Delaware Quilts

King's Crown

This was a block I was going to use for my 2008 Sampler, but for some reason I changed my mind. Anyway, I've decided to share the pattern with you now, and added some color variations in the quilts below.

For the King's Crown block you will need:
For the corners cut four 3 1/2 inch squares (purple)
For your flying geese cut four 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 (bright pink)
For the background cut eight 3 1/2 inch squares and one 6 1/2 inch square (light pink)

To make your job a little easier, draw a diagonal line
through all of your background squares on the wrong side.

Lay a background square right sides together with a bright pink rectangle, with the diagonal line running as shown here. Sew right on that diagonal line. Trim off the excess, leaving a inch seam allowance. Press to the bright pink.
Repeat this same step again with another background square on the other side of this same unit. Press to the bright pink. Make sure your rectangles still measure 3 by 6 . This is called a flying geese unit.

Now you can assemble your King's Crown block.
Your finished block should measure 12 1/2 inches.

Truthfully I think this quilt is a little boring, which is probably
why I didn't use this block in my 2008 Sampler.
However if you change the fabrics a little, and alternate
the colors, it looks much nicer.

Kings Crown Delaware Quilts February 2003
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