Four Crowns

Four Crowns is is built on the Ohio Star block. The corner squares are made from a “checkerboard” pattern of four 2″ (finished) squares. The best effect is made when the inner squares are the same fabric as the Quarter Square Triangle star points and the outer squares contrast with both the crown points and the background. A variation would have the outer corner squares and the middle 4″ square be the same fabric.

Use the Nine Patch assembly method to put the block together. Mirror and negative images are very effective with this block when you are using it for an entire quilt.

Use the Table on the Half Square Triangle (HST) instructions to determine the cutting dimensions for the star point squares. You want a 4″ finished square.  Watch the video for a quick, easy and accurate way to make the HST squares.

For the corner squares, cut 2-1/2″ squares of the three different fabrics:

1 – same fabric as the star points
1 – contrasting fabric
2 – background fabric

Then assemble the squares using the same 9 patch block method:

 

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