Only a few weeks late this year, it is finally here! Scrap Dance Minuet is inspired by the delicate florals I wanted to work with for spring.
I got these beautiful soft florals just a couple of months ago on a Blueprint sale.
Laying them out, there wasn’t a single one that I didn’t like. They spoke of soft spring breezes on a gentle warm day, a barefoot walk in a garden wearing a light summer dress, and the sweet fragrance of flowers in the early morning sunlight.
The soft floral fabrics brought to mind the floral fabrics on the mantua dresses we saw during our trip to London last year.
They need a genteel, graceful dance, something that speaks of spring gardens. Just click on the picture to see these dancers, graceful in those marvelous mantua dresses. This is a different video than the sneak peek, but the same dancers performing a different minuet. Handel’s Watermusic is playing as the dancers give you clues to the mystery. When we get to the reveal, I’ll tell you more about that.
So are you ready? This month we will cut all we need in scraps. The Minuet dance is done in 3/4 and 3/8 time, so you will see some of those measurements. The download will give you all the cutting instructions, and please do cut exactly as it says. Accuracy depends on it.
I pulled some pretty pastel Aurifil 50 wt threads to do the piecing.
As always, one reminder on sharing, please only post the individual steps as we go. Do not share your guesses or any playing with the elements in order to preserve the mystery. Thank you for understanding. This time I will give you all the sizes and probably more information than usual, so it will likely be easy for you to guess the final design once we get a bit farther in. I beg you not to do that. Play along and keep it fun for all. Update – My scraps are all medium values with the background a white tone on tone. Your scraps should be medium to dark, with the background a good contrast light. OK, without further ado, here’s your first clue – Scrap Dance Minuet Cutting Step 1
The mystery will have one clue a month, publishing on the second Friday of each month, for about 5 months. The instructions will be simple enough to work around other projects.
Will you be dancing the Minuet with us? Update – Here’s Step 2!
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