The May Two Step will be fast and easy, as we build Block A today! Aren’t you excited?!
OK, so get out the remainder of your QSTs, and all the two-tone scrappy HSTs. You’ll make the unit below. Be sure that the background of the QST touches the HSTs. Also be very careful that all the units are the same, with the diagonal line on the HSTs oriented this way. It is important to the secondary design that those lines go a certain way.
It is helpful to lay them out first to be sure that the prints are well distributed and you don’t end up with the same one side by side.
Press all the units made today to the outside from the center. This will nest the seams with the previous unit pressed to the center as shown.
Now, let’s two-step and build the block. Get out your previous QST units. Take half of the above units placing them oriented this way above the first unit, and the other half rotated 180 degrees placed below. See photo. Your diagonal lines on the corners should look like this., and you’ll end up with a square in a square in the center. Press the final seams all in one direction, either all up or all down, it doesn’t matter which.
Don’t be tempted to guess what is next, LOL, what is left can go together at least four different ways, and only one of those is right. We’d all love to see your progress as you go forward, so upload your pictures to the Flickr group, and be sure they are public so we can share them. The group url is https://www.flickr.com/groups/scrapdancemystery2015/ – and I look forward to seeing all your units as they are done.
Here is a pdf for your sewing room (update! it is now a pdf) – Two Step May Instructions
Are you just now finding the mystery? You can catch up quickly as there are only five months published. We will finish in July, then have more shares in August as the quilts are finished. So, come join in! Just click on Scrap Dance Mystery Two-Step to get started. Each step is linked to the one that came after, and all have downloads to print out for reference in the sewing room.
How’s your Two Step coming along?