The Salt Lake Temple, done in cotton fabric and wool with needle-turn applique and embellishments, is the ninth block of our “Forever Bound” LDS Museum Quilt, and the last of the main applique blocks. The temple is central to faith, purity, and eternity. The olive branch symbolizes peace, forgiveness and the olive press. Both the blossoms and the fruit are present for faith in every season. The sego lily is also a symbol of peace and the state of Utah. Love birds for eternal marriage, the rose for the Isaiah prophecy, “the desert shall blossom as the rose.”
This quilt was featured as “His Works- My Blessings” in the 2012 LDS International Art Competition and the March 2013 issue of The Ensign. The block finishes to about 17″ and will be one of 9 applique blocks, 4 tree of life blocks, pieced setting triangles, and borders that make up the entire quilt. It can also be used as a pillow top, if desired. The full pattern is being released on a block-of-the-month basis, so you can create your own museum piece.
This completely original pattern is not sold elsewhere. Detailed instructions and pattern pieces required for creating your own Salt Lake Temple Quilt Block are included in this digital pattern download. A PDF will be available for you to download up to three times immediately upon purchase. This pattern is for personal use only.