Monday, May 16, 2022

Bluebells for Sandra


Memory flowers.  For many people a specific flower can stimulate a memory of childhood.  Sandra recently wrote to me about Virginia Bluebells.  She wrote: 

"I enjoy my patch of Virginia Bluebells each year.  Some came from my grandfathers woods  the floor of which was covered with them in the spring…a sea of blue.  We would go in search of the pink ones or the occasional white ones."

Today I thought I would share a photo of my bluebells quilt.  I thought I had featured it before but when I did a search of the blog, I couldn't find a photo of it.

The quilt was called "Blue Bells" (yes that was how it was spelled) and was a kit quilt offered by Paragon in 1939.

The background of the quilt is a peach percale and featured these elegant bluebells that reflect a soft art deco style.

I've never seen another quilt like this.  The quilting on this piece is exceptional and the quilt shows little wear.  I have often wondered it if had ever been used at all.  

What flowers stimulate childhood memories in you?

Have a safe and happy day!


  1. Iris, mostly, because my dad (Daddy Bill) collected the most unusual ones to plant in our ditch to stop erosion. The Mama's favorite was Trillium.

  2. The bluebells (Mertensia) are such a beautiful shade of blue. I think of the bedding plants Mother would put in every year -- pansies, marigolds, petunias.

  3. I remember the Morning Glories growing up the side of our garage.

  4. What a lovely quilt you have. A lucky find or inherited?