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Apr 24

Square Dance quilt

Square Dance quilt at John Taylor home in Nauvoo, Illinois

The Square Dance quilt is a modern log cabin variation by Nora Conant, found in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of QUILT magazine on page 17. The pattern makes a quilt 75″ square with the blocks set 5×5, but I wanted a smaller quilt. I made it 60″ square with the blocks set 4×4 and it makes a nice lap quilt. I was trying to match a particular palette since it was a gift, so I used some fabrics from my stash and purchased others. The fabrics I used include:

tan-Riley Blenders C200 by Riley Blake Designs
gray pattern-Civil War Times Miniatures by Erin Turner for PR Galleries Penny Rose Fabrics C245
green with small squares-Civil War Times Miniatures by Erin Turner for PR Galleries Penny Rose Fabrics C240
maroon star-Civil War Times Miniatures by Erin Turner for PR Galleries Penny Rose Fabrics C255
orange-Riley Blake Designs
blue plaid-Mixology: Woven #2143 by Camelot Design Studio
blue dot-O.B.O. by stoffabrics.com #MS15-38as
green swirl-Baltimore Classic Collection 1840-1860 by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Bros. Textiles
brown swirl-Isabella C4003 by Lila Tueller Designs for Riley Blake Designs
green plaid-“Do You See What I See?” by Leanne Anderson for Henry Glass
backing-Antique Cotton by Marcus Fabrics #1740

It was machine quilted at Thimbles & Threads in Draper with tan thread in a digital box style with curved corners that softened all the squares but stayed in the theme. I pieced the back with leftover strips to break up the large backing piece and give it visual interest. 

 

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