How to Make the Mrs. Bryon's Choice Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

Join me again this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of June, we are making an another classic, the Mrs. Bryons Choice Quilt Block. I didn't know that this was a classic until after I made it!

Mrs. Bryons Quilt Block made in White and Blue  

For a 12 inch finished block (12.5 inch unfinished), you will need to cut the following: 


- 12 of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares 

- 8 of 3 x 3 inch squares 

Light Color

- 4 of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares

- 1 of 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch square 

- 1 of 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square

Dark Color

- 1 of 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square

Fabric cut out and ready to be sewn

Create the flying geese units. I use the Four-In-One Flying Geese method.  Use the white 3 inch squares and the dark 5 1/4 inch square. Draw a line, corner to corner, on the wrong side of all the white 3 inch squares. Lay two small white squares on two diagonal corners of the dark 5 1/4 inch square, right sides together, as shown in the picture. 
Squares on squares with lines drawn

Stitch a scant 1/4" away from both sides of the line. 

Sewn on both sides of the line

Cut on the drawn line and press to the dark side. 

Cut on the line

Pressed open to the dark side

Next, match another small square into the corner of the large triangle as shown in the picture.   

Another square matched in the corner

Stitch a scant 1/4" from the line.  Cut on the line and press to the dark side. 

Sewn on both sides of the line and cut on the line.

Pressed open to the dark side. Flying Geese unit

Trim down each flying geese unit to 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". Make sure you stay 1/4" away from the top point of the flying geese so you don't loose your point when you sew it. 

Repeat with the remaining 3 inch white squares and the light colored 5 1/4 inch square. 

You should now have 8 total flying geese. 

Layout the flying geese and the remaining 2 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch squares to match the picture and stitch them together in rows. Press each row in alternating directions. Then, stitch the rows together. Press again. 

Mrs. Bryons Choice Quilt Square

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

If you would like a PDF digital download of these instructions, check out Group #7 of the How-To Quilt Block of the Month.  Also, please check out the other blocks that are available for download here.

(This is classic block that has been designed by many people but these instructions are written by me.)  

Have fun quilting!

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