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Monday, February 3, 2020

40 Shades of Grey BOM

January blocks are complete. These are called Catherine Wheels.
This is what I found about the origin of the block.
Saint Catherine was tortured on a wheel by the Emperor Maxentius for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The wheel broke and Catherine was eventually beheaded instead. Her martyrdom is remembered in the firework called the 'Catherine Wheel'.
I made the alternate blocks first, and was ill with bronchitis. I ended up picking out about 1/2 of the first block, so put it away until I felt better.
Sorry about the shadow through the middle. I did realize it was there until I posted.
40 Shades of Grey
40 Shades of Yellow


  1. Very complicated blocks. They look perfectly pieced and very pretty.

  2. That's a lot of work. Thank you for sharing the story of Saint Catherine. I'd heard that some time in the distant past, but totally forgotten it. It's sad to know it happened, but it also strengthens one's faith.


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