Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Picket Fences Quilt from the Jolly Bar Book!!!

I love making baby quilts so when Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I wanted to check out their new The Jolly Bar Book full of 20 Jolly Bar patterns mostly all baby sized, I was all over it!!! And I totally fell in love with the Picket Fences Quilt pattern.   Isn't it just so fun!!!

A Jolly Bar is a 5"x 10" precut exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop.   And The Jolly Bar Book is full of 20 wonderful fun and fast quilts you can whip up.  It really is one of those great "go to" resources for quick and cute quilt designs.  And how brilliant is it that they made the book  the same size as the pre-cut.  So cute!!!  

 I went with a  The Treehouse Club Jolly Bar by Sweetwater for Moda.   I love that it is essentially gender neutral so I can add this quilt to my "handmade baby gifts" pile and have it ready for a special new arrival, whether it be a boy or a girl.

And it just is so cute in the quilt!!  Don't you just love the wonderful back and forth movement of the design.  And I love that the Jolly Bar size really allows you to show off the prints in the line.

When it came time to quilt it, I did a little custom quilting of some of my favorites.  Swirls in the Jolly Bar's and Wavy Arches echoed in the squares.   I love how it really makes the design stand out all the more and adds a little curvy goodness to all of those nice crisp lines in the piecing.

And of course, it also adds to its super snuggly nature.  Nothing adds to a quilts cuteness as a newborn snuggled up in it ;)

And that is my Picket Fences quilt from the new Jolly Bar Book!!!  I just love it and can't wait to see what sweet little baby it will be for.

And ya, you might recall from the other day, that I had so much fun piecing the first quilt, that I moved right into a second one, so you will be seeing another Jolly Bar Book quilt in the near future, just as soon as I get it quilted and bound (my quilting kind of day didn't go quite as planned ;)  

But you can still see lots more Jolly Bar Book quilts today.  Be sure to pop around and check out all of the fun Jolly Bar Book quilts made by some of my amazing blogger friends ;)

Melissa from Happy Quilting (that's me :)
Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Connie from Free Motion by the River
Afton from Quilting Mod
Pam from Pam Kitty Morning
Heidi from Buttons and Butterflies
Renee from Sewn with Grace
Remona from The Stitching Scientist
Andy from A Bright Corner
Angie from Gnome Angel

Thanks for popping in today and have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Love how it turned out! Great jolly bar choice!!!!

  2. When you are quilting in specific areas of the quilt, and then want to go to another area, how do you stop/start your stitching???

  3. This is a really lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  4. Beautiful! You did a fantastic job on this quilt.

  5. I love all of the quilts!!
    This one is really great, and it looks fun to make

  6. Too cute Melissa. It has you written (or quilted) all over it! Thanks for sharing your two special Jolly Bar quilts. I really love how the picket fence stands out.



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