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After the success with the sampler-quilt I dared to sew my first pattern. I had a beautiful Jelly-Roll-pack from hoffmanfabrics, all in black- and grey-variations. My husband wanted a twinsize-quilt.
There are a lot of Jelly-Roll-patterns in the Internet, we found one we liked at Cozyquilt. I expected a pdf-file in an email, but they sent the pattern with snailmail. The package included the yard-calculation. I don’t need that – Harriet Hargrave taught me to calculate yardage. I think I won’t buy a pattern again. Next time I just draw the pattern on grid paper!
I made one block while I was waiting for pattern. As it turned out, my guess was smaller than the ‘official’ pattern. Here you can see both blocks:
I deciced to make the center square of a scarf I bought in the Caribbean. It’s beautiful but huge, I can’t wear it around my neck. Better to use it for fussy-cutting all these turtles!
I won’t do that again – the fabric is so lose-woven, you can stretch that square into any shape you want to. I was glad to have the batic-stripes to keep the squares in shape.
We named the quilt Turtlebraids, due to the pattern and the cute turtles.
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