Sundrops and Shadow and All That Jazz!
Here is my new favorite quilt!
The pattern is a new
Free Jolly Bar Pattern
Fat Quarter Shop
This is Sundrops by Corey Yoder
The background script print is from
Olive's Flower Market
and the green is a perfect match.
I love these fabrics and colors!
Two Jolly Bars and 5.25 yards of background fabric
are all that is needed to make this quilt
which measures a nice queen size,
of 65" by 84" finished.
This big, beautiful block is 17"
and very quickly pieced.
This shows the piecing and cutting method for one of the block units.
Any 6.5" ruler is needed to cut this unit.
To align the ruler in the center, I finger folded
the squares in half twice.
Then I aligned the points of my ruler on the fold lines.
This method generated a pile of intriguing corner scraps.
My scrap basket overfloweth with scrappy goodness!
So I have started sewing them into quarter square triangles.
These are squaring up to pretty 3.25" QST units.
(and a pile of background triangles for a future scrap project)
I will be sewing these as leaders and enders or 15 minutes of play for awhile
until I have used them up and have enough
to make a pillow top or other small quilt project.
I love scraps!
Since I also love the visual feast of secondary patterns in my quilts,
I opted to make a small design change from the original
and I added six red posts the sashing
in the center of my quilt
to create this interesting effect.
I am calling this my "blue note" ... ;)
I made a pieced backing using some of the extra jolly bars and scrap strips.
I quilted this on my home machine with my heavy duty walking foot
in my favorite straight line quilting
and added a two color machine binding.
I love this effect!
I am ready for a jazz on the lawn concert.
To make your own pretty Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt follow the
Free FQS Pattern Here
Kimberly has a wonderful video tutorial
Video Tutorial Here
There is a also a kit available
Creekside Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt Kit
A big Thank You to the Fat Quarter Shop
for the opportunity and supplies to make this quilt.
I love it!
I had a few Jolly Bar cuts left and some scrap strips
so I decided to make a pillow to go with my new quilt.
I had fun playing with the pieces and it resulted in this ...
Churn Dash Variation Block
which can be made simply by turning the units
on the corners of the original block.
This block would make an interesting quilt.
I love exploring the design opportunities of a new pattern.
Be sure to visit today's post on
The Jolly Jabber
to see all the beautiful quilts that have been made
with this lovely pattern.
Hope to see you sewing along soon!
Thank you for visiting my scrapatch today!