This quilt did not want to exist. It just didn’t.
I used the tutorial found at Woodberry Way to make this Scrappy Trip quilt from a jelly roll of Sugar Pie. The fabric reminded me of my sister and the pattern seemed straightforward enough. But a quilt was ever to be cursed, it was this one.
First I sewed half a dozen blocks backwards. I ripped seams.
I pressed half of the blocks the wrong direction. I re-pressed seams.
I sewed my first two rows together wrong. I ripped more seams.
Then I LOST a block. An entire block!! I ordered more fabric and remade it.
I’ve ripped my fair share of seams in quilts, and have no shame in doing so. But every single time I sat down to work on this quilt, something would go wrong. It was maddening! I didn’t even want to finish it!
But then the sweetest thing happened. I told my sister I wanted to make her a quilt – we browsed fabrics together and I showed her lots of examples of quilts, and you know what she picked?!
A scrappy trip in Sugar Pie. No kidding.
I swear, I have never been so happy to send a quilt off to a long-arm! By the time it came back with a soft minky backing I had forgiven it a little. But I was even more happy to send this quilt to Indiana to wrap my baby sister up tight. Even before she picked this pattern and fabric I was reminded of her as I sewed – the blues and pinks are so soft and sweet, but with some bold streaks…much like my sassy little sister.
Time heals all wounds they say – and now I’ve got the itch to sew another Scrappy Trip for myself. Hopefully the next around will go smoother!
Unless I’m still cursed. Time will tell.
Quilting: Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting
Fabric: Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique
Pattern: Modified Scrappy Trip – tutorial by Woodberry Way
Completed: August 2017