July 7, 2016

Gooseberry Scrappy Trip Quilt

Here are some specifics about the "pattern" I used to make this quilt, which is really an adaptation of a tutorial.

  • 1 jelly roll, or 40 2.5" WOF strips of print fabric (I used "Gooseberry" by Lella Boutique for Moda)
  • 1 jelly roll white fabric, or 40 2.5" strips from yardage (I used Kona Snow) 


       I followed the tutorial for the "tube method" found here on the Quiltville blog, but I altered it slightly. Instead of using 16" strips for a 6 by 6 block, cut the jelly strips in half (approx. 21") and alternate 4 print strips and 4 white strips for each block, yielding an 8 by 8 block. The blocks will be 16" instead of 12".

You'll need to make 10 blocks that start with a print strip in the top corner, and 10 that start with a white strip, otherwise your blocks won't connect properly. When you lay them out, rotate the ones that start with a print 90 degrees, and alternate them with the ones that start with white.

*I got the idea to make the blocks bigger, thus maximizing the jelly strips, from @shutterbugmal on Instagram. She made a gorgeous quilt using two Hello Darling jelly rolls. I opted to calm things down a bit by using just one jelly roll and alternating it with white.

This will give you 20 blocks, laid out in a 4 by 5 grid, for a 64" by 80" quilt. 

If there are any more questions, feel free to leave a comment! 

*UPDATE: My Insta friend Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Designs has improved upon this version with a clever pressing tip! Go check it out here. You'll want to see her version :)


  1. I love the looks of your version! Great modification, making the most use of the strips!

  2. Mmm! So country and homey looking!

  3. It looks fresh and lovely. Greetings

  4. Great modification! I really like how it is scrappy, yet not as busy as the original scrappy trip alongs.

  5. Gooseberry is one of my favorite lines. This quilt turned out absolutely stunning!

  6. Found you via Let's Bee Social, glad I stopped by for a visit. I'll be stopping by often! Thanks for sharing your variation of this pattern.

  7. Beautiful quilt. I like the idea of making 8x8 blocks and the alternative white strips :)

  8. This is FANTASTIC!! I love your modifcation of bigger blocks! and using a white jelly roll with the print one is so smart! The outcome is fresh and fun! I found your site from Let's Bee Social! Glad I did!

    1. Thanks Kathy!! I always forget to do Let's Be Social, but then I'm so glad when I do remember. I've found such fun things there! Thanks for stopping by :)

  9. Such a great finish! It's so bright & fresh with the additional whites added in.

  10. It's really terrific; the colors just work! A great idea for scraps, I would say...

  11. Thanks for sharing. I like the 8 x 8 square too.

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