Saturday, May 25, 2013

May House Quilt Block

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.

             Kathryn Worth

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!

              Robert Browning

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  1. That is a very happy and spring like block. It makes me just want to keep looking at it. I think the quilt of house blocks is wonderful.

  2. Hi~
    I like working with 12 inch blocks...and these are wonderful...I love the house theme!

    Very good poems~ ♥♥♥ Thanks for sharing~

  3. Love this quilt block, the tulip fabric is just gorgeous!

  4. A house embraced by tulips ... what could say "spring" better.

  5. The colors are very springy & cheerful!

  6. You have so many beautiful blogs and recipes is there a way to purchase the pattern for any of your blocks?


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