Crown of Thorns Pattern

I love vintage patterns! As I delve deeper into the quilting world, many modern patterns are inspired by or derived from vintage ones.  I found this Alice Brooks Pattern "Crown of Thorns" and immediately fell in love with it!  I modified the pattern to remove a "V" intersection at the center  of the block.

Here is another version I made.  I love how Springy this one looks.
If you are going to make the pattern, stitch your pieces together  on the left and right and then your middle strip separately like this:

I highly recommend paper piecing this pattern!
If you make this block, please join my Charise Creates Flickr Group and add your version of this block.  I'd love to see your version!!!!

I've also listed this pillow in my Etsy shop : )

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Thank you very much for the template. Your pillow is absolutely gorgeous. :)

  2. Thank you for sharing! I love the design.

  3. this is beautiful! thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank you from Denmark, love your pattern in Fatquarterly.
    I follow you via IGoogle.
    How do you make this sweet-funny-cool pattern?

  5. Awesome block! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

  6. i am totally in love with this! i just printed it out! thanks so much for sharing the pattern. i also am planning on working on the chalet pattern this weekend that i bought from you a little while ago! i can't wait! xoxo

  7. Thank you so much, yet again, for such a wonderful chart and tutorial. I am going to print and make this tomorrow because I LOVE it along with the Apple. You are just amazing and I can't thank you enough. No computer or TV for me tomorrow that's for sure.
    Lots of Hugs
    Patti xxx

  8. Hi Chris. I'm Lily from Buenos Aires, Argentina.I love this pattern and you inspire me to do a pillow like yours. Certainly I will share with you when I finish it.

  9. Where do you buy your fabrics?

    1. I shop at Sew Me a Song (she is a sponsor on my blog), Ayumills, and BlijeOlifantje and Sew Deerly loved on Etsy.

      Some favorite online shops are Fat Quarter Shop & Pink Castle fabrics (also sponsors), and The Quilted Castle.

      I love japanese fabrics - designed by Atsuko Matsuyama and Suzuko Koseki. If you search on Etsy or on the web you should find even more shops.

      Hope that helps!

  10. Just wonderful!!! Can't wait to do it!!! Thank you!
    Claudia- from Brasil.


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