Good Morning Quilters! The May Day Baskets blocks are almost finished. There are 32 blocks, but I am only using 30 to set the blocks 5 across and 6 down. This week I finished my 29th block:
When I get the last block finished, I have to decide how to combine them to make a quilt top. Here are two examples, one from the Successful Farming Magazine, November, 1932, of the original offering of the patterns, with green setting blocks. Next to the magazine photo is a copy of the only internet version I could find of a similar quilt, with orange setting blocks. They both have the same outside border that looks like a ruffle, but is not. The set of patterns I am using were copies from the ones offered in 1932, and were published in the 1980s in a quilter magazine. I know I will set the blocks on point, and I do like the peaceful medium green that is seen so often in 1930s quilts. I’d be interested in hearing what your ideas are for this quilt.
The last basket block I am making had a bird in the basket! I left the bird out and substituted more flowers in place of the bird. I don’t think the 1932 version had only one basket with a bird, but I could be wrong. Anyway, my version will be all flower baskets with no birds. See 1980s pattern for this block:
My version of my last block that will be this week’s hand work:
It sure will be exciting to get this last block finished! What are you starting - or finishing this week? It is so nice to look at all of your blogs and see your beautiful work. Thanks so much for being part of Design Wall Mondays. I am looking forward to sitting down with a cup of coffee and reading about your projects.