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Betsy Maislen’s Idaho Square Dance Quilt

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Turkey Tracks: July 21, 2021

Betsy Maislen’s Idaho Square Dance Quilt

It’s finished!

And she sent me pictures yesterday.

Betsy based this quilt on Bonnie Hunter’s Idaho Square Dance Block—but Betsy designed her own setting and borders.

Isn’t it pretty?

Enjoy, and thanks for sharing Betsy.

This quilt is a gift, but Betsy is making another version for herself now. Pictures of possible fabrics with which to surround the Idaho Square Dance block are flying to Maine now.

I’ll post the two finished quilt pictures when she is done with this second version as they will illustrate different design looks.

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July 21, 2021 at 2:31 pm

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!

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June 7, 2021 at 7:56 am