intro to tangelo.

1113 tangelo quilt pattern front cover_carolyn friedlander

Tangelo is one of my recent newbies. She’s a paper-pieced triangle project with plenty of sizes to choose from. I’ve never been one for a lot of precise pre-cutting, which is one reason why this is such a good project to paper piece. You can basically just jump right in with some strips of your favorite fabrics and your perfect, precise points will appear in no time. In my cover quilt, I played with texture and a variety of substrates such as quilting cotton, linen, silk, and even a little bit of voile.

tangelo quilt_carolyn friedlander_detail

My totally unglamorous photo shoot.

tangelo photo shoot_carolyn friedlander

The binding is silk radiance (from Robert Kaufman) and so incredibly soft.

radiance binding

I was patting myself on the back for thinking ahead to serge the binding edges…until I had to do some┬áseam ripping at the end in order to join the strips continuously. Oh well. Still works. Plus the serger seam allowance is just about the same as the one I use to attach the binding. I had to keep double checking that my stitches were covering up the serged edge, which was not all that fun and fabulous. Duly noted for next time and will make adjustments accordingly. The silky-smooth-wonderfulness makes it all worth it.

tangelo quilting binding_carolyn friedlander

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7 Responses to intro to tangelo.

  1. jodi June 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Oooh, I totally want to make this quilt! I love how you mixed the fabric textures. And I love how you shared how sometimes you don’t think ahead either – nice to know I’m not alone! Looking forward to purchasing this pattern soon.

  2. Brigit Dermott June 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    This quilt is stunning–I love how the design is both intricate and clean. Thank you for including a photo of your photo shoot set up! Your photography is gorgeous and it is great to see behind the scenes. So helpful!

  3. Linda H. June 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    It’s such a beautiful quilt! And I admire your courage in tackling that silk as binding. I’m sure it’s even more beautiful in person.

    I noted how you’ve sewn binding to your quilt since you had to unsew some of it for the joining. Did you know that it’s way easier to sew binding to a quilt in four separate strips, and then machine sew each of the four mitered corners? I bet that method would work fabulously with your serged edges. If you’re interested, I have a tutorial on my blog for this method.
    http://flourishingpalms.blogspot.com/2009/06/binding-tutorial_12.html

    • carolynfriedlander June 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Wow, what an interesting binding technique, Linda! Thanks for sharing and I’ll definitely be giving it a try. It looks so polished!

  4. Cari June 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Lovely! I really like the machine quilting on this too.

  5. Cheryl Arkison June 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    You already know I adore this quilt…
    And Linda H is right! That’s how I do all my bindings.

  6. Sequana June 5, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Yes, a beautiful quilt here. But more importantly – Congrats for WINNING THE FAT QUARTERLY MARCH MADNESS VOTING!!!!

    Well deserved.

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