Update – This post series will be taken down on March 1, 2017. The pattern is now published in my Craftsy store for the low introductory price of just $5. Purchases fund the costs of the blog so I can continue to develop fun quilt alongs without resorting to ads. The price will go up to its regular price of $8 on March 1.
Today will be Block A. This is the star block that uses just a few HSTs and lots of squares. If you are still making HSTs, this should give you some time to catch up. Lay out your squares and HSTs in the design shown.
Sew in rows. Press the seam allowances in opposite directions – such as even rows left and odd rows right, or however you like – so the rows will nest nicely.
Press the row seams all in one direction, either up or down, doesn’t matter. This will allow nesting of the seams with Block B.
Make 18 for the quilt-along size quilt.
And, for those who have asked about the two color Christmas option, I have done the math for you. Update – Thanks to Cheryl for catching that I colored the sample backwards to the instructions. Here is how it should be.
Here are the cutting needs for that option.
Background 2-1/2 squares – 212
Background 3-inch squares – 174
Block A – reds
2-1/2 inch squares – 162
3-inch squares -72
Block B – greens
2-1/2 inch squares – 153
3-inch squares – 102
Don’t forget, upload pictures of your progress to our Flickr Group – Scrap Dance Waltz – I’ll do an update next week, then the next step Block B in a fortnight.
If you are just now finding this post, see this link for all the cutting instructions – Scrap Dance Waltz Let’s Begin!
Ready for the next step? Click on Scrap Dance Waltz Block B.
Are you quilting along? Are you scrappy or two color, or three color?