Last week's block was called "Lady of the Lake".
In 1810, Walter Scott wrote the poem, The Lady of the Lake that drew on the old legend. It became hugely successful through the 1800s, and is believed to be the inspiration behind the quilt block that was first published in 1900.
This week's block is called "Prairie Queen".
I found it interesting when I looked up the use of the term Prairie Queen to find that it didn't refer to youth or beauty or some kind of pageant, but to female leaders, the significant women running their households, providing for their families, creating heirlooms, and contributing to the community through their churches or charity groups.
Jodi researches the blocks and why they are called what they are.
I'm anxious to see how all these red blocks will look when they're all set together.