April 2019 Block of the Month: King’s Crown Quilt Block


April 2019 Block of the Month: King’s Crown Quilt Block

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2019 Block of the Month—April: “King’s Crown” Quilt Block

In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the first of 12 blocks in the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series. Find the January and February Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 Block of the Month Series, anytime, by viewing the supply listing in the January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Each month, we’re featuring one quilt block design. The quilt blocks are created using Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack* from Riley Blake Designs (*18″ x 22″ fabric rectangles) plus background, sashing, border, and binding fabrics. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create the April “King’s Crown” Quilt Block (below).

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Keep your fabric choices sorted using this handy Fabric Planner diagram. Download the planner HERE. Make notes or pin swatches to remind you of the fabric placements.

 2019 Block of the Month Afternoon Picnic April PDF

April BOM Planner

Choose the Fabrics

For the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series, “King’s Crown” April Quilt Block, select the following fabrics from your Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack from Riley Blake Designs and a Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangle Gauge by Clover.

April BOM 1

Afternoon Picnic Red Rose, Afternoon Picnic Black Floral, Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal, Afternoon Picnic Black Main

April “King’s Crown” Block

Instructions: (Each block is a 12″ finished square. Finished quilt measures approximately 44-1/2″ x 57-1/2″)

Cut Fabric for Block

  • Cut four 3-1/2″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Red Rose.
  • Cut four 3-7/8″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Black Floral and Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal.
  • Cut one 6-1/2″ square of Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
April BOM 2

Construct The Units

All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

The step-by-step photos illustrate construction of the block.

Half Square Triangles (HSTs)

Create eight half-square triangle blocks.

April BOM 3

  • Mark blocks using a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and an erasable gel pen.
  • Use a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge. The left side of the gauge is designated to create 1/2-square triangle blocks. Depress button on sliding portion of the gauge and move to size of the desired 1/2-square triangle.

No Hassle Triangle Gauge


  • Stack two squares, right sides together. Place No-Hassle Triangles Gauge on block set, corner to corner. Match corner marks of gauge with corner of block sets. Mark fabric through center of gauge with an erasable gel pen.

April BOM 4

Stitch Blocks

  • Align presser foot along one side of center mark, stitch.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch from one block to the other.


  • Rotate block, stitch along other side of center mark.


  • Cut blocks apart along center markings with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
  • Press seams to darker fabric.

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout block following diagram. Rotate squares as necessary.

Join Squares

  • Place half square triangle sets, right sides together, in pairs.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.



  • Place corner squares onto center set, right sides together, in pairs. Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between sets. Press seams open or to one side. Creating top and bottom rows.
  • Place middle sets onto center square, right sides together, stitch. Press seams open or to one side. Place square sets, right sides together, to form rows. Press seams open or to one side.


  • Stitch rows together to create complete block. Press seams open or to one side.


Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks book shows how to create 12 additional quit blocks. For best results, use the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge.

How to make 1/2-square triangles by Nancy Zieman


Watch No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks (Part One and Part Two) on The Best of Sewing With Nancy online.


Watch Sewing With Nancy online at Nancy Zieman dot com


The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman



Nancys Giveaway 5 1312For a chance to win Nancy Zieman’s New! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack please leave a comment below.

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Giveaway Winner 5 131

The randomly selected winner of a Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Clover Needlecraft from the April 13 blog post is, Carolyn T.

Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge by Nancy Zieman

Her comment is: I morphed from watching Nancy on my local PBS station to YouTube on my P.C. to getting NZP emails on my phone! When home I watch Sewing With Nancy while walking on my treadmill, headphones on and tablet propped in front of me.

Happy Quilting,

Team Nancy Zieman

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  • DebbieW
    April 20, 2019

    HSTs are the rock stars of quilters, especially those just starting out, no intimidation, beautiful fabric for a great block.

  • Ann West
    April 20, 2019

    This is such a fun and happy Block of the Month. I would certainly love to win the beautiful fat quarter pack to make this BOM. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Carol Netzler
    April 20, 2019

    What a fun block! HST’s are not my best, but this block is very pretty.

  • Florence Dupuis
    April 20, 2019

    Just love the fabrics in this Afternoon picnic fat quarter packet.

  • Nancy Lewis
    April 20, 2019

    This is a beautiful block!! I love the fabric, really brings it to life!!

  • Yolanda
    April 20, 2019

    Step by step instructions are a big help! Thanks!

  • Deb Sewald
    April 20, 2019

    Such a beautiful happy block! Just what we need after a long cold winter! I love the fabric! Perfect for a picnic quilt!

  • Twyla
    April 20, 2019

    Yes, I would love to win the Fat Quarter by Riley Blake. Beautiful floral designs.

  • Kathryn
    April 20, 2019

    I love this fabric. It is so happy. Would love to win the fat quarter package.

  • Susan Spiers
    April 20, 2019

    Beautiful Summer fabric colors! Thank you, Susan

  • Judith Wittmier
    April 20, 2019

    perfect for Summer celebrating after a long cold winter. love the unique color combination and the interesting way each part of the block is actually the part of another part making this bright celebratory quilt. love to win of course but many thanks for putting this together.

  • MaryEllen
    April 20, 2019

    Love this fabric in the King’s Crown Block. The contrast really stands out. Love watching the videos; I feel so confident after seeing them and know that if I take my time and follow the process my quilt will look great.

  • Terry
    April 20, 2019

    This fabric really does remind me of a summer picnic in the park. Even bologna sandwiches tasted better sitting under a tree.

  • Janet Jordan
    April 20, 2019

    I love this fabric! Can’t get enough of it LOL Also using for a Spinning Rail Fence quilt.. I’d love to win this fabric! Thanks for the chance

  • MoeWest
    April 20, 2019

    I love the summery feel of this fabric. It makes a beautiful block!

  • Sue Anderson
    April 20, 2019

    Love this fabric! Please pick me.

  • Denise Wichman
    April 20, 2019

    Gorgeous fabric and look forward to making this block.

  • Marylou
    April 20, 2019

    The fabric is absolutely gorgeous and has such a cheerful -Spring like feel to it-love it!!

  • Marilyn D.
    April 20, 2019

    So pretty. Just puts a smile on my face when I look at all the material together.

  • Sharon
    April 20, 2019

    Great fabric. I would love to win.

  • Clovis
    April 20, 2019

    I like the center square fabric alot. Great block.

  • Helen Glover
    April 20, 2019

    I love the King’s Crown block and how appropriate for Easter weekend! So fitting for Nancy as she was a person of faith. Thanks for incorporating it into this quilt.

  • Mary H
    April 20, 2019

    This is a very beautiful line of fabrics.

  • Margaret C
    April 20, 2019

    One of my favorite blocks! This is such a beautiful line of fabric, Afternoon Picnic. A perfect match!

  • Cheryl May
    April 20, 2019

    I love making quilts with half square triangle. So many option when positioning the square

  • Patti Williamson
    April 20, 2019

    This fabric is so fresh and happy and this block looks very fun. Happy Easter

  • Barb K
    April 20, 2019

    I have watched and enjoyed Nancy through the years–would love to win the beautiful fabric bundle!!

  • Sandra C
    April 20, 2019

    Love this block! Have never bought a stack or jelley roll of fabrics. Guess I really need to brush up on my sewing skills!

  • Susan T
    April 20, 2019

    These fabrics are so pretty together!

  • Pat
    April 20, 2019

    The fabric is beautiful and the instructions clear and easy to follow. Guess I’ll have to join the sew along and play catch-up to get up-to-date.

  • Hannah W
    April 20, 2019

    Another beautiful block with that lovely fabric!

  • Teri
    April 20, 2019

    This is a wonderful block in beautiful fabrics! Thank you.

    April 20, 2019

    I’ve been in love with this fabric bundle since the first time I saw it but 2 family emergencies have had me swamped since the year began. I’m figuring if I win this bundle it’s Gods way of saying there’s a light coming at the end of our tunnel!

  • Denise Hurtado
    April 20, 2019

    I’m excited to work on the quilt

  • Anne Z
    April 20, 2019

    Perfect fabric for a summer project.

  • Jennifer Fried
    April 20, 2019

    I love the King’s Crown quilt block !

  • Rita Long
    April 20, 2019

    Such a pretty Block that I would like to make.

  • Barbara Anderson
    April 20, 2019

    The Kings Crown is beautiful and appropriate for April of 2019.

  • Judy
    April 20, 2019

    Perfect fabric for a picnic quilt!

  • Alice
    April 20, 2019

    Simple, but so pretty!

  • Bev Martin
    April 20, 2019

    I really like the collection of fabrics chosen for this quilt project. The fabrics are fresh, colorful, and attractive.

  • Edna Marks
    April 20, 2019

    Love the colors in this collection. They are so bright and cherry.

    April 20, 2019

    This block looks great!

  • Bonnye
    April 20, 2019

    The fabric really makes the block. Very pretty block.

  • Linda
    April 20, 2019

    Love the fabrics, they make a wonderful summer quilt.

  • Detra Braymen
    April 20, 2019

    Beautiful line of fabrics!! I love the summery look!! The April block WoWs me!!

  • Bridget
    April 20, 2019

    I love the quilt block. The tool makes it so much easier to make!

  • Carolyn T
    April 21, 2019

    I’m enamored with the prints and colors of these fabrics!

  • Lela Goddard
    April 21, 2019

    Love the Riley Blake fabric by Nancy—the flowers & bright colors cheer me up after a long winter and recuperation. Anxious to try the fabric in the “kings crown” April block!

  • margaret swisher
    April 21, 2019

    absolutely love this collection

  • Diane Putzer
    April 21, 2019

    I appreciate the free block of the month patterns and instructions.

  • Jessie Gray
    April 21, 2019

    This quilt block looks so pretty and easy to make. I am learning how to do quilting and sewing, so this looks like a very easy project to do.

  • Linda Edwards
    April 22, 2019

    These are very pretty fabrics and a great block to showcase them. Thanks for the BOM and continuing Nancy’s legacy.

  • Rebecca Monnin
    April 22, 2019

    This is quite the non-threatening collection of quilt blocks. As a new quilter, I appreciate the blocks over the last four months. They have been encouraging and with Team Nancy’s step-by-step instructions, they are doable. Thanks for the efforts to keep it simple yet beautiful!

  • Susan
    April 22, 2019

    These fabrics derve to be showcased in a fabulous way such as with the No-Hassle triangle blocks. The guide and the tools are really helpful.

  • Patricia Rhodes
    April 22, 2019

    is there another place to down load the instruction I’m only able to print the planner and not the rest thank you for any help

  • DeAnna S
    April 26, 2019

    Beautiful line of fabrics. Love the colors and the flower motifs. HSTs are so versatile.

  • Regina Harris
    April 27, 2019

    A very interesting block and fabric selection. I look forward to making.

  • Dora Susana Lobos
    April 28, 2019

    Hola me gustaria si se puede traducir soy de Argentina gracias.

  • Beth Cox
    May 1, 2019

    Very pretty block. Can’t wait to get started

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