Love the "fallness" of this leaf. Never had sassafras tea, but I have made sassafras soap.
Pretty block. I could see an entire quilt using this block.I have often heard of sassafras tea. Would like to try some, I think. Apparently the leaves change shape as they age. Can't imagine how the tea tastes ... Interesting tea and coffee war facts.
I love the block and the fabrics in it.
Love your fabric!
Your Civil War blocks are always so lovely. I can't wait to see this once you start assembling the top.
Hello Freda,There is so much history with this quilt. Thanks so much for sharing the journey of this quilt with us.Have you tried this tea?Happy days.Bev.xoxo
What great fabric in a great block!
When I was a child in the 1930s-40s, I had an ancient uncle who went door-to-door selling sassafras. My mother always made a pot of tea for us to sample. To me, it tasted like licorice which I'm not fond of. It was considered a good tonic.
This is so lovely. I agree with the comment that this would make a beautiful quilt all by itself. And it is a lot of HSTs - what's not to love!