November 24, 2014

Jolly Bars and Giveaway!


When I learned Fat Quarter Shop was getting ready to launch their second round of Jolly Bars, a 5” x 10” precut that is exclusive to them, I jumped at the opportunity to design a quilt using the rectangles. At last, here is Country Road, with pieced houses, machine appliqued details, and lots of quilting!

The Jolly Bars are now available in four different Moda Fabrics collections: Petite Prints by French General, Lakeside Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings, The Boat House by Sweetwater, and Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais.  Each Jolly Bar comes with an exclusive, super easy pattern. I chose Petite Prints by French General and, as soon as I received it, I decided to take full advantage of the size of the precut.

I selected rectangles which had a duplicate for the front of the houses. Then, a contrasting rectangle for each roof. Instead of a beige or creamy background, I opted for white. The houses came together very quickly as I bypassed a lot of fabric cutting by using the precuts. Each finished block measures 13-3/4" x 8-3/4" and the entire quilt measures 38-3/4" x 59-3/4".

I searched my stash for fabrics for the windows, doors, and architectural details on the eaves. I finished them by adding a button on each door. Next I cut the unused rectangles in half lengthwise to make the four-patches.

The quilting is simple as you can see from the picture on the right. It took me about 10 hours to quilt it (in the ditch, the roofs, straight line on sashings, very small meandering everywhere else). This project was pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50wt. Most of the applique was done with Aurifil, too (Sulky, if I did not have the color I needed in Aurifil).

Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a blog hop today for the launch of the new Jolly Bars.  Each participating blogger is showcasing an original design. Here is the lineup for the blog hop:
  
                                         Andy of A Bright Corner 
Allison of Quilting Mumma
Stephanie of The Modern Sewciety

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter ShopNow, for the giveaway: Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Jolly Bar of your choice! Just leave me a comment letting me know how you would use a nice package of precut rectangles in your quilt. If you follow me, leave me an extra comment for another chance to win. This giveaway is open to all of you, regardless of where you live. Make sure I have a way to contact you, should you be the lucky recipient. This giveaway is open until Friday, November 28, and the winner will be announced on Monday, December 1st.

One more thing: Fat Quarter Shop has another surprise for you! For every Jolly Bar collection, they have sneaked in four Golden Tickets, and each is a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! That means, there are sixteen total Golden Tickets that are up for grabs, but they are only in the first batch of Jolly Bars, so you must pre-order for a chance to get one. Click here for more information.

Fun way to start the week, right? Check out the other blogs and have an awesome day!

221 comments:

  1. What cute houses! And a fun blog hop. Thank you and FQS! It would be fun to play around with apackage of these and see what kind of designs I would come up with :)

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  2. What fun - I've never heard of Jolly Bars before!
    I'd start by making Lorna's quilt from sew fresh quilts!!

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  3. I would love to make a quilt from jolly bars! Yummy!

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  4. Those houses are absolutely adorable! Since I am also participating in the hop, I don't think I qualify for the giveaway. But if I had my hands on another Jolly Bar, I would make another Modern Lattice baby quilt. Thanks for sharing your awesome houses quilt with us today!

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  5. I love those houses! I would make those on pillows!

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  6. I would start by making those cute houses... Thanks

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  7. I would definitely make a quilt, it would be so quick to do! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. I would have to give it some thought but I love your houses ! Thanks for the chance .

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  9. This is the first time I've heard of Jolly Bars. Big - good idea. I'd think a quilt would be the way to go. I'll get some good ideas on the hop this week.

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  10. hhhhmmmm....Don't have an idea yet, but they are gorgeous!
    :)

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  11. I follow you with Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. I would make a quick lap quilt for my couch. I hate cutting.

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  13. I kind of like what you've done with yours. I have a quilty friend who is remodeling a new old house that she just purchased and it would make a lovely housewarming gift for her.

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  14. I follow you and am excited to have added you to my dashboard!! Thanks for the heads up email re: this post. Appreciate it!

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  15. I would like to use them as blocks with some four patches thrown in. The houses look really cute.

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  16. I like the Best Day ever roll and would make a pillow cushion with it. Maybe some HSRs.

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  17. Your houses are very pretty! Jolly Bars are new to me but I really like "Seas The Day" on the FQS site! Thank you for the chance :)

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  18. I'm a longtime follower! Love your blog :)

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  19. Really cute quilt. Not 100% sure, but your fellow blogger on this hop, Andy, has a cute pinwheel tutorial that I might try.

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  20. Love your pieced houses. I would make a quillow. Thanks for the chance.

    janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

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  21. I would make a nice quilt! Thank you for the chance to win!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  22. I'm not sure what I'd do with some Jolly Bars - definitely admire them whilst a really good idea was forming ... wouldn't want to rush in to a project. ^^

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  23. I would make some table runners. I need to spiff up my kitchen a bit.

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  24. I follow you on Bloglovin (Pippirose)

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  25. Ooooh I love those houses. I have always wanted to make a quilt like that. What a great ne precut!

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  26. I follow you via email...that's how I knew to come here today!

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  27. I would love the boathouse by sweetwater and would make something for the 4th of July.

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  28. I already follow you, and I am pretty sure you have my e-mail since you sent me a message ;)

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  29. I would tackle one of the modern quilt designs that I have been collecting. This size block should be fun to work with.

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  30. these would be fun for a quick baby quilt!

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  31. I'd make a quick baby quilt and donate it to our local guild. We make baby quilts for the neonatal intensive care unit.

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  32. Your design is beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  33. I love your quilt! I would love to use the rectangles for houses. I "heart' House quilts.

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  34. I've always loved house and barns on quilts! Great use of these rectangles! I'd like to make a quilt with just the precut triangles for a quick and easy quilt!

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  35. I would make a baby quilt and donate to our guild for the kids hospital!

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  36. I would probably make the pattern that came with the Jolly Bar.

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  37. I like your houses, so cute. I like the idea that they are bigger than charm squares. Not sure exactly what pattern I would use but it would be fun to play with it.

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  38. I follow you - I receive your email letters. Keep up the inspiring quilting.

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  39. I would definitely make a house quilt. Your quilt is adorable.

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  40. I would make baby items or xmas gifts like a pouch

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  41. What a creative use of your Jolly Bar! I love it! If I could pick a Jolly Bar I think it would have to be Somerset. Thanks for the giveaway! cherisetower@gmail.com

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  42. Just signed up to follow you via email.

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  43. I would make a quilt! My favourite sewing activity these days!

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  44. I would love to use Lakeside Gatherings in a front porch quilt I have planned (sort of a scrappy Ohio Star in yellow and blue). Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  45. I love your house quilt and would like to use those jolly bars for that. I think a coin baby quilt would work well too.

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  46. First, I would just look at it! And then I think I would made up a pettern of my own perhaps even throw a charm pack in.

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  47. I'd make a small quilt with The Boathouse! Those colors are so fun and cheery. Love your house pattern-would try pillows with that pattern!

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  48. I saw a quilt on Diary of a Quilter I'd like to try.

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  49. I think I would make Lorna's Modern Lattice quilt. Thanks.

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  50. I like your quilt very much! I would make pillow shams for my big square pillows.

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  51. Shirley sascott4@hotmail.comNovember 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Your houses quilt is lovely. Think I would like to try something like this also. Might also like to see if the blocks would work as a Dresden petal. Just some ideas......... Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

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  52. Following you thru FB. Your houses are so dang cute. The jelly bar precut is now Lakeside Gatherings. I would probably use your idea and use these precuts. Thank you for the chance to win these cut jelly bar precuts.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  53. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  54. I'd make a baby or lap quilt but not sure of the pattern. These pre-cuts are ones I haven't tried so I might have to think about how best to use them. Your quilt is very cute, thanks for sharing!

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  55. HI, I'd use one to make a Christmas Wall Hanging!
    Your home looks so neat!
    Thanks to you+FQS!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for the blog hop PB, and for reminding me it was today. I did enjoy all the destinations.
    Hugs

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  57. Let's see...I use Feedly to follow my blogs but also get emails from you.

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  58. Cute, cute houses. That was a great way to utilize those rectangles. I might sew two together and then sew those blocks together in the opposite direction to they go east/west and north/south, add some strips (probably white) over the top...

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  59. So many options - it would be a long, drawn out decision what to use it for. :)

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  60. Love the Best Day Ever and Persimmon!

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  61. What a cute quilt! Love the little "village" your houses make. Thanks for participating in the blog hop for the Jolly Bars. Thanks for a chance to win. I'd choose Boathouse if my comment is chosen.

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  62. I've always liked house block quilts. Thanks for the fun, I think I would probably use these in the sashing some way. Thanks

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  63. Country Road is so adorable with the different doors and scalloped roofs. I am a happy follower of your blog! Thanks for the chance!

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  64. I would love to make a Brick and Mortar quilt with some Jolly Bars. I am loving the Daysail line, and I think it would look awesome as part of a quilt.

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  65. I really like your house quilt! If I won a Jolly Bar I think I'd want to make one like it in the Atelier line - the four patches in the border are wonderful.

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  66. I need a quick quilt for a christmas gift, so if I won I would make a Brick quilt. Easy peasey! Thank you for the chance to win! Happy Thanksgiving.
    xo jan

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  67. I would make a lovely brick quilt as a gift for someone special!

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  68. I love your houses. They would be such fun to try!

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  69. Love the quilt you made with yout Jolly Bars, so I would probably make the same quilt but in a different collection - although I love the one you used. Thanks for the chance!

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  70. I follow via email. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  71. I would make pillows or a table runner. If this is a repeat, sorry, my tablet is acting funny. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  72. Hi, Denise. I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin' !

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  73. Eu adorei o condomínio! Faria as mesmas casas só que para uma capa para minha máquina de costura.Obrigada.

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  74. A house quilt is definitely on my to do list. I want the houses to reflect my wonderfully eclectic hip neighborhood Your quilt gives me inspiration.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I would just sew all of the pieces together to make a table runner. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  76. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  77. I LOVE your house quilt!

    I have a pattern for a flag quilt that I think would work really well with the Jolly Bars. Normally it would require a charm square and a separate flying goose, but with the JB I think it could be simplified.

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  78. Your quilt is looking good! I love houses. I would probably use it for pouch making. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. I love your houses. If I won, I would totally make some. Thanks!

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  80. I follow your blog by email. Thanks

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  81. I've been wanting to make a house quilt. I'm inspired by yours and would make one if I won a package of jolly bars! They look like great pre-cuts!

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  82. I follow you via email. Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Awesome giveaway! Boat House is the jolly bar I'd choose. Thanks! sewmissmouse at yahoo dot ca

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  84. I think it might be fun to strip them in half again and then stagger the pieces in sort of a piano key way.

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  85. I would make a scrappy quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  86. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  87. I would use the Jolly Bars and make a quilt for my son!

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  88. Cute houses! They remind me of ginger bread. I'd whip up a sweet baby quilt using one of the jolly bar patterns. Seems everyone is having babies at the moment

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  89. Eeeep - I am a huge fan of houses :) So much fun!

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  90. I think I would try the little houses like you did. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers and quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again (debbie@wowilikethat.com)

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  91. Great fun. Thanks for sharing your project.

    I would make my mom a quilt....I think kshe should be next up on my list


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  92. I'd use a Jolly Bar to make a table runner for my dining room table. I love your cute house blocks.

    lin dot web dot 28 at gmail.com

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  93. I love the houses! I would love to make a house quilt or wall hanging in holiday colors! thanks!

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  94. Wow - mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. not sure I know how I'd use these precuts but I KNOW I'd love to win them so I could use them. thanks

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  96. I am always making a quilt, so i guess that is what I would make.

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  97. Wow the possibilities are limitless! Your houses are pretty darn tempting they look so cute!!!

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  98. I love your house quilt, might make one if I win.

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  99. Your little houses are adorable! I think I would try just snowballing the corners for a quick finish, or perhaps cut in half for charms? The possibilities are endless!

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  100. I am in need of a baby quilt so I would likely use them for that. Thanks for the chance!

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  101. That's a lovely quilt! I'd probably get best day ever and make the stick shift baby quilt.

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  102. I love your houses. I'd like to try something like that.

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  103. I love the pattern you made. Would love to make it with my Jolly bars : )

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  104. I also follow you by email...love having a second chance!!

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  105. Cute houses! I would probably make a baby quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  106. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  107. I love the Sweetwater pattern and fabrics so would make that one!

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  108. I really like your houses and the four patch additions. If I were the owner of a Jolly Bar I would make a baby quilt as I always seem to be needing another one of those! I just have to give each little one a warm welcome to our world. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.

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  109. Denise, thank you for sharing your houses quilt. It's so intricate.
    I've not made a log cabin quilt yet, so perhaps my novice piecing brain could figure out how to cut 5X10 into stripping for log cabin. I so love how it flows.

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  110. I like the Best Day Ever fabric....it is soooooo cute and bright.....

    highbrown691@hotmail.com

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  111. I would make a quilt. Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing your quilt.
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  112. I follow you on Bloglovin (dawn743). dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  113. I really like the Bandana jolly bar and would use it to make a fun, summery table runner for my sitting room. If there would be any leftover fabric, I'd make a few matching coasters for our cool lemonades!

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  114. I love the name for these precuts!! I would use them to make a quilt!!

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  115. I would love to make a quilted table topper with houses like yours on it.

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  116. I have no idea what I would make at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  117. I think stitching them end to end would be fun, but I also think that doing stitch and flip triangles on each corner and making them into "lozenges" would be a fun thing to do too!

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  118. I'd ask if you'd share a little more detail on your house pattern and make houses. I so want to make a house quilt that I can hardly stand it. I've been searching for an easy solution. I love the detail you gave to the houses.

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  119. Would love to make a quick charity baby quilt with Jolly Bars. Cannot find how to follow you until I get home to my computer (I'm not smart enough for a smart phone). Your houses are adorable!

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  120. I follow you via email! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  121. I think I'd make a quilt similar to a nickel and dime pattern. I usually don't work with pre cuts, but think I need to learn!

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  122. I love your house quilt and I think I really would love to make it

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  123. I'd use the rectangles paired with white rectangles and make a lap quilt,

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  124. I would make something with HRTs

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  125. I would make a row of houses like the Holiday Lane pillow by Jillily Studios.

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  126. Your Houses are Awesome!! I think I would make a baby quilt for new Granbaby due this Spring! Love the Jolly Bars! What a great idea!

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  127. I Follow you thru Bloglovin & email both :)

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  128. I'd make a quilt for sure. Lots of great patterns out there for these Jolly Bars.

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  129. I think I would make just a simple brick quilt with sashing.

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  130. Great pattern! I think I would make a baby quilt. I'm loving the Boat House but all of the Jolly Bar options are great!

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  131. I'm not really sure what quilt I'd make, maybe some pretty houses.

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  132. I'm not really sure. I'd make a lap quilt I think, but other than that, I'd just have a play with the fabrics and see what I came up with.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  133. your quilt is so sweet. i might make a table runner with the jolly bar

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  134. I would have to make the quilt you designed! Love it!

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  135. I would want to make a house quilt like yours. I LOVE house quilts, and yours is so cute!

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  136. Since I am in the process of making table runners as Christmas Gifts, that is what I would make with the Jolly Bars. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  137. I would make a baby quilt using a modified version of Baby Bricks

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  138. I would make a quilt! Maybe improve style! The little house look great! Thank you!!

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  139. I would make the heart quilt, love hearts.

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  140. I love your houses. I think I would try it! I also liked the heart quikt.

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  141. I love these houses, too cute. I would like to try that with "Mistletoe Lane" Jolly Bar (a next year project). Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    (libbyblaha2@yahoo.com)

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  142. I am now one of your followers! Thanks again!


    (libbyblaha@yahoo.com)

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  143. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I am a new follower.

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  144. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 25, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    The door to our garage is very near our bedroom, and it has a window. We moved into our home a little over a year ago, and so far, the window has been bare. I have decided that I want to cover it with a small quilt instead of normal curtains. I think your houses would make an ideal quilt for that window. In that hallway I have family pictures going back to the Civil War on both my husbands and my sides. I don't know if they have Bars in Civil War prints or not, but I did see some Bars that would work very nicely on that window.

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  145. I am a new follower on Bloglovin

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  146. wow what a pretty quilt. I really like Persimmon Basic Grey Jolly Bar. I am making PP birds for placemats and these would go great with the birds.

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  147. Persimmon Basic Grey Jolly Bar, and Lake House or anything Primative Gatherings

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  148. I would use some leftover black and white 4-patches with the Jolly Bar to make Bonnie Hunter's Bricks & Stepping Stones.

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  149. I would use the jolly bar in a quilt for our bed. sarah@forrussia.org

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  150. I follow you on bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  151. Love house quilts and yours is no exception. It is a great idea for the jolly bars.

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  152. I would love to try your house quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. I follow you on Bloglovin' Thanks!

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  154. I am following you on Bloglovin and Pinterest and GFC

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  155. I would love to add these to a quilt. As soon as my order gets in I will be !!!

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  156. I would use them in a baby quilt. And cute houses!!!

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  157. I would use these to make a border around some white blocks.

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  158. I would try the houses like your blog- thank you for the chance!

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  159. I would use them as is and come up with a nice lap quilt to sew up quickly! Love your novel use of these for the houses.

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