Greek Cross Tutorial - May BOTM

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Hi everyone! We are just about at the close of our June box and it’s time to do a Sew Along for our May box. All of you, including you international subscribers, should have your boxes for May so let’s get started!

Our Block of the Month we chose for May was the Greek Cross. According to Fresh Lemon Quilts :

“According to The Quilted Cross by J Michelle Watts, “The Greek cross is one of the original forms used by Christians.  Before Christianity, this cross was an emblem of the Greek goddess of crossroads, Hecate.”The Greek Cross is a traditional equal nine patch made up of half square triangles (HSTs), squares and rectangles.  Nine patch blocks consist of nine squares, three across and three down.  They are simple and were often used as a teaching block to children as they learned to quilt.This block can look dramatically different depending on your color choices and where you decide to leave “white space”.

I love the look of this block! It’s so fun and versatile. Nicole from Mama Love Quilts made this incredible quilted pillow using our Greek Cross pattern & Riley Blake fabric - both from our May box.

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Now we want to see what you create!

We’ve made a few images for the Greek Cross instructions below! As you make your blocks on social media, tag us using #botmsbb (BOTM SBB) so we can see what you’re up to. This a fun, beginner friendly block and makes an amazing quilt top on it’s own.

Our images give you instructions for a 9″ block, but you can play around with the sizes to get it to whatever fits your vision.

Enjoy!

(quilted pillow image source)


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