Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Jolly Bar Quilt Fun

[pssst...are you looking for the giveaway?  Click here ]

Jolly Bar quilt with Varsity Fabric from Moda

A couple of weeks ago I got some fun mail from The Fat Quarter Shop.  They have a new book out called The Jolly Bar Book.  (And look - it says "vol. 1" on it so that must mean they plan on future volumes!)

The Jolly Bar Book

The book has 20 patterns in it and most of them call for only one Jolly Bar.  See the shapes in the photo below?  Each one goes with one of the patterns in the book.  You can see that there's a fun variety of quilts.

Jolly Bar book volume 1

I decided that I needed to make one of the quilts out of a Varsity Jolly Bar (designed by Sweetwater for Moda).  Honestly, I don't think there's a Sweetwater line that I haven't absolutely loved.

Varsity fabric designed by Sweetwater for Moda

And it didn't take me long to decide which pattern from the book to use - the pieced border on the Tree Lined Street quilt is what got me.  

Jolly Bar book volume 1

The quilt was a quick one to make!  There is very little cutting, so you're sewing right away.  I had the quilt top done in one evening.

Jolly Bar quilt with Varsity fabrics from Moda

The finished quilt measures 42" x 58" and I quilted it in one of my favorite designs, geometric lines (you can read more about that quilting design in this blog post.)  

Jolly Bar quilt with Varsity fabrics

You can find copies of the Jolly Bar book here at The Fat Quarter Shop, as well as their current selection of Jolly Bars.  

There's a group of us quilting bloggers who have all made quilts from the Jolly Bar book today  - go and check out which quilt the others made!  

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. Love it Andy! Sometimes the simplest designs are the most effective!

  2. I love this quilt. The Jolly Bars make it look so simple and quick. I love the quilting you do as well.

    1. I don't know if I should thank you for this post or not. I have now added all of these bloggers to my daily watch list. Thanks!!!

  3. Adorable! Great quilt for sporting events this fall!

  4. Adorable quilt and the fabrics are so neat!

  5. Quite pretty! Thanks for all the links...I got lost there, for about a half hour! XO

  6. Great quilt! I really like that fabric collection.

  7. Great quilt! I really like that fabric collection.

  8. I love fat quarters. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Great quilt!! Think this book looks Amazing!! Definitely on my Wish List! :)


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