Quilt Along – The Crown and Star

It’s time for our sixth and final block – the Crown and Star!  (Miss our earlier posts? You can find more information about the Rosetta Star, Florence Star, Milton Falls StarOhio Star, and Wedding Ring block.)

You will need one Crown and Star block for either the throw-sized quilt or the baby-sized quilt. 

In our story Friendship Album: Forget-Me-Not, Dorothy, like many of us, has many quilt projects underway including a quilt which uses the Crown and Star block. In Dorothy’s quilt, the block is small and she is a bit dismayed to have to work with so many small pieces, blaming Eula for talking her into using this block! For our quilt, we’ve gone with a larger version which makes the block fun to sew and also the focal point of the quilt.

There are two versions of this block – one with corner triangles for the throw-sized quilt and one without the corner triangles for the baby-sized quilt. (More information can be found on page 13, step 6 in the pattern.) These corner triangles frame the Crown and Star block quite nicely in the throw-sized quilt but they are optional. If you aren’t certain you want them as part of your block or perhaps aren’t sure what fabric to choose, assemble the block skipping step 6 and add them later once you start laying out the blocks and the sashing.

Ready to sew? Share photos of your Crown and Star block on Instagram and in the Quilt Fiction Facebook group and use tags #lovesmelovesmenotqal, #quiltfictionqal, and #storyguildqal. Add your blocks to our Loves Me, Loves Me Not gallery by emailing them to qal@quiltfiction.com.

Next Monday, April 3, we will start a catch-up week and open up our fourth sponsor giveaway. To be eligible, share a photo (or photos) of our two newest blocks – either two Rosetta Stars or a Rosetta star and the Crown and Star block – by April 10. The rest of the April will focus on assembling the quilt top. Keep in mind that a final photo of your quilt top will be due by May 15 in order for a chance at the grand prize giveaway. (To enter the final giveaway, your quilt does NOT need to be quilted – just the quilt top (a.k.a. the flimsy) is required.)

Char and Loyce were the winners of our third giveaway – congratulations!

Don’t yet have the pattern? You can buy the pattern at the Quilt Fiction Shop.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or email qal@quiltfiction.com.