Scrap Dance Tango – Mystery Quilt 2016

The Scrap Dance Tango mystery is complete. Thank you to all who participated. The pattern is now available on in my Etsy store!   See the link on the sidebar.  I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern, as it is those sales that support the costs of the blog and make it possible to bring you new and free projects. Thank you!!

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Scrap Dance Tango



51 thoughts on “Scrap Dance Tango – Mystery Quilt 2016

  1. Rosemaryflower

    Oh this looks fun. I love the colors. I will print this page and the photos.
    So much parental drama right now.
    Your blog makes me happy when I read it. You are always busy, and focusing.
    One day that will be me, I hope, I mean it was before mom and dad got old and decrepit hahaha
    I love taking care of them, but my dad is getting to be a handful.
    Do you have fog today? Ahhhhh nice foggy fog.
    Making hsts this way is so easy and rather fun.

  2. Mary

    This looks so fun! I have plenty of dark scrapes but not enough light scrapes. Do you think using all the same fabric for the lights will work just as well (even tho it wouldn’t be truly scrappy then)?

  3. Good Morning Carole! Oh thank goodness the day has finally arrived! I know I have been patiently awaiting the posting date! Later on today, after a procedure at the hospital, I will be starting my journey with this Mystery Scrap Dance Tango Quilt Along! I do not know why, but I was expecting to use all darks once again. So, this is really quite a surprise. I realize that you are giving us the choice to use a dark main fabric, which I think is an excellent choice being a designer. That way you are covering the bases for both types of fabric lovers. Yet, that leaves quilters like me, who love both dark and light backgrounds with scraps a very difficult choice to make. LOL. Scrap Dance Tango sure is intriguing, bringing thoughts of beautiful ballroom dancing, the glamorous gowns and those moments when you hold your breath because of the moves. You definitely have caught my attention and oh yeah, I am going to be searching for some specific fabric scraps that make me think of this.
    Thank You, Carole, for all of your hard work in preparing this Mystery Quilt Along and getting all of the necessary information researched and put together for all of us Scrap Dancing Tango quilters who are already guessing and scrambling to our scraps to get just the right fabrics and get to the ironing board and cutting board! Have a wonderful creative day!

  4. This looks like fun! Can you tell me the dimensions of a Lullaby Quilt, please. Is it crib size, approximately 45 x 60?
    I have never heard that term before, but I like it!! Dimensions might be helpful to others also.

  5. Barbara Jenkins

    I’m ready!!! Really exciting to be starting this one. I’m looking forward to the pleasure of seeing a new quilt come to life. Need to get a few project bags to keep things together……

  6. Melanie

    I’m in! I LOVE scrap quilts and was sorry I didn’t get to do Scrap Dance as I loved it. I have zillions (not literally) of beige BG 2 1/2″ HSTs leftover to use up, so I MAY be able to keep up. LOL

  7. This will be fun! But I’ll be using more yardage rather than total scrappiness because I’ve said, “Aw, just give me the rest of the bolt,” too much in times past. Now I’m strictly a fat quarter girl! The button code above does not produce the square box for me, as I wanted to add it to my blog; fairly certain it’s the code as I haven’t had a problem with most others I’ve added to my blog. Just thought you’d want to check that out. I’ve revisit for another attempt to carry the button over. In the meantime I have put a text link. Thanks for your hard work on this fun mystery!

  8. Hi, Carole,
    I’m in, will use black background and fasett fabrics + jewel tone batiks, but will march slightly out of step by making my HST a trimmed size of 3″ – just finished Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare mystery and need a break from tiny!

    I am also going to use chunks from stash rather than pure scraps, will either use one black with white spots or all,of the various pieces of different solid blacks on my shelf.

  9. Trudi

    Busy, busy, busy…. Last week I finished Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare quilt, then hunted for scraps to cut out the Scrapdance (no longer) mystery – all the blocks are completed and waiting to be joined, and yesterday I cut out fabric for yet another mystery quilt. There are also project boxes containing the pieces for two quilts for grandsons and one with partially stitched pieces in Japanese fabrics for my youngest son.

    So maybe I should wait for a few days and finish what I have in progress, but I know I won’t!

  10. I am ready to quilt along! I finally made a Flickr account and requested to join tonight. I know i’m a little behind the times but i somehow feel like i’ve lost 2 months even though i know i haven’t!

  11. Yay! I’ve been waiting for this! Will it look okay with one background fabric? I was planning on a light blue solid with darker mediums and darks for the scraps. But I don’t want to do that if it will look funny.

  12. I looked at the numbers again. Looks like there are actually more background squares than “scrap” squares. Would I be better off using one fabric for the “scraps” and actual scraps for the background?

  13. Pat

    I so want to take part in this mystery! I tried to print the instructions so that I can read them at my machine and work along as time allows. Problem is that I can’t print these so they are readable. Am I doing something wrong? I would like to do this mystery when I have the minutes to work on it.

    1. I really have no idea how to make printing work off an internet page. In the meantime, you can bookmark the page, or save it to a Pinterest board so you can find it again. Or just make some notes as to what you need for your size. I will produce it as a pattern for download at the end of the mystery. Hope that helps.

    2. If you use the “SNIPPING TOOL” that you find on your start menu-all programs-accessories; then you can “snip” the part of the page you want, and then PASTE it into a word document. This is how I do all of mine. THen I save them on my computer, printing out only the most essential part of the instructions, not all the photo’s, which eat a ton of inc. Please email me if you are having trouble with it — mary deeter — email : 🙂

  14. Hi Carole, will you be running a monthly linky for any of us non flickr people?? I”d love to jump on board and make a lullably sized quilt with my 30’s fabric scraps. 🙂

  15. Woo Hoo!! Looking forward to this one. You and I have such similar tastes in fabric – love what you have selected.
    I am having trouble adding your little logo on my blog. I have added the code, but the pic is not appearing.

  16. Sheryl

    Very tempted to join you all as it is years since I made a quilt and I have loads of scraps, well dark ones, not many light ones… will think about it and watch everyone´s progress.

  17. OH MY GOSH…..I have been so self absorbed I missed this post!! It wasn’t until I saw a pix on Flickr that I realised you started a new mystery. This weekend I will be pulling my scraps out! Thanks so much for your fun projects! 🙂

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  21. Carol Preston

    I am SO EXCITED that mystery quilt 2016…”Scrap Dance Tango” has begun!!! I’m making a twin for myself AND two lullaby quilts for the baby boys that are arriving this spring.

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  23. Looking forward to this project, am sorting fabric now to get started. Is there a specific date monthly that you post or some type of schedule so that I can set my calendar to keep up? Thanks!

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  25. I am joining in even though I really don’t need another project! But I love scrappy quilts and mysteries are so much fun so I just can’t resist. I hope I can keep up!

  26. Diane Ginsbach

    Looking forward to participating. Have many scraps and looking for something to do with them. Looks like they have found a home!

  27. Is there a PDF file for the “Scrap Dance Tango” January so far ? I use an ipad and save to an ap called “docs to go”. I am unable to copy and paste into any files.
    Just love your projects and would love to live next door to you and come eat supper at your home, Numm!!!

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  31. Edith

    Enjoyed what you did, but am a nearby and everything looks very hard to me. But, I am not giving up. Thank you .

  32. Gayle

    Your quilt is gorgeous,thank you for sharing. I do love quilting but have decided not to take on any more large projects for a whilt.

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