Happy May Day!
I remember as a child, making a May Day basket one year and filling it full of little wild violets for my mom.
Whatever happened to that tradition?
I don’t ever hear anyone speak of it, do you?
Well, this May Day, my flowers are sent to you in a quilt block!
Spring Love is featured in the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5.
I used a bias bar to make the heart, then fusible applique for the flowers & leaves.
I also designed a quilt using the block and that is featured in the gallery on page 22.
Just pick up Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from today’s top designers (plus me!) Volume 5, and make the block found on page 29.
Add a 1″ purple border, then a 6-1/2″ outer border.
Add a bit more bias tubing and a few more flowers around the border and you’re set.
For a chance to win a free copy here
before it hits newsstands May 8th, go
UP, UP, UP, to the TOP of this page and leave a comment to be entered to win.
Don’t forget your email address if you want me to contact you.
For a second chance to win,
this time a free pattern of your choice from my website,
(2 lucky winners for this)
subscribe to my blog.
If you’re already a subscriber, just let me know that in your commment and you’ll be entered.
I will choose the winners Saturday.
For more fun and freebies go to Quiltmaker’s blog and see all the participating designers.
Until next time,
156 thoughts on “May Day & 100 Blocks Volume 5 Blog Hop too!”
i agree–I have such fond memories of making paper baskets at school for May Day.
Love how you turned your block into a quilt! Thanks for sharing, and the chance to win!
Oh yes, it is May 1st! totally slipped by me…I love your block – sew pretty. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. How exciting!
I used to give my mom flowers from the yard/garden on May Day when I was a kid. I don’t think kids do that any more. I’d rather get a quilting magazine than flowers myself! Thanks for the chance to win.
May Day was so much fun when I was a kid! Very cute block, congrats. Of course I’m subscribed :)
This is a beautiful block.. I remember making baskets from construction paper for flowers…
Love the clearness of this design – not too fussy and showcases the applique.
LOVE your block. Just my kind of applique! I grew up in a small town, and we actually had a big open house at my school on “May Day” and the “BIG” 8th grade kids did a special May-pole wrap. Some how by the time I made it to 8th grade…the tradition vanished. boo… Thanks for your block.
Love the block. Also am a new follower. Thanks
Loving the applique – and I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you.
Your block is so sweet. I am a follower as well. You are right about the May Day. It is such a neat tradition that does not happen any longer. Thank you for sharing.
very pretty. I feel wedding when I see it. Thanks for the chance to win!
Thank you for showcasing this block. I immediately thought this would make a cute wedding quilt.
Beautiful block. Thank you.
Very pretty block! Congratulations on being included in the magazine. I receive your blog posts through email – I guess that makes me a subscriber? Thanks for a chance at winning!
A perfect block for May 1st. Thanks for a chance.
Very soft and delicate!!
Your pattern will certainly be added to my collection of heart patterns! One day I plan to make a quilt with a large variety of hearts.
Violets are one of my favorite wild flowers and yes I do remember picking them in small bunches for my Mom and when I see them today I still pick them to enjoy . I love your block and congratulate you for being chosen . I have signed up for your blog.
I just signed up to follow your blog by email…it was easy! Look forward to hearing and reading more in the future! Thanks for the ‘extra’ chance. :)
This would make a beautiful wedding quilt!
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I love the flowers combined with the heart. Thank you for a chance to win.
I remember May Day as a Child. I got into trouble one year for picking flowers out of a neighbors garden to fill our baskets.
This is a perfect design to make for someone you love! I’ve also became a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!
I LOVE applique and I LOVE your block. Can’t wait to get a copy of this issue.
Such a pretty block – I can see why you were chosen for the magazine! Great work.
Oh, I am following your blog.
Just signed up to follow your blog using haileybarb at cox dot net.
I signed up by email. Gorgeous spring block, like the flowers and simplicity.
Blanket stitching around appliqué is one of my favorite. Can’t wait for quiltmaker issue 5
Love your block! Thanks “sew much” for a chance to win!!
Love the spring daffodils or jonquils. Picture it with Christmas fabric, and they are bells!
What a lovely block, I reminds me of my grandmother’s aprons. Lots of great memories there. Thanks for sharing.
This block would make a beautiful wedding quilt. Congratulations on your block being chosen
What a beautiful block. Love the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing.
Your block is FANTASTIC! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway! The blog tour is great, I am really enjoying it!
Just signed up to subscribe. Congrats on your pretty block! This is my first blog tour…Love it!
I remember doing the May Pole dance in elementary school and weaving in and out with long streamers of colored fabric. It was always fun to do. I think that is another tradition that has gone by the wayside.
thanks for sharing your gifts with your readers.
Glad I followed the blog hop, so many beautiful designs and I love this one. I’m especially fond of hearts.
I remember picking white and blue violets and Mayflowers for my Mom, and my husband used to always pick Mayflowers for me. We moved and haven’t found any yet!! Beautiful blog site.
What a nice block. It would go nicely in some sort of wedding quilt or wall hanging. Thanks for having your giveaway. I’m going to happily become a follower of your blog.
Signed up for your blog by email.
Congratulations on being included in the 100 Blocks publication! Your block uses techniques that I need to tackle – thanks for the inspiration!
Your block is precious!
May Day festivals were so neat! Great memories!
Love your block! Congrats on having it included in the next 100 blocks. I also remember May Day and making and receiving May Day baskets. You are so talented!
Absolutely beautiful appique!
Beautiful block and I can see it in a spring runner too, would be beautiful, trailing down the sides of a runner.
love hearts….such a great presentation in a non-typical way.
Very sweet and clean block. I like it a lot.
Great block. This blog hop is so much fun.
A fun, flirty design.
I have never used a bias bar before. I will have to try it…You have a beautiful block and congrats on your publish article. Thanks for sharing…Judith, Texas
I used to bring my Mom violets, too! I thought she liked them, as it turns out, it was me that likes them!
What a beautiful block. I love the blog tour. What a great way to “meet” new designers.
Lovely basket of May flowers. The tradition doesn’t happen here because we have no flowers yet to put in baskets. Soon though, soon.
What a sweet block.
I signed up to follow by email.
I love your quilt!! It is great!! I also subscribed to the blog.
What a lovely block and quilt! Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!
What a beautiful block! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!
My quilting friend and I were talking about the old May Days as children this morning after a much needed trip to buy fabric! What a lovely block you made and congratulations for being selected. Thanks for the giveaway, too.
You have made a gorgeous quilt just in time for Mother’s day or even just for your mother for a Christmas present. She would just love it so much. Thank you so much for giving us all a chance to win a copy of such a creative magazine. One that you will cherish forever.
Hearts and flowers…nothing is better!
Thank you for showing me the perfect “heart” block. I have been looking for what seems like forever for a “heart” block that I really like to finish a quilt that has been in my UFO box for years. Can’t wait to get the magazine to finish the quilt.
Congratulations on getting your block in volume 5. It is a lovely block and a sweet quilt.
Cute block. It looks very springlike. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of volume 5.
I’m a subscriber already. :)
You’re right that rarely do I ever hear about anyone celebrating May Day any longer. Such a shame that many of these special things from our childhood are being lost with this next generation. Makes me sad really.
But, in happier things, I really love your block and how great that I just purchased some bias bars about a month ago or so.
I am now subscribed to your blog as well. I thought I might have been a subscriber already but I got no warning when I did just now so possibly not. Oh well. I am now.
Lovely block. Congratulations!
Love your block! I signed up to follow your blog.
The block is pretty, and adding the frame for a simple wall quilt is really great! Love the idea.
I love this block it brings back so many memories. I lived near a woods growing up and loved to take walks in the woods looking at all the wild flowers.
Gosh, I haven’t seen wild violets in years! But one of the neighbor girls did leave me a may day basket of wildflowers (mostly dandelions!)
Pretty block. I want to try this one!
Very pretty block, I just got the bias bars and they are great! Thanks for the chance!
Thanks for the chance to win.
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The only place I know that still celebrates May Day is in Hawaii. Nice design; yet another style of a heart is available to us. Sandi
Your block is lovely – congrats! thanks for the giveaway. I am a subcriber too.
Oh, this is really a lovely block. I love applique and can’t wait to try it. Congratulations!
Congratulations on your selection for QM 100 Blocks v5. We never celebrated May Day. Your block is lovely.
Pretty, pretty block. I once danced around a Maypole in primary school a long time ago. Thanks for the chance to win.
What a pretty block and applique is my forte. Thanks for putting it in and congratulations on being in Volume 5.
Your block is very beautiful. I love applique and this block is one I would love to make. Congratulations and thanks so much for the giveaway.
Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win!
Lovely block! Thanks so much!
I am anew subscriber! Looking forward to read more!
Love your block. Perfect for the 1st of May.
I like your block. It is so fun and perfect for May. Congrats on being chosen to have a block in the magazine. Thank you for a chance to win.
I remember May Baskets! We would take a Dixie cup and afix a pipecleaner to it for a handle, decorate it and fill it with candies. Only the best of friends would get one, for my parents were very sparse on candy purchases!
Happy May Day! We did a Maypole when I was very young in school and it was so much fun! I subscribed to your blog! Congratulations on having your cute block chosen! Can’t wait to get my hands on volume 5!
Thanks for the May Basket! lol What a cute block. And congratulations for having it chosen for the newest edition of the magazine.
You block is really nice. Congratulations!
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I am now following your blog. Thanks ;)
Love your block, and thanks for the chance to win, and congrats.
I am now a follower of your lovely blog. Thanks.
Just love your block! Definitely shows your creative side.
Thank you for offering this giveaway.
What a cute block. Congrats on being included in this issue.
how exciting to see your block!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Your block is so sweet and clean looking. Thans for the chance to win.
Love your block – I, too, made May baskets once upon a time and even danced around a May pole; Your block would make a great May basket gift.
I love your block! Opens all sorts of border ideas….
I made May Day baskets as a kid, and with my kids but now that they are grown and gone I haven’t done that in years. Fun memories. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.
I am a new follower.
Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win.
May Day baskets were always a tradition where we lived.
Lovely – a great block for the first day of May!
What a lovely block! I remember popping pop corn and putting M&M’s in construction paper cones – pipecleaners for handles and hung on doors followed by a quick door bell ring and the RUN!!!jj What fun! You’d come home to find a dozen that came while you were out.
I like your heart shaped design on the block.
Cute block! And it makes a nice quilt.
Love your block, I’ve never heard of that May Day tradition. larmenti at bellsouth dot net
Lovely block! brown[dot]k(at)centurytel[dot]net Thanks for a great giveaway! :)
I am already a subscriber to your blog using jrt14(at)hotmail(dot)com.
What a sweet block. May baskets–wow, I vaguely recall making them in grade school, way back when……
What a romantic block design and the name is perfect. I love the quilt design as well.
I too, remember May Day and leaving baskets at our neighbors doors. Awesome block and quilt.
Congratulations! A sweet block. My daughter used to bring me little sprigs of flowers. I have become a follower via email.
Everytime someone speaks of May baskets I think of my aunt Ginney(deceased), who always made May baskets and took them around and put them on peoples door handles and rang their bells or knocked on their doors and ran away so they would not see them. She did this as a kid growing up. I love your square and the quilt that you did.
Very pretty block! I remember making may baskets as a kid – hanging them on the doorknobs of friends, ringing the doorbell, and then running away lest I get kissed.
I’m always looking for new floral blocks to sew. Thanks for this one!
May Day Festival…dance around the pole…. flower baskets not what it used to be, especially living in the urban environments these days. The applique is neat. congrats & thanks.
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I love your block. I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the giveaway
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I’m an appliquer, so I love your block. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the giveaways. Congrats on being in the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks this year.
How cute! I like the simple quilt you turned it into!
Your May Day thoughts, with Mother’s Day around the corner, reminded me of a sweet children’s song in my church, that I learned as a child: “I often go walking, in meadows of clover, and I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue. I gather the armfuls the whole meadow over; Dear Mother, all flowers remind me of you.”
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Pretty block especially for May Day. I remember the May Day baskets they were always fun to give out.
Congrats! Such a pretty block.
I can see your block as a small wall hanging. So cute and original. Thanks for the chance to win.
What a great block for springtime! I have fond memories of making little baskets of treats to give to friends on May day. Thanks for reminding me of those days gone by. I already am a subscriber of your blog.
What a cute block!
I’d love to win a copy of the magazine!
I love love love how you turned this into a quilt! Thank you for the ideas and can’t wait to see the book! Hope I win!!!
I think that tradition has disappeared and been supplanted by Mother’s Day. One meant gathering blossoms on your own, the second has become another big “spending money” day. But, that’s OK, too, especially if you BUY LOCAL and support your hometown merchants/crafters/growers.
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What a lovely design! When I was little, most of our neighbors were elderly, and my mother would help me make little paper baskets, raid her rose garden to fill them, and walk me to hang them on the neighbors’ door knobs. It was a fun tradition…I hope it gets revived!
I just became a subscriber :-)
Your block is so delightful and is reminiscent of the May Days of old!
I signed up to follow your fantastic blog and look forward to seeing your future quilted treasures *Ü*
I used to make May Day baskets with my mom, and then deliver them to the older ladies in the neighborhood. Thanks for the sweet memories.
That is a really sweet block1
I remember the teacher one year talking about a May pole about this time, is that why I always bring out the may pole musical ornament I have! Thanks for the memories and chance. Like your block
Love the heart you made with your block! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)
What a lovely block and quilt! Congrats on being in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoyed your Blog.
I Love your Spring Love Quilt Block! Thanks for a Chance to Win Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks-Volume 5- I was Born in May and have always loved this Month. My Mom had wild violets growing in her yard and I remember picking some for her!
Your block is great! I love blocks that have applique on them. Congratulations on having your block included in this year’s issue of Quiltmaker 100.
Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.
I am a follower, using BlogLovin.
Thanks again for a chance to win.
I have just joined so my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a wild guess at my name…..Love Spring Love applique and the simple effectiveness of your design results in an oh so sweet quilt. Thank you for your generosity
Spring Love is definitely that. Thank you for a chance to win.
Pretty block – I love hearts! Thanks for the chance at this giveaway!
Congrats on having your block in the latest issue! Thanks for the giveaway.
Your block is really pretty! Congrats on having it in the book!
What a wonderful unique block!!!!! Congrats on being published in the issue. I wish we celebrated May day more. Does anyone still do the pole and ribbon dance :)
I am a subscriber :) Thank you for participating in the blog hop and having the giveaway. We appreciate your time :)
I would love to win this – these are a great line of books!