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Four-Leaf Lucky: Stitch a St. Patrick’s Day Block

This fun little four-leaf clover quilt block pattern is a great way to use up some scraps and celebrate the luck of the Irish!

Four Leaf Lucky Block

It is 8 1/2'' square and will be 8'' once it is sewn into a quilt top.

green fabric scrapsStep 1.

First you will need to collect a few green scraps. Notice that I've included batiks, dots, stripes, homespuns and prints. It all works together and the more variety the better. You will need 12 different scraps if you don't want to have any repeats.

pressed scrapsStep 2.

Press the scraps so that they are flat and they will cut more accurately.

Cut pieces for the blockStep 3. Cutting Instructions

From the green scraps: Cut 12 strips 1 1/2'' x 3 1/2''. From the background: Cut 12 squares 1 1/2'', two strips 1 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' and cut two strips 1 1/2'' x 8 1/2''

green strips sewn together

Step 4.

Sew the green strips into sets of three lengthwise. Press the seams toward the center strip. Make four.

diagonal markings on squares

Step 5.

Lay the background squares on top of the strip units as shown. Mark a diagonal line with pencil for sewing. Sew on each of the drawn lines and press the seams toward the background fabric.

trimmed away at the cornersStep 6.

Trim away the excess fabric to reduce bulk.

block assembly before border strips

Step 7.

Sew the four units together, like a four patch. Sew the left units to the right units. Then sew the top half to the bottom half. Press the seams.

finished block

Step 8.

Sew the 6 1/2'' strips to each side of the block. Press the seams toward the strips. Sew the 8 1/2'' strips to the top and bottom of the block. Press the seams toward the strips.

This strippy, scrappy little block might remind you of my Valentine's Day Heart Quilt block. They are both made from 1 1/2'' scraps.

Have fun sewing this easy little lucky block and have a very happy St. Patrick's Day!

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22 Comments

Joanie Schwarzbeck

I would love to see this adjusted to a shamrock!… which only has 3 leaves! I love this pattern!!!

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Diane Knott

That should be easy enough, have fun with it!

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Joanie Schwarzbeck

actually I am going to just make 3 squares and add a stem! thank you!!!!!

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Mary m

I like it. Looks fast and easy.♡♡

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Pauline Cook

Just the inspiration I needed for a St. Paddy’s table runner. Thank you for the tutorial.

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Diane Knott

You are very welcome! I would love to see the table runner when it’s done.

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Beverly Pillsbury

can I download and save directions for a project ?

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Diane Knott

Sure, you can copy and paste them onto a blank document to save them.

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Mary

Thanks for the great idea and tutorial. Have lots of green and some St.Patty’s Day fabrics
C. Should be fun.

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Marge

I love to make little pillows to put on my bed to celebrate each season. I was looking for something cute for St. Pat’s Day and this is perfect! Working on it right away!

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Diane Knott

What a cute idea, so glad this is inspiring you! Have fun with it.

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Anna Trent

Love these cute little projects. Thank you

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Lara B.

Oh Sew Cute Diane! I love the way you set up the photos too!

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Kay

I just love this quilt..plan on making one for my daughter, she enjoys to make quilts as well, just not very much time for her right now. she requested her personal sew machine for her 16th birthday, took it away to college, she made may quilts, one for each university she went to (three). as well as a couple for each boyfriend she had at school. This would be a good inspiration for her, as it can be done a little at a time.
Thank you for sharing…i really enjoyed.

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Ronda

I would like to download the Four Leaf Lucky: Stitch a St. Patrick’s Day Block to my patterns on craftsy. Is there a way to do this I haven’t been able to find a download button for this pattern like there is on the other scrappy blocks. Thank You

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Sue Schwab

I have not been able to download this pattern. I have all the other patterns that go with this quilt but not this one. I am making this quilt for the second time and thought perhaps the problem had been corrected. But no it hasn’t, it took a very long time to even find the pattern for the shamrock this time. I printed it so I have it since it can’t be added to “my patterns” on my craftsy account.

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Kathy Glatz

I see that you did blocks for Feb., Mar., and Apr. did you also do a Jan.one?

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