Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quilt Block in Honor of St. Anne

St. Anne is one of my favorite saints. I pray to her every day to help me in my parenting and in my writing. She was the mother of Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. She is often symbolized by a book because she was Mary's first teacher. She is also frequently symbolized by a lily because of the purity of her daughter.

In this 12" x 12" quilt block, I have combined these symbols. I have incorporated two lilies along with a book. I have also used a blue field in honor of Mary, and used purple for the book in honor of Jesus.

To download the free pattern for this block: Quilt Block in Honor of St. Anne

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Rosary Quilt

Here is a link to a quilt project (along with curriculum materials) designed to help children learn more about the rosary: A Rosary Quilt

Friday, August 3, 2012

Quilt Block in Honor of St. Brigid of Ireland

St. Brigid of Ireland is one of Ireland's patron saints, along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. Living in the 5th and 6th centuries, she was an Irish nun who founded several monasteries, including the one at Kildare with which she is most associated.

This 12" x 12" quilt block is based on the symbol of St. Brigid's Cross. It is an easy pattern -consisting of all straight pieces. To download the free pattern, please click here: Quilt Block in Honor of St. Brigid