Monday, November 24, 2014

Have you seen the new Jolly Bar precut at Fat Quarter Shop?



You guys! Have you seen the new precut offered exclusively by Fat Quarter Shop?  Jolly Bars are precut from Moda Fabric collections and contain 5"x10" cuts of fabric from an entire line.  And, each Jolly Bar comes with an exclusive Fat Quarter Shop coordinating pattern.  


I've been a Fat Quarter Shop fan for years . . .  that's why I've always included a clickable link to their shop right in the side bar of my blog.  And when they asked if I'd like to play around with a Lakeside Gatherings Jolly Bar I obviously said yes.


Precuts by their very nature offer ease and convenience to a modern quilter because a portion (or all) of a fabric needed to make a quilt is already cut to size.  When I opened my Jolly Bar I started thinking of ideas and sketching plans.  My design called for a background fabric and I opted for the pale gray.  Once I did some math to figure out dimensions, I started cutting, sewing, pressing and sewing some more.  I only had enough of the gray for these few blocks so now my quilt is on hold until I purchase more gray.


With less than a yard of background fabric and one Jolly Bar, I can make about 20 of these blocks and once complete my quilt will measure  about 40"x50".  Though I might decide to make quilted pillows instead and have them on hand for gift giving over the holidays.  Don't you think these colors would work in most people's homes?   Hmmm . . . we'll see.



What's even more fun is that Fat Quarter Shop wants to give one of you a Jolly Bar of your choice. To enter visit the Jolly Bar pages at Fat Quarter Shop and then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you'd pick.  I'll leave the contest entry open through Sunday, November 30, 2014.  A winner will be selected by random draw on Monday, December 1, 2014.  International entries welcome.

Good luck!

-dana

180 comments:

Andrea R said...

Atelier is really floating my boat.

Jennifer said...

I am a sucker for precuts, and would have to say that Boat House would be the one I want!

Auntie Em said...

Any of them would be so much fun to work with, but I'm draws to "Petite Prints" by French General.

Gill said...

What fun!!
I'd choose Daysail.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love the Atelier collection. Reminds me of vintage fabric,which I love.

MC said...

Best Day Ever looks so cheerful, I would love to make something with those colours!

Diane Beavers said...

Lakeside Gatherings is drawing my attention.
Thank you so much for sharing!

dolores said...

Oooh...I can think of all kinds of things....like maybe something from your book!:)

Boat House by Sweetwater would be my pick!!:)

annmarie said...

I love the soft colors in Bandana by Me & My Sister. Love their Hopscotch pattern too! thanks for the chance.

PegP said...

I think Somerset would be my pick! These look really neat!

Janie said...
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Janie said...

Love your quilt block. I would go with Somerset by Fig Tree. Because it is freezing here! Thanks for the chance.

janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

sew.darn.quilt said...

I could make use of Best.Day.Ever :)
Thank you for the chance

Kate said...

Love these colours! I'd choose Mistletoe Lane - thanks for the chance. ^^

Elaine said...

I can't decide between Fresh Air or Best Day Ever. If I win, surprise me!

Lynn said...

Fun new precuts! I really like The best Day Ever. It looks so bright and happy!

Mara said...

Love Boathouse by Sweetwater!

Lori K said...

I would pick Best Day Ever! I love the bright colors!

katiedidit said...

Persimmon by Basic Grey would be my choice. Loved their papers, now loving their fabrics!

Laura said...

It's Daysail for me! Thanks for the giveaway.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Hard choice, it's between red, white and Jolly bars or Best Day ever! Guess I'll go for the lat cause if I'd win, it would be the best day ever!

Laura said...

Best day ever is so cheerful, so that's the one i'd pick. Thanks.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great design Dana! I would choose Boathouse by Sweetwater!

Donna Cutting said...

|Persimmon by Basic Grey would be great for a lap quilt. Thanks for sharing, this is wonderful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, very cool! I would pick Atelier. Great fabrics.

Susan L. said...

I love them all! But, if I had to choose just one, I would pick the Fresh Air Jolly Bar.

Angela Smith said...

I would pick the Ambleside jolly bar!! Such a great pre-cut!

Kim said...

Mistletoe lane for me.....I love all things Bunny Hill :0)
Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Happy Sewing

karenf said...

Love the flying pennants in Red White and Free.

Kar said...

Sounds absolutely perfect for creating quilts with. : )

Jo said...

A tricky decision, but I think Boat house would win.

Anita C said...

Lakeside Gatherings...I've been looking at that thinking it would go nicely when not sure someone's decor also. Love to see your blocks all set into guilt...

Julie in WA said...

Red, White, and Free by one of my favorite fabric designers, Sandy Gervais!

Pink Petunia said...

I already have somerset, atelier, and persimmon jolly bars. Just completed the persimmon quilt. Love it. I in love with Somerset. Love the colors.

Danette Collins said...

Lovely quilt pattern! I like Mistletoe Lane.

Cherise Towrr said...

I love your quilt pattern! I would have to pick Daysail. Thanks! cherisetower@gmail.com

Hildy said...

I love Daysail! Okay, I confess: I love everything Bonnie & Camille:-)

Jackie Thompson said...

This was a very tough choice. I have been hoping to make a project in the Lakeside Gatherings colors.

Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

Andrea York said...

These new precuts look like great fun! I'd choose The Boathouse.

Linda B said...

All of them a soooo nice....it is a toss up between Daysail and Lakeside Gathering....love the nautical fabrics....can't chose either one would be nice to win.

Alisa said...

I would choose the Fresh Air Jollybar. Love almost all of the American Jane fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

WeedyMama said...

Red, White and Free for me. It would make a nice Quilt of Valor.

friedturtle said...

I would pick Somerset.

Kathy H said...

I would pick bandana as I am a big fan of my and my sister's fabrics.

Alisa said...

I would choose the Fresh Air Jollybar. Love almost all of the American Jane fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

bee said...

these look so fun! i'd choose Best. Day. Ever! :)

Vicki H said...

I like Union Blues.

Sandra said...

I love the Lakeside Gatherings Jelly Bar precut as well as the 5th Avenue pattern. Fifth avenue was the name of the street where I grew up in Jamestown, CA. Hey, this is my story and I am sticking to it. Don't give up on your quilt. The wait will be worth it. Thank you for the chance to win this cute Jelly Roll precut.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love the Best Day Ever Jolly Bar. It's so cheerful. Thanks for the chance.

Denise Russell said...

Nice blocks, and great choice of fabrics, too!

Linda said...

HI, I'd select 'Persimmon'!
Thanks to you+FQS for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Sorcha girl said...

Great quilt idea--pillows! Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I'd like the Petite Prints from French General Jolly Bar if my comment is chosen.

Carri Smith said...

I love Best Day Ever and Persimmon...so many good choice and ideas!

Lisa Marie said...

I think I would pick Best. Day. Ever!

Janet said...

Such a versatile precut! I'd pick Atelier :0) thanks for the chance!

Jessica said...

I love Daysail. I really like the Jolly Bar pack that you picked as well. The yellow and blues go really well together.

BizyStitches said...

I'm having so much fun with all the inspiration in this blog hop. I would pick Petite Prints French General. Thanks for the fun.

Lisa said...

I think I'd choose daysail although boat house would be a close second! Love the pattern you came up with I think those blocks would make great pillows! Thanks for the chance to try one of these out.

Angie M. said...

I love Persimmon!

A Nudge said...

I'd pick Atelier. Thanks for the chance!

Cindy Swoveland said...

Love your quilt. I like the Lakeside Gathering Jolly Bar.

Havplenty said...

Your quilt blocks look promising. It should be a beautiful quilt in the makings. I would choose Daysail or Best Day Ever.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

delaineelliott said...

Beautiful quilt! I would choose Somerset. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Carol C Thomas said...

I liked several of the fabric lines. Union Blues looks like a nice one.

Lorraine said...

Best Day Ever or Daysail would be my choices!

sewmissmouse said...

I love the jolly bar! I'd choose the Lakeside Gatherings jolly bar.

Carol said...

I really like the Somerset Jolly Bars.

Kris said...

Well I admit that I am going from blog to blog and once I see the quilt made up then that is the jolly bar fabric I want. :)
Lakeside is very lovely.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Such great choices... But I'm leaning toward Daysail

Quilting Tangent said...

Bandana Jolly Bar is my choice, love the happy colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Kat Scott said...

I would choose Boat House by Sweetwater... great text and numbers prints..

Nancy said...

I would like to try "The Best Day Ever."

Peaches1003 said...

I like the boat house and would love to get some daysail when it's released

Louise said...

Red, White and Free is calling my name...

I like your pattern. It seems more sophisticated than some of the other ones that are out there using the Jolly Bars. I don't mind a little cutting and piecing, so that works for me!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Debbie said...

I would pick Best. Day. Ever. Love your quilt! Thanks

lindawwww said...

I love the colours of Somerset. I'd choose the Somerset Jolly Bar.

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Jennifer said...

Boat House!

CJ said...

I can't wait to see your completed quilt. I'd choose Persimmon.

barbara woods said...

love the 'Ambleside ' jelly bar, thanks

Lee said...

I love Red White and Free... I look forward to seeing what your finished quilt looks like!

JANET said...

I like the Atelier the best, but will take any one of them. Like your pattern.

apple blossom said...

Red, White and Free Jolly Bar™
Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow I love what you're making! Are you going to post the pattern when you get the fabric and finish it? The pattern is totally up my alley! Is probably choose best day ever.

Jodie said...

I like Somerset!

mlisshouston said...

I would have a tough time choosing...I would let you decide!!

Rachel said...

I would pick Persimmon!

Emily C said...

I would get Atelier.

Cecilia said...

I would choose Boathouse! Your blocks look cute, can't wait to see your quilt or pillows when finished. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marisa Adams said...

I love the Daysail jolly bar collection! Colors are beautiful !

Audrey said...

I am loving these FQS Jolly Bars. I think Somerset has hooked me. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.

Dawn said...

I would choose "Fresh Air".
dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

Kathy E. said...

I really like the colors and designs in Bandana. they make me happy and want to sew!

Christine Puniello said...

I would pick Bandana for a jolly bar-thanks for the chance!!

Sandy Allen said...

Red white and free is calling my name! Love the fabrix you used, though, so I might have to change my mind.☺

Sandy A

B DeGayner said...

I love everything American Jane does, so my first choice would be Fresh Air. Thanks for the chance!

Kell said...

I would choose Somerset to add to my collection of Fig Tree precuts.

Suze said...

I love the Bandana Jolly Bars. A couple in my Sunday school class took custody of their niece who was born with a fetal alcohol disorder. I think a nice cheery quilt who be the ticket for her.

Margaret said...

I would pick Best Day Ever. I'm a sucker for brights and if I got picked, it would be a great day! :)

Kelly O. said...

Persimmon would be my choice... love the warm autumn colours in that one!

OhioLori said...

Love what you did with you Jolly Bar!! I would choose "Union blues"...and would love to make the quilt shown with it, for my Son! Thanks for the chance!

Happy Thanksgiving Blessings!!

carla.meier said...

Oh, this was a tough choice. I finally settled on Union Blues.

Margaret said...

I would pick Somerset by Fig Tree. I love their fabric line.

Deb said...

I really like Red, White, and Free by Sandy Gervais.

Allison C said...

I like best day ever

Becky S. said...

I would love to win a Daysail Jolly Bar! Thanks for the chance.

MoeWest said...

I really like Atelier.

Deairdre said...

I just love daysail!

GranChris said...

I'd pick Persimmon but really any of them would be wonderful.

Corrie Tollett said...

I love the pattern and I would pick best day ever but any of them are beautiful!!!

thank you

Corrie Tollett said...

I love your pattern and i would pick Best day ever. I love them all though. Thank you

nicolesender said...

I like the Best.Day.Ever Jolly Bar. Have not heard of Jolly Bars till this blog hop!

Ellee said...

Bandana looks so pretty. Certainly it would create a cheerful quilt. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Marina Brito de Campos said...

Persimmon doest it for me!

Susan Smith said...

I love Boat House! Great pattern!

Digiscrapations said...

I like Ambleside.

Jen Barnard said...

Your quilt looks great so far, I can't wait to see more of it. I'd pick Atelier.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Chris said...

Persimmon is my favorite!

Janie said...

I love Daysail. Thanks for the chance!

Nancy said...

I like Petite Prints

Rhonda Phillips said...

I like the Bandana collection Jolly Bar!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Love all the colors in Bandana Bar and appreciate the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

DebbieS said...

I would choose Boat House or the Best Day Ever.

Lynn F said...

I would pick the Boat House Jolly Bar from Sweetwater. Cool idea for a new pre-cut size!

cakegirl said...

Three Sisters is one of my favorite designers so AAtelier wouldbe my1st pick. Thanks for the greatgiveawy.

Patricia said...

The persimmon is my choice. Really like the blues too.

Megan McBroom said...

I would love to try out the boat house one I think. So fun.

Wendy P said...

I MUST have Somerset!! Fig Tree every time. I think these Jolly Bars look like a great way to make a quick quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Judi R said...

I live anything by French General!

Jude said...

i love the Basic Grey! thank you for the give away!

Libby said...

Mistletoe Lane Jolly Bar would be wonderful to win. Thanks for this great opportunity and your idea on
the pillows.

Happy Thanksgiving !!

quilter said...

Lakeside Gathering would help me with my goal to make 2 quilts for 2 nephews, one Navy and one USCG!! Have the Primitive Gathering site bookmarked, waiting for this fabric!!
cork@pa.rr.com

Sandy Lowery said...

lakeside Gatherings would be my first choice. Beautiful.

StarSpry said...

This is a cool design for a quilt :) I'd love to try out The Boat House Jolly Bar. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

I love Boathouse!

Lori said...

what lovely fabrics. So many to choose from. LOL I would choose Persimmon Basic Grey.

Michele T said...

I love the name of these precuts!! I would have a hard time choosing but Sommerset is soooo pretty!!

Dee said...

lOVE PERSIMMON AND LOVE LAKE HOUSE.

Kathryn said...

I'm looking forward to Daysail. great precut idea.

Jeanne said...

Love the Atelier collection!

Betty said...

I like the bright and happy Bandana Jolly Bar!

Sarah said...

I would pick Atelier! Beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

Debby said...

I can not decide. I like Somerset and Best Day Ever - guess it would depend on who I was making it for. Like your pillow ideas and they would go in my house if you want to get rid of a couple. :-)

Sandy said...

I love your blocks! I would pick Daysail... thanks for the chance to win!

sam said...

Best Day Ever would be my choice.I'm a sucker for brights!

Sharon B. said...

Oh my goodness, I can't pick just one!
They are all such wonderful fabrics.
If I have to pick I think I might choose Somerset by Fig Tree & Co..
Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Anita Gambrell said...

My choice would be the Petite Prints Jolly Bar™ Reservation
French General for Moda Fabrics ! Happy Thanksgiving!

Quilting Momma said...

How can you pick?? I love them all! Daysail is cute for a boy! Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win! I'll have to get some more ideas! What a great pre-cut!

Renee G said...

I'd love to try Red, White and Free Jolly Bar™ by
Sandy Gervais.

Veronika said...

I love lakeside...but I'd have to pick boathouse! Or lakeside :)

SarDee said...

Somerset by Fig Tree! No hesitations there, I love all Fig Tree lines as much as I love the precuts!! Seriously, what's not to love about all the cutting being done for you?!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I'd be hard pressed to choose between Lakeside Gatherings and Persimmon-- both gorgeous and your block is too!

Jackie said...

I like the Best Day Ever Jolly Bar.

wendy said...

Oh, I think it would have to be Ambleside. Thanks!

Shorty said...

I love the Red, White and Free Jolly Bar. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tamie said...

I'd choose Daysail.

Jennifer said...

I'm going with Petite Prints from French General....like them a lot!

darlene macdonald said...

I love Persimon with the birds reminds me of spring... Where is spring?? LOL

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh the Jolly Bars sound great and I'd love to work with them. Red, White and Free would be my pick.

Thank you for the super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Junia said...

I'd pick Sommerset... so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra Walker said...

Funny, I decided I just love Lakeside and that is what you used! I also love Petite Prints, especially the heart quilt made with it. :-)

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Best day ever looks fun to me:) Thanks

Peggy said...

I would choose the Fresh Air Jollybar.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Nan said...

Best Day Ever Jolly Bar would really make my day special! ;-)

Melissa Miller said...

probably daysail

Mokki said...

Ambleside would be good, bandana is pretty nice too.

Carolyn A said...

Love 'em all - I would choose Atelier. Love your quilt and reading your blog. carolynarmstrong208(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly Wilson said...

Persimmon by Basic Gray. Thanks for the chance! notwendy gmail

Anita said...

I having a Basic Grey fan moment so I will say Persimmon is my favorite. Thank you for the chance to try these new pre-cuts.

Michele said...

I can't decide between Lakeside Gatherings or Somerset. Love them both.

LKimmell said...

Somerset is my choice.....although all of them are prime choices !!

RoseAndCons said...

I love Persimmon by Basic Grey. those little birds are my favourite!

roseharries_06@hotmail.com

Laney said...

I think I'd have to choose Best Day Ever. Thanks for the giveaway!

quilter said...

I really like Lakeside Gatherings, so pretty!
cork@pa.rr.com

pippirose said...

I love the Best Day Ever jolly bar.

Bri said...

Best. Day. Ever. Is the BEST'

Carmen N said...

I love the Lakeside Gatherings Jolly Bar

Bethany said...

Best day ever is so happy and fun, I think I would pick that one. :)

Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

I have never used a pre-cut before...so that will be. A new adventure... Somerset would be my pack of choice...as that's where I live...and then I can cross it off my Christmas wish list!! Thanks for the chance .
WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

Lee said...

I think I would choose Lakeside Gathering! thanks!

Wendy said...

LOVE Red, White and Free Jolly Bar! I can think of so many things to make.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com