It's time for the October Color Challenge and just like all the other months, this is a beauty!
To play along, go to Jen's blog for the block pattern and instructions.
You won't be disappointed!
October - Rose - Red
One of the most universal of all symbols, the red rose represents true love. They convey deep emotions - be it love, longing or desire. They can also be used to convey respect, admiration, or devotion; and a deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorry.
Unbeknownst to many, the red rose also has appeared throughout history as both a political and religious symbol. Regarding politics, the red rose has been associated with socialism since the 1880's; and to this day, it is often associated with groups that are searching for social reform. In terms of religion, all roses symbolize God's love at work in the world; but different rose colors are associated with different spiritual concepts. The red rose means passion and sacrifice.
The red rose is an unmistakable expression of love and the number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. As most of us already know, twelve red roses is the most popular of all, which conveys "Be mine" and "I love you." But, did you know that 22 red roses mean togetherness or luck? To see the meaning of giving specific number of red roses, check out this link. It's kind of fun to read. :-)
Back to the challenge -
Here are my fabrics - a solid light red (pink) from my stash and a fat quarter of Red Starlet from Blank Quilting. (I've been using fat quarters from the Starlet line for each month and I'm still happy with my choice.)
I love to see all the units of a block sewn together and ready to be laid out and sewn together to create a finished block. It motivates me to sew. :-)
The completed block! I love how the Starlet fabric sparkles.
As I've been doing each month, I sew the original block plus a second block that has the opposite or different fabric placement.
It never ceases to amaze me how different a block or quilt looks when you change the fabric.
Check out these other bloggers who made blocks this month and be sure to come back to see what we create next month! I'm having some issues linking to the bloggers, so be sure to go to Jen's blog and link from there.
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