Square Dance – A Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along

The Square Dance Mystery Quilt Along has completed.  We did the steps – Bow to Your Partner, Bow to your Corner, Come Down the Middle, Allemande Left, and maybe even Do-Si-Do over a six month quilt along.  It is amazing how these patterns seem to name themselves, it just becomes so clear as I am figuring out the design.  Or maybe I am just a bit nuts.  Anyway, I hope you had fun Scrap Dancing again, with Square Dance.  As promised, there were no half square triangles, but we did learn something new, bwaaaahahahahaha!!

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46 thoughts on “Square Dance – A Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along

    1. Sandra Croley, I don’t think it’s you. I cannot get it to work either. Something is amiss in the code. I plan to join the Square Dance. Will be choosing my fabrics soon.

      1. Sorry!! For some reason, there are extra links put into the code when it is on the blog, that I cannot remove in the post. No combination of HTML is working, Blogger says the image url is invalid and I have tried every code that flickr has. The only way I have found is to save the button image to your computer, so copy button image above. Then, in Blogger and in WordPress, open the gadget for an image and upload the picture there. In the ‘link’ area, put the URL of this post. – https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/square-dance-begins/

  1. I have so many scraps to choose from and lots of 2.5″ squares too. I think I will let the scrap choice guide what I will eventually pull for light A. I figured 1 yard up to twin or 2 yard up to king is needed if cutting from stash for fabric A. I would like to see your fabric A as the photo of the fabrics all together made it hard to determine if it was the more solid looking white or not.

      1. Thank you, Mary, for figuring the math for Fabric Cut A!! For those who wish to use yardage, here are Mary’s numbers.
        1/4 yard for a table topper
        7/8 for a lap quilt
        1 1/8 yard for a twin
        1 1/4 yard for a full
        1 1/2 yard for a queen
        2 yards for a king size.

  2. Jennifer Rauch

    Well I’m going to try to jump in this year. . . tho I’ve got plenty of UFOs I should be working on for Guild challenge!

    1. Me too – at least 12 UFOs that I said I was going to complete this year . . . yet I start a new QAL. Here’s to completing this project all the way to the end! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. This looks like an opportunity for some serious stash busting. I have a couple of layer cakes that I do not have any plans for but will have to come up with something for Fabric A.

    1. HAHAHAHA! I said just about the same thing – that Carole is ‘forcing’ me to participate. You know we’ll have a blast . . . and a fun completed project at the end. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. thedarlingdogwood

    YeeHaw! I’ve been waiting for fabric requirements so I can choose which part of my scraps to focus on. Clarifying question: do I understand correctly that we should NOT cut squares D & E yet if we don’t already have 2 1/2″ squares, as there will be a different method later? And I want to use novelty/I Spy fabrics (in medium/dark tones) as my scraps because I have a lot of those scraps; can you tell me if B and C end up getting sub-cut later? If they do, then I don’t think I can use the novelty scraps and it will completely change my fabric pull.

  5. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole and Bowing to my Partner and Bowing to my Corner; I am in and dancing to the beat! My stash is always ready for your Scrap Dance Mystery. I know that Deanna is in for this one also. I am also still quilting the girls quilt, which reminds me…I have to go and post pictures. LOL. I am looking forward to this Mystery Carole as all of your Mysteries have been so fun and such beautiful quilts in the end! Have a great day!

  6. Hi Carole,
    This looks so fun and how nice of you to do the math for all the different sizes. I can’t play right now but my almost-mom LOVES square dancing. You are going to ‘force’ me to participate. HAHA! I will be watching and reading along for this first step. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Lynne

    Thanks so much for including a table topper size. I really am trying to only make that size this year and use up as much stash as possible. Time to go dig thru the scrap boxes and see what I come up with.

  10. Very pretty fabrics!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I also store most of our decorations in the attic and the large items like the outside things and the Trees which I leave most of the lights on and bag, in a storage shed that we rent.
    Hugs,
    Debbbie

  11. Kristi

    Wonderful Carole! I’m looking forward to the mystery! I enjoyed it so much last year! I’m thinking this year to go with a scrappy ‘monochromatic’ scheme. I have a TON of teals and would love to make a dent in that part of my stash! You think the design would work in a variety of one color (plus the all-the-same-light and scrappy lights)

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  13. I may live to regret it, but I am going to cut one or two pieces from every dark/medium fabric I own until I have enough cut to make a twin size. My main light is straight white, and my other lights will be multiples of four. Hoping this works.

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