I stood on the edge of Bryce Canyon, taking it all in. The glow of the orange hoodoos, the deep bluebird sky…I couldn’t take it all in. I wanted to capture and preserve that moment somehow.
If you are like me, you are taken with the National Parks in the US and Canada. Your favorite park is the last one you visited. I am practical to the core, but wanted to show off our travels in an artistic space…we only have so much wall space, so making a quilt (or quilts) seemed like a great option!
This is the EASIEST pattern in the National Park series, and the perfect place to begin. Use this pattern as a stand alone, or mix and match with other National Park patterns to create the ultimate travel souvenir!!
Let your creativity run wild with the Road Trip pattern!!
Celebrate the majesty of nature and make your own National Park quilt! Recreate the sunset in the Great Sand Dunes that made you stand in awe and wonder. Ponder the somber memories from historic sites. Hunt for the perfect fabrics to express the grandeur of the red giants. Remember the times that you hunted for moose and polar bears, but were “skunked”. Unlock your creativity with the Road Trip Quilt Pattern! Let fabric be your paint, and your needle or sewing machine be your brush!
Beginner Friendly. Even if you have never used English or foundation paper piecing (or have struggled with either in the past). REALLY! I have a simple, foolproof method for foundation paper piecing that takes all the confusion out of what steps to take, or “thinking backwards and upside down”. The only thing you need to know with this method is how to use your machine!
I used to think that English paper piecing was for the birds! I didn’t have patience to sew by hand! What I discovered was it was easier than regular and piecing – the paper stabilizes the fabric, so it doesn’t shift! No need to figure out where a 1/4″ seam is! This has become my evening activity…it’s so relaxing 🙂
I highly recommend this pattern for beginners. The squares help you build your skills and your confidence. Plus, they are fun to make!
This pattern was so much fun! A great way to commemorate our family trip and very easy to use.