We are getting close to the end, today you’ll see the second block in the design. So grab the units you still have and let’s get started!
With the bar units you have left, match one bar element with two scrappy/background HST elements to make this unit. Be very sure that the background HSTs point to the ends and up with the background bar on bottom.
One hint, at this point, you are down to the last bits to assemble. I laid mine out in overlapping rows to be sure I had the remaining scrappy prints distributed. Right away I had the same print in two adjoining pieces.
So, I could change them around until the scrappy prints were well distributed between the units.
As you sew, be careful to sew through the little ‘x’ to get those sharp corner points.
Now, let’s Two-Step! Here is the block you’ll make with these units. Note that half the HST/bar units go on the top, and the other half will be turned around and on the bottom. The final block will have all four corner background HSTs pointing to the outside corners as shown here.
Here’s mine. Note again I laid out the units in rows, and did all of them at once to be sure that the prints were distributed as best as they could be. There is the opportunity to change them around before sewing if one block ends up with the same print contiguous. Sew in rows, pressing seams in one direction, either all up or down.
Here is your pdf for your sewing room for June – Scrap Dance Two Step June. Resist the temptation to finish it up at this point, as we have one more thing to do. Remember that extra fabric I said to put aside at the beginning? You’ll need it next month (and it is NOT sashing, so don’t do that), so be sure you have some extra background and a few more scraps for July. You’ll find out the final mystery step next month!
We’d all love to see your progress as you go forward, please 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. Any finish of any of the mystery quilt alongs can be shared on this group, even from the original mystery from 2015. We use the same group for all the annual Scrap Dance mysteries.
Here area a few of the latest shares of the May block finishes. Garden2Fun has wonderful bright batiks!
Mary has a great variety of prints with a pop of red.
Laura R. is doing a red and white version.
Laura F has a wonderful variety of prints too.
Love the black background Marsha is using!
Kristi’s blocks are looking awesome!
And I love the autumn prints Elaine is doing.
How’s your Two-Step coming along?