"Esther Matthews was a devote Methodist Episcopal. The biblical Song of Solomon refers to the Rose of Sharon. In the language of ﬂowers, the ﬂower is a symbol of healing and love.".....Neva
When I was growing up, we had a hedge of pink Rose of Sharon bushes in our yard. I loved to watch the exotic looking flowers bloom. The buds were a twirl of long semi ruffled petals that unfurled and opened like the skirt of an elegant gown worn by the Belle of the Ball. As a young child it was fun to imagine it that way..... Doreen
I really enjoyed the piecework progression of this block.
I found it easier to stitch most of the larger leaves in pairs.
Unless you are sewing the "greenery" as one solid piece (which I did not) you will need to be mindful of a few under-over bud and stem layers.
I crossed at least 1 of the stems over a bud shoot instead of under it. If you can't find it, I'm certainly not going to point it out. (you can click photo below to enlarge)
Here is my finished Rose of Sharon block!
I look forward to seeing how other quilter's stitch this one together!
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