Pip and I have a super busy day. I’m not sure about you but if I have to leave the house and drive into town I try to get as much done as possible. This morning we’re heading to the post office so I can apply for a new passport (mine expired). This year is our 10th anniversary; we’re not sure where we’re going but we don’t want to be limited because our passports are expired. Then to drop off some quilts for the Sun Prairie Quilt Show. At lunchtime we’re meeting up with a good friend of mine whom I miss a ton! Before we head out to start our day, I’m going to share with you the eighth block layout for the #scrappycrownalong. To make this block – you need to make
- 6 – 10” Crown of Thorn Blocks
- 12 – 5” Crown of Thorn Blocks
Here are the first eight 30” block layouts in EQ7. It’s so exciting to see there are only four to go! We’re 2/3 of the way there! This is my actual Block 8. I used four 5” crown of thorns block along with 6 half square triangle blocks and … But wait! Do you see that I used a new 5” block in the upper left and lower right corners!? That means you get a free little tutorial and another alternative to making 5” Crown of Thorns Blocks.
The Crown Block
On the wrong side of four of your 1.5” square background fabrics draw a diagonal line. Place the squares with the lines on them right sides together with your two 1.5” x 3.5” strips of crown fabric in the orientation shown above. Stitch right along the lines you drew. This is what your two strips should look like at this point. Trim the corners off a 1/4” from the seam you just stitched. Press open towards the corners. Now layout your fabrics like this. The next step is to sew your three 1.5” squares together so it goes crown, background, crown and makes a new 1.5” x 3.5” strip. At this point you have three 1.5” x 3.5” strips in your center. Sew the top strip to the center strip and press towards the top. Next sew the bottom strip on and press towards the bottom. Add the two 1.5” x 3.5” background strips to each side of your center block. Press towards the strip. And finish off by adding your 1.5” x 5.5” background strips to the top and bottom of your block. Press towards the strips and voila! You have a fun little crown block to use in place of the 5” Crown of Thorns blocks. Here are my eight blocks laid out in my quilt so far! This is just so cool and I’m loving how the ‘other’ five inch block options are adding even more fun to the quilt! Layout 9 will be posted on Monday so stop by again soon! Just four more layouts to go and we’ll have enough blocks for a king size quilt! Wowza!!!! Please use #scrappycrownalong to share your photo’s!
Also – join in the #scrappycrownalong flickr group and share your progress photo’s there!