|6" Rose Dream Quilt Block|
|This Many Pins|
|Charise's Rose Dream Quilt Block|
|Original Rose Dream Pattern, 1930 Kansas City Star|
The vintage quilt below that I found at an auction site online (thank you, Google) is similar to how I imagine most 'thirties quilters would have used this block pattern when it was originally published, combining a solid background fabric with an assortment of prints as per the newspaper instructions:
|Vintage Rose Dream Quilt|
|Fabric Picks for my Rose Dream Block|
So anyway, back to the Rose Dream block. First I thought that I would just print Charise's templates for a 12" block and then use the copier to reduce them by 50%, but then I realized that Charise's templates include 1/4" seam allowances that would be only 1/8" seam allowances after reducing with the copier. The original newspaper templates did not include seam allowances, but the scanned images of the newspaper clipping that I found online were not actual size, either. I thought of trying to do an old-school grid enlargement on graph paper, the way Anders did his Spiderman drawing enlargement in art class this year, but then I remembered TECHNOLOGY.
|BlockBase Software from EQ|
|Rose Dream Fabric and Templates, Ready to Cut|
|Rose Dream with FW 1930s Blocks 1-3|
Right now they don't really go together very well, but I don't really care. Once I have a whole boatload of 6" blocks that don't really go together, I'll sew them all together and it will be a "scrappy sampler." If I find some more blocks with curved piecing or applique like the Rose Dream block, that will help.
One of my kiddos comes home tomorrow afternoon! He's been in Florida with our high school youth group choir, singing at a variety of Lutheran churches and visiting amusement parks with his church friends. The house has been VERY quiet all week. I'm almost looking forward to the sound of video games on the PlayStation!
I'm linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.