I feel like I have climbed a mountain getting this one done! Filming every part of me working on this quilt was more time consuming that I had expected. Lol. Just in case you don’t know why I filmed every part…. Trippy is not only a pattern that I’m releasing today, but it’s also a class over on my Quilt Class site.
There’s a lot of ways to get this pattern:
- You can take the class here (comes with pattern).
- Get the PDF download here.
- Get the paper booklet here.
You can choose which way works best for you. I’ve created the class for an advanced beginner quilter. We still walk through everything together though! Here’s a list of everything that is included in the class:
- We will choose a color palette and fabrics.
- I’ll show you how to assemble the strip sets, how to cut them, and how to assemble the blocks.
- We will go through sewing the blocks together to make the quilt top.
- I’ll show you a technique for basting called wall basting.
- We will learn how to prepare our machine for free motion quilting, several beginner designs, and we use one of those designs to free motion quilt the Trippy quilt.
- I’ll go over squaring your quilt up after quilted, and then we will add a quilt label to the corner.
- And finally we will learn how to make binding, how to sew it onto your quilt and how to finish it with a chunky hand stitch.
This class is great for anyone who has completed a few quilts already and knows the basics, but wants to challenge themselves a bit more.
Here’s a little video I made about it:
A few more details about the class
- Self paced, come and go as you please.
- No time to be there, no schedule to keep.
- Once the class is purchased, you will always have access to it.
A bit about the pattern
Trippy quilt pattern IS A Trip Around The World pattern. Trip Around the World quilts come in several different styles and date back generations. I am not the creator of this pattern or this method of quilt making, but I have put my own mark on this idea. I’ve resized it to have minimum fabric waste, simplified the instructions and added a bit more of a modern look to it. There is no cohesion running through this quilt like in many Trip Around The World quilts you might have seen. Instead, anything goes! Choose a color palette and then collect fabric in those colors!
Trippy is an essential pattern for using up width of fabric scraps (42″-ish). I’ve written this pattern in the usual way, where you gather the required amount of fabrics, and of course you CAN make this quilt in that way, BUT I want to encourage you to give no thought at all to how many fabrics to include and instead collect the right amount of “strips” (42″ wide). This is much more fun and encourages you to actually use your scraps or fabrics that are less than a 1/4 yard sitting in your stash. The only rule: They need to be 2 1/2″ wide and fit your color palette!
- Skill Level: Confident Beginner
- Skills Used: Strip piecing and straight line sewing
- Speed: Not a fast make, but not a slow one either
- 4 Sizes: 30″x40″, 60″x60″, 60″x70″, and 80″x90″
- 8 illustrated pages.
- Pattern includes a video tutorial for strip piecing
- Pattern has lots of helpful links included (including methods for basting, quilting and binding).
- Use #TrippyQuilt for sharing on Instagram.
- Kit page is available here.
Keep scrolling! I have pics from some of my testers at the bottom of this post.
We have bundles!
We have many Trippy bundles right now. You’ll find all of them on the kit page for Trippy here.
Here’s a look at my testers work…
If you click the images, it will take you their maker’s IG account.