Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Jolly Bar Book {Blog Hop}

Have you seen the new book by Fat Quarter Shop?

I was intrigued when Fat Quarter Shop emailed me about the book.

Twenty? Yes. You read that right!  Twenty quilt patterns!!

Many would say that Fall began when Pumpkin Spice Lattes arrived a week ago, but I'm willing to wait until the 22nd to enjoy this quilt longer.  My last hydrangea flower agrees.

Next was choosing from all the amazing patterns!!! After long thought, I picked the Regiment Quilt. 

liked it's simplicity and that it used every single Jolly Bar to the fullest. I also had just enough pink and white dot, Kindred Spirits by Bunny Hill Designs, for sashing, which played nicely. 

 I adore the tiny red cornerstones. 

The cutting was simple and the piecing went quickly. 

I couldn't wait to try my new pantograph pattern, Lotus Blossom by Urban Elementz. 

For the backing I found two flannels leftover from two other projects. 

I probably mentioned before that I dread pieced backings.
 But I'm relatively happy with the result. 

I'm more than happy with the way the quilting looked on the back. 

I found some leftover white on red flowers
 from the Bonnie & Camille line Hello Darling for the binding. 

Even Button begged me to have a picnic with him yesterday afternoon. 
Fall can wait just a bit longer....

Interested in seeing some other Jolly Bar quilts?  Please go visit the other bloggers!  You won't be disappointed. 

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Connie from Free Motion by the River
Afton from Quilting Mod
Pam from Pam Kitty Morning
Heidi from Buttons and Butterflies
Renee from Sewn with Grace
Remona from The Stitching Scientist
Andy from A Bright Corner
Angie from Gnome Angel


  1. This is a beautiful quilt. I love the backing and how you offset the sashing. I may need to try that, then I don't need to worry about lining up the backing.

  2. This is so cute! I'll have to try that pattern!

  3. That is so cute!! I can't wait to get started on my own Jolly Bar quilt.

  4. P.S. I love how you pieced the backing! I always piece my backs because I'm a cheapskate and like to use up leftover yardage, but they always get so complicated and end up being like a second top. I love your simple 4-patch design!

    1. I would have skipped the white in the middle, but I needed more width on the horizontal for my longarm, so I decided to break it up vertically too!

  5. Summerfest looks like a fun line. I do adore that hold-out hydrangea, and Button is adorable! Great complimentary binding choice.

  6. Oh, man - who can turn down that adorable little face???

    Great quilt, great quilting, great stash-ing -you "done good", Mom!!

  7. Wow! I am an old follower of your blog from years ago. I didn't realize how many years until I saw Button all grown up in this picture! I remember him as a little tike in his Mickey
    mouse gear for a birthday. I guess that was two PCS's and two babies ago for myself (I have four too!) and now I am taking a moment to enjoy my sewing hobby again! Beautiful work!

    1. Hi Paula!! He has changed sooo much!!!! Enjoy your sewing time again!!

  8. Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing! I love Summerfest too...soooo pretty! :)


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