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About the Tudor Rose Quilt Block
Tudor Rose Quilt Block

Tudor Rose Quilt Block

Janet Wickell
Tudor Rose is a traditional patchwork quilt block that Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns attributes to Loretta Leitner, who used the pen name Nancy Cabot, and was a popular columnist who wrote quilt patterns for the Chicago Tribune in the 1930s.

My block is colorized a bit differently than is traditional. I wanted the center rectangles that form an X shape to blend a bit into the narrower bars along their sides. I repeated the background within the open square centers created by the narrow bars, to help make the main portion of the quilt block appear to be floating away from its light background. Choose a completely different color scheme if you like.

The quilt block is easy to assemble, and perfect for a first quilting project.

Skills You'll Need to Sew the Quilt Block

Finished Block Size: 14" x 14"

Fabrics Required

Light Background Print

  • (2) 7-7/8" x 7-7/8" squares, each cut in half once diagonally

    the interior of the block will appear to float even more if you cut the squares oversize -- about 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" or so; the block size will also increase

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" strip

Very Dark Print for center X Bars

  • (4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles

Print Somewhat Lighter than X Print, for Narrow Bars that House light Squares

  • (1) 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" strip

  • (8) 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" bars

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