Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along - Kimberly's Block & a GIVEAWAY! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Kimberly’s Block & a GIVEAWAY!

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!

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!


Congratulations to our three winners! They have each been emailed about their wins. The lucky winners and the Jolly Bars they chose are:

StarSpry: First Crush
Brenda: Kindred Spirits
Ohio Lori: Prairie


  1. I have made several of these jolly bar quilts. The patterns are great!! I would love to win little ruby and the pattern looks fun!!

  2. I like the strawberry fields revisited and Little ruby the most — but I like most of them! Thanks for the great offer and the block — sew cute!

  3. What a generous giveaway. It would be wonderful to win Snowman Gatherings II Jolly Bar grouping. Thank you for a chance to win.

  4. I love the Handmade jolly bar. Love all those prints!


  5. I just love Gerry Kingwell's Behind the Scenes–I just finished a bright quilt and my eyes are drawn to the soothing neutral palette right now. The quilt shown for the collection is so beautiful and calming to me.

  6. I would love the Behind the Scenes Jolly Bar by
    Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics. Mixed with some coordinating solids, this would make a cool Modern quilt. I adore Jolly Bars!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I really like Juniper Berry. I'm going to have to get some of line as well as try out some of the Jolly Bars. I love precuts.

  8. I really love "BRIGHTEN UP" Jolly Bar. I have two great nieces due at the end of the year and these would make lovely baby quilts. thanks for the chance.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  9. I can't make up my mind, I love the Modern Background Luster Jolly Bar® by Zen Chic and Behind the Scenes Jolly Bar® by Jen Kingwell.

  10. I would choose "Under the Mistletoe Jolly Bar", I need to get started on Christmas gifts, and what better inspiration than a "Jolly Bar"> What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

  11. How do I pick one???!! ????
    I love Little Ruby, Handmade, and Little Miss Sunshine! But, I think if I was able to win one- I would ask for Behind the Scenes by Jen Kingwell! I love how the free pattern looks and it's so modern!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome Jolly Bar!

  12. Oh gosh! A choice…….never give a quilter a choice because we want them all. So petty every one. So I decided to open up the page with all the Jolly bars, close my eyes and stab at the screen with my pointer finger. Opened my eyes and I had landed on PRAIRIE! That is my choice. Thanks for the chance.

  13. I love the Persimmon with the little grey birds….so cute! Would love to win some of these. I have a problem with my arthritic hands so the pre-cuts work great for me! Thanks for the chance to win!! Helen hrglover at hotmail dot com

  14. What a dilemma! If I can only have one, I'll take either UNION BLUES or AMERICAN JANE. Thanks for a great giveaway! (Like your block.)

  15. I have watched the creation of the quilt using Little Ruby, and have fallen in love with it. That's the one I would pick. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

  16. Oh goodness! It's a tough choice but right now Junioer Berry is catching my eye. Have you thought of publishing a book with the Jolly Bar patterns? I love their simplicity! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  17. My favorite is Under the Mistletoe, as I love all things Christmas. This would be perfect for a table runner or placemats for a great gift for someone special.

  18. My favorite is Behind the Scenes Jolly Bar All those greys would be so much fun to play with. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. You always have such innovative ideas, jolly bars being one of them! I'd love either Farmhouse or Little Ruby and the spools quilt is amazing. Thanks!

  20. My favorite is Kindred Spirits Jolly Bar. These spectacular vibrant colors in a specific quilt pattern would be so beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantastic prize!

  21. Oh so many choices and they are all wonderful. But if I must chose today First Crush is speaking to me so First Crush it is.

  22. I would love to win Brighten Up! Jolly Bar® Reservation
    Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics

    I would use it to make a quilt for my granddaughter!!!

  23. Handmade by Bonnie and Camille would be a good addition to my fabric collection. Love the Quiltmaker project of 6" blocks!! Thank you for the chance in the giveaway.

  24. I think I would wait a bit till the Handmade Jolly Bar is released and then pick that! BTW love your Jolly Bars after charm packs my most favorite precut:-)

  25. Carolyn. Love love Little Ruby. The coming of July reminds me of my late Mother and the birthstone Rubies! The spinning spools quilt is the icing on the cake for these memories and how as a little girl I would watch the thread coming off those spools as she sewed.

  26. I'd choose to wait for Bonnie and Camille's Handmade, if that's an option. Otherwise, I'd go with the Wool and Needles flannel.

  27. Oh I'd chose Behind the Scene by Jen Kingwell… I've been collecting her fabrics and stashing them away for the perfect quilt! Thanks for the giveaway !

  28. I would like the First Crush Jolly Bar, but a close second would be Varsity.
    It is a win-win with a free pattern. Thank you for the giveaway.

  29. "Bread & Butter" would probably be something that I would pass up in my lqs – it is just a little out of my norm – but after looking at it it would be my choice if I won – it's pretty, I love the colors and patterns in this selection and it would be something totally different from my "stash" and I would absolutely love to "play" with it! Thanks for the op!

  30. I would use Little Miss Sunshine or Summerfest or Bread and Butter, love all of these. Thank you for this super great giveaway.
    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  31. I am a big Fig Tree Quilts fan and would love to make the quilt that accompanies the "farmhouse" jelly roll. Thanks for the chance to do this.

  32. I like the Bread & Butter by American Jane Jolly Bar. It has my favorite color (yellow) in it. Thanks for giving away the Jolly Bars!

  33. I used Bread and Butter awhile back with the pattern it came with. Beautiful little quilt!

    Now I'm up for another adventure. LITTLE RUBY! is my pick if I win. Thanks so much for the contest.

  34. Fay, I love everything by Fig Tree and Company. I don't own any Jelly Bars and would love to win one.

  35. Since I already have Gooseberry, Little Ruby, and Bread 'n Butter Jolly Bars, I would LOVE to have a SummerFest Jolly Bar. As soon as I finish my Lori Holt Bloom Quilt, I'll be ready to make some FAST Jolly Bar quilts.

  36. Love the modern theme in Treehouse or anything American Jane. Thanks for the fun!

  37. I was immediately drawn to juniper berry – then when I went back and looked at it, no wonder, it is basic grey and I love everything that basic grey puts out!

  38. I'd love to make a quilt with the Little Miss Sunshine Jolly Bars for my granddaughter who is due in December! Thank you!

  39. I'm really liking the Juniper Berry right now! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  40. I have been working on a quilt using Somerset that I purchased last year, it's slow going because this collection is hard to find these days.
    I'm in love with the color combo!

  41. I'd absolutely love to win the Little Ruby Jolly Bar! It's retro and happy and bright, and the Spinning Spools quilt looks like a perfect project to showcase the fabrics!!

  42. I would LOVE to win "Wool & Needle Flannels III." There is something about those colors, the flannel, and the quilt pattern that really calls out to me. Thanks!

  43. Should I be lucky enough to win, I would choose the Prairie Jolly Bar® by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. So pretty! Thanks for the chance.

  44. they would all be fun to work with of course, but I think I would like Farmhouse by Fig Tree. So pretty. Thanks so much for sharing!

  45. I love so many of the Jelly Bars – picking a favorite is hard! I think Prairie would be my choice today 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. That's a tough choice; so many great lines. I would love some Little Ruby for my collection. Wouldn't that be a cute baby gift?

  47. Bread N Butter by American Jane is my favorite. The vibrant yellow immediately took my memory back to my mom's kitchen many, many, many years ago. Oh how I miss her! And her kitchen!

  48. It's not out yet, but I'm totally drooling over Sundrops! Whimsical and geometric combined get me every time. (If I have to pick something out now, then Little Ruby would be my first pick!) Thanks for the chance!

  49. Well, it was pretty hard to pick a favorite!! But after staring at all the great choices for 10 minutes, I finally decided on Under the Mistletoe– you can never have enough Christmas fabric!!

  50. So exciting! Thank you for the chance to win! Id like to win the Kindred Spirits Jolly bar. They are all gorgeous, but this color way fits a quilt that I plan. I love it!
    Thanks again
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

  51. How funny, I was just looking at Jolly bars last night! I am in LOOOOVE with Juniper Berry, so thats the one for me. I have not yet tried jolly bars and was trying to decide if i should give it a go or not. I am not great at trying new things when spending money is involved. But I really want that fabric and i think Jolly bars are exactly what i need. Thanks for coming up with another great way for us to support our precut addiction 🙂 I love it!

  52. Union Blues is my fav but also love Snowman Gatherings, Lakeside Gatherings and both American Jane ones (Bread and Butter and Hop, Skip and Jump)

  53. I would love Basic Mixologist. Great color combination! Many thanks for the chance! emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

  54. The little spools quilt is cute! I would love to try a project with a Jolly Bar and Prairie would be my choice. Thanks!

  55. All of the Jolly Bars are wonderful but I think my favorite is Handmade by Bonnie and Camille!
    Sure hope I win!

  56. It has to be Little Ruby, Bonnie and Camille are my favourite designers and their fabric makes me happy. x

  57. Chestnut Street Jolly Bar, Fig Tree Quilts! This was hard to choose as all of the bars are great!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Di Ann

  58. I really like Vintage Picnic, so that is my first choice if it is still available, otherwise Strawberry Fields Revisited would suit my fancy! Thanks for a chance to win a jolly bar!

  59. I think if I would be so lucky as to win, I would have to pick "Prairie" by Corey Yoder. Those colors! Would make up wonderfully Spinning Spools! Here's hoping to be picked! 🙂 Thanks so much! Cindy Worthington

  60. I would love to make a quilt using the the Summerfest Jolly bar and pattern. Sooo pretty! It would be easy to get hooked on these. 🙂

  61. I've read so many blogs with Little Ruby projects being sewn up, that I've fallen in love with that collection of fabrics. It's so fresh and bright. Jolly bars are one precut I haven't spworked with yet! Little Ruby is my choice!

  62. I just learned about"jolly bar" yesterday! What a coincidence. I love the Juniper Berry collection. Someday I'd like to make a Christmas throw…

  63. I absolutely love the Juniper Berry Jolly Bar….love the concep and size of the jolly bars…perfect for those of us just starting out on quilt adventures

  64. I love the colors of Little Ruby! They go so well with my sewing room and it would be nice to have a lap quilt of my own!

  65. I love these jolly bars! So difficult to pick a most favourite but I guess I would like to use Reservation by Bonnie & Camille… Sooooooo cute colours!

  66. Love Little Ruby with it's Spools pattern But Gooseberry is calling me. I missed out on getting any of the fabric earlier so was happy to see it in Jolly Bars.

  67. I would like Little Ruby. The bright cheery fabrics will work well in a quilt for my sewing room.

  68. I just love the colors in Little Miss Sunshine. I love all all the vintage patterns and currently working on a bow tie quilt. Little Miss Sunshine would simply make an adorable quilt!

  69. I love so many of these Jolly Bars, and I would choose Little Miss Sunshine. This looks like a really fun and affordable precut – so much you could do with them, and I love that they have free patterns for inspiration.

  70. I simply love the colors in Little Miss Sunshine. I love all the vintage patterns and currently working on a bow tie quilt for my nephew. The spool quilt would simply be adorable in Little Miss Sunshine!

  71. Thank you for offering this giveaway. I like Farmhouse by Fig Tree.
    –Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

  72. I just love the colors in Little Miss Sunshine. I love the vintage patterns and currently cpworking on a bow tie quilt for my nephew. The spool quilt would be adorable.

  73. I ❤️ Little Ruby. So many after s to use it in. Second choice- Strawberry Fields Revisited. Hard to choose- love the both!

  74. I really like the Basic Mixologie Jolly Bar®. I aso think I would enjoy the 100 blocks pubication. I may have to look around for it.

  75. I've been eyeing the Juniper Berry line for a Christmas quilt. The jolly bar woumd make nice table topper for the holiday table.

  76. I love Jen Kingwells behind the scenes range, just waiting for it to reach NZ, so it would be great to win some. Thanks for the giveaway.

  77. Love, love those spools and that blue quilt is perfection. I would be so happy to have a Juniper Berry Jolly Bar. It isn't too soon to think about the holidays.

  78. I like the Little Ruby colorway and I also like the spool pattern featured with it!
    bjkaup (at)(huntel)(dot)(net)

  79. I would like the Strawberry Fields Revisited. I bought a jelly roll of it and am making hexies. Would love to be able to add another element.

  80. I would like the Strawberry Fields Revisited. I bought a jelly roll of it and am making hexies. Would love to be able to add another element.

  81. I would like the Strawberry Fields Revisited. I bought a jelly roll of it and am making hexies. Would love to be able to add another element.

  82. I love the Bread n Butter Jolly Bars, I have one of the charm packs on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  83. I love Jolly Bars. They are so neat and easy to use. I like the fact that they come with their own precious pattern inside the Bar. I can't choose which one I like the best. They are all adorable. It is a toss up between Little Ruby, Gooseberry or Best Day Ever. Have a good day!

  84. My first choice would be Modern Background Luster Jolly Bar but I'm not sure that's available for this giveaway. In case it's not my other choice would be Basic Mixologie Jolly Bar. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  85. I love the colors in Prairie Jolly Bar® Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics !!

    Thank you so much for this awesome give away!


  86. Tough choice, but I'd go with Basic Mixologie by Studio M. The quilt pattern that goes along with it just makes the jolly bar jump-and the colors in that mix make me smile.

  87. 'Wool & Needle Flannels III' is the Jolly Bar, I'd love to win. Other than for its gorgeous tones and textures, it's Winter here in Australia and I'd love to make a lap quilt using this range to help keep me warm.

  88. Sticks & Stone Prints by Laundry Basket Quilts Jolly Bar would make a lovey `Spinning Spools` quilt. Happy Stitching.

  89. I haven't got any Bonnie and Camille fabric in my stash but follow them (and FQS) on Instagram and LOVE what they create with their fabrics.
    I would love the Little Ruby Jolly Bar. So cute and make the spool sampler by Cottonway.

  90. My favorite is the Brighten Up Jolly bar. I just love butterflies. But since it isn't available yet my other favorite is Under the Mistletoe. but the Juniper Berry is wonderful too. Love the spool pattern. the red one is my favorite.

  91. Behind the scenes looks like the perfect palette for a modern quilt! Would love to make this Jolly Bar part of my first 'mod' quilt ????

  92. I absolutely love Little Miss Sunshine!! We are all super thankful for the opportunity to win prizes. 🙂 Thank you. I would use them to make gifts for my village of friends.

  93. Oooooohh – I love them all, I think my favorite is Little Ruby, followed closely by Windermere. But I would love any one of them. Please choose me, I am a new quilter, so am desperate to build my stash! xoxoxox

  94. I love the jolly bars and your patterns! If I'm one of the lucky winners, I'd pick Summerfest.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  95. Good morning one and all. I would love to win the Best Day Ever as I simply love that fabric. All of your Jolly bars are just perfect for any size quilt. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  96. Would love to win the Goosberry Jolly Bar. Such pretty colors. The size of the cut makes it so easy to do so many things with them. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

  97. Prairie is a fresher newer look than I usually choose. It could propel me forward as I enter my retirement years. Such fun to imagine what I could do with this. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide.

  98. Little Ruby Jolly Bar would make a perfect fabric for the mini quilt with the spools pattern! Congratulations on winning a block in the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks quilt. Any chance of a Jolly Bar club? Thanks for hosting this contest!

  99. They are all beautiful, but I'm a minimalist, so I like the "Behind the Scenes," Lakeside Gatherings" and "Wool & Needle" the most. Thanks

  100. Since this is picnic time of the year I would love the vintage picnic fabric with dreaming of a relaxing day, laying on the vintage looking quilt and watching the clouds roll by, oh my….

  101. So many gorgeous lines so hard to choose one, though I would really love to make my Mum a quilt with Fig Tree's Strawberry Fields Revisited

  102. I've been waiting SO long for summer to finally arrive, so how could I not choose Summerfest?! It's the perfect mix of bright and fun!

  103. Oh..la..la…the Bread and Butter by American Jane is my pick. Working on a 30s quilt and these would be great to work in on the border. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

  104. I would love to win the Little Ruby Jolly Bar. The Spinning Spools looks so cute and I love Bonnie and Camille fabric! I was just working on a jolly bar quilt "First Crush" this weekend with a friend of mine. I bought us each the jolly bar quilt kit for Christmas and we worked on it all day Saturday. The black and white hearts are so adorable. Just trying to decide what Saturday in July we want to finish it on!

  105. What a great idea! Jolly bars are a perfect size for fast and easy quilts! I cherish my sewing time. It is my 'happy place' place right now as I'm having to deal with some major life challenges. Sewing gives me time to relax and get away from it all…at least for a few hours! I love Hop, Skip and Jump Jolly bars!
    Thank you!

  106. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to have the Little Ruby jolly bar. I have some leftover fabric from the Ruby line and this would give me some more options! Happy July 4th!

  107. Being a Fig Tree fan, I choose Strawberry Fields revisited. I have to say it was a very tough choice to make. I love Moda fabrics and FQS.

  108. Little Ruby Jolly Bar by Bonnie & Camille is the JOLLY BAR that I would choose. Love the colors! Thank you.

  109. I would love to win the Little Ruby jolly bar! Thank you for making Fat Quarter Shop such a fun place to shop!

  110. We LOVE Jolly Bars! Thanks for the chance to win one! If I were a lucky winner chosen, I would pick Brighten Up! Jolly Bar. SO CUTE! And they all come with a free pattern…who doesn't love that? Great bonus, Fat Quarter Shop!

  111. OMG!!! I love them all!! Hard to decide on just one, but I keep going back to Farmhouse 🙂 I would be happy with any of them, though. Thanks for a chance to win one!

    Becki 🙂

  112. That's too much like asking which child is your favorite. I love them all!

  113. Basic mixologie is super cute! As is the spool pattern! I've just started learning how to quilt, and this is definitely a collection I want!

  114. Chestnut Street from Fig Tree. Love all of the Fig Tree fabric collections. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and all that you do for quilters!

  115. Totally smitten with Juniper Berry at moment but honestly would be delighted with any win! Can't win unless I enter…kind of like the lottery ticket saying right?

  116. Strawberry Fields Revisited would be my choice. Thanks for offering a giveaway to experience these delightful precuts.

  117. Oh, I would love to win the Prairie Jolly Bar by Corey Yoder !! Thanks for the opportunity to win ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

  118. Hi! I love the size of the Jolly bars, and would love the opportunity to make something with the Vintage Picnic set!

  119. I just discovered that my name was chosen as the winner of the Jolly Bar! I am so excited; I am doing a happy dance! Thank You so much for this spectacular prize. I have so many ideas going through my mind already, so I am not positive what I will make for sure. Again thank you and have a fantastic creative day!