Crown of Thorns Quilt Pattern

This pieced Crown of Thorns quilt has Biblical connotations and dates back to early colonial days. The original quilt was pieced in a color combination of green for the crown, light brown for the thorns and white for the fill-ins on the pieced blocks plus a border of strips of brown and green.

We have planned a border of strips of brown and green 1 1/2 inches wide finished. At each corner is a four-patch of brown and green 2 inch squares. Place the four-patch corners so that a green square joins the brown strip and the brown square joins the green strip.

Finished blocks are 10 inches square.

For a Crown of Thorns quilt 76 by 106 inches you will need 70 pieced blocks plus a border of brown and green strips each 1 1/2 inches wide (finished width). There are just 2 pattern pieces to this design.

Quilt along seam lines of each unit and quilt border in parallel diagonal lines.

Click on image to print the 5" block of the Crown of Thorns Pattern.