Making a Scrappy Mexico Quilt {and a notice if you bought the pattern before March 12, 2015}


Today I want to show you how simple and fun it is to make this pattern in a scrappy manner.  But first of all, if you have purchased the pattern already, please read the next paragraph!

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I realized today that one step needs clarification.  Under Piecing, Step 3., it tell you to pair your blocks into sets.  The first pairing is

6 pairs of Color #1 and Color #2

Here's what it should say;

6 Pairs of Color #1 and Color #2 (3 of the Color #2 should be the ones marked diagonally bottom left to top right, and 3 should be the ones marked top left to bottom right

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 On to making a scrappy version of this quilt!  So if you've already purchased the pattern, you will notice that it is divided into four colors, Colors #1-#4.  In a non scrappy version, if the chart says to cut four of Color #1, then you will cut four all of the same fabric. 

In the scrappy version, you will use each Color # as a color family, rather than one fabric.

In my photo just above, Color #1 is Navy Blues.  As many rectangles as the chart says to cut of that color, that's how many different fabrics I chose for that color family.  I then cut one rectangle for each fabric.


Thinking in color families this way ensures that you will keep the overall design intact. 

This version you see here is the mini quilt size which I decided to include in the pattern because they are just so cute! 

11 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics you picked for this quilt!! Awesome progress.

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  2. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  3. Great colors! Waiting to see the finish.

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  4. Yes!! I love these colors!!!

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  5. I love this scrappy version... looking forward to seeing more! Linda

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  6. Oo I love the scrappy version!!! And it looks so lovely and in the cotton + steel!

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  7. Hi Jolene, please can you help. I have bought your Mexico pattern but I don't understand the cutting instructions. Could you explain what strips and what size I have to cut for each block, please?
    Many thanks,
    Brigid

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  8. Hi again. I think I understand! I was just confused about the use of the word 'block' because that usually means pieces sewn together. I'm new to quilting, so a bit slow on the uptake! Thanks for the pattern anyway. I'm having fun choosing fabrics for a scrappy version.
    Brigid

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