Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Golgotha or The Crowned Cross quilt block

Golgotha or The Crowned Cross
May 26, 1933-The Golgotha quilt block originated in the New England states in 1760 and was still seen mostly in the east when Nancy Cabot wrote her column regarding this block.  Another name for the pattern was The Crowned Cross.

This is another of those blocks that I can't find any information on.

It is available in Electric Quilt's Blockbase program as #2068 however.

I used a combination of techniques to make my 6" block.  I paper pieced the center and the pink and white units as shown in the photo.

I rotary cut the squares and rectangles that make up the outer edges of the block.  The corner squares are cut 1 1/2" square and the side rectangles are cut 1 1/2" X 2 1/2".  You need to cut four of each size.

(The first photo is only showing two sides of the quilt block.)

The parts go together in rows like this-

You can download my paper piecing pattern here.

This antique block in the Spencer Museum of Art has the colors placed differently and has an extra triangle at the end of each corner of the center block.  Funny how such minor changes can completely change the look of a block.

Tomorrow-Rocky Glen

No comments :

Post a Comment