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Intro to the King's Crown Quilt and Block
This variation of the King's Crown quilt block pattern finishes at 8-inches square. It's made with four Flying Geese units, four small corner squares and one larger square sewn at the block's center.
The Flying Geese can be quick pieced. This variation uses a method that completes each one by sewing squares to the ends of a rectangle, but you might prefer to make four at a time with the no waste flying geese method.
Make many identical quilt blocks or sew a scrappy assortment of the King's Crown.
King's Crown Cutting Chart
Deep blue for block corners:
- (4) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares
Grass green for Flying Geese:
- (4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles
Sky blue for Flying Geese:
- (8) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares
Multicolor print for block center:
(1) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square
Flying Geese finish at 2" x 4".Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Assemble the King's Crown Quilt Block
Before you begin, review the quick pieced Flying Geese method that you'll use for this quilt block
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- Pair two sky blue squares with a grass green rectangle. Use the method linked above to create a Flying Geese unit from the patches.
- Trim and press as explained in the tutorial. The unit should measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" inches. Repeat to make a total of four Flying Geese.
- Arrange the four deep blue squares, four Flying Geese and large multicolor square into three rows as shown.
- Sew the components of each row together with a quarter inch seam allowance.
- Press seam allowances towards the squares.
- Join the rows and press. The quilt block should measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".
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Small King's Crown Quilt Pattern
This small quilt is made with nine King's Crown quilt blocks and four quarter square triangle blocks, all sewn on point and surrounded by setting triangles.
Deep blue, 3/8 yards
Grass green, 1/2 yard
Sky blue, 1/2 yard
Multicolor print, 1/2 yard
Neutral background, 3/4 yard
Cutting for Nine King's Crown Blocks
Deep blue, (36) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares for block corners
Grass green, (36) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles for Flying Geese
Sky blue, (72) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares for Flying Geese
Multicolor print, (9) 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" for block centers
Cutting for Quarter Square Triangle Blocks
Neutral background, (2) 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" squares (mark a diagonal line on the back of each, from one corner to the opposite corner).
Multicolor print, (2) 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" squares
Cutting for Setting Triangles
Neutral background, (2) 13" x 13" squares, each cut in half twice diagonally to produce eight triangles with the straight grain on their longest edge
Neutral background, (2) 6-5/8" x 6-5/8" squares, each cut in half once diagonally to produce four triangles with the straight grain on their short edges
Sew the Quilt Blocks
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- Use the King's Crown fabrics to assemble nine quilt blocks as directed on page 2.
- Gather the 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" squares cut for quarter square triangle blocks. Pair one light square with one multicolor square. Use the quick pieced half square triangle method to assemble two half square triangle units from the pair. When complete, each unit should measure 8-7/8" x 8-7/8". Repeat to make two more units.
- Use the same basic method to pair two half square triangle units in order to create the quarter square units, placing unlike fabrics against each other for sewing.
- You should have two quarter square triangle units that each measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2".
- Pair the remaining half-square triangle units to create two more quarter square units.
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Sew King's Crown Quilt Blocks into Rows
The King's Crown quilt is assembled by sewing its components into diagonal rows, and then joining the rows. You can add the corner squares (cut from the smaller background squares) as shown or after the rest of the top is assembled.
Sew the components into rows as shown (larger setting triangles are used at the ends of rows, other than where corners appear). Press seam allowances away from the King's Crown quilt blocks.
Join the rows to complete the quilt top. Press. The quilt top should measure about 34" square. Add borders to increase its size.
Make quilt backing and create a quilt sandwich with the top, batting, and backing. Mark for quilting and baste the layers together. Quilt the quilt. Remove excess batting and backing and sew doublefold mitered binding to the edges of the quilt.