Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jolly Bar Blog Tour



If you are looking for the Schnibbles parade it will post later this afternoon...lots of fun "Whit" quilts will be lined up to share!

I'm excited to be able to share my lap quilt made with just one Somerset Jolly Bar--I'm grateful that Fat Quarter Shop contacted me to see if I was interested in sewing a quilt with this new pre-cut because I had a lot of fun thinking of different ways to use this fabric. Somerset is one of my favorite Fig Tree lines, and I wanted to use every piece I could. I also wanted a simple project I could make in a day...perfect for using up all of the fabric and yet simple enough to make in a hurry for a last-minute gift.



The Jolly Bar is a new Moda pre-cut just announced by Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop. It's a package of 42 rectangles which each measure 5" x 10"--half the size of a layer cake. It's a great size for projects, and as I found out in making my project this is another great time-saving fabric package. You can read even more about the Jolly Bar on this Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Jabber post where you can even watch a You Tube video with all of the details!


 I first sewed the Jolly Bar rectangles into pairs, then sewed pairs together and cut in half to make fast and easy four-patch blocks. There was no fabric waste, and I used forty of the forty-two Jolly Bar pieces to make twenty blocks for my quilt. I have the perfect chair for this quilt in my room, and as I got close to finishing up the top I decided to use Moda Snuggles for the backing; this was a good decision!


It's so soft! I love how the quilting shows on the back, too. You can see that I still need to finish my binding. Hopefully that will get done tonight.




You can go here to see Jolly Bars available for purchase now and get a sneak peek of the Jolly Bars coming soon!

19 comments:

Susan Smith said...

What a great quick quilt, Sherri! I love that Somerset line too. What were your finished measurements?

Darlene said...

This is beautiful, Sherri. Perfect pattern for a Jolly Bar.
Thank you for sharing.

carol fun said...

Such a pretty quilt! Need to file this idea and buy some Jolly Bars - thanks of the inspiration!

Robbienae said...

I love the beauty and simplicity of the 4 patch. I just completed an adorable 9 patch quilt for my cousin! The Fig Tree fabrics are beautiful.

Shequiltzwitit said...

Quilt is gorgeous! Jolly bars are catching on fast! I can't wait 4 mine to arrive so I can sew it up!

Hildy said...

Gorgous fabrics and quilt!

Billy'sgirl said...

Your quilt is lovely. I've ordered the Somerset jolly bar, and can't wait to get started, now that I've seen how pretty it turns out!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Beautiful! I already ordered by jollybars. I can hardly wait for them to come.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is lovely, Sherri.

Jeanna said...

I love those fabrics and the pattern you made with them. Jolly bars is a very appropriate name coming from the FQS :)

Patty D from NC said...

love that sumerset line - pretty and quick quilt!

Angela Smith said...

Sommerset is one of my favourite lines, love this quilt, thanks so much for sharing!

Karen said...

Such a pretty and simple quilt! I love how the jolly bars show off the fabric line.

Heidi said...

It's a beautiful quilt Sherri! I love the simplicity!

Joy said...

Lovely quilt Sherri! Perfect to cuddle under while reading and sipping tea.

Kroutya said...

I love your quilt. Could you be more specific about how you put the bars together and cut them for a four patch block. I've order my own jolly bar and can't wait to put it together! Thank you.

anne Scott said...

Also fell in love with Somerset and now that you have provided me with inspiration I think I'll try to make one similar to yours.

Michele said...

It turned out great and I'm sure that new precut will become popular very fast.

Sew Filomena said...

What a great size pack and what a beautiful quilt.

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