Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jelly Belly Bars

Hey and happy Wednesday!

I'm here today to tell you about the The Jelly Belly Bars Quilt!

It's a new free Shortcut Quilt pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Just take one Jolly Bar and one Jelly Roll and you've got the makings of this sweet quilt!

I used a Lollipop Garden Jolly Bar by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique and a Strawberry Jam Jelly Roll by Coery Yoder of Coriander Quilts for my quilt.

The Jelly Belly Bars pattern calls for the Jolly Bar to be solid, but I love to mix fabric lines to give my quilts a scrappier look, so I went with the two patterned precuts.

A solid Jolly Bar would give this quilt a different look, so the possibilities here are endless!

Run on over to The Fat Quarter Shop's blog, The Jolly Jabber and download the free pattern and be sure to watch Kimberly's video tutorial too.

I've provided the link below, just to make it convenient for you.

This is one quilt that I'd definitely make again!

Super quick and easy.

I'd recommend it to anyone, if its your first quilt or if you've made a thousand quilts.

It would be great for a beginner.  

You get so much fun quilt with minimal cutting. 

And I was just discussing with someone today that I'm not a big fan of cutting, and come to think of it, I'm not really sure who is?

Someone in the Jolly Jabber blog comments mentioned that the Jelly Belly Bars Quilt would be great as a signature quilt and I think that's an excellent idea!

It would also make a wonderful quilt for using some novelty fabrics, either in the Jolly Bar or the Jelly Roll pieces.

For the quilting here I did some ruler work with my new Squiggy ruler by Angela Walters.

Rulerwork has opened up a whole new quilting world for me!

I'm really enjoying learning a new quilting skill.

I did the binding by machine, something I'd never thought I'd say.

I used to not be a fan of machine binding, but the more I do it, the more I love it!

With the increasing number of quilts that I'm testing these days, it really helps me get those quilts bound faster and I also love the clean finished look that it gives the whole quilt.

I'm considering getting a new walking foot with a stitch in the ditch attachment to help make the job that much easier.

And did you notice that the binding is purple?

My favorite color is purple and somehow I rarely use it in my quilts.

So when I realized how well this dusty purple fabric went with everything, it was a given that it was going to be the binding! 

Well, I've got another quilt to cut out, so I'd better get to it.

I just wanted to let you know about this sweet, new, free pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop!

You can thank me later!