Monday, December 10, 2018

Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt

Here , at last, is my 
Bewitching Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt

Featured on

The Jolly Jabber

This quilt was made with their newest free

shortcut quilt along pattern.

Free PDF Pattern from FQS Here

To make your own version of this quilt
download the pattern on their post today,
watch their video tutorial,
and check out all the quilts in today's quiltalong.

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I wanted to make a Halloween version of this quilt so
I chose to use these fabrics

Bewitching Layer Cake

Grunge Vanilla Stars

Bella Solid Parchment


Bewitching Pumpkin Halloween Lattice for the binding

I cut the 10" squares into two 5" by 10" jolly bar rectangles
and then followed the cutting instructions for the Jolly Bar Meringue quilt blocks
and I used the Creative Grids 9.5 Perfect Rectangles Ruler.

For more info on how I cut and sewed read
My Half Rectangle Triangles Post Here

It has been a late and rainy and gray early fall here,
but the sun has finally come out again.

For my version of the quilt I had fun playing with the basic
For my quilt I played with the 8.5" unfinished meringue blocks
to create the pinwheel effect.

For all the info on how I made this pinwheel variation 
of the Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt 
Click Here
or scroll down to my next post. 

Here is a basic meringue block.

The pieced  back of my quilt featured the basic Meringue Blocks ...

 ... framed with a gray tonal from my stash.

The quilting is a free form spider web with my heavy duty walking foot.

Bound by my Two Fabric Flanged Machine Binding

I love the way the blocks look like they are twisting and turning in the Autumn breeze.

This was a really fun pattern
and I hope to sew it again soon with different fabrics.

Since this quilt was delayed until now,
I have been playing with the layout I made and created
some Christmasy variations:

Christmas Meringue Swirls


Christmas Meringue Pinwheels

Email me if you need more info on making these variations.

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for another fabulous quiltalong!

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Chantal said...

Awesome quilt. Look so simple to make but so effective. The back shows the quilting very well. It took me a while to discover the white pinwheels in your quilt. It was a nice surprise. Great job! ;^)

Needled Mom said...

It really looks great with all of the Halloween fabrics. There is so much movement in the quilt.

Alison V. said...

This is so cute! I love that you took time to work out the color placement to create those great secondary pinwheels. :D