The day you have been anticipating is here! Today I’ll show you the final design and reveal The Twist!
With the remaining background and scrappy 4-1/2-inch squares, and the HSTs you made in a previous step, make this block. I am calling it a footprint block.
Press to the outside for the center row, and to the inside for the top and bottom rows. Press the row seams to the outside.
Now for the Twist! Gather all your blocks, and lay out the first row with all your Block B footprint blocks pointing in the same direction.
Now add your chain blocks for the next couple of rows, alternating the placement on each successive row forming the chain.
Here’s the Twist! On the next row, twist your footprint blocks to point the other way. All footprint blocks point the same direction on a particular row, alternating direction with the row above and below.
Then, with the next row, twist back again. Don’t those blocks remind you of what your feet do when you are doing the Twist? Keep Twisting until all your blocks are laid out.
Take a picture, or just look carefully to be sure your prints are distributed the way you want. Rearrange as needed.
Use the web method to construct the top to keep your blocks oriented correctly.
Construction mostly done.
And easy to sew the rows with no additional fuss. Here’s a pdf download for your sewing room – Scrap Dance Twist Reveal
In two weeks, on May 29, I’ll show you two border options, and the quilting.
Have fun doing the Twist! What do you think of the final design?