Country Lane by Bari J. Ackerman & Winners! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Country Lane by Bari J. Ackerman & Winners!

Ok, before we start anything, lets talk about the Lumiere de Noel Quilt Kit giveaway from last Monday’s post! Usually I do this at the end, but we have another special something hiding down there. 😉

and a drum roll please!!…

The randomly selected winner out of the 440 comments is…

“What a gorgeous kit! I tweeted, though I really wanted to keep it to myself!”

To claim your prize e-mail  ” Stephanie [at] fatquartershop [dot] com” with your shipping information.  You have till Thursday @ midnight CST to e-mail me.  Congrats!!!  🙂


Today we have a very special guest with the tag line of “vintage inspired design for your modern life” and she virtually came all the way from California…. Bari Ackerman is here to share her thoughts and inspirations on Country Lane… without further ado, here she is…

Hello all!

Country Lane was inspired by what I imagine as the perfect weekend in the country. A great bed and breakfast, walks in meadows, sleeping late and lazing around. The colors came to me from a crazy quilt that I have. It is full of deep navy blues, reds, pinks and white.

When it comes to my absolute favorite project using Country Lane, I have to say, I’m mad about the curtains I made for my family room and kitchen! And I super love the zigzag quilt, Meadow Fresh, which is part of my upcoming release of sewing patterns.

Currently I am working on 4 new sewing patterns (of course one being Meadow Fresh) to release in October. I’m also working on licensing opportunities in additional venues such as scrapbooking, paper, and more!

I also have my new book, Inspired to Sew, that will be out in January. It’s a creative sewing book that covers many of my adventures in sewing. There’s applique, collage, clothing, a quilt and much more. It also features my signature “Keeping It Real Sewing” sidebar hints and tips that are in my sewing patterns.

Bari J. Ackerman


And now! We have a fun surprise! 🙂

Another giveaway! This time it’s the super sweet Country Lane Fat Quarter Bundle!

To enter:

1. Tweet @BariJ & @FatQuarterShop– then leave a comment here
2. Like both of us on Facebook then make a comment @Bari J & @Fat Quarter Shop– then leave a comment here
3. Subscribe to the Jolly Jabber– then leave a comment here

You can comment up to 3 times if you do all 3!

Good Luck!

PS:  Link to  Bari J’s Fan Page on Facebook


  1. I love, love, love Bari J.! I took 2 classes from her in Sisters and would do so again in a heartbeat. She is fun and creativity personified. I would be honored to receive her FQs!

  2. I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber. Please enter me in the drawing for this wonderful fabric. I like the book too. Now, I'll see if I can find you guys on Facebook.

  3. I'm already a subscriber!

    Thanks for another great giveaway! Love all the butterflies! I know just who to make a lovely gift for with this fabric 🙂

  4. I'm back. I found you on Facebook and now I can follow you there too! Two of my favorites on Facebook: Fat Quarter Shop and Accuquilt. Please enter me for a second chance, thanks so much.

  5. I happily like Fat Quarter Shop and BariJ on Facebook … even told them so :o) lol Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity … to die for fabric!!

  6. i tweeted from @bomblet and I hope I spelled it right– Fat Quarter Shop is spelled wrong in this blog post's directions, just an fyi… But yet again, you have such pretty fabric! I would love to win it and make myself a treat!

  7. I posted on Bari J's Facebook and the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook page.
    I am Sivje Parish.
    Thank you for the chance to win this super great prize!!! I so hope I win.

  8. Hi There! I read Jolly Jabber every day and I am also a suscriber. I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Thank you for a chance to have some of this wonderful fabric. Good Luck to Everyone!

  9. I am a subscriber. Thank you for this giveaway. Beautiful fabric and what a nice little surprise at the bottom of the page 🙂
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  10. I have now liked both of you on FAcebook and have left a comment! I already was a follower of FQS on FAcebook. Great fabrics.

  11. I love your give aways! Always exciting new fabrics and fun things to see on the Jolly Jabber. Maybe this is my week to get lucky!

  12. I've been a faithful follower of Jolly Jabber for over a year. I love reading every bit of it!

    What a lovely way to win the chance of some loverly fabric. ;O)


  13. That country Lane bundle does look vintage; so apt for my quilting since we live in a house more than a century old. perfect.
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  14. Love your shop; Love your blog; and love the fact you just responded so quickly from the other side of the world when I entered incorrect info on an order.
    you are the Best!!

  15. I am a Jolly subscriber and always enjoy the variety that your designers bring to us. The navy blues and pink in Country Lane seem "just right" for this season; I am looking forward to seeing the new book by Bari also! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!!

  16. I love the Jolly Jabber, and would love some fat quarters. Thank you Bari J. and Fat Quarter Shop

  17. Had to ask my daughter how to "tweet" does this mean i'm getting old? No just spending more time in sewing room then on computor. I need more fabric, please.

  18. I was inspired to sew when I saw cute childrens' clothing for simple pieces of fabric I saw in the store. I said to myself I can make that and now I do. I can't wait to read your book!