Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Rose of Sharon for the March Quilt Block Mania

It's March, and how better to celebrate spring than with Quilt Block Mania's 'floral' theme! And I've got the quilter's favorite, a Rose of Sharon block.

four appliqued pink roses around a center circle

Our 'quilting' garden is bursting with flowers - just look at all the pretty floral themed blocks this month!

Have fun visiting each designer for their block, and please, thank them for creating such beauty!

Chubby Daisy Quilt block by Carolina Moore
Violet by Inquiring Quilter
Dahlia by Inflorescence Designs
Poppy by Boberry Design Co
Summer Poppies
Coronation Bloomd
Rose of Sharon by QuiltFabrication
Irises by Paleofish Designs
Lavender by Palm Creations
Crocuses at Patti's Patchwork
Tulip by Penny Spool Quilts
Improv Pansy at Lovingly, Lissa
Daisy by Appliques Quilts and More
Cone Flower
Summer Flower by Crafty Staci
Mother Nature's Memos
Kaye Collins- Big Blossom
Flower Shop
Star Flower Quilt Block
FPP Flower at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Spring Tulip by Around the Bobbin
Pretty Pot
Happy Sunflowers by Blue Bear Quilts
Poppy by Sallys' Sewing Circle
Reversible Flower Block | Happy Hippie Studio
Primrose Pinwheels by A Piece of Quiet Quilts
Flower power

So, here's the story of my Rose of Sharon block. Many years ago, I entered a block designing contest, sponsored by Electric Quilt, for a future book by Sharon Pederson. I submitted several block designs, and though I didn't have a winning block design in the final quilt, I do have one or two that are in the book, The Rose of Sharon Block Book (affiliate link). Unfortunately, I don't own the book, so I really don't know for sure!

When the QBM floral theme came up, I searched through my original rose designs and found this one, updating it here and there. As usual for my blocks, fat quarters are all that's needed to make one 12" x 12" finished block.

four pink roses in a circle

For fun, here's how several of these would look in a simple quilt.

Sorry, the time is up for the Rose of Sharon block - I'll let you know when it becomes available again. Until then, feel free to tell others about QuiltFabrication and become a follower yourself through any or all of the following: direct delivery of posts to your inbox (sign up below), or by following on BloglovinPinterestInstagramFacebook, or YouTube.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. this is so pretty and fun. thanks for sharing the pattern. this will be fun to make for this summer


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