Happy Monday everyone! Are you enjoying your Mondays? As a stay at home mom I have to admit that I do love my Monday’s. The big girls go back to school, hubby goes to work and it’s just Pip and me hanging out. Pip’s been extra adorable this morning drawing a purple and ‘lellow’ sun on my valentine. As well as doing her own hair and putting on fairy wings so she can be a ‘Fairy Princess’ today. When I called her that her response was, “That’s the word!” Can you tell I’m feeling a bit nostalgic and I’m not ready for her to grow any bigger!!!! Okay – enough about Pip! Let’s see what we’re making today for the #scrappycrownalong. This layout requires quite a few 5” crowns so of course … I have another ‘alternate’ tutorial for you. This one looks like teeny tiny pieces BUT it’s not because we’re going to use strip piecing!
(this will make five – 5” finished 5 patches … wow – that’s a lot of 5s!) Dark fabric
5 – 1.5” x 20” strips Light fabric
5 – 1.5” x 20” strips
Sew one strip set together that goes dark, light, dark, light, dark. Press towards the darker fabric. Sew a second strip set together that goes light, dark, light, dark, light. Press towards the darker fabric. Cut perpendicular to the seams in the strips into 1.5’ x 5.5” strips. (If you sewed with a proper quarter inch seam your strips should measure 5.5” already) Take five strips (two from one color combo and three from the other) and lay them out so a checkerboard effect is created. Sew the five 1.5” x 5.5” Strips together and press. Now If you ever don’t feel like making the 5” Crown of Thorns blocks feel free to replace them with these 5” 5 Patch blocks OR the 5” snowball blocks OR the 5” half square triangle blocks!
To make this block – you need to make
- 2 – 15” Crown of Thorn Blocks
- 2 – 10” Crown of Thorn Blocks
- 10 – 5” Crown of Thorn Blocks
I chose to use a few of the HSTs and 5 Patches for my 4th layout. Here’s my block before I sewed all the pieces together. I’m not sure if you noticed but I flipped background values on my three #scrappycrownalong blocks on the top. Just to mix things up a bit! And here’s my fourth block all stitched up! I love it and I’m pretty sure I love it even more with those alternate blocks all mixed in! Please use #scrappycrownalong to share your photo’s!
Also – join in the #scrappycrownalong flickr group and share your progress photo’s there!
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