Sunday, 22 November 2015

Hunter's Star - November 22

The Zodiac star sign Sagittarius  runs from November 22nd to December 21st.  Sagittarius is the archer or the hunter, so Hunter's Star belongs here.

You can find a pattern for the Hunter's Star at Jinny Beyer's free patterns.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

5th November - Guy Fawkes

November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night.  In 1605 Guy Fawkes and others attempted to blow up the House of Lords in London.  The Gunpowder Plot failed but the day lives on with bonfires and fireworks.

Firecrackers and Rockets

Fireworks Star

Fireworks (medium difficulty)
Fireworks (extremely challenging)

Or try a free quilt pattern Fireworks from Patchwork Square.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

1st November - All Saints' Day

In the Christian church the 1st November is All Saints' Day, a time to remember those who have already gone to heaven.  Here are a few blocks with saint's names to get you started. The BlockBase number will help you find a pattern.

St. Gregory's Cross   BB3126

Pope Gregory I, patron saint of musicians, singers, students and teachers.

St. Elmo's Cross   BBP008

St. Elmo, or Erasmus of Formia, patron saint of sailors and abdominal pain.

St. Paul   BB2493
St. Paul, writing of the Epistles in the New Testament and patron saint of missions.