After an unsuccessful audition of a pastel pink, I still wanted to deviate from red for at least a few blocks. HOT pink will do the trick. (What can I say? I'm a product of the 1960s.)
I've completed 31 rose buds, with 5 more cut out. Then I'll need just 6 more! The remaining purple chains will go quickly. Still gotta figure out how to assemble and quilt this queen size quilt.