BOM #2 Crown of Thorns


As I mentioned last month, quilt patterns of days gone by were frequently named for people, stories or items in the Bible.  Continuing along that theme, this month’s block is the well known Crown of Thorns.  Thorns were twisted into a crown and places on Jesus’ head before His crucifixion. 

Imagine the thoughts that must have gone through a quilter’s mind as she stitched this block.  Perhaps she used this block to teach her children and grandchildren this important historical event.

The Crown of Thorns block first appeared as we will be making it, in Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them, by Ruth Finley, in 1929.  But as the title would suggest, this familiar block would have been around many years before it was published.  The information is from Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and is illustrated on p 257, illustration #2048.  Directions for piecing the block can be found here: .  The block finishes at 12”. 


Don’t forget to add a picture of the finished block to your album when completed.   Have fun and note what your thoughts are as you piece this block!

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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