Friday, August 23, 2013

Quilt Block in Honor of St. Cecilia

St Cecilia (2nd - 3rd century) is the patroness of musicians. She married a man named Valerian but told him that an angel guarded her and her virginity and that he could only see the angel if he were baptized. He converted and did see the angel. He then devoted his life to helping to bury Christian martyrs. He was then martyred himself.

As for Cecilia, she was sentenced to be beheaded for having preached and converted 400 people. The executioner was unable to sever her head and she was left bleeding for three days until she died. She was buried by Pope Urban.

Since St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians, I created this block to resemble a piano or organ keyboard. The pattern shows it in black and white, but as you can see from the block I created, you can create it in any two contrasting colors.

The free pattern is available here: Quilt Block in Honor of St. Cecilia

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