Nothing celebrates the hope of a long hot summer more than dancing around a pole adorned with long, coloured ribbons. I love the uniquely British May Day tradition of dancing around a maypole which can often bring a whole community together and has been around for over 600 years! Bring your quilt community together by stitching this lovely maypole block on to your redwork quilt.
When you print out your motifs make sure your printer is set to print same size and not fit to media as this will distort the final size of the block. This block will be 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins, cut them 10 ins square to protect the edges. Sharpen your iron-on transfer pencil and draw over the design, place it design side down to the calico and iron. Iron some interfacing to the back and stitch away. Alternatively use a light box or tape your design to a window and trace with a fine pencil onto the fabric, if you use this technique use the non reversed version of the pattern.