Monday, January 24, 2011

BOW #33 King's Crown

Another block that uses the Flying Geese "block" is King's Crown; if you can make a Flying Geese (Goose?) and cut a square, you're ready to go!  If you need to review how to make a Flying Geese unit, check out BOW #6 .

For a 12" finished block you'll need:
(4) 3-1/2" x 6-/12" Flying Geese units, with light background and Dark 1 as the geese
(4) 3-1/2"  Dark 1 squares
(1) 6-1/2"  Dark 2 squares

Arrange as shown:

As with many blocks, combining multiples of the blocks creates secondary patterns.  To me, it looks like tiles, perhaps floor tiles.  This might be nice as the central part of quilt, with borders that are appliqued or embroidered swirls and flourishes and twining branches.  Or maybe evocative of decorative iron railings.  (I am intrigued by quilts of architectural details. I have photos of decorative and architectural details in the Iowa State Capitol building, that would make a beautiful quilt!)

MK: This block creates interesting secondary patterns when paired with other blocks, such as the variable star.

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