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The Betsy Quilt Along- Week 6

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Hi, Everyone! Today starts week 5 of the Betsy Quilt Along!  

The Betsy quilt measures 85 3/8" x 85 3/8".  This quilt along will be free and all of the patterns/posts will be here on my blog.  

I'll also be sharing progress on Instagram- @jessicadayon- and we will be using the hashtag #thebetsyquilt




The Betsy Quilt Along Schedule

Betsy QAL Information Post Week 1- June 4th- Nine Patches
The Fabric I'm Using for my Betsy quilts Week 2- June 11th- Mary Blocks Week 3- June 18th- Dorothy Blocks Week 4- June 25th- Florence Blocks Week 5- July 2nd- Cut the setting units/catch up week Week 6- July 9th- Assemble the quilt top
For this week, we are piecing the quilt top.  Can you believe we have made it to the last week already?  This quilt along really flew by for me!  The PDF for piecing the quilt top is below.  I hoped you enjoyed making this quilt with me!!
On thing I wanted to mention, in case you need it, on my Instagram highlights, I have a highlight that talks about setting a quil…

Riley Blake Project Tour- Santa Claus Lane

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Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Santa Claus Lane by Melissa Mortenson.  Christmas is my absolute favorite and I am so excited for this fabric collection!

Look at how gorgeous these prints and colors!



I decided to make a quilt and a pillow with this beautiful fabric!

Here is the quilt I made. 




There is no pattern but this quilts very simple.  I started with a 8" x 10" center rectangle and then I alternated 1" and 2" strips around the center rectangles.  My finished quilt is 64 1/2" x 66 1/2".

Then after the top was assembled, I appliqu├ęd the Santa face from the panel into the quilt.  I love this Santa face illustration-  Melissa did such an amazing job on this collection!




Another thing that was fun about making this quilt was that I practiced a different free motion quilting motif in each of the 2" borders and I free motion quilted the Santa face.

In addition to the fabric from Santa Claus Lane, I added in some Ril…

The Betsy Quilt Along- Week 5

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Hi, Everyone! Today starts week 5 of the Betsy Quilt Along!  

The Betsy quilt measures 85 3/8" x 85 3/8".  This quilt along will be free and all of the patterns/posts will be here on my blog.  

I'll also be sharing progress on Instagram- @jessicadayon- and we will be using the hashtag #thebetsyquilt




The Betsy Quilt Along Schedule

Betsy QAL Information Post Week 1- June 4th- Nine Patches
The Fabric I'm Using for my Betsy quilts Week 2- June 11th- Mary Blocks Week 3- June 18th- Dorothy Blocks Week 4- June 25th- Florence Blocks Week 5- July 2nd- Cut the setting units/catch up week Week 6- July 9th- Assemble the quilt top
For this week, we are cutting the setting units if you have not already done that  and/or using this as a catch up week for block making.  It is a super simple week.  The PDF for cutting the setting triangles is below.
If you are like me, you'll be catching up on some block making too ;)

You can find the PDF directions for this week HERE.


Just let me know if you h…

The Betsy Quilt Along- Week 4

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Hi, Everyone! Today starts the fourth week of the Betsy Quilt Along!  

The Betsy quilt measures 85 3/8" x 85 3/8".  This quilt along will be free and all of the patterns/posts will be here on my blog.  

I'll also be sharing progress on Instagram- @jessicadayon- and we will be using the hashtag #thebetsyquilt




The Betsy Quilt Along Schedule

Betsy QAL Information Post Week 1- June 4th- Nine Patches
The Fabric I'm Using for my Betsy quilts Week 2- June 11th- Mary Blocks Week 3- June 18th- Dorothy Blocks Week 4- June 25th- Florence Blocks Week 5- July 2nd- Cut the setting units/catch up week Week 6- July 9th- Assemble the quilt top
For this week, we are making eight Florence blocks.

The Florence Block- we will be making 8 of these

To make the Florence blocks, there are PDF directions below but, in addition, here are a few of the tips that I use when piecing these blocks.
We are making quite a few stitch and flip geese this week.  You can google how to or watch a video on YouTube if you …

The Betsy Quilt Along- Week 3

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Hi, Everyone! Today starts the third week of the Betsy Quilt Along!  

The Betsy quilt measures 85 3/8" x 85 3/8".  This quilt along will be free and all of the patterns/posts will be here on my blog.  

I'll also be sharing progress on Instagram- @jessicadayon- and we will be using the hashtag #thebetsyquilt




The Betsy Quilt Along Schedule

Betsy QAL Information Post Week 1- June 4th- Nine Patches
The Fabric I'm Using for my Betsy quilts Week 2- June 11th- Mary Blocks Week 3- June 18th- Dorothy Blocks Week 4- June 25th- Florence Blocks Week 5- July 2nd- Cut the setting units/catch up week Week 6- July 9th- Assemble the quilt top
For this week, we are making five Dorothy blocks.
The Dorothy Block- we will be making 5 of these

To make the Dorothy blocks, there are PDF directions below but I also wanted to give you a few of the tips that I use when piecing these blocks.
The pattern references stitch and flip geese.  You can google how to or watch a video on YouTube if you aren't fami…

Riley Blake Project Tour- Yuletide

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Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Yuletide by My Mind's Eye.  

Christmas is my absolute favorite!!  So, it's no surprise that I love to make Christmas quilts.  I have quite a collection already and I make a bunch every year to add to it!  I have 4 children who love Christmas as much as I do and they all like to have Christmas quilts in their rooms, out on the couches to use, and to decorate with as well (and I love that too).

When I saw this beautiful Yuletide collection by My Mind's Eye, I knew I wanted to make a quilt to enjoy this coming holiday season!  This fabric is SO pretty and has the most gorgeous details.





Here is the quilt I made!


When I designed this quilt, I challenged myself to piece with inset seams.  


I've used inset seams quite a few times but I still feel like I am learning in terms of technique.  Every time I do it, I learn a little more and it goes a little smoother.  I don't completely love piecing this w…

The Betsy Quilt Along- Week 2

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Hi, Everyone! Today starts the second week of the Betsy Quilt Along!  

The Betsy quilt measures 85 3/8" x 85 3/8".  This quilt along will be free and all of the patterns/posts will be here on my blog.  

I'll also be sharing progress on Instagram- @jessicadayon- and we will be using the hashtag #thebetsyquilt




The Betsy Quilt Along Schedule

Betsy QAL Information Post Week 1- June 4th- Nine Patches
The Fabric I'm Using for my Betsy quilts Week 2- June 11th- Mary Blocks Week 3- June 18th- Dorothy Blocks Week 4- June 25th- Florence Blocks Week 5- July 2nd- Cut the setting units/catch up week Week 6- July 9th- Assemble the quilt top
For this week, we are assembling the nine patches we made into blocks.  These blocks are called the Mary Blocks.
The Mary Block- we will be making 12 of these

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THE SCRAPPY VERSION OF THE BETSY QUILT
First, completely separate from the Mary Blocks and if you are doing the scrappy version of this quilt, I'd recommend cutting the setting t…