June 12, 2015

A rose by any other name ...

I seem to be on a "pink" kick, but isn't pink a favourite colour for the roses you receive?

The English Rose quilt block is comprised of simple patches -- the square and the half square triangle, so there is nothing difficult in the sewing of the block. The fun begins when you start to play around with the layout of the blocks, to see what secondary pattern can emerge as a result.

These two quilt illustrations show you just some of the ways to set your blocks to get secondary effects.

English Rose quilts

You might also be interested in other "royal" quilt blocks as well, such as ...

Thank you Mr. Shakespeare

"What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet; ...."
~ [Act II, Scene II - Romeo and Juliet]

'English Rose' images © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com

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