Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two-Steppin' Mystery Quilt

Last week I stumbled upon a new to me blog called My Carolina Home through 2 quilts I had pinned and will have to make. This is Scrap Dance Waltz, last year's mystery:

Are you ready for a quilt along?  Since this isn’t a mystery, I thought we could do updates every two weeks and take 8-10 weeks.  I’ll give you lots of choices for sizes and finishing. …

And this is Scrap Dance Tango:

Scrap Dance Tango is Published (From My Carolina Home):


I really like both of them and I saw that another Scrap Dance mystery was just beginning. Add the fact that it is called Two-step and Carole referenced George Strait, whom I happened to play pool with once, many moons ago, and I decided to jump in.


 I grew up in dance halls. Well, not literally, but I sure spent every chance I got shuffling across a lot of dance floors in Texas. We paid .50 cents to dance to George Strait at The Crystal Chandelier in San Marcos back when he first started. Gruene Hall, The Bluebonnet, and St. Hedwig's were also places we'd gather, not to mention the street dances in Wimberly and I pretty much danced my way through college at Texas A&M. Whoop! Gig' em Ags! :)

I was a tomboy and although my poor mom tried, she never could talk me into shopping anywhere for clothes but the feed store. She was born and raised in Vienna, Austria and shook her head at her redneck only child. I'm fairly certain she still shakes her head. I was a good kid and didn't get into trouble, but I wore a lot of leather off the bottoms of my boots in those days.

Writing that makes me think I may be digging out the western prints again for this one. One clue a month for 7 months. I like the laid back pace and am looking forward to pulling fabrics.

12 comments:

Staci said...

That looks like a lot of fun! And you are right, it's a nice pace.
Loved hearing about your youth in places I actually know!

krisgray said...

Thank you for the link! Just pinned Waltz, what a great to use scraps from my 2.5" bin.

Chantal L. said...

George Strait? George Strait?? WOW! GEORGE STRAIT!! You lucky girl. I love George; that's country music at its best. Enjoy the mystery quilt. I know that I love her two first mystery quilts too. ;^)

Judy D in WA said...

George Strait has been "my boyfriend" since I heard his 1st song on the radio. A few years ago, my kiddos took me to see him in Portland OR. As he was walking back to the backstage area after the concert, we were standing in the upper seating area and I did a special little wave to him and he looked right into my eyes and waved the same wave back to me. Seriously, I almost cried. I call it my George Strait Moment. My kiddos still tease me about it but I was thrilled. So now I'll have to check out the Two-step quilt. Thanks for making me smile this morning with your George Moment.

Tired Teacher said...

I stumbled across the QAL, too, and plan to work on the mystery quilt.

Shelly said...

Those are both great quilts! I have no doubt that this one will be just as cool when it's revealed. And I'm certainly jealous that you got to PLAY POOL with George Strait!!! My Cowboy and I are both big fans of his.

Janet O. said...

I really like those scrap quilts!!
George Strait is someone I have really enjoyed in the Country genre--and he just seems like such a nice guy. Lucky you to have had those moments with him. : )
Loved the story of your tomboy nature and your Mom's wishes otherwise. We come into this world with some definite character traits of our own, I think.

BettyK said...

Two things we have in common. I lived in Austria while my dad was in the military. In Vienna we stayed temporary in a very nice hotel but spent most of our time in Salzburg (not on base). And loving George Strait. I have done the 2-step a time or two while living in Arizona. Have fun making your memory quilt.

Betty

Sherrill said...

That's hilarious!! I LOVE Gruene and used to talk my hubby into driving down before it got to hot so I could eat outside at the Gristmill. LOVE that place sitting in the trees overlooking the river. Such a cool place!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that Scrap Dance Tango!! You are SUCH an enabler.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Thank you so much for featuring my quilt alongs!!

Valerie said...

Love the waltz, and am thinking I have the perfect fabric for that scrappy goodness!

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