Friday, September 29, 2017

Jolly Bar Jazz {Shortcut Quilt with the Fat Quarter Shop!}

I am so excited to be a part of the latest hop for the Fat Quarter Shop's Shortcut Quilt Series! Jolly Bar Jazz is a fun twin sized quit made from two Jolly Bars and yardage.



For my version of this quilt, I chose the newest Christmas line from Basic Grey - Berry Merry.


Instead of using traditional 40" yardage for my background, I used a grey 108" wide backing fabric in the Basic Grey Hits the Spot pattern for my background. I had a little bit of trouble initially cutting from such a large piece of fabric, but in a little bit had no problem at all! I used the red version of the same fabric for my backing and binding.


I pulled out the lightest prints for my block centers and separated the rest of the fabric for the corner units (Block A) and the side units (block B).


To make Block A, you sew strips to your Jolly Bar and then trim to a 6.5" square.


The rest of the piecing is just straight seams! Isn't the spotted yardage a fun background? This quilt top went together so fast! As for the quilting, I did large curls over the entire quilt.




As mentioned above, I used the backing for the binding.



My finished quilt is full of Christmas cheer!




Check out the video from Kimberly! The original quilt and kit available from FQS is featured in Creekside by Sheri and Chelsi. The pattern itself, though, is F-R-E-E! Click here to get the PDF!


I'm very excited to give away TWO Jolly Bars of Berry Merry to one lucky winner -- just add in the background of your choice to make your own Jolly Bar Jazz quilt!

Each person can enter up to three times:
1. Visit the Fat Quarter Shop and browse the Jolly Bars in stock -- leave me a comment with which ones you would use to make your own version of this quilt!
2. Followers get a bonus entry - if you follow me (Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin, whatever) tell me how you follow in a second comment. Not a follower? You can also earn a second entry by sharing on social media in whatever way you chose.

Rules:
1. One prize = two jolly bars, shipped worldwide.
2. Maximum of two entries per person; I must have some way to contact you for you to be able to win.
3. Random Number Generator used to determine the winner.
4. Giveaway will close at midnight on October 2nd and winner announced shortly thereafter.

Update: the giveaway is now closed and the winner is KUpton!


Don't forget to check out all of the other bloggers participating in this hop!

Linking up with Finished or Not and Finish it up Friday!

62 comments:

  1. I would make it with the Good Life.

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  2. I would use Sew Cherry 2 for my quilt. I love the aqua color, so this really caught my eye.

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  3. I think that I would go with Bloomsbury; I've been wanting to make a quilt with a fair amount of blue in it.

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  4. And I'm a bloglovin follower.

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  5. I love the "True Blue" especially since I have a blue quilt requested as a graduation quilt.

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  6. Hi Alison,
    I love this quilt! I am working with jolly bars this week, too. Not this pattern but one called Garden Gate. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Oh, what a great holiday quilt! And done already - score! :)

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  8. Project Red Jolly Bar by Sweetwater would be my top choice but since that isn't in stock, I would choose Windermere.

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  9. I especially like the True Blue jolly bars.

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  10. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  11. I'm loving Lori Holt's Sew Cherry! That would be such a bright and happy quilt.

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  12. I love the polka dot background!

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  13. I'd go for the True Blue jolly bars by Zen Chic.

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  14. Beautiful Alison! I chose a Christmas Jolly bar for my quilt also!

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  15. I love how your Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt turned out! Adorable for Christmas!

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  16. I really love your Jolly Bar Jazz quilt! I've often wondered about using a wide back for background fabric. Glad to know that it's manageable. :)

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  17. Hiya!!! I just love the Jolly Bars. I especially like the Bread & Butter collection and the Hop, Skip, and a Jump line too. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
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  18. Hiya!!! I follow you by email and on Instagram. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
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  19. Love both Fragile and True Blue jolly bars. Love the bright sparkle to your quilt.

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  20. I follow you by email (and am very glad that I do!)

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  21. Love your interpretation of this quilt. I would like to try it with Little Ruby Jolly Bar by Bonnie and Camille.

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  22. That is so perfect!! I love the Christmas Version!

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  23. Beautiful quilt ... love the quilting ... <3 Pat

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  24. Since I'm in a Christmas mood, I might choose Berry Merry, or Merrily by Gingiber.

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  25. I follow you via email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net).

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  26. I would love a holiday quilt with Berry Merry.

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  27. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  28. I love your version of this quilt. I follow your blog.

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  29. I think it would be fun with the True Blue Jolly bar.

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  30. berry merry , i love Christmas fabric

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  31. Ooooh...how pretty is your quilt. I would make one with Lilac Ridge...I love purples and greens together and the ginghams would make great centers for the blocks.

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  32. I really like the True Blue and Christmas colors. I follow you by e-mail and Instagram.
    This is a great pattern. Thanks for the chance at the giveway.
    Crossing my fingers and toes.......🍀🍀

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  33. I would use your fabric because I'm trying to make Christmas quilts for my family members. I just finished one and have ... well, a few to go! I have a question about the background fabric - do you really think it takes 5.25 yards? That seems like a lot of background fabric!

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  34. Oh how lovely, it reminds me of Poinsettias! For me, I'd choose Bread n Butter - a proper riot of colour!

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  35. Your quilt is so pretty and festive. I love Creekside too, which I just ordered so my next Jolly Bar that I would love to have would be True Blue. It would make a nice masculine quilt.

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  36. Great quilt! I love the Grunge dot you used for the background. I would like to make this quilt with The Good Life
    Jolly Bar. Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I love The Good Life jolly bar. Such a cute line.

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  38. Love this! There are so many fun fabrics it's hard to choose a favorite but I like The Good Life.

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  39. Very cute background print. I have something similar in my stash...might have to use of for a background too! I think a blue and white version of this quilt, using Zen Chic's True Blue, would be nice.

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  40. I would love it in Project Red, but if I had to choose a jolly bar that's out I would use The Good Life

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  41. I now follow you through Bloglovin

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  42. I love this quilt. I am in need of a new Christmas quilt and the Berry Merry would be perfect.

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  43. I love your quilt. Very cute fabrics. I think Summerfest and The Good Life are my two favorite Jolly Bars. I love the short cut techniques used in this quilt. Thanks for sharing yours. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  44. Love your Christmas quilt. lovely fabric and pattern. Love to make one and Fragile is my Jolly Bar of choice.

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  45. I follow you via email. Thank you. gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

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  46. Very pretty fabrics. You've been going great guns on the finishes!

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  47. Little Miss Sunshine for me!
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  48. New email subscriber - glad I found you!
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  49. I think this would look beautiful in Little Ruby. I love your version!

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  50. So many to choose from! Maybe Little Ruby ?

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