December 4, 2015

No Bake Jolly Bar Blog Hop


Welcome to the No Bake Jolly Bar Blog Hop hosted by Fat Quarter Shop! I was delighted when I was asked to participate - can you tell why? This pattern is so easy to make and perfect for Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Bars. These precut rectangles are so easy to use - click here to see my first quilt made with them.


I chose the Daysail Jolly Bar by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. What a fun fabric line! The pattern takes 2 Jolly Bars (although there was enough left for a crib size quilt which I will show you soon). The white fabric is Bella Solids White #98 - super crisp white. I used Aurifil 50 wt for precise piecing.


This quilt is special for many reasons, but most of all because it was the first project I quilted using a long-arm machine! So scary after quilting everything with my Bernina. To get used to it I quilted meandering with hearts here and there. I plugged along and was done in 4 hours! My shoulders and wrists were very happy with the change in equipment!!!


After holding the quilt for me so I could photograph it my youngest son, Ryan, rolled it up and decided it was his advanced Christmas gift! Not so fast, boy!

Fat Quarter Shop's free pattern can be downloaded by clicking here. They also launched a video to help you with the piecing. If you want to jump right in, FQS has prepared kits for this quilt. Click on the links below to see them:


Now, 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 projects. 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 Sunday the 6th and the winner will be announced on Monday, December 7.

For more versions of the No Bake Jolly Bar quilt visit the other bloggers who are participating:

Denise of Pieced Brain (You are Here!)

I look forward to reading your project ideas using Jolly Bars. In the meantime, enjoy the Blog Hop...

139 comments:

Purl Buttons said...

I am fond of the quilts my grandmother made. She almost exclusively made one-patch quilts. I would take that package of precuts and make one like the ones she made for her grandchildren.

Lee said...

I love nine patch quils and log cabins - and this free pattern! I cant decide!! But I would love to do one in holiday fabrics - Jingle would be great!

Lee said...

I follow your blog on Bloglovn! have a great weekend!

tpott said...

I'd make a small lap quilt to cozy up with on the couch at night. Happy Friday!

tpott said...

I'm a follower through Bloglovin. Yeah!

Jeanie said...

I love the pattern that you used at the top of your post....simple, but it uses the precuts perfectly. Thanks so much!

Jeanie said...

And I'm a long time follower. Thanks!

Emily C said...

These will make easy flying geese.

Emily C said...

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Would make a great coin quilt or rail fence...love your quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow you via GFC

Claire Sutherland said...

I think I would make a quilted beach tote as I heading to Florida for new year.
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Claire Sutherland said...

I am following you via blog lovin x
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Danette Stankovich said...

Following on bloglovin, thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Danette Stankovich said...

Would love to use a Jolly Bar pack to sew a quick table runner. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Kristen King said...

I'd love to make a quilt just like you did! The best part is it looks like it wouldn't be very time consuming at all. :)

Kristen King said...

I'm a follower!

Andrea York said...

I'd make the quilt with Christmas fabrics! Great pattern.

Andrea York said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

annmarie said...

I love your quilt, Denise. The pattern would make some very nice charity quilts which is what I'd do...

annmarie said...

I am your follower on Bloglovin. Lovin all that you share.

Vicki H said...

I'm not sure what pattern I would use, but am sure I will make a wonderful quilt.

Vicki H said...

I have been happily following with GFC.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Estou precisando de almofadas,sofá novo depois de 37 anos...Mas não joguei fora o meu velho,fiquei com pena.A reforma não compensava...está na varanda agora.beijo graaaaaannnde!!

Joy said...

I've been wanting to make a chevron quilt for a long time. A jolly bar would work perfectly, and I have had my eye on Daysail for a while now.

Joy said...

I follow via email.

Melinda said...

Ooh, a coin quilt! I haven't actually made one yet!

Hildy said...

I think a quilt just with different sized flying geese would look great!

Hildy said...

I follow you via email:-)

Rilene said...

I really like this pattern, but could also use the rectangles to make an easy rail fence quilt.

Rilene said...

I follow you by email.

ELNM said...

I would use it for a table runner - a quick gift I could get made in time for the holidays! Many thanks for the chance!

ELNM said...

I follow you by email. Many thanks!

Betty said...

A (coordinated) scrappy 4 patch would be my choice for a new throw for my sofa. My cat has taken over the one I have there now!

Betty said...

I am following you on Pinterest.

Gill said...

Great quilt!
I'd make FQS's free pattern

Gill said...

Email follower!

elena said...

Wonderful quilt!! I would use it to make a quilt for my daughter. she's goint to sleep alone in her own bedroom for the first time. So it would be nice to make her something new :)
Thanks for this chance to win

elena said...

I'm a follower

Sorcha girl said...

I'm a Bloglovin' follower.

Sorcha girl said...

This pattern looks like a good, quick project quilt. The Jingle line by Kate Spain would make a wonderful quilt to display at this time of year. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful quilt! I love these shortcut patterns and products for when you need a quick project. I haven't tried a jolly bar yet. Thanks!

Laura said...

Of course I'd find a way to use some precut rectangles. Would be a fun challenge.

Laura said...

I follow Pieced Brain by emails to my inbox and am glad I do!

Pam said...

Jolly Bars are so cute :) I love doing four, nine and 12 patches. I think that would work great!

Pam said...

I follow PIeced Brain by email!

Susan L. said...

There are so many things I could make with a Jolly Bar! I would probably try the pattern that is included with each 1 first though.

Susan L. said...

I follow Pieced Brain via email.

Becky S. said...

Great quilt! I love it in Daysail. I would use a Jolly Bar to make a No Bake quilt.
Thanks for the chance.

LindaS said...

Your quilt is so cute in Daysail. I would love to use the Hello Darling Jolly Bar either in this pattern or one of the other Jolly Bar patterns.
dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

Anne D said...

I would love to make a quilt using this pattern and jingle fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rebecca said...

I have grandchild #12 on the way, so would be a quilt for this baby.
thank you
sewfabrics@outlook.com

Rosa said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I`d make a lap quilt and scarf.Thanks for the chance!

Rosa said...

I do follow your blog by email.

Jen Barnard said...

I make this quilt, either a smaller version or with some matching solids added in.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Chris Matsche said...

I am not sure what pattern I would try. I would be making a lap quilt with what ever pattern I make though. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Lisa Marie said...

I haven't tried a jolly bar before so I'm not sure how I would use those rectangles -- but I would be happy to win and have to figure something out!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! I love B&C fabric! I think that I would try my hand a a log cabin quilt, No Bake Jolly Bar quilt, or a quilt by Me & My Sister that is similar to this one called Pigtails and braids (I think). Thank you for the chance.

Jessica said...

I follow you via Bloglovin.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oooh decisions decisions!! I think it would have to be a nine patch or maybe some lovely long triangles- you could have a lot of fun with those couldn't you!

vicki said...

I would make a jolly bar quilt because it looks easy. I would make it for my living room couch. Thanks for the great giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I follow you via email. Love your posts! Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

BizyStitches said...

I am one who loves to make table runners, these would work great.

BizyStitches said...

I follow you by email. Thanks for the fun.

Quilting Tangent said...

i would use it to make a quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Following with Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
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Linda said...

HI,REALLY LIKE YOUR PROJECT>I'D LIKE TO MAKE ONE IN "AMBLESIDE" LIKE IT! THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
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texheks said...

I'd love to mix with some solids, to make squares.

texheks said...

I follow you by your newsletter

CJ said...

I'd use a Jolly Bar to make this exact quilt, but maybe use a darker solid for the background.

CJ said...

I am now a follower. :)

Deb C said...

I would make a lap quilt in this pattern - it's lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb C said...

I am a follower. :-)

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt! ( your son had super idea to roll it up & claim it!! giggle...) & the Houses one you made before is AWESOME!! You are so creative!!! My favorite Jolly bar is Prairie!! And think I would be making this new pattern! Really love it too! Thanks for chance to win your Give-away!! :)

OhioLori said...

I already Follow you thru Bloglovin, and Email too :)

Sewgirl said...

I would love to make a quilt just like yours...and congrats on your new long arm work. Your quilt turned out great!

Sewgirl said...

I am a follower via email.

The Thompsons said...

There are quite a few quilt options to use with them. And ps- your son is hilarious. I love it!

The Thompsons said...

I follow via email

Afquilt said...

I do love how this quilt looks. I think I might give it a try!

Doodlebug Gail said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I would make a quilt for a dear friend who has 2 sons and could use something really pretty just for herself.

Gloria Cotten said...

I am new to Jolly Bars but, looking at the patterns on FQS website, I especially like the pattern you chose. I thk it would make a great Christmas quilt with Jingle or a nice snuggle qult with Prairie. Thanks for the oppportunity to win!!

Gloria Cotten said...

I follow you by email.

Beth said...

I would make a quilt in that very pattern!

Beth said...

I follow you by email

Bec said...

I've been wanting to do the quilt that uses rectangles and has a gray or dark shadow of the rectangle so that it looks like the rectangle is floating. Can't think of the name of it right now, but it is cool looking. :)

Mary Ann said...

I think I would try the free pattern.

Cecilia said...

I would make a throw quilt, possibly using this pattern. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

java diva said...

I get your emails!

java diva said...

I love your no bake pattern! I definitely would give it a spin and then I also think something brick like would be cool.

PK Sews said...

I would use this in the no bake pattern! It looks fun and easy, and I love the results! Thanks for sharing this.

PK Sews said...

I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

SewDoUQuilt said...

I'd like to make my mother a wall quilt. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

Lisa Bowerman said...

Love this quilt pattern...almost looks like something I could handle!! Thx my friend!!
Lisa Bowerman

GranChris said...

These make wonderful lap quilts. Although I love the patterns included in the bars.

GranChris said...

I follow on BL.

GranChris said...

I follow on BL.

Cut&Alter said...

What a lovely colourful quilts. Well done on your first longarmed quilt - it looks great. I'm new to it and it's such a revelation how easy it is on your body!! If I won the giveaway I would make a chevron quilt with the rectangles. Many thanks.

Cut&Alter said...

Following on Bloglovin'

Nancy said...

I'd use this same pattern!

Nancy said...

I follow you via email

Judy said...

I would make some new pillows with the Jolly Bars!

Susie'sfun2 said...

I agree with you, I too love this fabric line it is just so fresh and warm. The colors in the fabrics are crisp and bright. I am inspired by your long arm achievement. I would definitely sew the very same pattern you chose and made a delightful quilt for our church outreach program.
Blessed holidays to you and yours.
Sue

Carol said...

I would use a jolly bar to make this pattern--I like it!

Carol said...

I follow you via email and enjoy your posts!

Celtic Thistle said...

I haven't seen the Jolly Bars before so thanks for showcasing them in such a lovely quilt. I have lots of photos of lovely tile patterns that I would love to make into a quilt one day so would be delighted to try them out with a Jolly Bar :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Baby quilt for a friend!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I follow you via bloglovin

Deb said...

I get your emails and follow you.

Deb said...

I'd use it in a quilt like yours....great job!

Jen said...

Love Day Sail fabric! Great quilt.. so cheery. Did you buy a long arm machine? or rent one?

sisylyn2 said...

If I won i;d put them in a quilt
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sisylyn2 said...

I follow you on email andbloguvin
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Kathy E. said...

Hi Denise! If I had a jolly bar bundle, I'd plan to make the No Bake Pattern pictured from FQS. I love it and it would fit so many people on my list as I change out the fabrics and colors. duchick at gmail dot com

Kathy E. said...

I am a follower of yours on Bloglovin' and also receive your emails! Thanks for all of your great ideas. duchick at gmail dot com

hamudale said...

So great, thank you!
I would give my baby boy a new blanket.
:)

SherryB said...

Well, of course I would make this No Bake Jolly Bar quilt if I won your drawing! It's so fast & easy....I'm going to look through my stash this weekend to get a head start. I bet I can even make one by Christmas! YAY--thanks for the nice drawing.

Esther Grimes said...

I really like the house quilt you made with a jolly bar and I like the half-rectangle triangle patterns I've started to see...not sure what I'd settle on in the end.

Teddie C. said...
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Martina said...

What a great quilt. Love it! I would love to make one with different blues.

Martina said...

I am a follower via bloglovin' and email.

Teddie C. said...

I love your quilt. I agree with your son. I want one also. I love the Daysail fabric. I would like to make one using the Daysail jolly bar. Thanks for sharing. Teddiechristine at Gmail dot com.

Christel Janz said...

I really like this quilt pattern. I would try to make that with my Jolly Bars!

Janet said...

What a fresh, pretty quilt! I've never worked with precut rectangles before. I think it would be fun to make a big flying geese quilt with them. Thanks for the chance!

Nanbon44 said...

sounds like your son is just like my daughter, if she gets the quilt in her hands it ends up walking out the door to her house.. but then I did the same thing to my mom so it must just be something all quilters children do..at least we know our work is appreciated.. I think I would use the pre cuts in a cuddle quilt for my grand daughter.

Mom C said...

Probably capy the quilt everyone made for the blog hop. It looks fun, bright and interesting. Thanks.

Abbigail said...

I 'd like to make the quilt here that everyone has been doing! Such a pretty quilt!

Abbigail said...

I receive your newsletter.

Mystica said...

I am a novice quilter so I will stick to something very simple. A quilt for my grandson definitely.

Linda Smith said...

I would use the fantastic pattern you used for a small lap quilt for couch snuggling. :)

babiesdoc said...

I would make a quilt. love this pattern and have been thinking of a quick quilt for the neighbors

Patty D from NC said...

I'd probably make this quilt. THe pattern is quick and the result is wonderful.

Deb E said...

Love your quilt - I'd make a Christmas quilt for my husband & I. I've been making several Christmas quilts (for gifts) from scraps acquired over 40+ years of quilting, but never made a Christmas quilt for us! Love the fabric line and that its an easy quilt to put together....

janequiltsslowly said...

I would make s baby quilt or two. I need to make two for new babies arriving in the family in February and April.

janequiltsslowly said...

I follow your blog via email.

Madeleine Manny said...

I'd just love to sail off into a world of quilting!

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