Turkey Tracks: February 23, 2018
Quilts By Friends: Betsy Maislen
Betsy lives in Vermont and comes to MidCoast Maine to sail on the windjammer J&E Riggin, out of Rockland, Maine. Last summer, after retiring in June, she volunteered to cook with Annie Mahle, co-owner of the Riggin with Jon Finger, for six weeks in September and October. She stayed with me between trips, which was so much fun. She also attended the May 2017 Coastal Quilters retreat at the Franciscan Guest House.
Annie and I roped her into making the Bonnie Hunter 2017 mystery quilt with us, and here is her finished top. I really love the neutral borders she chose.
Next, I suggested she sew along with Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild’s challenge to make Jen Kingwell’s “Long Time Gone” quilt over the next year.
Here are her January and February blocks–and one of the March blocks.
I love her use of color in these blocks.
We all did different variations of this “star in star” block.
And, here is the March “crosses” block:
Yep! Making these blocks is addictive. Go Betsy!