Beltane (May Day) Quilt Wallhanging Pattern
Beltane (May Day) Quilt Wallhanging Pattern
Beltane (May Day) Quilt Wallhanging Pattern
Beltane (May Day) Quilt Wallhanging Pattern
Beltane (May Day) Quilt Wallhanging Pattern
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Beltane (May Day) Quilt Wallhanging Pattern

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Fire and passion, the Green man and the maypole, fertility and May flowers, this colorful holiday is another of the cross-quarter days and the “other” day when the veil between worlds is the thinnest. Divination and celebrations abound. The oak is sacred, more so on this day. Historically, livestock was driven between two bonfires to bless and make them fertile for the coming year. Crops and animals are tended, rituals and prayers offered up for a good harvest. This is a time to do rituals to encourage fertility in all aspects of life and a time for new beginnings.

On this quilt are a bonfire, the Green Man, a cow, an oak tree, acorns, and a maypole complete with ribbons, as well as the pentacle, tree in season, and Sabbat name.

This is a PATTERN for a 24” X 30” appliqué quilted wall hanging.

It is one of a series of eight (8) that represent each of the eight pagan Sabbats (Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, and Mabon).

Due to the complexity of some of the shapes, it is recommended for intermediate quilters who have some experience in fusible applique.

Images for tracing are included for all applique shapes.

Also listed on each pattern are the yardage requirements for both the backgrounds and appliques as well as border, binding and backing for each quilt. Each of the Sabbat quilts is an original design and tested extensively.

The designs of each one include a pentacle, the name of the Sabbat, and a tree that changes on each quilt to reflect the appropriate season.

There is a discount for buying all eight of them. Please see separate listing.

Supplies:

Borders – 1/2 yard

Back – 3/4 yard

Steam A Seam Lite – 2 yards

Tear away stabilizer – 1 yd

Fabrics:

Everything except the tree, it’s background, and the borders can be cut from fat quarters.

Exact measurements are inside.