During the Civil War, many beautiful southern gardens were neglected. Thorns and weeds grew among the beautifully colored rose bushes. I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing the striped thorn print in Judie Rothermel’s Civil War Chronicles fabric line for Marcus Fabrics. The quilt is made of 25 scrappy six-inch rose blocks set in diagonal rows separated by sashing. Quilt size: 50" x 50"