Thursday, May 5, 2022

Azalea Patterns

 Breaking News...

Remi Joanna was born at 5:21 p.m..  She is 8 lbs just as I predicted.  It was a tough and long birth and we are so proud of our Maggie!

We thought they would have done a C-section but Maggie had to  do it naturally.  In a new switch, her mother was allowed to be in the room during the birth with Maggie's husband Matt.  I was pretty surprised by that but relieved.  The epidural had failed and I am sure she needed her Mom as well as Matt.  

Rema, Maggie's Mom holding Remi.

Back to our originally scheduled post...

Spring is azalea season and often while I'm puttering through my day, I wonder--is there a quilt pattern for this or that?

In our neighborhood, there is one pinky purple azalea that blooms in early spring.  

The other colored bushes don't display their flowers until much later.  In fact, my white and red ones only have small buds on them.  So of course I wondered, was there ever an azalea quilt pattern?

I only found two examples to share with you, this one which was published in the late 1930s by Nancy Cabot; I also found this to be the only in Brackman's applique encyclopedia:

The other was an embroidered quilt pattern offered by kit quilt company named Mayfair.

I don't see any examples of these patterns on the internet but if you need some azalea inspiration, stay tuned tomorrow on Flower Friday!

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Have a safe and happy day!


  1. Congrats all round! Remi is even more beautiful than azaleas. Oh, that baby skin. One can feel it just by looking at it. Blessings and enjoy!

  2. I'm so glad that both the baby and Maggie are alive and well. Such a pretty baby. And Maggie is quite a trooper. The epidural with my last child only worked on the left side. Such a relief that nothing went wrong. Thanks so much for the update.

  3. So glad to hear the good news about your niece and her baby! I was wondering about a C-section, too, but sounds like they listened to the mom and did what she wanted. Your azaleas are so pretty - and look at that - a quilt pattern for them, too!