Monday, August 23, 2021

Ring Around the Rosie

 How did you make it through the storms?

Hoping you are all okay!

I have a child's coverlet that I love but the work is so faded, I can't get a good photo of it.  Fortunately, I found it in an old Bucilla catalog I have:

At one time, I began tracing the pattern with the hope of remaking it myself.  That way, I could omit the Ring Around the Rosie part.  It's never been a favorite nursery rhyme of mine.  Probably someone told me at an early age that it was written about the Black Plague.  

There is a copy of the pattern on Ebay here.  The ad says the coverlet derived in the 1930s.  My catalog hasn't got a date so I'm not sure.  Anyway... the faces are a bit different and I think I prefer the original.  Here's one I found online that is in better shape, not embroidered but it was clearly a tinted piece:

I stumbled upon a western themed Ring Around the Rosie:

1940s Aunt Martha quilt pattern

Another Bucilla offering from the late 1950s.  This one came with matching bibs.

It rained a lot over the weekend.  My head was clear enough that I could finally get upstairs and finish a quilt top that I was working on for a neighbor's grandson.  No picture as it was just too dark but it's my simple standard kid's quilt with four patches of novelty prints not unlike this one:

I still have a ton of novelty fabric left and decided to organize the patches that are already cut.  Today I'll put together more four patches.  This is an easy task but one that I am comfortable with for now.  Later this week I'm hoping to cut and assemble a Patience Corners baby quilt.  I've had the baby fabric for a long time and wasn't sure what I would do with it.  During the weekend I saw a Patience Corners quilt and thought it would work well with the fabric.  I haven't used that pattern for years so I think it will be fun.

I guess like all of us, I have kids on my brain right now.  Next week the kids in our neighborhood start school again and I'm so worried for them all.  The one thing I learned while I was in the hospital last week was that our local hospital is full of covid patients.  My husband and I never stopped wearing our masks and now if I do have to go somewhere (unlikely), I'll double mask again.

What is on your mind these days?
What are you working on?

Have a safe and happy day!


  1. I'm getting my entries for the Allentown Fair ready - a bed quilt, a lap quilt, a table runner and a sewing apron. I need a sewing apron to keep all the strings off my clothes when I spend a day in the sewing room. I don't know that I'll go to the Fair this year, but at least my quilts will.

  2. love the old photo of the girls going round with the dolly too!