Finished Quilt Size :
65" x 76"
DESCRIPTION: The Massachusetts Cross & Crown quilt features 30
pieced blocks, set straight with 2" wide lattices and triangle-square
cornerstones. A simple outer border completes the design. The half-dark
and half-light character of the block creates endless possibilities for sets
and arrangements much like those of Log Cabin blocks. The quilt pictured
was made by Marsha McCloskey in 1991 and appeared in her book, On to
Square Two. It was quilted by Virginia Lauth. The Massacusetts Cross &
Crown block appears in Barbara Brackman's An Encyclopedia of Pieced
MATERIALS (44-wide fabric)
Fabric A: 3-1/2 yards total assorted dark prints
Fabric B: 3-1/2 yards total assorted light prints
Fabric C: 2 yards dark print for border, binding and some piecing
Backing: 4-1/4 yards
Batting and thread to finish
PATTERN NOTES: Step-by-step instructions include cutting and sewing
directions to make the quilt top. The instructions are for one size of quilt.
You can change the size of the project to fit your needs by adding or
subtracting rows of blocks and setting pieces, or by changing border
Rotary cutting and machine piecing techniques used in this pattern call for
the use of a special rotary cutting ruler, the Precision Trimmer 6
designed by Marsha McCloskey (produced and distributed by Feathered
Star Productions, Inc.). Templates are provided for quilters who prefer
more traditional cutting and piecing methods.
Order pattern and ruler separately.
|PRECISION TRIMMER 6Use this nifty, multi-purpose, 6-1/2" Rotary Cutting Ruler to: |
Make perfect 1-1/2", 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4-1/2", 5-1/2" and 6-1/2" squares
(These dimensions include seam allowances)
Center prints, piecing and appliquι in each size of square
Trim points for easy matching on 45° angle patches
Download the PDFs below for instructions on making two-,three- and four-triangle squares and Flying Geese units with the Precision Trimmer 6.