Cross and Crown

Free Quilt Block Pattern

There are many variations of the Cross and Crown quilt block and I chose to make the one that had more fabrics, and thus more colours to work with. My colour scheme sort of went with the name of the block -- brown for the cross that Jesus carried, gold with hints of red for the crown of thorns, and red for the obvious reason.

This quilt block is a wonderful choice for new quilters to learn of the unit that is often referred to as a three quarter square triangle patch. You will use both the quarter square triangle and half square triangle pieces to make this unit.

Although technically this block is a five patch design, it is sewn (for ease) as an uneven nine patch, since I prefer to work with "chunks" rather than row by row. However, you might choose to sew it in rows if you find that simpler for you.

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