CROWNING GLORY QUILT BLOCK PATTERN



Crowning glory quilt block

Crowning glory quilt block

 

I wanted to make something to celebrate the approaching London 2012 Olympics and the crowning glory quilt block seemed to fit the bill nicely.  I’ve used fabrics representing gold, silver and bronze, but it’s actually a lovely quilt block pattern in any fabric colours.

Cutting requirements for the crowning glory quilt block

2.7/8″ squares:  four each in bronze and white, eight each in bronze and silver

one 4.1/22 gold square, four 2.1/2″ squares in white and silver.

Making the crowning glory quilt block

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

 

Make the half square triangles by placing two squares with right sides together and marking a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units.

 

 

Crowning glory quilt block layout

Crowning glory quilt block layout

 

Lay the squares out in six rows of six, with the gold square in the middle spreading across two rows.  The white squares are in the corners and the silver squares are just inside the corners.  For the placement of the half square triangles you just have to follow the photo.

 

Sew the squares together across the rows

Sew the squares together across the rows

 

Sew the squares together across the rows for the top two and bottom two rows.  Sew the squares either side of the gold square together as four patch units and then sew the four patch units to either side of the gold square.

 

Sew the rows together

Sew the rows together

 

Sew the rows together to complete the crowning glory quilt block.

 

 

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