November 16, 2016

Free pattern and Giveaway

Guys, I am in love with this simple quilt. I did not want to wait until it was quilted to show it to you! I am calling it Candy Crush because I have major crush on it. I used a Fresh Air Jolly Bar® by American Jane fabrics for Moda Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop. These 10" x 5" precuts, only available from Fat Quarter Shop, are perfect for a quick quilt or you can cut them and use them in blocks. I wanted to show the fabrics in their full glory, though...

I did not decide on fabric placement. I simply opened the package and started with the first precut and stopped when I had the size quilt I wanted. The pillow matches the quilt and was stuffed with Silky Soft polyester fiber.

Here is the back side of the pillow. Don't you love those fabrics? I'lI will make the quilt sandwich, quilt, and bind it (no borders). Here is how I made it:

Eye Candy Lap Quilt
44" x 53"

1 packet of Jolly Bar precuts
1 1/4 yard white fabric
1/4 yard yellow fabric
3/8 yard binding
2 1/4 yard backing fabric
Batting to size
Thread (I always use Aurifil 50wt for piecing!)

From white fabric:
- Cut (2) 5" x WOF strips. Subcut into 2 1/2" x 5" rectangles
- Cut (12) 2 1/2" x WOF strips

From yellow fabric:
- Cut (6) 1 1/2" x WOF strips

From binding fabric:
- Cut (5) 2 1/2" x WOFstrips


1. Assemble the quilt by columns first. Sew a white 2 1/2" x 5" rectangle to the right edge of a Jolly Bar, repeat with another Jolly Bar and white rectangle without breaking the thread. Repeat with 4 more Jolly Bars and rectangles. Next you will begin the second column: sew a Jolly Bar to the first rectangle, and repeat till the end of the column. Repeat until you have a 'panel' of four sets of Jolly Bars as first photo above.

2. In order to keep the order of the Jolly Bars, clip the top row of Jolly Bars and press seams. Sew the 2 1/2" x WOF strips of white fabrics together end to end with diagonal seams. Press seams open. Stitch this white strip to the bottom of the top row you just pressed. Trim. Sew the 1 1/2" x WOF yellow strips together end to end with diagonal seams. Press seams open. Stitch this yellow strip to the white strip you just stitched. Trim. Stitch another strip of white onto the yellow strip. Trim and press seams.

3. Clip the second row of Jolly Bars and press seams. Repeat step 2 until you finish with a row of Jolly Bars at the bottom of quilt top. Make a quilt sandwich with backing, batting and quilt top and quilt as desired. Stitch binding strips together end to end with diagonal seams. Press seams open, press binding strip in half, and attach it to front of quilt. Flip it to back and hand stitch binding in place.

4. For pillow, sew together six Jolly Bars for the front and six for the back. Press seams. With RST, stitch all sides leaving an opening of 5". Press seams, flip pillow inside out, press seams again, fill it with polyester filling and hand stitch the opening to close it. Done!!!

Cool huh? It worked for me as I made these two projects in less than 3 hours! I will quilt it with simple straight lines. Here is the best part: Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring this giveaway!



You have a chance to win The Jolly Bar Book and the Juniper Berry Jolly Bar! This is what you need to do:

- Leave a comment telling me your favorite fast quilt pattern; and
- Leave me another comment if you would like, to tell me you follow this blog.

Make sure I have a way to contact you (if you are a noreply blogger, give me your email as "soandsoatanynetdotcom so you don't get spammed [do not use the @ symbol and .com]). The winner will be announced here on Monday, November 21, in time for a Happy Thanksgiving.

So, play along and have a fun day!






181 comments:

  1. I guess experience counts for a lot in quilting. It looks yummy and you didn't decide on placement beforehand. It would have taken me at least a day to decide on placement. You're amazing.

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  2. I don't know if rag quilts count, but that's what I'm going to say. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I follow you via email. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. My favorite "fast" quilt is a disappearing 9 patch. Fast in quotes because quilts take me a while!

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  5. I follow you via blog lovin
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  6. Fast? Rail Fence! This looks just as fast and wonderful fabrics!

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  7. I love making the jelly roll jam quilt from FQS
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  8. I like to do a triple rail as has so many options and is very fast.

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  9. I follow you by email and am very glad that I do.

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  10. Happy to follow you neat Blog by Blog lovin' !
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  11. HELLO,I'm sure there are many quicker Blocks to do,but I always do the Pinwheel>so neat,so easy to me,as I've done it zillions of times! Thank You for a Sweet Giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. The simple 9 patch is my go to for easy and fast. :) Love this, may have to try it in baby quilt size, (lots of new babies in the family). :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  13. I follow via e-mail. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  14. My favorite fast quilt is sewing 5 x 10 blocks in rows and staggering the rows, so it looks like brickwork. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  15. I follow you by email. Thanks for offering the giveaway! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  16. For a really quick quilt I sash between 10" squares. Or I love the jelly roll dash. Thanks.

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  17. My favorite fast quilt is Turning Twenty. I love your quilt and the fabrics!

    ceciliayoung at gmx.com

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  18. What a fun quilt. I would have been excited to share it too! My favorite quick quilt is the quick strippie from http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  19. I follow via Instagram as ceciliaquilts and via bloglovin.

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  20. I don't have a favorite fast quilt pattern. I'm working on my first pieced quilt. Tam.maryatyahoodotcom

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  21. Oh that looks great and fast is alwyas good with me,lol! I love the zig zag pattern with layer cakes cut into triangles! Thanks so much!

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  22. I don't really have one favourite, but the Missouri star quilt company has lots of great quick quilt tutorials I plan to make.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  23. I don't really have a favorite go-to pattern for fast quilts because I'm not fast in making quilts. No matter what size or how simple, I'm very much a perfectionist.

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  24. I love jelly roll tops.
    So quick and pretty.
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    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  25. I'm confused by the write-up on the quilt.
    1. You say that the quilt is put together in columns. It appears to be sewn together in rows to me. If the orientation of the quilt in the pictures were rotated so the yellow stripe is vertical instead of horizontal, I would agree.
    2. I don't see that the pillow matches the blocks in the quilt. I would say the pillow coordinates with the quilt. The pillow appears to be made from the same line of fabric, not from the same fabrics to match.

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    1. The jolly bars are stitched in columns as the photo shows. Then, the threads are snipped and each row is then the strips are stitched to the jolly bars.

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  26. I love simple rail fence patterns that can be flexible so extra blocks can be used for a different look.

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  27. I follow on bloglovin and instagram

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  28. I really haven't made any quick quilts. Seems like every pattern I pick is time consuming! Might be why I have so many ufos laying around!

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  29. I follow you by email and bloglovin'!

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  30. Easy patchwork.... love just doing simple squares together!

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  31. For a fast quilt you can't beat squares!

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  32. I love simple 10" squares pieced together.
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  33. Hi. I follow you on email.
    srblack525atyahoodotcom

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  34. My favorite "quick quilt" is taking 5"squares and sashing them with a neutral or even sometimes a WOW fabric. Thank you for sharing your great pattern and tutorial! Plus, providing the opportunity, along with the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the give away! Have a fantastic creative day!

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  35. Rail Fence! Super easy!

    kyramcquaryatyahoodotcom

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  36. I like Disappearing Nine Patch quilts for something quick. Very little matching, so they are fast. And if you make them from charm squares the cutting can be minimized. Or you could cut Jolly Bar pieces in half and use them.

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  37. I follow you by email!

    kyramcquaryatyahoodotcom

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  38. I like jelly roll rail fence quilts. Quick and effective

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  39. What a super cute pattern! I like that you kept the jolly bar pieces whole...that makes it sew up fast and focuses on the fabrics.

    I think my favorite fast pattern is just simple patchwork: charm squares sewn together until the quilt is big enough. Talk about quick and easy! For a little more interest, I love 16 patches made from jelly rolls.

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  40. I follow you via email. Thanks for writing up this fun pattern and hosting a giveaway!

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  41. My favorite pattern is the Colorado block. A big reason is because I live in Colorado!

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  42. I don't really do quilts, but I did an easy one, one time, and took large blocks with a fun center and then just surrounded the center block, 2 times with strips of fabric, came together pretty easy.

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  43. I now get your e-mails :) grecomara at gmail dot com, also I follow you on IG :)

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  44. Lovely quilt and pillow, Denise. I suppose the fastest quilt would be a one-patch which can be boring -- interesting if fabric and color placement are given attention.

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  45. Thank you for the pattern. I follow your blog on feedly.

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  46. My favorite go-to fast quilt pattern is a simple HST quilt. Your quilt looks great; fast and easy! Thanks for the chance to win! sarah123quilt AT gmail [dot] com

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  47. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks again! sarah123quilt [at] gmail {dot}com

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  48. I like to make the giant vintage star...fast and easy... especially for a baby quilt!

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  49. I am an email and bloglovin follower!

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  50. My favourite really fast baby quilt is a strip quilt made with a jelly roll, simply sewing the strips together and then using appliqué to add a name or design. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  51. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower. x

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  52. MisplacedalmanianatyahoodotcomNovember 16, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    I love my railfences! Currently trying a marathon quilt, though

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  53. MisplacedalmanianatyahoodotcomNovember 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Just found your blog and now following!

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  54. Hug from Bambi and Sweden!!👍♥

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  55. My favorite "quick" quilt is the cross and x block. Note the name: I really don't do quick. :)

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  56. I follow you via email and on Instagram. P.S. This is a cute quilt, looks like it would be fun to do for Christmas with that Jolly Bar!

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  57. I've made a couple turning twenty quilts. I like how they make a bed-sized quilt and how I can use a fat quarter bundle to avoid the stress of fabric selection.

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  58. So beautiful quilt.My favorite is nine patch block,quick and with fantastic setting!

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  59. My favorite fast quilt is the disappearing nine patch. So many different ways to make it come out!

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  60. I do follow your blog by email.Thanks.

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  61. I like a nine patch for a fast quilt! thanks!!

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  62. I follow your blog w/ bloglovn and by email! thank you again!

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  63. I love making string blocks for a fast quilt.

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  64. I don't have just 1 favorite pattern. Anything that uses pre-cuts my go-to pattern.

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  65. I don't have a quick and easy quilt pattern... they all take time to make especially as I hand quilt. I love this pattern that you are featuring and since I've never used a Jelly Bar, this would be a
    Wesome to win!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

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  66. I do follow you... via email, Bloglovin, and IG!! Thanks for another chance!!

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  67. I like the rail fence pattern for when I need a quick easy quilt though I will now add yours to my list

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  68. I already follow you on bloglovin and email

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  69. Ficou maravilhosa!!!!AMEI!Meu sonho é fazer uma com blocos guerra civil hehehehe será?!!!Mas não em costuras de máquina...no papel como os hexágonos....Faço colchas rápidas com nove pedaços e tiras nos encontros deles,mas não sei nome.rsrsrsrs.Estarei torcendo para eu ganhar faria para minha neta,tão delicado padrão.

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  70. tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com Sigo por blogovim e Email.Bj Grannnde!!!

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  71. I follow you via email. And I love your posts!

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  72. A fast quilt pattern for me would be a disappearing 9 patch!

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  73. That looks great. I like that strip of yellow in it. I haven't used the jolly bars precuts yet.

    I think my favorite fast quilt is a D4P or a D9P. They look so complicated.

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  74. For fast, nithing toos a simple charm square quilt in my book. Almost as fast though is rail fence which I like even better. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  75. What a lovely quilt! I love following you on Bloglovin and Instagram.,Thanks for the giveaway!.cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  76. My favorite fast quilt pattern is the Nine Patch.Thank you for the giveaway.

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  77. I like the Log Cabin quilt block..thanks for this chance

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  78. I think a log cabin is a fast quilt and so fun.
    momik97ataoldotcom

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  79. I follow via email!
    momik97ataoldotcom

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  80. Your quilt came out great. I would have to keep arranging and rearranging the pieces. I like the rail fence pattern for a quick quilt.

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  81. Think my "fast to do" quilt is probably Pinwheels...tho have only made two! LOL Your Quilt & Pillow are cool! Easy & Quick & Awesome!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :D

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  82. I follow thru Email, Bloglovin & Pinterest too :)

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  83. My fave fast pattern is a quick disappearing 9-patch table runner. not sure about a quilt pattern.

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  84. I like a simple nine patch or rail fence for a quick quilt.

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  85. My favorite fast quilt design is a 9 patch using at least 6 inch blocks. It cuts up fast and sew together even faster!

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  86. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'!

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  87. I don't seem to make any quilt fast. I love the disappearing 4-patch blocks.

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  88. I have been following with GFC.

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  89. I have been sewing up several St. Louis 16 Patch quilts for holiday gifts with my short ends and scrap pieces. They are so fast and easy to make up. The blocks finish at 14" so 12 blocks (3x4) makes a great child quilt and 20 blocks (4x5) makes a nice sized lap quilt. See quick and easy.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  91. I follow your blog via Bloglovin and by email. The jolly bar is a convenient sized precut. I like your quilt and it is quick and easy.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  92. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 16, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    I do a baby quilt that is fast and easy. It is made with strips that are sewn together. They then are recut and moved so that the quilt is square and the fabric forms a diagonal design. It is much easier done than it is described.

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  93. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 16, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    I am one of your followers.

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  94. My favorite fast quilt pattern is flying geese.

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  95. I follow you through email. missysaprons at gmail dot com

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  96. My favorite easy and fast block is the pinwheel block.
    missysaprons at gmail dot com

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  97. I make charm (square) quilts if I'm in a hurry.

    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  98. Using layer cakes makes a fast quilt, but would like to use a Jolly Bar too! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot come

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  99. I follow b email. Thanks! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  100. Rail Fence is my go to fast quilt. Looks good with any fabrics and is fast with strip piecing - faster yet if you cut wider strips. Cute quilt & love the pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. I have been your follower for a long time using Bloglovin.

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  102. I guess a D9P is a favorite but I mix it up. I really like the 3 Dudes strip quilt pattern.

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  103. If I need a quilt really fast I always go to the Jelly Roll Race pattern. wonderlust57@hotmail.com

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  104. I follow you on BL. Thanks for the tut wonderlust57@hotmail.com

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  105. My favorite fast quilt is a jelly roll race. I like this quilt and will definitely make one with this pattern. Thanks!

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  106. One of my favorite quick patterns is called Sticks and Bricks and appeared in a Better Homes & Gardens quilting magazine several years ago. Your pattern will be perfect for the ladies in our quilting ministry, most of whom are new quilters. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. My favorite quick quilts are scrappy patchwork quilts

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  108. I don't make fast quilts, so I don't have a favorite pattern, but the first quilt I ever made was the jelly roll race quilt. It wasn't fast for me then because I was a new quilter, but it would probably qualify as a fast quilt. I make quilts that catch my eye.

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  109. I follow you via email. It's nice to sit down at my laptop with a cup of coffee every morning and read about what everyone in the quilty world is doing.

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  110. I love this quilt! My favorite fast quilt pattern is to simply sew charms together until the top is the size I want to make. Thanks!

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  111. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  112. I like sawtooth star...I could almost do it in my sleep!bethastrand@gmail.com

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  113. And I follow by blog loving! Bethastrand@gmail.com

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  114. My favorite fast quilt pattern is a disappearing ninepatch. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt!

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  115. I follow you via Bloglovin! Thanks!

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  116. I'm not sure if it is considered fast, but I like the Ohio Star blocks.

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  117. i follow on feedly. (ebcallender at gmail dot com)

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  118. I like the simplicity of a 9-patch!

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  119. I already follow you via email!

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  120. I will say Bricks and Stepping Stones by Bonnie Hunter. This was fairly quick and a fun pattern too.

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  121. my first quilt was very simple, Color Block by Bijou Lovely Designs.

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  122. I find the rag quilt is the quickest quilt out there to make. What a great gift giveaway. I owe 4 quilts to grandkids, yes way behind. This would be a fun gotta get on it gift. Thank you
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  123. Fast quilt: Jelly Roll Race or simple Rag Quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. I don't really have a favorite quick pattern, but I do love quilts made with panels. Your quilt is wonderful! I'll be making one soon! Gladystan(dot)dawn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. I follow via email and Bloglovin. Gladystan(dot)dawn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. I follow you by getting emails from Bloglovin.

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  127. I love anything fast. I've made some scrappy quilts just cutting different size strips. Those seem to work out well and easy to quilt.

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  128. The quickest quilts for me are scrap quilts cuz anything goes. I also like to do a star or boat block and then surround them with 6" squares or whatever fits. It is a good way to use up scraps if they can be cut to 6.5 and a nice big 24" block in there adds interest.

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  129. Giant Vintage Star is my quick go to quilt pattern.

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  130. I am a follower of yours by email and bloglovin.

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  131. I like to make Irish chains with Kelly rolls and cakes..

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  132. if I find I need a baby quilt right now. I use big squares and off set them. use cute fabrics and voila.

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  133. I really like quilts pieced with simple squares.

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  134. The quickest quilt pattern for me are Pinwheels and they are so sweet too!!

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  135. I follow you via Bloglovin, email, and IG. Thanks!!

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  136. I love pinwheels but my favorite for baby quilts is made up of 4-1/2 inch squares of great I-spy fabrics with 1-1/2 inch sashings. Your jolly bar project is so sweet, I love the vintage appeal of those fabrics.

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  137. Following via email Amityquilter2008 at g mail dot com

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  138. Sometimes I like quilt tops that involve strips. It always seems to come together easily that way.

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  139. I think 9-patches and one-patch quilts are pretty simple. Yours looks great!

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  140. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway.

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  141. My favorite fast quilt is Turning Twenty.

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  142. Rail Fence would be my favorite fast quilt! thank you!!

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  143. I follow your blog w/ email!

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  144. I love a simple postage stamp quilt. There is something so exciting about the different fabrics.

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