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May Day Baskets

One superstition that surrounds May is that it was considered an incredibly ill -omened time to get married. There’s an adage for it actually, which goes: “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day.” It’s not clear where exactly the saying comes from, but there must have been a pretty good reason not to get married in one of the most beautiful months of the year! May isn’t just a bad time to get married, though. There’s the Cornish superstition that buying a new broom in May is unlucky. Oh, and apparently, you shouldn’t wash any blankets either!

Today many people have chosen to use their quilting talents to create lovely quilts for people getting married in May. The May Day Baskets Quilt designed by Jenny of Missouri Quilt Co, The Tutorial is available for free. Jenny Doan demonstrates how to make a quick and easy flower basket quilt block using 2.5 inch strips of precut fabric (jelly rolls) and coordinating yardage. For this project she chose Burgundy & Blush 2.5″ Strips by Maywood Studio. She also used Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers A and B by Kari Carr for New Leaf Stitches.

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