Finishing Scrap Dance Minuet

Finishing the quilting on Scrap Dance Minuet was days more after finishing the custom quilted center with the two medallions.  The fun thing is that the two designs together made a circular secondary design that I didn't know was going to appear. I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with it overall, but saw …

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Quilting Minuet

Quilting my mystery quilt, Scrap Dance Minuet, was the most difficult and time consuming project I have ever attempted.  I really wanted to do a custom job on this one, with emphasis on the on-point tesselation between the blocks.  So, last time I had finished taking out the ditch stitching and began drawing out patterns …

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Minuet Disaster

So, here I was at the end of the last post on Minuet, with the quilt fully loaded.  I was having quilter's block on the design.  All I knew at this point was I had rejected the idea of feather wreaths, as I have done those before and wanted something different.  I had decided to …

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Scrap Dance Minuet Assembly

This month, we assemble the top for Minuet.  Some of you may have done this step already, but perhaps will get an idea for borders. Assembly of the Scrap Dance Minuet quilt went fairly quickly as I laid out the blocks on a large cardboard mat placed on the longarm for a design board. Naturally, …

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Scrap Dance Minuet – The Big Reveal!!

Today is the reveal of the block designs you have been working towards for months.  All those elements will be used to make two different blocks. Here we go!!  Today I'll reveal the two blocks, and give you a preview of the overall design.  Starting with the flying geese units, lay out the geese pointing …

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Scrap Dance Minuet – Step 4

Are you ready for the next step?  Scrap Dance Minuet continues today with step #4! This time it is really easy, just take your scrappy bricks (2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles) and sew in pairs with the background bricks.  Press to the darker side. Then, take all your flying geese and sew pairs as well.  Press …

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Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along – Step 3

Time to make more units for the mystery quilt along!  Are you ready for the next clue? (Read on for an update to the Teacups quilt along too.) This time we make no-waste flying geese.  I've put in some affiliate links for my tools.  Pull out the large 5-3/4-inch scrappy squares and the 3-3/8-inch background …

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Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along – Step 2

Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along step 2 is here!  This month is an easy one! Using all of your 2-1/2-inch scrappy squares and all of your 2-1/2-inch background squares, make four patches. Be sure they square up to 4-1/2 inches when you are done.  Since this is so simple, there is no download this …

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Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along

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.  …

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