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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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!