Thursday, April 9, 2020

Sparkling Inventory progress

The bright blue inventory is progressing.  After selecting all the brightest blue fabrics in my stash (49 different ones, if you're interested) I was pleased to find that I could arrange them in more or less gradated order on either side of the star path.  I then cut each down to size according to where it would end up in the pattern.

The background is made up of strips.  As written, the pattern calls for some strips to be twice as wide as the rest.  To include a larger selection of fabrics, I made the wider strips from two different fabrics, sewing two narrower strips together to make up the wider width.

This particular version of Sparkling Trail is a scaled down one using 2 1/2" and 4 1/2" strips. If I had made the original throw size as described in the pattern I could have used 4 1/2" strips for the narrow strips, and sewn two of those together for the wider 8 1/2"strips.  I also could have used jelly roll strips (2 1/2" wide) to build up the 4 1/2" and 8 1/2" strips:  2  strips sewn together yield a 4 1/2" strips, 4 strips would yield the 8 1/2" strip.

If you would like to make the scaled down version of the pattern, you can download instructions to convert the pattern. Please note that these instructions are only for the adjusted fabric amounts and cutting sizes.  They do not include the assembly instructions or assembly diagrams.

Scaled down version of Sparkling Trail
The throw size pattern is available in my Etsy shop.  Use the coupon code JWQIQ2020 for 20% off this pattern now through June 30th, 2020.


  1. It's interesting to see a little of how you figure things out. I don't think I could see and do it all. But then I'm a simpleton! Again, your work is always total perfection, and your scrap stash will be too before long I'm sure! Have fun. I'm still piddling! ---"Love"

  2. I'm liking the way you have placed your blues, I do love blue!


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