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:
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 9×9 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!