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Sunny Trips Quilt
Sunny Trips Quilt
I am so happy to be back 'cooking up' another Moda Bake Shop recipe! This one is easier than it looks, and sews up pretty quick! This quilt finishes at 90" x 90". 3 print Jelly Rolls (I used ''Bright Sun'' by Sherri and Chelsea) 1 solid Jelly Roll (or 2 1/2 yards - I used Bella Solids ''Horizon Blue'') 5 1/2 yards backing First, unroll your jelly rolls. You will need 36 strips from each jelly roll (so you can set 4 aside from each roll, you will not need them for this project). Now, separate the jelly roll strips into 4 categories, going from light to dark/bright if possible. With the jelly rolls I used, I had a light/white, a pale pink/aqua, a bright pink, and a turquoise pile. Make sure you have equal amounts in each pile (9 per pile for each jelly roll) - you can fudge a little here as it only matters that the majority is in the correct order. I did end up with some lighter colors that fell between turquoise and aqua that I put in the turquoise pile and some lighter pinks that I put in the bright pink pile. Sew these into strip sets of 4. You will make a total of 27 strip sets from the 3 jelly rolls. If you have yardage of your solid instead of another jelly roll, then you will need to cut it into 36 @ 2.5''xWOF strips. You can set aside 9 that you will use for the binding. Sew a solid strip onto each of the dark side of the 27 strip sets: Now, you can press the strip sets. I recommend pressing open. If you press to the side, you will end up having to flip some seams as you pin blocks together. This is how I did it, as I don't mind a flipped seam here and there. Finally, sew your strip sets (that are now 5 strips wide) into a tube: I recommend working with one strip set at a time to make your blocks so they don't get mixed up. From each strip set, you will subcut 3 sections of each of these measurements: 1.5'' 2.0'' 2.5'' 3.0'' 3.5'' This will leave you with an approx 6'' piece at the end that you can use to piece the backing. You can go to my website to see how I used these pieces in my quilt backing. Now, you will take apart each of the tube sections at a different seam to create your block. Sew strips together matching seams to create your curvy/diagonal Sunny Trips block: Half of your blocks will be stitched together in the opposite direction: You should end up with 41 blocks one direction and 40 blocks the other direction. Arrange your blocks into a 9x9 layout being careful to alternate blocks and arrange the blocks in the proper orientation: Your quilt top should measure 90.5''x90.5''. Quilt as desired and bind with the remaining 9 solid strips. Play with different strip set layout options - it is amazing how different this can turn out depending on your color and strip set layout choices! Here is a mockup using ''Nomad'' with a more random strip set layout and a dark red solid: Or, here is Nomad again - with only prints: Or, here is Bright Sun with a Porcelain bella solid instead of the Horizon Blue: The possibilities are endless! 90''x90'' quilt Cascade Quilts