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Betsy’s Current Very Pretty Quilt Project

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Turkey Tracks: June 7, 2021

Betsy’s Current Very Pretty Quilt Project

Betsy Maislen has finished the scrappy quilt top she’s been working on in recent weeks.

She started with Bonnie Hunter’s “Idaho Square Dance” quilt block and created her own “secondary” quilt block to compliment it. The border treatment is also her own design.

At first Betsy thought she would pair the Idaho Square Dance block with a plain block, but decided to try something else—so the use of the square in a square block emerged. Then she had to figure out a border. I like the 4-patch she includes in the piano key border and also how she moves the orientation of the dark squares in the 4-patch from vertical to horizontal along the border—it takes the eye around the edge of the quilt in pleasing ways.

This top is now 60 by 70, which is a very nice lap quilt size.

I wonder now how she will quilt it…

Betsy has a really good eye for fabric, so I know she’ll chose an interesting backing and binding.

I’m sure we’ll see more of this quilt in weeks to come.

Go Betsy!

Written by louisaenright

June 7, 2021 at 7:56 am

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  1. Such a beautiful quilt! I love that she started off using Bonnie Hunters block but added her own to make a secondary pattern!

    wendysquilting

    June 7, 2021 at 8:12 am

  2. Lovely post Louisa. Many thanks for your kind words. Backing fabric in the washing machine right now!

    On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 7:57 AM Louisa Enright’s Blog wrote:

    > louisaenright posted: ” Turkey Tracks: June 7, 2021 Betsy’s Current Very > Pretty Quilt Project Betsy Maislen has finished the scrappy quilt top she’s > been working on in recent weeks. She started with Bonnie Hunter’s “Idaho > Square Dance” quilt block and created her own ” >

    emaislen

    June 7, 2021 at 12:15 pm

  3. Beautiful project. Nice to hear a bit of the backstory of the blocks. Thank you!

    June @ QuiltQuest

    June 8, 2021 at 12:43 pm


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