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|