Hosannah - The Palm Quilt
|The Palm Block, aka Hosannah|
|10" Palm Blocks set on point|
OK. The connection with the Palm Block and Easter? It has to do with the triumphant entry of Jesus on the last week of his life and the use of palm leaves that were used by the crowds who waved them as he came through the streets of Jersalem on the back of a donkey. They were calling out "hosannah" (which means 'praise' in Hebrew, I believe). Fickle crowd - because they turned on him in no time, asking for his death. Someone, somewhere, turned the image of a palm branch into a quilt block and made it in fabric.
My pattern is paper pieced and can be any size because it is based on a 4 x 4 grid. It also is pieced as though it were an off-center log cabin, so no center seam.
Here is the single block, unadorned:
|No center seam - sewn as one continuous unit|
|Yes, you can arrange 7 blocks into a quilt center|
|One block can become an awesome pillow!|
|Gotta be one of my favorite quilts - 4 blocks in lush floral prints|
|Here's that 7 block arrangement again!|
|Palm block with alternate drunkard's path block, by Kathryn Wager Wright|
Stay tuned for more of this block. When I like a block I can't resist making more and more. In a variety of sizes and a variety of fabrics. Just can't get enough, I guess.