It's true, I sewed all weekend.
I am so happy :))
I rarely have the chance to sit and sew an entire weekend!
When I saw the fat quarter shop had a new pre-cut fabric,
I had to get my hands on one.
It's called the
A 5" x 10" bar of sweet fabric goodness.
I don't know about you but the name "jolly bar"
made me think of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.
I half expected to find a golden ticket inside...
I am a big fan of decorating through the year.
I know, I know, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming....
but the fabric Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais was available and I thought,
"cool, I can make a 4th of July Patriot wall-hanging out of it".
So I set out to use the most of my Jolly Bar.
I modified the rectangles slightly by cutting a 1/2" here or there.
I used the left overs for a pieced back.
The 'center' of the back is Minnick and Simpson's Lexington Stars.
I sewed the top on Saturday, pieced the batting and the backing, and quilted it on Sunday.
Unfortunately, I didn't buy binding yet nor do I have a suitable print at this house.
At any rate, I love how it turned out.
I have already packed it in my suitcase bound for home where it will be proudly displayed on my dining room table.
There are other fabric lines featured in a Jolly Bar as well
and each have a free quick quilt pattern sent with them.
Check the Fat Quarter Shop for more info.
What a cute quilt! These look like a lot of fun to play with.
Your runner turned out fantastic, Vickie! You must have had an enjoyable weekend working on it! Nice job!
What fun - I'm off to the FQS to check these out!!
That's a snazzy table runner!!! ^^
That looks great!
Sounds like a decadent day! Hope things are slowing down a bit and you are getting settled?
I love patriotic prints. The runner turned out great.
Cute wall hanging. Isn't it nice to have a project done ahead of time.
Red, white and blue are always favorite colors. They just seem to make any project stand out. It just feels so good when a project is finally done. Good for you.
I think the quilt will look beautiful!
I think table runners are perfect for seasonal decorations! Yours is very cute!
Love your idea for using the Red, White and Blue collection of Jolly Bar! And the back looks good, also. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
I wish I could sew for a whole weekend! That would be awesome. Thanks for sharing. Your flag runner is really cute.
I almost picked red/white/free Jolly Bar as my favorite then I saw your blog. Thanks for the fun.
What a great idea! I'd used the Somerset to make a summer table runner. Thanks, Andy!
And a nice table runner it will be. The prints in this Jolly Bar are some fun prints especially the bunting print.
Cute idea to use the jolly bar to make a flag table runner!
What a clever use of Sandy Gervais' fabric line! I love her designs. Thanks for sharing!
Cute wall hanging. 24Tangent@gmail.com
That is so darling! Bookmarking it for some summer sewing...
What a great weekend for you - sewing the whole time!
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I love that red white and free line. These Jolly bars look like fun to use!
Never heard of a jolly bar before this hop. Will have to get one and see how it works out!
Sweet! I like this new cut size!
The perfect size for my table too!!
Cute table topper! I haven't been able to quilt all weekend for quite a while and I miss it. Thanks for sharing.
So creative! Can't wait to get some of the jolly bars!
What an enjoyable way to spend a weekend. Great little runner. I believe I will soon be having a Jolly Bar addiction. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.
Your Runner is very cool!! Great job!! Loveing these Jolly Bars already!! :) Thanks for chance to win one!
Happy Thanksgiving Blessings!!!
I love your quilt with these new precuts.
I love it!! That Jolly Bar is my favorite, too!
Cute idea! I can't wait to get some Jolly Bars!!!
I like your wall hanging! Great idea!
Love your wall hanging!
Nice design idea for sure. -- soparkaveataoldotcom
Great patriotic quilt---perfect for those fabrics! Thanks for the pattern!
Great quilt! Thank you for sharing!
Love your wall hanging!
Very creative!!! I really love these jolly bars!! Thank you!!
I like Lakeside Gatherings, would be a help to me in making a Quilt of Valor!
this is such a pretty quilt. I really like Persimmon Basic Grey Jolly Bar. I am making PP birds for placemats and these would be great. Thanks for sharing.
That is a cute idea to make a runner like a flag!!! Awesome!!
Love patriotic quilts and table runners or pillows.
Love your table runner! The Red, White and Free prints are great.
What a cute little quilt flag! firstname.lastname@example.org
So fun! I can't wait to try this new size!
It is very fun jumping around in this blog hop to get ideas of what to do with mine Thanks
These do look fun to play with! You gals have really come up with some fabulous uses for them :) Perfect use for Sandy's line.....
Cute! Will have to check out all the Jolly Bars may have to put a few in my cart.Thanks!
I am loving on the Persimmon I have the mini charm pack and just adore it! Love your etsy store by the way :)
Love your mini, super job!
Great idea for using this size of precut! Always good to plan ahead...
Very patriotic - Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbours from a Canadian quilter!
Love your use of this patriotic jolly bar....I like Somerset and Atelier best and would use them for baby quilts....fun hop by FQS !!!
I like the Lakeside Gathering (and all Primitive Gathering fabric), and have a nephew in the Navy and one in the Coast Guard!
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