Square Dance Mystery Quilt Along – Do-Si-Do

Finally, we get to start sewing!  It seems like forever since we cut fabric, doesn’t it?  Not to worry, with one clue a month, it is easy to catch up if you are just getting started.

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This month we will begin to make the first element, and use those jelly roll strips and charm squares if you have them.  So get out those bits, or all your 2-1/2-inch squares, we are going to make nine patches.  To begin using charm squares, pair up a light and a dark charm square and sew with a quarter-inch seam on one side.  Use about half of what you have.

Then, without pressing or cutting, sew the opposite side.

Now, cut them apart down the middle, at the 2-1/2-inch mark on your ruler, and press.  You’ll have two strip sets that can then be cross-cut into 2-1/2-inch units.  Half the sewing done already!  Then cut the others into two strips 2-1/2-inch wide to complete the nine-patch rows, using a dark or a light as needed.  Cross cut into three square units of 2-1/2-inches wide.

If you are using jelly roll strips, pair them with a light-dark-light configuration, and a dark-light-dark configuration and sew long strips.  Then cross-cut at 2-1/2-inches to get three units.

For those using scrappy squares, make nine-patches with the squares. This would make a fun leader-ender too. Press to the darks, nest and assemble.

Important – All nine patch units are the same, with four lights and five darks as shown.

Here’s your pdf with the number you need to make for each size – Square Dance DoSiDo

Just now finding this quilt along?  Find the cutting instructions on the first post – Square Dance Begins!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the drawing for the Quilter’s Dream Orient queen size bamboo blend batting.  See the post on my Sakura Tsuki quilt for entry details.

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11 thoughts on “Square Dance Mystery Quilt Along – Do-Si-Do

  1. joan desantis

    It does seem like forever since I cut the fabric! February is such a slow month. I’m excited about sewing during the coming 3 day weekend, so your timing is perfect. I really loved last years QAL and look forward to completing this one.

  2. It does seem like a long time since we cut! Happily, I am nearly caught up with my other QAL, and have only one other QAL block to do, so I’ve been looking forward to today’s clue. I have all these piles of squares sitting in my cutting board, so am looking forward to creating a little space this weekend! Yippee! I can’t wait to see how this turns out with so many fabrics in play.

  3. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole; I will get started on making these nine patches as soon as I finish the second quilt I am doing for Dad. I am hoping to have the quilt top done today. I am such a slow poke sewer any more, I just do not know what happened. LOL. I think your fabric choices are lovely. I really have not decided on any fabrics for definite. I should do that first. I love your Mysteries, but may be a step behind all the way on this one. Have a great day!

  4. Looking for a free hour in my life to sew……I will find it! Determined to do these before I head out on a “Grandma trip for 10 days. By the way everyone, these units should be 6.5” square when you get done with this step! Double check your seam allowances after you make one, or better yet, do a test piece!.

  5. Fun! I’m enjoying putting together my nine patches. I was able to make most of them with WOF strips, and the last few are cobbled together from 2.5″ squares. The combination is looking very nicely scrappy 🙂 Thanks for sharing your design talent via this mystery QAL!

  6. Lindi Schneck

    Yes I am all caught up with my Square dance, I am making the throw size.
    I have a question about the first Scrap Dance, the Tango. I am making the queen size quilt. Am I supposed to make 132 of the ‘dark’ blocks step 2, and 264 of the ‘light’ blocks step 3 and maybe 4. I copied the steps but I think I copied them incorrectly.
    Also, can you tell me the approximate size of the queen size quilt?
    Thank you for taking your time to design these ‘dances’.
    Lindi

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