Hosanna Quilt Block

Skill Level: Intermediate (requires foundation piecing)

This block, which closely resembles a palm leaf, is named Hosanna, which is a reference back to biblical times. Shortly before Jesus was crucified, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowds spread palm leaves out in front of him like a carpet and shouted “Hosanna” (an expression of adoration which literally means, “Lord, save us!”)

The story is often re-enacted at Easter (Palm Sunday) as a remembrance.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt made with hosanna quilt blocks

Block Construction

This block turns out best when paper pieced. Click the image below to download the templates.

Coloring Sheets

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