The Crown Star Block
This star quilt block has several names, as do many quilt blocks. It is referred to as the Crown Star and as well as the Crown of Thorns.
As you can see from the picture at the left, this is a 4-patch block, which has been further subdivided into 16 units or grids.
Or you can make it using nothing but half square triangles with squares in the corners.
If you choose to make this block using the square in a square method (or Diamond in a Square), be sure that you size the center to cover 4 grids of the block. You will find a chart on the square in a square page to help you determine the size to cut the center square for your desired block size.Here is a visual of how this 4-patch block looks with a few other similar blocks. This block is often used in sampler quilts.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project