As you might know, the Fat Quarter Shop has been creating
You-tube videos for a couple of years now.
I have, in fact, made several of the quilts and projects.
One of my favorite pre cut fabrics to use is the Jolly Bar.
A Jolly Bar is a 5" x 10" cut only available at the Fat Quarter Shop.
It's basically half of a layer cake.
Sometimes I just want to sit and sew - having a cut like this provides variety to the projects that make without doing all the cutting ahead of time.
It's a win win for me.
I have talked about my mother in law on my blog in the past.
I pretty much got her in to quilting when I joined the family.
As time has marched on,
she has developed some arthritis
and cutting fabric is difficult for her sometimes - okay all the time.
She asks me to cut quilts for her to sew and there are times
when a precut fabric is a huge time saver for me.
I have a lot less to cut.
I chose Holly's Tree Farm by Sweetwater fabrics
because this project was so close to Christmas and I really wanted another Christmasy quilt.
I am in LOVE with the red ford pickups with a tree in the bed.
Someday I hope to find a vintage one but for now my Target version will have to do ;)
thank goodness for Target decor.
Back to the quilt....
Here is the video the Fat Quarter Shop made about this pattern.
Here is my quilt top. Yep quilt top.
I always have great intentions to make, quilt and bind before a holiday but rarely finish.
I have a 100 excuses and really it's okay.
I will finish it because I love this quilt and fabric.
It will probably be done by next Christmas - LOL.
There are several other bloggers that have made a No Bake Jolly Bar Quilt this season too...
Check them out - I know I am going to because I'd like to see a finished quilt ;)
Heather and Megan of Quilt Story
Denise of Pieced Barn