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: http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CrownofThorns2Block.html . 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!