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Scrap Dance Waltz Quilt Along – Let’s Begin!

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Are you ready for a quilt along?  Since this isn’t a mystery, I thought we could do updates every two weeks and take 8-10 weeks.  I’ll give you lots of choices for sizes and finishing.  The quilt will be a two color (or scrappy) quilt with two blocks – 10 inch finished, set 5 x 7 with borders. The total size will be 62 x 82 with borders, or without borders 50 x 70.  Today we will cut fabrics and start our HSTs.

red-waltz-5x7

Fabric Requirements

Red/Color Fabrics – about 2-3/4 yards total for blocks
Ecru background – about 2-3/4 yards (includes first border)
Thin border – 1/2 yard
Outer border – 1 yard

Cutting instructions:
Cut the following for the quilt shown above – 18 of Block A and 17 of Block B.
Background 2-1/2 squares –   212
Background 3-inch squares –  174
Red/Color 2-1/2 inch squares –  315
Red/Color 3-inch squares –  174

For those that would like to make smaller or larger versions, here are the cutting requirements for the two blocks individually.

Block A – (multiply by the number you want to make)
Background 2-1/2 squares – 8
Background 3-inch squares – 4
Red/Color 2-1/2 inch squares – 9
Red/Color 3-inch squares -4

Block B – (multiply by the number you want to make)
Background 2-1/2 squares – 4
Background 3-inch squares – 6
Red/Color 2-1/2 inch squares – 9
Red/Color 3-inch squares – 6

Step One Sewing

Match the 3-inch background squares with the red/color 3-inch squares and make half square triangles.  Square up to 2-1/2 inches.  If you need a refresher on how I do mine, click on Chain Piecing Half Square Triangles.

waltz-mulit-5x7

Here is the schedule for posts.  When we get to Block B, I’ll do a pdf for you to keep.

Today – cutting and making HSTs
November 30 – Block A
December 14 – Block B
December 28 – Assembly and Borders
January 11 – Quilting and Finishing

You could do yours in Christmas colors too if you liked,  just make Block A in greens and Block B in reds.

waltz-christmas

Here is what you need 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

I created a new Flickr group for anyone to share their photos of progress on this quilt along.  Click on Scrap Dance Waltz Quilt Along Flickr Group to add yours.  It is a public group, no approvals to join needed.  You need to have a Flickr account, which is free and easy to set up, then upload your pictures to your account and add them to the group.  It is fun to see all the progress, and we tend to comment on each other’s pictures, nice to get the conversation going between participants.  There is also a discussion board you can post to, and ask questions or talk about your progress along the way.

OK, time to get to the cutting boards and sewing machines!  Are you quilting along?  Just four or five blocks in a row would make a great Christmas table runner, or four in a square for a topper. Let me know if you are good with the schedule or if you want to accelerate the quilt-along so you can finish for Christmas.

Update – Block A is posted!

Sharing the first post only with…

Needle and Thread Thursday

Whoop Whoop!

Crazy Mom Quilts

Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She

Main Crush Monday

 

Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home

Blog frommycarolinahome.com

32 thoughts on “Scrap Dance Waltz Quilt Along – Let’s Begin!

  1. Hope I have time to make this quilt, with the holiday schedule may be behind.

  2. I may try to play along since I already have a good number of leftover HST from Scrap Dance Tango (not sure how I miscalculated on that one). But I have so many other projects going, I’m not sure I can keep up. If we would not have such unusually mild November weather, I could give up the yard work and stay inside. But snow is forecast for Sunday/Monday, so we’ll see.

  3. Love this! Can’t participate due to some other deadlines, but LOVE the pattern! I like the red/ecru….no, the scrappy…no, the red/green……WAIT
    I like them all! Maybe I’ll do a table runner……

  4. I LOVE this pattern. I’m planning on joining in….now to decide which color to use. Hmmmm.

  5. I Love this pattern too. I’m planning to do this quilt for the Davidson County Cancer Services for one of their charity quilts I do each year for a raffle. I’m in the process of making a pink cancer awareness quilt for the services also!!!!!!!! Thank You Very Much!!!!!!!! God Bless You!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I love all your versions. I will be keeping the instruction emails and the pdf when it’s ready. I’ve never done a quilt along before so this could be my first, even if I only get as far as the table runner. Thanks for including cutting instructions for individual blocks 🙂

  7. I love both the red quilt and the red and green quilt. Now to pick my fabrics. Maybe I’ll have to eventually do both versions.

  8. I WANT to, but I’m so overwhelmed with other things. I may make one of each block and pin them to the wall to remind me to make them as leader enders next year.

  9. I’m going to jump in but I just ordered some fabric. I should be able to keep up. I’m going to shoot for the red and green as I don’t have a Christmas quilt yet. I bought your pattern for the Tango and I have the fabric for that, but I can piece it anytime. I should be able to keep up as a couple of my QAL’s have come to an end. Can’t wait!

  10. I will playing along with a scrappy version. I do like to use my GO die cutter for my half square triangles so I don’t have to square them up. Beautiful quilt!

  11. So gorgeous!Mine will be scrappy.

  12. Ok, you’ve tempted me! I love the red and green version, but am going to keep it even simpler and use one main and one background fabric, make it either 3×3 or 5×5 blocks. I will use 8-at-a-time HST papers, printed by me, free from QuiltingandWhatnot.com to avoid all the trimming. Posted a pic of my two fabrics just now on Flickr.

  13. Good Morning Carole! I will definitely be following along to make the entire quilt at 62 by 82. But at the same time, I would love to make just a 5 block Christmas Table Runner. Your Quilt Along, no matter how you decide exactly how to span out the time line, has already lifted my spirits and got me all excited and raring to go. So I am off to discover a variety of two color fabric combinations and decide on just one; plus, pick out the right combination of Christmas fabric and Background fabric. Next, get out the iron and then the ruler and rotary cutter and start a racing away! This is going to be so fun….everyone have a fabulous time in their adventure! Thank you so much, Carole, for putting together these brilliant Quilt Projects! Have a fantastic creative day!

  14. This looks fun. I like all the colorways. And 2 1/2″. Got lots of those. Will have to save it! Dee Dee

  15. i would love this in the 1 1/2″ size!!! you know me.

  16. Love the way this looks. Love the two color, love the scrappy, REALLY love the red/green with the neutral. Going to keep my eye on the FLICKR page and see what you are all making. I’d love to, but just CAN’T start another project right now.

  17. Love the quilt and plan on participating. Would like to make the two color quilt. Can you give me a general fabric requirement for the two color?

  18. I love the Christmas colours. Very tempting

  19. What a great quilt. I too like the Christmas colors and the red and cream and the scrappy and… I would love to sew along with you but I have way too many UFOs that I am slowly working my way through. I’m going to enjoy stopping by and seeing the progress on this one.

  20. I am going to play along, hope to keep up!

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  22. How did I miss this post? Shall have to rummage around and see what I can find in my stash for this one.

  23. What a gorgeous quilt! I may have to add this one to my list for next year. I’ve got too many things on the go for the remainder of this year to start something new but will be looking for a new project or two in 2017. I would like to include a post about your quilt along on my blog…so definitely do send me an email and we’ll chat. 🙂

  24. I am going to make this in browns and creams since brown is my favorite color.
    I still am not getting emails. So I am going to get a new email just for here. I do love the red and white one. Happy Thanksgiving.

  25. I love that you are showing different colorways – that red/green one is very striking. I would love to join in but I’m not sure I see it happening. 😦 I like Susan’s idea of making each block and using it as a leader/ender project. It looks like a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see all the different versions people share. Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday!

  26. love… and plan on red batik and whites

  27. Wondering how I missed that one…..

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  29. I’m already behind as I discovered this last weekend, then couldn’t find it. But I shall get a start soon. And, after reviewing more than half my stash forgotten in the basement for the past 8 years – real scrappy I think!

  30. hi! i’ve been followintg scrap dance waltz, but i don’t think i got all the instructions! are there only 2 blocks, and i just make them and put them all together\/ [sorry if thats a clutz question , i’m a new quilter and i might ask something silly !]
    i love you blog, even though i live very far from where i grew up, it’s a taste of home for me!
    thanks, shoshana

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