"We keep Free-soilers, Black Republicans and Bloomers on the other side of the street. They are afraid even to inquire for board at this house."
Marie Webster showed a Virginia Rose in her 1915 book. The asymmetrical block features a classic stylized rose in the center with rotating buds---perhaps they should be love apples to remind us of Virginia Clay's charms. That Belle of the Fifties remained a Belle well into middle age.
We're making it an Alabama Rose. Applique to an 18-1/2" square or cut it larger and trim later.
- Create a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11" or a word file.
- Click on the image above.
- Right click on it and save it to your file.
- Print that file out 8-1/2" x 11". Note the inch square block for reference.
- Adjust the printed page size if necessary. Do not use tools like "Fit to page."
- Make templates.
- Add seams when cutting fabric.
The porters "came upon Davis and the woman in the same berth and told them that such conduct was not allowed on that road. Mr. Davis, with all the dignity of an ex-President....said he had paid for the berth and would do as he pleased. The lady turned her back....Conductor Miller was determined, and...succeeded in persuading the venerable martyr of the lost cause to get out of the lady's berth....in his shirt and drawers in presence of a number of disgusted witnesses."