Rhododendron - #QuiltBlockMania

Rhododendron - #QuiltBlockMania

This month’s #QuiltBlockMania ended up being an easy one for me since I live close to the Blue Ridge Mountains where there is endless inspiration.  I absolutely love the mountains and enjoy spending hours driving the Blue ridge Parkway.  While fall is the most popular time to visit the mountains, I really enjoy the spring when the trees are turning various shades of green and the flowers begin to bloom.  I found the perfect inspiration for this block when I was looking through my photos from a recent trip during my daughter’s graduation from Appalachian State.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

The rhododendron is a prominent flowering shrub in the Blue Ridge Mountains, known for its large clusters of bell-shaped flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer.  The flowers range from bright pink to white and these plants play a crucial role in the local ecosystem, offering shelter and food for wildlife such as bees and birds. Rhododendrons can be found along trails and in wooded areas. Their presence is a significant attraction for visitors, contributing to the biodiversity and scenic appeal of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For #QuiltBlockMania I created this sweet Rhododendron Block.

This block is free through the month of June 2024.  After that, you can purchase the pattern for just $3. You can get the block by clicking the link:  Rhododendron Block

You could also make a fun quilt using all the June mountain blocks in the #QuiltBlockMania collection!  Check out the other free blocks for this month from these amazing designers:

Snow-Capped Mountain by Carolina Moore
Mountain Tunnel by Patchwork Breeze
Driving through the Mountains by Crafty Staci
Snowdon Lily
Mountain by Inquiring Quilter
Boondocking by Scrapdash
Blue Ridge Mountains Appliqué by Sew Worthy Mama
Purple Mountains Majesty by QuiltFabrication
Misted Mountains by Patti's Patchwork
Hiking Bear by Colette Belt Designs
Edelweiss by Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts
Forest Bird by Slightly Biased Quilts
Mountain Forest by Oh Kaye Quilting
Snow Hat by Amanda Harris
Rhododendrom by Emerald Falls Quilts
Log Cabin by Appliques Quilts and More
Take a Hike by Epida Studio
Winter Night by Studio B Quilt
Sedona Red Rocks
Almost Heaven

More about rhododendrons in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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1 comment

Beautiful way to start my morning! Love the block!

Shirley Soellner

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