I was recently invited to participate in a quilt along with the Fat Quarter Shop  I couldn’t be more excited!  Let me share it all with you!!!

The pattern is the Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt.  It is 12 large quilt blocks, sashing, and borders.  Easy and beautiful.  The best part is the use of the jolly bar precuts.  I’m starting to really love using precuts, they truly simplify cutting.  When you are me and just want to sew, this is a huge pro!

I decided I wanted to make a seasonal quilt.  Believe it or not, I have no seasonal quilts in my home.  I’ve never made one!!  So I chose the Juniper Berry by Basic Grey for Moda fabrics.  I love the traditional and not so traditional colors all mixed in.  For the sashing I used Vanilla Grunge and the binding is Cherry Grunge.  I’ve been admiring the Grunge line for a while now and was thrilled to get to use it.  And let me tell you the Cherry Grunge can only be described as luscious.

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The pattern is very straight forward.  You can quickly chain piece all the smaller parts of the blocks together and then move on to each large star block.

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For me the next part is the best.  I was told my quilts need “more quilting”  So here you go!!  I free motioned what I call my “Snowmen in a Blizzard” pattern.  There are snowballs everywhere and every now and then a snowman on the quilt.

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What I love best (other than the cute snowmen) is that the quilt already looks all crinkly and I haven’t even washed it yet!

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Now for some glamour shots of the finished quilt.  Lucas was thrilled to be a model for me.

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If you head to the Fat Quarter shop Blog you can see the quilt finished in an array of fabric choices.  I always love to see how one pattern can be interpreted.  What will your interpretation be?

Lovingly,

Lissa