Lucky Clover – free Ireland Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 12" x 12"

Finished Blocks : 1 (12" x 12" block)

Rating : Confident Beginner

Enjoy this free Lucky Clover 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 Lucky Clover quilt block.

Cutting Instructions (cut in order listed)
Light green print/texture (background)
– 8 squares 3½” x 3½”
– 8 squares 2½” x 2½”
– 8 squares 1½” x 1½”
Medium green print/texture and dark green print/texture (leaves)—cut from each:
– 4 rectangles 3½” x 6½”

Piecing the Block

  1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of light green 2½” square. Referring to Diagram I-A, place marked square on corner of medium green rectangle, right sides together, aligning raw edges. Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Using light green 1½” square, repeat on adjoining corner to make medium pieced rectangle. Make 4. In similar manner, but reversing placement of light squares, make 4 dark pieced rectangle. (Diagram I-B).
  2. Aligning as shown in Diagram II, stitch light 3½” square to medium pieced rectangle to make medium pieced unit. Make 4. In same manner, but reversing placement of square, stitch light 3½” square to dark pieced rectangle to make dark pieced unit. Make 4.
  3. On wrong side of medium pieced unit, draw a line from corner of 3½” square to bottom corner of medium rectangle (Diagram III). Place marked medium pieced unit on dark pieced unit, right sides together, aligning raw edges. Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press to make quarter-block. Make 4.
  4. Referring to Diagram IV and watching orientation, stitch 2 rows of 2 quarter-blocks each. Sew rows together to make Lucky Clover Block.

Lucky Clover Quilt Block Assembly diagrams