Monday, August 22, 2011

Civil War Block 34: Rosebud

This week's block, Rosebud, came with some interesting information about Rose O'Neal Greenhow, who was arrested by Union troops in 1861 for spying for the South.

 Rosebud by Becky Brown

Interestingly, this is a block that I'm familiar with because I have been reading Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts in preparation for a QAL this fall with Mama Spark

You don't need to buy the book to access the block patterns; 
all blocks are available on the SBS site.

Being the rebel I am, I elected to use the SBS rosebud block where it looks like 4 nosegays of rosebuds rather than the bold pinwheel in the middle and I'm-not-sure-what-the-rest-is of the block.

Doing this over, I would use a lighter red for the rosebuds and/or a darker green for the nosegay holders.   But this will look well with the rest of the CW blocks.

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Cool Give-away!

Karen of Lisnaweary Quilts is having a give-away for some cool stuff from Creative Grids!

The give-away is open to international entries and I know there are two of these prizes that I very much want to try out...  especially the rotary blade sharpener!


  1. I have that book, but also have the Farmer's Wife started already. Tempting... Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway. The rotary blade sharpener does sound interesting.

  2. Like your version of the block better. Might try it, you can see the flower in your block.

  3. I like your version of the block. Isn't it great when a block can be made with sevral different looks?

  4. Is that a rebel in the Civil War sense (since we are talking CW blocks), or are you just a little rebellious by nature? : )

  5. The first block appears to be a pinwheel. I looked again and made out the flower. Love your block, well done ~ you rebel you!