If you’ve got more green scraps than you know what to do with, it’s your lucky day — this fun four-leaf clover quilt block is a fast, simple project to use every last one.
Size: 8½” unfinished (8″ when finished)
What You Need
Pro Tip: The more variety of green fabrics you have, the better. We used a collection of batiks, dots, stripes, homespuns and prints. You’ll need 12 scraps from different fabrics if you don’t want any repeats.
1. Prep and Cut
Press your fabrics so they’re flat, then cut them into the dimensions listed in your Cutting Instructions.
2. Sew the Green Strips
Sew three strips of green fabric together lengthwise and press the seams toward the center strip. Make four of these squares, using all of your green strips.
Good to Know: For this block, all seam allowances should be ¼”.
3. Sew the Background Squares
Place the background squares on top of the strip units, right sides together, as shown above. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on each square, using the image above as a guide.
Sew on each diagonal line and press the seams toward the background fabric.
Trim away the excess fabric to reduce bulk. When done, you’ll have the four units of the clover.
4. Sew the Clover
Sew the four units of the shamrock together. First sew the left units to the right, then stitch the two rows together into a square. Press the seams open.
5. Add the Borders
Sew the 6½” strips to the left and right sides of the block. Press the seams toward the strips.
Sew the 8½” strips to the top and bottom of the block. Press these seams toward the strips.
You’ll now have an 8½” block. Frame it, join it into a quilt top or sew it into a pillow to finish!
Love this!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to be a table runner!
I really like this block! I’m going to make blocks with a three leaf clover with a stem as suggested by Nancy and make a table runner. But 4 leaves is lucky so I might make a block with four leaves for good luck of the Irish! Thank you, Diane!
As I remember, the irish shamrock has only 3 leaves.So it’s not an irish shamrock
I need to know the name of the background fabric or a suggestion to something similar.
Very wrong cutting directions throwing all off. Are you sending out a correction?
Someone didn’t proofread this pattern. The green strips can’t be 8-1/2” long. I’m going to try the 3-1/2” others suggested in hopes it works.
I agree, now that I cut as printed, I guess I have a lot more blocks than I originally anticipated 😄
Will make this soon
4 leaved clovers are meant to be lucky-a 4 leafed shamrock misses the tradition of St. Patrick using the shamrock to teach about the Trinity. Could you do one that has 3 leaves only?
We could do one with 3 leaves and easily insert a stem in the 4th corner, would look great on point.
I agree with the other ladies. What are the correct measurements??
When you see three green strips together (1 1/2 x 8 1/2), it does not make a square. Please advise.
The green strip measurement is incorrect. I believe it should be 1 1/2 X 3 1/2.
I came to the game conclusion
I agree that the measurement of the green strips is incorrect. Since the block after borders are added is 8&1/2 inches, the beginning strips cannot be 8&1/2 inches. It is a cute block!
I am a beginning quilter. Please tell me the correct measurements for the pieces
the green strips should be 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, everything else is correct
I agree that the measurement of the green strips is incorrect. Since the block after borders are added is 8&1/2 inches, the beginning strips cannot be 8&1/2 inches.
Thank you for the cute Shamrock Block pattern! I want to make one.
It looks like there is an error in the green strip measurement. I think Carolyn must be right.
I think the green strip measurements are incorrect. Should they be 1 1/2 in x 3 1/2 inches?
Is the measurement of the green strips correct. The 3 strips sewn in sets become rectangles and do not translate to the shamrock petals.
ok if measurements r in correct what should they be???
Please let me know if the 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 are the right measurements.