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Scrap Dance Waltz – Trunk Show!

Doing one more update on Scrap Dance Waltz, to show you some wonderful finishes in lots of colorways!  I had such fun designing this quilt, and I now have the red and cream quilt I have wanted for some time.


One of the great things about doing quilt-alongs is seeing what other people do with the same design.  The color choices and borders make a quilt unique, and I’d like to share a few that were shared on our Flickr group for the quilt along.  These are new shares since the last update.

Needled Mom did hers in blue and white, and I like her border choice with small squares of scrappy blues.

Scrap Dance Waltz

Ila did two quilts in low volume prints. She realized halfway through that her blocks in the quilt on the left had two patches reversed. The quilt on the right is consistent with the pattern. Still, they are both beautiful and both have that circular secondary pattern, it is just stronger on the one on the right.  I am sure the sisters are thrilled.


Brenda did hers in two prints, I think she is going to use this as a Christmas quilt.  Beautiful fabrics, and lots of perfect points!


And here are a few you may have seen before, but newer readers may not have seen.

Tanya sewed her quilt with a wonderful grey background and lots of bright scraps.  This pattern really does chew up the scrap bin.

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Susan did a lullaby size in lovely blue and white.

Scrap Dance Waltz top finished, piecing the back now.

And Cheryl did a red and green Christmas theme.

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Here’s one of Elaine’s two quilt flimsys, this one with a yellow border.


I hope all these participants who showed their finished flimsy will upload a photo of the quilted finish. I’d also love to see more, if anyone else that hasn’t shared up to now would like to share.  Please be sure that your pictures are set to public when adding to the Flickr group.  In the meantime, here’s the link to the pattern on Craftsy for purchase. –Scrap Dance Waltz on Craftsy! Thank you to all who have purchased any of my patterns!!

And for those who are Scrap Dancing with our Two Step Mystery, be sure to share your progress on the Scrap Dance Mystery Flickr Group.  I plan to show some progress photos of that one soon.

One more quilt along in progress now is the Be My Neighbor quilt along, for those who would rather know what the final quilt looks like.  Join in the fun starting HERE, yes you have time to catch up!

What are you working on now?



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Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt Begins!


Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt Along

Scrap Dance Mystery Two Step is now over.  The pattern will be available in my Craftsy store soon.  Thank you for quilting along, and if you are just now finding it, gather your precut leftover charm packs and jelly rolls, fat quarters, end of bolts, and scraps for the next mystery in the Scrap Dance Series coming January 2018.


Scrap Dance Mystery #3


Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt Along

Scrap Dance Two-Step is now over.  Check my Craftsy store soon for the complete pattern.


Sharing the announcement post only, I will not be linking the individual steps.

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Scrap Dance Tango – Mystery Quilt 2016

The Scrap Dance Tango mystery is complete. Thank you to all who participated. The pattern is now available in my Craftsy store. Click on Scrap Dance Tango! I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern, as it is those sales that support the costs of the blog and make it possible to bring you new and free projects. Thank you!!

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Scrap Dance Tango




Scrap Dance Mystery – The Big Reveal!!

The Scrap Dance mystery for 2015 is now over.  If you like this pattern, it is available for sale at my Etsy store and my Craftsy store, just click on the links on the sidebar.  Thanks for visiting!  The new Scrap Dance Tango mystery for 2016 has started, just click on the category on the side bar to catch up.  It will run from January to June 2016.

Scrap Dance on bench


Scrap Dance Finish 2


Scrap Dance QAL


Scrap Dance Quilt Along – Mystery Quilt 2015

Post update 1/15/16

If you are just now finding this from another link, the mystery is now finished.  The pattern is now available for download in my Craftsy store, just click on the Craftsy link on the sidebar.

If you would like to quilt along with the 2016 Scrap Dance Mystery quilt along, Tango! click on this link – Scrap Dance Tango! to begin, and use the category on the sidebar to catch up with all the posts.

Scrap Dance on bench



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HSTeria Mystery Quilt

Over at Vicki Welsh’s blog, Field Trips in Fiber, there is a cute sew-along featuring half square triangles.  Vicki is calling it HSTeria!  See the button on the sidebar to view the sew-along.  I haven’t done any HSTs in a few weeks because of other projects.   I did finish this jewel a while ago, and have not shared it with anyone yet.  I am entering it in the Bloggers Quilt Festival as well.


Originally, this mystery quilt was done in sections with our quilt club.  We got the first HST block and made a bunch of those.


Then we got a second HST block to do, and made some of those.  I lost the picture of the second block, but here it is isolated in the quilt so you can get an idea.


Next we put those two blocks together in a checkerboard setting, and a tessellating design emerged.


Now the tricky part.  A border was placed around this section precisely half of the width of one block, so that when it went all the way around, there was a full block width added (two sides at 1/2 the width each) so another block could be added.


But we didn’t know that it would be a totally different block!  So we had to do more HSTs, arranging them in the blocks in a third design.  These were added to the outside of the inner border and another border was put on the outside.


The overall effect of the finished quilt was lovely, and I do like the scrappy look.  I bound it in the same color as the inner border for consistency.


I quilted it with a leaf pantograph with lost of different leaf designs.


Here it is hanging on my quilt display wall.  The light was a little bright so it washed out the colors a bit on this shot.  They are truer in the pics above.  Total size is 52 inches square (208 total circumference), just perfect for the card table in the den.  It will be displayed there in the fall.


Thanks for looking at my quilt!  Click on the links below to visit the Festival and see the HSTeria Quilts.

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