King's Crown Quilt Block and Quilt Pattern

  • 01 of 04

    Intro to the King's Crown Quilt and Block

    Kings Crown Quilt Block Pattern
    Kings Crown Quilt Block. Janet Wickell

    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. We'll use 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. Page 3 includes instructions for a small quilt.

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    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". Alter cutting to use a different method than the one described on page 2.

    Continue to 2 of 4 below.
  • 02 of 04

    Assemble the King's Crown Quilt Block

    King's Crown Quilt Block Pattern
    Assemble the King's Crown Quilt Block. © Janet Wickell

    Sew the King's Crown Quilt Block

    Before you begin, review the quick pieced Flying Geese method that we'll use for this quilt block

    1. Pair two sky blue squares with a grass green rectangle. Use the method linked above to create a Flying Geese unit from the patches.
    2. Trim and press as explained in the tutorial. The unit should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". Repeat to make a total of four Flying Geese.
    3. Arrange the four deep blue squares, four Flying Geese and large multicolor square into three rows as shown.
    4. Sew the components of each row together with a quarter inch seam allowance.
    5. Press seam allowances towards the squares.
    6. Join the rows and press. The quilt block should measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2".
    Continue to 3 of 4 below.
  • 03 of 04

    King's Crown Quilt Pattern

    King's Crown Quilt
    King's Crown Quilt. © Janet Wickell

    Make a Small King's Crown Quilt

    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.

    Quilting Fabrics

    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

    1. Use the King's Crown fabrics to assemble nine quilt blocks as directed on page 2.
    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.
    3. 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. Quarter Square Unit Instructions
    4. You should have two quarter square triangle units that each measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2".
    5. Pair the remaining half-square triangle units to create two more quarter square units.
    Continue to 4 of 4 below.
  • 04 of 04

    Sew King's Crown Quilt Blocks into Rows

    King's Crown Quilt Block Pattern
    Sew King's Crown quilt components into diagonal rows. Janet Wickell

    Assemble the Quilt

    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.