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Would you believe me if I said this was my first sampler quilt I've ever made? I really wanted to learn some new skills and what better way the the Jolly Bar Sampler Quilt by Fat Quarter Shop? This is the fourth Jolly Bar Book they've created and they hosted a quilt along to showcase all the beautiful blocks in the book. Read on to find out more about my Jolly Bar Sampler quilt!
Annie Brady's Beyond Bella Jolly Bar Fabric for Moda
When looking to give myself some new skills and just to sew for fun - I came across a friend doing the Jolly Bar 4 Sew along and thought it would be fun! If you've never heard of Jolly Bar then you are in good company, because I hadn't either! It's a pre-cut only available through Fat Quarter shop. It's similar to a layer cake but is 5"x10" in size with 42 pieces of fabric. Here is the link to the Beyond Bella Jolly Bar that I used. I love that it reads as a solid with a subtle crosshatch design. Of course I paired the jolly bars with an off white Bella Solid by Moda.
I decided to shop my stash on this quilt, I came across this bright pink binding from FIGO. The binding matched the bright happy vibe this quilt was giving off, so I went with it. I think it adds a touch of punch to finish this quilt off. It's called Tropical Jammin and I snapped it up at a local shop Rosie Girl Quilting.
I felt like there was a lot going on color wise with the quilt top and wanted to tone it down just a hair with a more natural fabric. I went with the Natural Moonglow widleback by Ruby Star Society. Just because it's in a natural/neutral color doesn't mean it lacks in fun, the print really packs some whimsy which is the perfect compliment to this quilt.
I know this isn't going to hit home for everyone, but as a quilter the quilts tell me what's going to be best for the quilting design. While I was assembling this quilt top it was screaming that Twist Tie in a super dense style is what it wanted and needed. Boy, am I beyond happy with how the quilting turned out. The drape is fantastic and it's not stiff...so if you've been told that before, worry not. Even if you think your quilt is stiff after getting some dense quilting on, wash and dry and all your woes will go away with it! Love the quilting design? It's one of mine available in the shop, pass this link along to your quilter or you find more info below about having me quilt up your quilt top.
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