– 8 rectangles 2″ x 3½”
– 4 squares 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
– 12 squares 2″ x 2″
Green mottled batik (leaves)
– 4 squares 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
– 8 squares 2″ x 2″
Light green print (leaves)
– 4 rectangles 2″ x 3½”
Light pink fairy print (center)
– 1 square 3½” x 3½”, fussy-cut centering fairy

Piecing the Block

1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of pink 2″ square. Place marked square on white 2″ x 3½” rectangle, right sides together, aligning raw edges (Diagram I). Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Repeat on opposite end of rectangle to make pieced rectangle. Make 4. In same manner, make 4 pieced rectangles using green batik 2″ squares and white rectangles.

Connemara: FREE Ireland-Themed Quilt Block Pattern

2. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of white 2 3/8″ square. Referring to Diagram II, place marked square on green batik 2 3/8″ square, right sides together. Sew ¼” seam on each side of marked line; cut apart on marked line. Open and press to make 2 pieced squares. Make 8.

Connemara: FREE Ireland-Themed Quilt Block Pattern

3. Referring to Diagram III and watching orientation of pieced squares, stitch together 2 white 2″ squares, 2 green/white pieced squares, 1 green/white pieced rectangle, and 1 light green print rectangle to make block unit. Make 4.

Connemara: FREE Ireland-Themed Quilt Block Pattern

4. Referring to Diagram IV, sew 3 rows using 4 white 2″ squares, 4 pink/white pieced rectangles, and light pink fairy print 3½” square. Sew rows together to make block center. Add block unit to each side of block center. Sew white 3½” squares to ends of remaining block units and stitch to top and bottom to make Connemara Flower Block.

Connemara: FREE Ireland-Themed Quilt Block Pattern