Friday, December 04, 2015

No Bake Jolly Bar Quilt - Free Pattern and blog hop

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....
The free pattern from the Fat Quarter shop can be found HERE.

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


Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

This is one of my favorite lines, and your quilt turned out so beautiful!

barbara woods said...

love that pattern

Jessica said...

I love quilts that are fast and fund to make. You did a wonderful job on this quilt. Thank you for sharing.

Martina said...

Lovely version!

Brenda said...

I like the red truck too! This quilt would make a great quilt for a toddler to crawl on. Just the right size for it!