Queen Charlottes’s Crown Quilt Block

So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter are co-hosting the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project.  September’s block is the Queen Charlotte’s Crown quilt block.

Queen Charlottes' Crown

This block is easily drawn with a 5 x 5 grid.

I found this block difficult to visualize, so I decided to play with it.  I haven’t used any alternative blocks in any of the following designs, nor have I played a lot with value, so there is room for plenty more creativity!

Here is the block set side by side in a straight set:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set

I think I like this block after all!

Here is how it looks set with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 2

Still a straight set, but rotating alternate blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 3

Moving value around:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 4

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 5

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 6

Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks set side by side in an on point setting:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set

The ‘lattice’ really shows up in this layout; it would be fun to play more with the value.

And with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 2

Still an on point setting, but rotating some of the blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 3

By the time I finished playing, I had enough designs for a couple of blog posts.  Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted my project file.

Oops.

9 responses to “Queen Charlottes’s Crown Quilt Block

  1. I’ve never heard of this block before. The patterns you’ve created are fascinating. The patterns and your colour choices make me think of very old tiles or porcelain.

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  2. Thanks, Allison! 🙂

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  3. Pingback: RSC18 September | LC's Cottage

  4. Wow that is amazing! So many different options!

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  5. You came up with SEW many alternative lay-outs for this block!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Just found this on the link up with So Scrappy. What a fascinating exploration of the September block! I’ve been participating in the Squared Away BOM but hadn’t thought of taking the patterns further, although I can now picture the excitement quilters must have had when it first appeared. Thanks for the inspiration.

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