I did another Scrap Dance Quickstep quilt, this time using just nine strips. Sewing long strips is a lot easier than individual squares. These strips are left over from the Moda Bake Shop recipe I did for a Pin Woven Tote (link on sidebar). I sewed sets of three strips.
Then I cross cut them 2-1/2-inches wide, sewing one of each set together to make a nine patch.
Using the leftover purple coordinating fabric, I made the large block HSTs, then laid them out on the cutting table to play with them. I liked the idea of flying geese, and having them go different directions was fun. I liked the parallelograms formed by the purple with this design too.
Sewing the HSTs together into flying geese units went quickly, chain piecing.
Did you know that the key to perfect points is to sew the final seam through the ‘X’? I didn’t learn that little tidbit until I had been quilting for over a year.
In short order, I had the top together.
Loading it up went fast too, as it is fairly small.
I needed to get it quilted fast, so I just did a freehand loop. It was loaded, quilted and trimmed in less than 2 hours.
I did a rather plain backing, using a taupe color polyester thread with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
I call this one Migrating geese, as they are going north, then south, then north again.
I used extra jelly roll strips to make the binding.
One thing to notice about this block design, some of the corners will get cut off of the squares as the HSTs are made. This is unavoidable due to the strip method of putting them together. Just be aware that a quilt judge will likely not understand it and criticize the cut off points.
I don’t plan to show any Quickstep quilt, but in spite of that limitation, I still think the block design is a keeper! They will make great gifts and charity quilts.
The pattern for Scrap Dance Quickstep is now available on my Patterns Page! Pattern contains three sizes of block, with nine original setting designs and four classic designs. Use up your scraps and make 14 different quilts! Perfect for beginners, and for making up fast charity and gift quilts in a hurry.
Do you have left over jelly roll strips that could be a charity quilt?
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