This 12" May House quilt block is part of my Calendar of Houses Bee Quilt. A friend and I organized this on-line bee a couple of years ago after being members of two previous on-line bees.
There were twelve of us in the bee - from the United States as well as England and New Zealand. Every month, each of us made a block for a member and a different member made a block for us. The house design was to represent that month. The butterflies and the tulip background fabric represent the month of May to me - even if May brings snow to us here in Colorado at times! The quilt hangs in my classroom and makes my room cheerful and cozy - perfect for reading.
Through all the frozen winter My nose has grown most lonely For lovely, lovely, colored smells That come in springtime only.
The purple smell of lilacs, The yellow smell that blows Across the air of meadows Where bright forsythia grows.
The tall pink smell of peach trees, The low white smell of clover, And everywhere the great green smell Of grass the whole world over.
The Year's at the Spring
The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in his heaven - All's right with the world!
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