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.
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!
Last week, we introduced the Porcelain set. Today, it is all about the infamous 9900-97, or Bleached White PFD. I say “infamous” because people can be misled by the term “Bleached White PFD”. It is bright enough to go with practically anything, but it isn’t blinding. It has a soft, milk quality, and it’s the one we reach for the most. Don’t be turned off by the “PFD” either – that just means “preferred for dyeing”, if you are so inclined.
Now onto the free pattern for the Bleached White Jolly Bar! This one is called Metronome, and we combined the Bleached White Jolly Bar with the Sweet Marion Jolly Bar for our quilt sample. It measures 56.5″ square, which is an ideal lap size IMHO, and the white background is a perfect canvas for those little bits of colorful pinwheels that pop out in each block. Très sweet!
Next week, we’ll showcase the final solid Jolly Bar and free pattern quilt…but that’s not the end of #JollyBarJune, so stay tuned! Is 9900-97 a staple in your sewing room? What fabric collections have you used it with? Comment and let us know!
The Dovetail quilt also has partial seams, and if you are new to this technique, this is a great quilt to start with. Working with these big, chunky rectangles is very forgiving, and you will love how it looks in the end! Don’t stop reading here, though – we have a video tutorial and bloggy friends joining us to show you how it looks in all sorts of fabrics!
Check out our Dovetail video tutorial to see how Doug pieces this quilt, step by step, with his helpful tips and tricks. Then visit our blogger friends below to see their own Dovetail creations!
See more Dovetail quilts made by these wonderful folks! You won’t be able to resist making one for yourself, so please share them with us on social media with #dovetailquilt!
All through June, we will show you these lovely little Jolly Bars full of solid-y goodness one by one, starting with Porcelain. This creamy, buttery white is the darkest of the light range and complements collections with dark neutral tones, such as Howdy, Rachel Remembered and Gooseberry Lane.
One of the best things about our Jolly Bars is that they all come with a free pattern, even the Bella Solids! The free pattern for the Porcelain Jolly Bar is called On the Wing, and we selected the Howdy Jolly Bar and Porcelain Jolly Bar for our quilt sample. (See our post on Howdy!) It comes together quickly and measures 47″ x 57.5″. We love the simply geometry of the hourglasses and diamonds, and it’s a great design to show off fun, graphic prints!
Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned for next week’s post to see the next solid Jolly Bar and free pattern quilt! Also let us know, what other Bella Solids colors do you want to see join the Jolly Bar family? What are your tried and true background colors? And what size do you like your Jolly Bar quilts to be?
By now, you may have heard the words “Jolly Bar” tossed around our blog and website, but you may be unfamiliar with exactly what a Jolly Bar is! Exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop, Jolly Bars are collections of 5″ x 10″ cuts of fabric. The projects for these little bars are unlimited! Luckily for you, we’ve packed a whole bunch of fun projects into The Jolly Bar Book!
Dying to find out what projects the Jolly Bar precuts inspire? Take a look inside the cover!
It’s Sew Emma has a brand new book you’re going to love! It’s called the Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1, and it includes our first 20 Jolly Bar patterns, all compiled in one place for the first time ever!
In case you’re wondering what a Jolly Bar is, it’s a precut exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop! Jolly Bars measure 5″ x 10″, and are great for making fabulous quilts quickly and easily.
The majority of the 20 patterns in this fun new book can be made with a single Jolly Bar, which is sew fun and is such a great way to try out a variety of patterns!
Our Jolly Bars and this new book make quilting easier than ever!
Step 1. Order a copy of the Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1 Step 2. Order your favorite Jolly Bar (Or two, or six) Step 3. Pick one of the patterns in the book (Ooh, so hard to choose!) Step 4. Start working on your Jolly Bar quilt – you’ll be finished before you know it!
LOOK WHO’S SEWING ALONG!
We’re sew excited about the release of this new book that we asked some of our quilting blogger friends to pick their favorite Jolly Bars and a pattern from the book to see what they’d create. Please visit each of the bloggers below to see their quilts, and tell them Fat Quarter Shop sent you!
This book is a bargain at $9.95, especially since you’ll reach for it again and again over the years. So grab your copy today and get ready for some quilty Jolly Bar fun! Oh, and please share the quilts you make with us on social media using the hashtag #jollybarbook. Happy Quilting!
Hello, Quilting Friends! Today we’re giving you an up close and personal look at an old quilt block that Kimberly designed for a previous issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks publication that is now included in their 100 Blocks Sampler Quilt! The editors had a wonderful idea to shrink their favorite blocks from all different 100 Blocks issues down to 6″ from the usual 12″ and combine them into a fantastic sampler quilt for the 100 Blocks blog tour!
We love each of the three color ways that their quilters created for this event: Reproduction, Red & White, and Traditional! It’s always so fun to see how different a block can look depending on fabric choices and placement, don’t you think?
These are the completed quilts in the three different color ways. Gorgeous! If you’d like to read more about the blocks, the quilts, the publication and the blog hop, you can link over to Quiltmaker’s blog Quilt Pleasures HERE!
We’re happy to celebrate these beautiful 100 Blocks Sampler Quilts with our own sweet giveaway, three Jolly Bars to three lucky winners! In case you aren’t familiar with Jolly Bars, they are precuts exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop. Here’s a quick video with more information!
As Kimberly shares in the video, each Jolly Bar contains 42 – 5″x 10″ cuts of beautiful Moda fabric. Even better? Each Jolly Bar contains a free pattern specific to that collection – sew fun!
For example, here’s the quilt made from the pattern that comes with the Little Ruby Jolly Bar – it’s called Spinning Spools! We also have Jolly Bar Quilt Kits, which are super fun and sew easy to stitch up, so take a peek!
HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment on this post sharing which Jolly Bar you’d like to win if you’re selected as one of the lucky winners. You can peruse our selection of Jolly Bars HERE in order to pick a favorite. The giveaway ends on Monday, July 4th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Three winners will be selected at random and will win the Jolly Bar they pick and share in their comment. The winners will be announced here in this post by 7/6/16. Good luck, and Happy Quilting!
UPDATE – GIVEAWAY WINNERS!
Congratulations to our three winners! They have each been emailed about their wins. The lucky winners and the Jolly Bars they chose are:
Hello everyone! We wanted to show you the newest Jolly Bar collections and quilt kits available at our shop. If you’re unfamiliar with our Jolly Bars, they are our EXCLUSIVE 5″ x 10″ precut using Moda Fabrics. Each Jolly Bar Precut also comes with a free pattern that you can only get from that Jolly Bar, so collect them all and mix n’ match your favorites. Now let’s take a look at our newest Jolly Bars!
Hello everyone! We are so excited to show you our next round of Jolly Bar collections. If you have never heard of our Jolly Bars, they are our EXCLUSIVE 5″ x 10″ precuts using Moda Fabrics. Our Jolly Bars each come with a pattern that you can only get with that jolly bar.
Let’s take a look at our newest Jolly Bar collections…