Friday, September 29, 2017

Sundrops Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt

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.

Feeling inspired?

Hope to see you sewing along soon!

Thank you for visiting my scrapatch today!
Happy Quilting!


Dorian said...

Lovely Pat, you did a wonderful job! I like what you are doing with your scrappy pieces too!

Katie said...

I love that you turned the cutoffs into hourglass blocks -- I was watching the video and thought man that's a lot of waste. I love the churn dash alternative block too, very fun.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt turned out so cute! I love the green background fabric!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love that you made a matching pillow from them leftover jolly bar pieces. :)

Alison V. said...

This is so lovely! I love the green background combined with this fabric line. :)

KaHolly said...

Pat, this is quite lovely! I especially love the green background and the splash of red in the sashing! Well done, my friend!

Kate said...

Beautifully done! The green background really works with those fabrics. Congrats on a gorgeous finish.