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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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