Merry May is the last of the vacation applique blocks, though I actually finished it at home last night while catching up on Game of Thrones. I like the simplicity of this block, plus it is an excellent showcase for an interesting batik. I only wanted touches of the dark tones to show to add interest to the block. There is actually a large blob of dark red hidden below the upper melon; you can see it barely peeking out on one side.
I have made this block before. I am not sure what I was thinking in 2008 with my wild and crazy color choices. I think using the white muslin against the batiks is a much more livable solution.