jolly bar row along quilt
Have you seen the new Jolly Bar 2 Book? Well, it's filled with 20 fun and simple quilts, and you are going to love it!! You and find pictures and links to everything you need to finish yours below....
The Jolly Bar Book Volume 2 includes 20 quilt patterns designed by my friends at It's Sew Emma just for these precuts. Grab a Jolly Bar, pick any design and sew! These quilts offer a wide range of styles while still being beginner-friendly. You will want to make them over and over again.
The Fat Quarter Shop has hosted the Jolly Bar Row Along, and it did not disappoint! I had so much fun being creative and adding all my own touches to this quilt, you can scroll down for all my finished pictures, and visit my social media too. I made mine two sided, the front is all low volume, and the back is bright and modern with a lot of quilting texture to make things fun. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.
Here is the one Kimberly made:
To make this pattern you will need the Jolly Bar Book Volume 2.
(Kimberly used Bloomington collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.)
Here are the fabric requirements, grab your supplies and come sew with me! Download your copy here.
Block 1: You'll make 12 of the Sparrow Tracks Blocks this week, and then later we will put into rows, and have some fun with quilting!
Block 2: You'll need to make 5 Spinning Spools Blocks this week-
Block 3: This week we make 4 Migration Blocks -
Block 4: This week we make 2 of the Crushing on You Blocks -
Block 5: This week we make 3 of the Due North Blocks -
Block 6: This week we will make 2 Blissful Kisses Blocks -
Finishing: This week we will add sashing between blocks, and add whatever boarders you’d like. I wanted to keep mine small, so I just did 2” borders.
Backing: SURPRISE! This is the first time I have ever made a two sided quilt, the key is laying it out often to make sure you have the focal blocks in the center, so you don’t loose parts you want included in the extra overhand that you provide to your long arm quilter. So I made the blocks for the back using a variety of blue Spotted 2019 and I then decided on a very off center layout, so if I did goof on the centering, it wouldn’t be as noticeable. I used one of the other patterns from this great little book called Tweed Quilt, along with one background from the Zen collection. I decided to make it a little darker and brighter since the front side is all low volume. For the front I used Modern Backgrounds More Paper Jolly Bar by Zen Chic for Moda
Here are some of the pictures I took of the quilt on the floor as I was finishing the top and laying out the blocks for the backing,
and of course some shots while it was on the long arm, and afterwards to show off the quilting texture.
Oh and ZenChic Newprint binding for the win -
I had a lot of fun with this one!
There is a fun lineup of quilty friends who will be sewing along. Check out their social media and blogs to see their progress and tips along the way!
Tracie Henkel (@joyfully_tracie), Riceford Streams
Sondra Davidson (@sondradavison), Out of the Blue Quilts
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan), Pat Sloan
Melanie Call (@abitofscrapstuff), A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Jen Belnap (@thesmittenchicken), The Smitten Chicken
Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan), By Hilary Jordan
Gina Tell (@gina_tell_threadgraffiti), Thread Graffiti
Geraldine Wilkins (@livingwaterquilter), Living Water Quilter
Carole Carter (@frommycarolinahome), From my Carolina Home
Here is the block schedule, click the green below to be taken to The Fat Quarter Shop Blog post for full details...
June 29th * Sparrow Tracks Block
July 6th * Spinning Spools Block
July 13 * Migration Block
July 20th * Crushing On You Block
July 27th * Due North Block
Aug 3 * Blissful Kisses Block
Aug 10 * Finishing
** Since I am a long arm quilter, I also have a ton of fun deciding on the way I will finish my quilts. Sometimes I do digital pantographs, and sometimes I like to do custom quilting, this time I picked out a panto called Bread Basket, and I love the orange peel kinda look it has. I uploaded a video on my Instagram if you would like to visit me there too. Click here: Instagram
Be sure to share your progress with hastag #jollybarrowalong -
oh and if you want me to see them add my tags #ginatell #threadgraffiti on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work!
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Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!