Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quilt Block in Honor of Our Blessed Mother

I am making this quilt for a little girl, so I will be focusing on female saints to start with. What better saint to start with than a quilt block in honor of our Blessed Mother. The lily is a symbol of Mary because of her purity and the color blue has always been associated with Mary. (Perhaps later on, I will design other blocks with other flowers that are symbols of Mary - so that one could create a Mary Garden quilt, but I need to tackle one project at a time!)

This block is 12" x 12" and is a patchwork block. One could also choose to create the whole block on a blue field and applique the flower pieces. If you were to create a whole quilt featuring this block, I would suggest varying the blue in the field - a lighter blue on some blocks in order to create greater visual interest.

To download this free pattern, including all pattern pieces: Quilt Block in Honor of Our Blessed Mother

Monday, June 11, 2012


This blog is a new work in progress. I've been quilting for many years, and I was recently inspired by the Women of Courage quilt project. That quilt honors several famous women (including Blessed Mother Teresa) with quilt blocks designed in their honor. Well, if Mother Teresa can have a quilt block, why not other saints?

I've been working on designing several blocks and am eager to share them. I'll start posting more as soon as I can! I hope that you are as excited about this project as I am. Please subscribe to this page so that you can get updates as soon as they become available. Thank you!