Sunday, March 3, 2013

Quilt Block in Honor of St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria is believed to have been born in Alexandria of a noble family. After converting to Christianity, she denounced Maxentius for persecuting Christians.

Maxentius offered Catherine a royal marriage if she would deny the Faith. She refused and was imprisoned. While in prison, Catherine converted Maxentius' wife and two hundred of his soldiers. He had them all put to death. 

Catherine was likewise condemned to death. She was put on a spiked wheel, and when the wheel broke, she was beheaded. 

Her symbol is a spiked wheel.

 This is my take on the spiked wheel. It's a very simple quilt block, easy to work up. And it would be great as a repeating block in a quilt. You can work it up in any colors of your choosing, making sure to keep a rhythm of light and dark to provide some contrast. 

For the Free pdf pattern, please download: Quilt Block in Honor of St. Catherine of Alexandria

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