The Desperate Housewife’s Quilt – Block 33 Crown

Welcome to week 33 of the ‘The Desperate Housewife’s Quilt’. Todays block is about foundation piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.

Be sure to visit this week’s Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)

This weeks guest is Bek Brown from Australia. Bek is a very talented quilter whose gorgeous handiwork can be found at Dreamfctry.

A mother is the queen of her home. Her love for her family is the jewel in her crown.


  • Paper Piece the three section from using the template foundations found here, here and here. Remember not to ‘Scale’ or fit to page when printing.
  • Sew the three sections together as shown in diagram below
The Block – 8″ finished
Four blocks
On Point
On Point with Rotation

Horizontal Layout with various patterns formed by rotating the blocks.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks block. Next week, I will be exploring piecing with 1.5″ squares.

*** Copyright 2011 –  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***


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