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Thread: Do you think this pattern would be okay done scrappy?

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    Do you think this pattern would be okay done scrappy?

    I have a variety of stonehenge fabrics - if I keep one light fabric for the background do you think the darks that I have could be done scrappy on this quilt? What is your opinion? I have mostly the warm Stongehenge fabrics with some greems, purple and even golden yellow....

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    I think it would be great, done scrappy.

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    I think it wuld look great.

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    I am afraid you might lose some of the geometrical design look if you go scrappy. Love your fabrics and the pattern, just not sure if it would work.

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    Go for it! I bet it would be pretty with the material you have on hand!
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    Dont know but I LOVE your fabric.
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    I have 14 different stonehenge fabrics and will use the pattern "all squared up".

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    I think it would look great scrappy, but most of your fabrics are mediums. I would probably minimize the red (which is dark compared to the mediums, but bright compared to the dark brown) so it isn't too distracting, but it would add a nice spark here and there. You would need to use the dark brown for the dark in the pattern, along with the lightest fabric for the light; everything else would be mediums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I think it would look great scrappy, but most of your fabrics are mediums. I would probably minimize the red (which is dark compared to the mediums, but bright compared to the dark brown) so it isn't too distracting, but it would add a nice spark here and there. You would need to use the dark brown for the dark in the pattern, along with the lightest fabric for the light; everything else would be mediums.
    I agree, maybe add another couple of darks to keep with the scrappy feel. And follow the suggestion to use the lights/med/darks where they did in the pattern.
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    I agree with several others I think it would make a gorgeous scrappy.
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    Just saw a pattern this morning on allpeoplequilt.com It would be perfect, but I think you would need to piece half the block and use a design wall so you didn't put the same color next to each other. It is called Illusion in Neutrals from American Patchwork December 2009. The link is for a free download of an color option, but you can at least get the idea of how to make it.

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    I think the pattern would be great in scrappy (much better than with just 3 fabrics) but agree that you need to pay attention to the dark, medium, and lights as used in the pattern. Your wine fabric might work as your 2nd dark, but you only have one light and the rest could be used as mediums. Beautiful fabrics, and that's a nice pattern too.

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    I think it would look great as a scrappy.
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    It's possible. The only thing I'm not sure of is that you only have two darks (the darkest brown and the wine), and they're not as close to each other in either hue or value to give you any "dark continuity" - whereas your mediums are all very similar in value (and not too far off in hue). You'll have good continuity of color/hue in lights and mediums, but not in darks. I think the darks will look like 'splotches' of this and that and you'll lose the overall effect.

    If you stuck to using just one of the darks it might work.

    Also wondering if you should add one more light in between the gold and the cream to lend just a little more continuity to the lights as well.

    But by all means, throw the greens and blues in with the tans in the medium spectrum for the scrappy look that you want. Just not sure if that will be scrappy enough for you.

    Good luck - let us know what you do!
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    I am "Scrappy Happy"...I think it would work well...
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    OMG those are gorgeous fabrics there would be no way it could not work
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma View Post
    I agree, maybe add another couple of darks to keep with the scrappy feel. And follow the suggestion to use the lights/med/darks where they did in the pattern.
    I agree as well!

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    Love the quilt pattern and your fabrics! Please post a picture when you're done!

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    As long as you stick to the right/consistent value in your color choices, then scrappy should look fine. It's similar to a Jacob's Ladder and those work well scrappy too.
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    I used stonehenge fabric with the pattern Labyrinth by Calico Carriage Quilt Designs. It is the most beautiful quilt I have ever made!

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    I think you would probably end up with a blended quilt look, but those are really quite nice. Give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma View Post
    I agree, maybe add another couple of darks to keep with the scrappy feel. And follow the suggestion to use the lights/med/darks where they did in the pattern.
    I agree you need to be sure to do the dark/med/light or the pattern will be lost but you have great fabric to do that.

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    It would make a beautiful scrappy - one of my friends used these fabrics for a YBR - yellow brick road - used the burgundy for a 1/4 " frame and scrappy border. I love all the Stonehenge colors.

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    Love this pattern and I think the fabrics would do great in it.
    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    Just saw a pattern this morning on allpeoplequilt.com It would be perfect, but I think you would need to piece half the block and use a design wall so you didn't put the same color next to each other. It is called Illusion in Neutrals from American Patchwork December 2009. The link is for a free download of an color option, but you can at least get the idea of how to make it.

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...ions_ss16.html

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