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Friday, May 27, 2022

Remembering Betsy ~ Part One

Welcome to part one of Remembering Betsy.  We begin making our Churn Dash blocks.  Follow along in the pattern and make all of your Half Square Triangles from the four different Churn Dash fabrics.  Trim them to the size indicated in the pattern.

Next, make the Two-patch units for the Churn Dash blocks.

Arrange (4) Half Square Triangles, (4) Two-patch units (all of matching blue print) and a center square.  Sew together into rows; press.  Sew rows together; press.  

Repeat to make (4) assorted Churn Dash blocks.

I absolutely LOVE Churn Dash blocks....the smaller, the better!

Next, let's assemble the quilt center. 

Sew (4) sashing strips together; press.

Let's sew up the quilt center!  Arrange the (4) Churn Dash blocks, the sashing strips and center square in a pleasing manner.  As before, sew together into rows; press.  Sew rows together, press.

My friend, Mary Ellen, made two Remembering Betsy quilts.  She omitted the Flying Geese border for the first one because she needed a smaller quilt for her end table and loved the center.  She added the Flying Geese border for the second quilt.  So, like Mary Ellen, you always have options to play with my quilt designs.  And, you don't have to make it red/white/blue either!  Or, make more than one quilt in a variety of colorways.  Have fun!

We will meet again next week for the next step in the sew-along.

If you're late in joining us, please join the fun!  You can still get the Remembering Betsy pattern here.

A few weeks ago, we completed this little gem, called Garden Basket.  I made my basket block with an applique handle, but also offered an all-pieced basket block for the quilt center instead of the applique basket for those who don't enjoy applique.

Heather B sent me a photo of her Garden Basket quilt with the all-pieced center basket.  I think it's wonderful and she gave me permission to share her quilt with all of you. Thanks for sharing your quilt with us, Heather!  

You can find the Garden Basket quilt pattern here.

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends.


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