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Scrap Dance Mystery Two Step – May


The May Two Step will be fast and easy, as we build Block A today!  Aren’t you excited?!

Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt Along

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 – 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?

Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt Along


Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


13 thoughts on “Scrap Dance Mystery Two Step – May

  1. Good morning. I tried to download the PDF for May but it is a Word Doc and not a PDF and I don’t have word so can’t open it. Is there another way I can get this months mystery step? Thank you so much. I an truly enjoying this Mystery.

  2. Can’t wait to get started!!

  3. I’ve tried and tried and tried and tried to connect to Flickr and it just hates me and now I hate it. But I wanted to share my progress.

    Really enjoying this and look forward to each step! Thanks 😊 Rhonda

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Help! I am confused when did we make two tone half square triangles?

  5. I’m really loving this one! I’ve been saving the pattern so I can go back and two step at some point! My Tango top finally got finished and I sent it off to a longarmer. I’ll send pictures once I get it back.

  6. Thank you for organizing this mystery: I’m enjoying the sewing and the pace of the clues as I make a scrappy, red, white, and blue Quilt of Valor.

  7. Which way do you press the final 2 seams…toward the center square or away from? Thanks

  8. Can you tell me how many blocks I should have for a throw? 6? If so, I think I need one more HST and one more QST. I just need to cut a couple more pieces… Thanks!

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