Bradley Street Quilt

I love secondary patterns. This easy quilt uses high contrasting fabric to highlight a fun secondary pattern. I am excited to share my Bradley Street quilt with you. I named the pattern after the street my favorite grandma lived on. Visiting was always the highlight of every summer. I have lot of memories walking up and down and in the little circle across from her house. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do.

I used Creekside by Sherri & Chelsi. I think it was just perfect for this quilt! You can see my latest creations in my shop or by following me on Instagram.

This quilt/project finishes at 68″ x 68″.

Bradley Street block

5 charm packs of the same line
1.5 yards print for flying geese
2.0 yards white
4.5 yards for back


Flying geese print (dark):
Cut (18) 2.75” strips. Sub cut these strips into 2.75” X 5” pieces. You need a total of 144.

Background (white):
Cut (24) 2.75” strips. Sub cut these into 2.75” x 2.75” squares. You need 288 for the flying geese. Set aside the remaining 36.

Charm packs:
Charm squares (144). Open your charm packs. Remove the color of charms you are using for your flying geese as well as any light prints. These prints will blend in with the flying geese and background, not giving the desired appearance.


Use a 1/4” seam allowance, unless otherwise noted. Press in the direction of the arrows.


To make your flying geese, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each white 2.75” x 2.75” square (288). Place a square on the end of the print 2.75” x 5” rectangle. Sew on the drawn line. Cut .25” to the outside of the sewn line. Press open. Repeat with another white square on the other side of the rectangle. You will have a completed 2.75” x 5” inch flying geese. For each block you need 4 flying geese.

Choose four charm squares. For the first row, take one charm square and sew one flying geese with the point, pointing left, on the right side of the charm square. Sew another charm square on the right side of the flying geese.

For the next row, sew a flying geese, pointing up, to a 2.75” x 2.75” unmarked white background square that was set aside. Sew another flying geese on the right side of the white square, pointing down.

For the third row, take another charm square and sew a flying geese on the right side pointing right. Sew the final charm square to the right side of the flying geese.

Now sew the rows together. Your block should measure 11.75” square. Make 36 blocks.

Bradley Street block


After you have finished your blocks, sew them together in groups of four following the diagram. This bigger block measures 23” finished. Note the rotation of some of the blocks.


Sew the (9) nine bigger blocks together into the completed quilt top—three rows with three blocks each. Finished size 68” x 68”.

This quilt finishes at 68″ x 68″.

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Suzanne Jackman
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21 comments on “Bradley Street Quilt

  1. Joy says:

    Thank you for the lovely pattern .. and what a sweet memory of your grandma.

  2. Lesley Gilbert says:

    Love this design – I’m saving for a later date – thank you 🙂

  3. Campcathy says:

    Thanks for the great pattern. I’m working on five memory quilts from my FIL shirts and this will work perfect for one.

  4. Angela says:

    This is a really great design that you have created. I just love quilts that look difficult but turn out to be easy. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I can’t wait to give it a go. M

  5. Sandra Lanter says:

    Thank you for this pattern I love a busy quilt.

  6. Rosemaryflower says:

    Suzanne, I am a fat quarter hoarder too. I have some old drawers from a dresser (long story about that dresser) and I added shelves to them and line my FQ stash on those many shelves. My sister and others think I am nuts. My husband loves it.
    Anyway, this pattern is beautiful I printed it out. I am going to your blog now, bc I need to sub to your blog. Thank you for sharing your mad creativity

  7. Cheryl says:

    I really like this quilt, but I LOVE that 23″ block. How pretty would that be with a shashing to make it appear floating on the background?!? Maybe the block in Christmas colors. You are so talented!! Thanks for sharing! It’s got my juices flowing this Sunday morning

  8. Cheri says:

    Is it unusual that the flying geese are not twice as wide as their height? i.e. 2.5×5 or 2.75×5.5?

    • Pat Oberg says:

      Your quilt is like a magnet drawing us interested followers! The story of your grandma got me thinking of my grandmother. Nice to jog ones memories. Thank you two-fold!!

    • I haven’t encountered many that are not exactly twice as wide as they are high. I wondered how it would work…I tried it and it worked out nicely.

    • Jen B says:

      The finished measurements are twice as wide as the height – 2 1/4 by 4 1/2.

  9. Darlene says:

    The pattern looks like lots of fun, I just wished it had explained more in the ingredients section, what size charm packs……mini charms, 5 inch charms or a 10 inch block.

  10. I absolutely love this, Suzanne! Beautiful job! 🙂

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