The construction continues, in columns, as before, six columns per block. Note that the background for row 2 is all your shadow plus fabric.
A tip on pressingWithin each block, press all horizontal seams for columns one, three and five down. Press all seams for columns two, four and six up. This ensures that in the few places where seams do nest, you can butt them up against each other for a crisp line. Alternatively, you may choose to press all your seams open.
For row 2, be sure to press all your vertical seams to the left so that when you join the three rows, all seams butt up against each other, or nest together nicely!
Here is the diagram for block four:
Here is my row 2:
How about a prize draw this week? Tayva of Stitch Stash Diva is my main sponsor.
She generously has offered two $25 gift certificates for part-way-through check-in points. 🎉 For this draw, all you have to do is link up a blog post, or Instagram or Flickr (now Smug Mug) post/photo that shows your row 1 blocks and either row 2 or the start of row 2 blocks. Think of it as showing about 4 or 5 blocks, so half the quilt top. Please be sure to tag me on Instagram, @mmmquilts and hashtag the QAL, #plusplaytimeqal Wow! I haven't looked for a couple of weeks, and what a pleasant surprise! There are some absolute beauties in that hashtag pool! Please add yours!
**If you don't do any of those social media platforms, not to worry! Email me a photo, and I will link it for you through my Instagram account. My email is: ephdra (at) gmail (dot) com.
Instagram is super-easy, just sayin'; my mum at 81.5 years young had been using it for about three years, and found it a great way to keep in touch with goings-on in her family, as well as sending links to photos or articles worthy of sharing. If your Instagram is private, consider setting up a public one just for quilting, which is what I do.
There will be another $25 draw for the finished flimsy stage, so save those photos for next month...which is next week, ha, when I'm back for row 3! I will announce the winners in next week's post.
Thanks so much for joining in. It's not too late to join in as the finished quilt parade isn't until July 5. Kits are still available from:
Go here to visit Mad About Patchwork; I will double-check, but it looks like they've sold out of kits.
Go here (Gleaned) or here (Alison Glass) to view two choices of fabric kits for the dancing plus blocks.
Note that both kits require you to provide your own background and shadow plus fabrics. Now that I am back home and trying to find a routine again, I will be sewing up the kit I bought from CMC.
See you next week for row 3 construction and tips on quilting the quilt.