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Thread: Scrappy Mexican Dance - anyone?

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    Scrappy Mexican Dance - anyone?

    Am considering making this quilt for my GGD and was wondering if anyone has made a scrappy one. If so can you post a photo please. I have 5 aqua fabrics 2 pale greys & white, and tossing up whether to make the MSD or a Turning 20 type.
    Must be done by the 16th Dec so will have to get busy. Thanx in advance

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    Do you mean Mexican Star Dance like is pictured here?
    http://www.southwindquilts.com/shop/...e-x4571229.htm

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    Yes, Feline, that's the one. I'm trying to avoid using just the plain aqua fabrics as I think they will look rather bland.

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    Wow. That is impressive. Would take me a year to finish it if I stuck with it. Lol. Can’t wait to see a picture.
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    The pattern could be made with scraps as long as they were in the same colour family. If you did varied colours you might lose the pattern in my opinion.

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    I really like this pattern and made two of the smaller versions. It was fun to make. I don't know why it couldn't be made to be scrappy. I do think you would need to have it controlled scrappy as you move through several colors. How about a rainbow effect?

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    Beautiful pattern probably out of my talents.
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    Beautiful quilt but definitely not something that I personally would be trying to make in a hurry. Hopefully you will accomplish the task at hand!
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    Beautiful quilt, post a picture when you get it finished. I would love to see it done as a scrappy!

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    Great pattern...we will be anxious to follow your progresss.
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    I think it is going to look fantastic. I like your color choices. You are on a time crunch, but it looks like a fairly simple small block. You should be able to make a bunch of them quickly. Are you planning on the greys for your sashing? If so, what would the cornerstones be? They might be a great place to stick a small spot of another color. Please post a pic when you get the top together.

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    Wow...I had to google the pattern to see what you were talking about, now that is a pretty pattern! And quite an ambitious project with only a few weeks left to the deadline. Let us know how it goes!

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    Here's some google images if you want to look at other color combinations. That's a beautiful quilt.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=mexi...ih=601&dpr=1.5

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    It is a beautiful design, and your colors sound really nice. I've been thinking of a black background with brights - scrappy.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Oh wow, that's gorgeous!!! Thanks for the link.

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    I was going to suggest the Google image search also.

    You asked about scrappy. My opinion is this would work as scrappy as long as the blocks are identical and symmetrical in color. Meaning, I don't think you could use blue in one corner of the block and red in another corner, I think they need to be the same.

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    I agree that to make a scrappy Mexican Star you would need to pay close heed to your color choices of shades and hews. Otherwise the pattern will get lost in the mayhem. I love scrappy quilts but this is not, in my humble opinion, the pattern for true scrappy.

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    I just finished the top, or my variation of it. I didnít buy the pattern but just kind of reverse engineered it. Itís not as hard as it looks and turns out gorgeous. The first link is to my top before I turned back the triangles to make the curved edges:
    https://instagram.com/p/Bpxz6xYH44y/
    https://instagram.com/p/Bp065CjHD0_/
    Itís a great pattern and the first one Iíve wanted to make more than once. I didnít go scrappy but I think a controlled-scrappy would look beautiful!

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