Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crown of Thorns Block

Thank you Trina for giving me a name to go with the block that I posted about yesterday.
Here's a LINK to a page that tells a little history about it. The interesting thing is, this is a bible block called Crown of Thorns... so appropiate right now during Lent and with Easter coming up. She includes a pattern with how to make the block. Her version is done just a bit differently than mine but it would work very well also.  It was usually a two color quilt block, sometimes in pink and white. Wouldn't that be pretty!

 I made up one block, just to test out the PATTERN.


I used one red Moda jelly roll strip and cut one Kona snow strip of the same width and length. This block takes almost EXACTLY one strip of each. You'll be able to make 40 blocks if you use two jelly rolls (one of each color)... and that would be plenty for a nice sized quilt but the blocks would all be touching... you might want to have a sashing fabric or do as I'm planning. I need to count the plain blocks separating these. 

These 10" blocks, set on point, will measure about 14" across. A 6x6, on point quilt, would be about 84" square without borders...  that's 36 blocks total. If you make one like this, be sure you purchase enough of the white or snow fabric for the opposite plain squares plus the setting triangles. You'll need just under 8 yards of the white for the blocks and background.

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