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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.

the grids of the 4-patch crown star quilt blockAs 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.

There are several ways to make this block.  You can make a square in a square for the center, and then use flying geese units on the edges and squares in the corners.

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.

monkey wrench quilt block crown star quilt block anvil quilt block

 

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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

4-Patch Quilt Block

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.

Crib

168

Twin

529

Double

624

Queen

728

 

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