Whew. Guys, writing patterns is no joke. I have been wanting to write up a pattern for this design since I made this quilt a few months ago but I knew that I needed to change how the quilt was constructed. With the help of my lovely pattern testers, and after lots of hours of staring at my computer screen, The Betty Quilt Pattern is now available in my shop as a PDF or paper pattern.
I thought that this quilt would work great as a twin size quilt, but I also know that not everyone wants to make a twin size quilt, so the pattern is available in Baby (42" x 51"), Lap (60" x 68"), and Twin (68" x 93") sizes.
My version is twin sized and uses a combination of Cotton + Steel Basics and Printshop prints and RJR Cotton Supreme Solids. Since the RJR Solids coordinate with Cotton + Steel prints, they work together nicely. Also, Printshop is probably my favorite C+S collection ever. It is printed on unbleached cotton and it is dynamic and versatile. This quilt is for my 8 year old daughter. She loves green, blue, turquoise, aqua, etc. so I knew I wanted to go that direction for the color scheme and these Printshop prints worked perfectly.
To help you plan the color placement on your quilt, the pattern comes with coloring pages for each size. One great thing about this pattern is that it is quick! I cut and pieced my twin size version in a couple of afternoons.
I had four pattern testers helping me out this time around and they are all so wonderful. I love how they each did something a little different with their version.
Miranda made the twin size version in Bonnie and Camille, Lella Boutique, and Quilted Fish prints with a black Moda Crossweave for the background fabric. I love seeing the pattern with a darker background print - it really makes the prints pop.
Lynda used just three different fabrics for her baby quilt. I had been wondering how the pattern would look in a limited color palette and I think it turned out great!
Cathy used cute Dr. Seuss prints for her baby quilt. I love how it highlights the larger scale prints and I love her quilting!
Sally used one of my favorite prints - I love those elephants! - to make a lap size version of the quilt. She was able to use some large scale directional prints and I really like how it enhances the woven effect of the pattern. And she pieced the quilt backing so she clearly has more patience than I do ;)
I hope you enjoy the pattern. If you make a version, I would love to see it! Tag it with the hashtag #thebettyquilt on Instagram or email me a photo.
Want to make your own version of the Betty Quilt? Check out the pattern!