Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Happy May Day from the Pacific Northwest! The sun is out and the weatherman is promising some very nice spring weather through the weekend.  I hope to do some yard work later today! It's time.
I usually post fun pictures of May Day Baskets on this day. Did you make them when you were little? I loved to make little paper baskets and put them on doors after ringing the doorbell and running away.
I was reading that May Baskets were a way for children to do something for others. I had never thought of that.

Instead of posting paper flower baskets, I decided to share some photos of my flower beds and focus on some quilts that are made with various "BASKET" blocks! I love making basket quilt blocks. Maybe I need to make one on my next quilt retreat????

My Forget-Me-Nots are in full bloom. I just love them and of course, they make me think of Tasha Tudor. She loved them but her gardener was always pulling them out! Shame on him.

I like this basket block with the curved handle. I can make this now that I learned how to cut on the bias
and hand applique.

Can you ever have too many azaleas in the northwest? I don't think so. This in one I planted last spring.

Another fun block pattern. Half square triangles rule! I like the pretty fabric used in this neat block.

This candy tuft is one of the last things still growing that I planted 37 years ago when we moved into our little house. It still keeps going every year.

I love this quilt! Boy, someone did a lot of work on this. It is called a cactus basket block.

Of course my Lavender is coming back to life. The bees just love it. This is the butterfly lavender plant.

I love the four baskets in the block pattern. Nice choice of color too.

More Forget-Me-Nots mixed in with my ornamental strawberries. They flower but do not produce berries...just a ground cover under a maple tree in front.

So enjoy the day! Get outside! Happy quilting and happy gardening and oh yes, HAPPY MAY DAY!

1 comment:

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love all your gorgeous flowers, and your quilt blocks are just amazing. I so admire your talent!
I can't "sew on a button", as they say, lol.

They are truly beautiful Linda! :) Pam