May Day! May Day!

Dogwood Blossoms Mini Quilt
One of my all-time, favorite quilts. Today is May Day (May 1) and I saw on my 2014 Block a Day Calendar that I had used this applique block for a banner.

I was actually recalling when I was in elementary school (in the 1950s - yikes!), we had May Day celebrations. We had banners around the May pole, wore little costumes and hats. Wow - a trip down memory lane!

I was inspired to make this quilt many years ago because I had first made this large bed sized quilt for Quilter's World Magazine:

Dogwood Blossoms bed quilt
The dogwoods are about to bloom where I live and they are going to be gorgeous! I love Spring and all the bright greens and new blooms. Sat on my deck this afternoon listening to the birds. Such a luxury for me and I'm going to do it again tomorrow!

 The bed quilt above is beautiful BUT because it was custom quilted on just about every square inch, it is STIFF AS A BOARD! Beautiful to look at but, I would never give it away - certainly not soft and cuddly. Just a warning - just because a quilt LOOKS beautiful, doesn't mean it FEELS beautiful.

Have a great May Day.


  1. Love the dogwood…but am amazed you say it's stiff! It looks so cozy and inviting!!!! Good advice!

  2. it might be stiff but it looks wonderful. a calender with a bock a day are you doing the challenge?

  3. Such a pretty quilt! Stiff or not, it is lovely...

  4. Your quilt is beautiful, but I so agree with you - I don't like a stiff bed quilt. When I'm making a quilt that I expect to be for a bed I usually like to stitch in the ditch and keep it light.
    Debby E

  5. I love this quilt! I've been looking for something for my granddaughter. Which issue of Quilter's World did you do this for?

  6. I love it. Sometimes it is nice just to have something to cover the bed.


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