Columns of blocks separated by triangles and split squares

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1975
Cotton and cotton blend
100 x 81 inches
Collection of
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Bettie sometimes employed her mother's (Annie Bendolph) signature triangles: this especially fine example features bands of blue and white or red and white triangles of different sizes interspersed with squares in varying shades of red, white, blue, and black. Bettie modestly describes this as a "a put-me-together quilt," noting that many of the triangles are leftover pieces from assembling a "Bear Paw"; there's even a "Bear Paw" patch on the margin.