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Somewhere In Time
2008 Block of the Month

Crown of Thorns Quilt Block

Crown of Thorns
Size:  18"

March 2008 Quilt Block of the Month Free from BlockCentral.com

Printing Options:
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Cutting Instructions:

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

*2nd Cut:

A (Red)

2-7/8" Square

2

A (Red)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2"  Rectangle

4

 

B (Pink)

2-7/8" Square

2

B (Pink)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2"  Rectangle

4

 

C (Tan)

3-7/8" Square

2

C (Tan)

2-7/8" Square

6

C (Tan)

4-1/2" Square

1

 

D (Green)

3-1/2" x 12-1/2" Rectangle

4

 

E (Cream)

2-7/8" Square

6

E (Cream)

3-7/8" Square

2

* = Cut once diagonally.   = Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Layer a Color E (cream) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color C (tan) 3-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 4. (Each unit should measure 3-1/2".)

Step 2:    Layer a Color E (cream) 2-7/8" triangle on a Color C (tan) 2-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 12.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2".)

Step 3:   Layer a Color B (pink) 2-7/8" triangle on a Color A (red) 2-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2".)

Step 4: Stitch a Color A (red) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle to a Color B (pink) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, as shown below.  Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 5:   Arrange three Step 2 units and one Step 3 unit as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances in opposite directions for each row.  Sew the two rows together and press the seam allowance down toward the bottom row.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2".)

Step 6:  Arrange the Step 4, Step 5, and the Color C (tan) 4-1/2" square, as shown below.  Sew into rows.  Press seam allowances for top and bottom rows toward the center unit.  Press the seam allowance for the middle row away from the center unit.  Sew the rows together to finish the block center (not shown).  Press the seam allowance toward from the center row.   (The block will measure 12-1/2" at this time.)

Step 7:   Stitch a Step 1 unit to the left and right ends of a Color D (green) 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle, as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color D fabric.  (Each unit should measure 3-1/2" x 18-1/2".)

Step 8:   Stitch a Color D (green) 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle the left and right sides of the Step 6 unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color D fabric.

Step 9:   Stitch a Color D (green) 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle the left and right sides of the Step 6 unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color D fabric.

Your block should measure 18-1/2" at this point.  It will measure 18" when it is sewn into the quilt.

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