Solid Jolly Bars: White Bella Solids Jolly Bar

We are continuing #JollyBarJune with our third post about our Bella Solid Jolly Bars!  As a quick recap, we are showing you all three of our first set of Bella Solid Jolly Bars, which are colors White (9900-98), Bleached White (9900-97) and Porcelain (9900-182).  Today’s hue is the brightest white of the Bella bunch, the White Bella Solids Jolly Bar, color 9900-98.

The first ever set of Bella Solid Jolly Bars in White, Bleached PFD and Porcelain

After Bella Bleached White 9900-97, White 9900-98 is our main go-to shade of Bella Solids.  We like to pair this crisp, paper white with bright collections and modern collections with lots of contrast, like Rainy Day, Red Dot Green Dash, Manderley, Merry Merry, Voyage and True Blue, and it is just as universally complementary as 9900-97.

White 9900-98 Bella Solid Jolly Bar
White 9900-98 Bella Solid Jolly Bar

We included a free pattern called Do the Twist with this solid Jolly Bar, and it is my favorite of the bunch.  We used a True Blue Jolly Bar and White Bella Solids Jolly Bar, and these braided blocks are so simple!  It finishes at 52.5″ square, and can easily be a quilt for a cool boy-man or a couch quilt for a sophisticated living room.

Do the Twist Jolly Bar Quilt
Do the Twist Jolly Bar Quilt

That’s it for this Solid Jolly Bar installment, but of course there is still more to come!  Check back next Wednesday – we can’t wait to show you what we’ve done with these Solid Jolly Bars, and you will be totally addicted, “bar” none.  Any guesses as to what we’ll be talking about next time?  Until then, Happy Quilting!

I Love House Blocks Book

Hi, Quilters!  It’s Wednesday, but we’ve got a first look at some very inviting quilts to get you through Hump Day.  Inviting as in “come on over to my house!” because they are all from the new I Love House Blocks compilation book from That Patchwork Place!  Several amazing designers, including our own Kimberly Jolly and Sarah Price, have put together 14 quilts with unique takes on the beloved house block.  We DO love house blocks, and looking at all these bright abodes makes us love them even more!

I Love House Blocks book
I Love House Blocks book from That Patchwork Place

Here is Kimberly and Sarah’s collaboration, called Welcome Home!  Cute windows peek out from subtle four-patches, and that multicolor stripe is adorable, like the house eaves.

Welcome Home by Kimberly Jolly & Sarah Price
Welcome Home by Kimberly Jolly & Sarah Price

But we can’t just toot our own horns here; all 14 of these quilts are wonderful and different.  The negative space in Village on a Hill is soothing, like living in the country with acres and acres of Mother Nature as your neighbor.

Village on a Hill by Jackie White
Village on a Hill by Jackie White

On the other end of the color spectrum, Tiny Town is a scrappy interpretation of neatly fitting row houses, where everyone knows everyone, and that’s a good thing!

Tiny Town by Carrie Nelson
Tiny Town by Carrie Nelson

Sugar Shack feels like pop art to us, and we love the color reversals for each block.

Sugar Shack by Tonya Alexander
Sugar Shack by Tonya Alexander

And we can’t resist these darling dwellings.  It feels like a village of happy gnomes!

My Hometown by Christa Watson
My Hometown by Christa Watson

Sherri Fall’s neighborhood doesn’t feel complete without little trees and pinwheels for company!

Block Party by Sherri Falls
Block Party by Sherri Falls

But most importantly, Melissa Corry reminds us the most important part of a house — the heart!

Home is Where the Heart Is by Melissa Corry
Home is Where the Heart Is by Melissa Corry

Thanks to That Patchwork Place for letting us be part of this book!  Now for a funnest part – they are giving away one e-copy of the I Love House Blocks book!  Just comment and tell us what color scheme you would decorate your dream house with and you’ll be entered to win!  This giveaway ends Monday, 6/26/17, and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, 6/27/17.  Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, Kristal J!