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Jolly Bar Blog Hop with Fat Quarter Shop

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Just what is a Jolly Bar?  It’s a new product, exclusively available from Fat Quarter Shop.

This little treat is just the right size.  Perfect for when you would like a little more than a charm pack.  It’s half the size of a layer cake; 42 pieces of 5″ x 10″ cuts from these great Moda collections.  Each Jolly Bar comes with an exclusive Fat Quarter Shop coordinating pattern.

And that’s not all!

Within each Jolly Bar collection, the FQS has hidden four Golden Tickets, and each is a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! That means, there are sixteen total Golden Tickets that are up for grabs, but they are only in the first batch of Jolly Bars.  You must pre-order for a chance to get one.

When I was offered the opportunity to take part in the Jolly Bar Blog Hop, it was not easy to choose only one collection from that yummy selection.  But I managed….

Lakeside Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings.

Lakeside Gatherings has a masculine feel, with the navies and greys, and those cool anchor prints.  I love the visual interest afforded by the checked and woven prints, too.  Those are all offset by a bit of brightness with the yellows, creams and off white prints.

This handsome little thing was a quick put together.  Only 1 fat quarter was needed for background, a half yard for binding, and 1.5 yards for backing.  Perfect for a last minute baby shower gift!

I just straight line quilted with my walking foot along the seam lines and double outlined the little white diamonds.  The background, binding and backing were all straight out of my stash.

What Jolly Bar is your fave?

approximately 36″ x 48″

Modern Lattice is a free quilt pattern for anyone who follows the Sew Fresh Quilts blog!  Just leave me a comment letting me know how you follow and I will email you the pdf pattern.  If you are a wordpress blogger or no reply commenter, please be sure to include your email address in your comment.

Due to the large number of no reply commenters who are interested in getting the Modern Lattice quilt pattern, to make things much easier and so no one misses out, I have added it to my PayHip pattern store here,
where you can download it for FREE!

Also up for grabs is a MYSTERY GIFT from Fat Quarter Shop!

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Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a blog hop today for the launch of the new Jolly Bars.  Each participating blogger is showcasing an original design. Here is the lineup for the blog hop:
Andy of A Bright Corner 
Allison of Quilting Mumma
Stephanie of The Modern Sewciety

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212 Responses

  1. Shauna says:

    Fabric would be my first choice

  2. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    A jolly bar would be great!!

  3. Any kind of notion, or a fabric bundle would be great. Then again, how can you go wrong with the Fat Quarter Shop?

  4. Anita says:

    A Jolly Bar would be perfect!

  5. Anita says:

    I follow via GFC.

  6. Melanie says:

    I hope a Jolly Bar!I follow you on Bloglovin

  7. SewPsyched! says:

    What a fabulous quilt pattern, Lorna! Boy, it really pops with the Jolly Bar you chose! XX! LoriI follow ya on bloglovin 🙂

  8. Farm Quilter says:

    Anything from FQS – they are awesome!!! I follow you via email and would love a copy of your adorable pattern!!!

  9. Vicki says:

    Fabric for sure. I follow your with great pleasure.

  10. buffy says:

    love the look, would like to try this pattern.Di

  11. Hayley says:

    Surely it would be a jolly bar, although that's not so mysterious. What else??? I am stumped. I like your pattern by the way, I follow you via bloglovin

  12. Anonymous says:

    ohh, I would love to give the jolly bars a try!

  13. dawn says:

    I follow you and love the jolly bars.

  14. Patti says:

    Fabric! How about a fat eighth bundle of a new fabric?

  15. Cassandra says:

    Jolly Bars sound like a really useful size, and I love the color palette you used for this quilt! I follow you via BlogLovin.

  16. KaHolly says:

    A Jolly Bar featuring Lakeside Gathering fabric as shown above!! It's awfully pretty.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Piles of fabric and matching thread! Thanks!Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  18. Jolly Bars! Or a gift certificate so I can buy them😃😉

  19. Lisa Marie says:

    I hope it will be fabric! Or a gift certificate to buy fabric!

  20. charlotte says:

    I hope it's fabric! I love getting free fabric.

  21. JoyceLM says:

    A gift certificate would be a great prize to win – thanks.

  22. JoyceLM says:

    I'm a follower with Bloglovin' – thanks for the free pattern.

  23. Gill says:

    I hope it's Wonder Clips!!I like your pattern – I'd love a copy please!

  24. QuiltSue says:

    A Jolly Bar would be great. Thanks for including international people in this.

  25. Dorian says:

    what a cute baby quilt! I would hope for fabric in the mystery gift, maybe a jolly bar?! 🙂

  26. Kathy says:

    Great idea for the jelly bar – hope that is what the mystery gift is.

  27. AlidaP says:

    A jolly bar!! possibly with a golden ticket? ;)thanks for the chance to win!!

  28. fat quarters would be my wish – love the golden ticket idea in the jolly bars

  29. KeyQuilter says:

    Jolly Bars, cool!

  30. Thanks for the pattern. I am a happy BL follower

  31. I love FQ bundles to go with yardage of my favorite print in a collection.

  32. Joy says:

    I love the combination of Navy and Yellow. Could it be the next new quilt fad? I hope the mystery giveaway is fabric including these two colours.

  33. Joy says:

    I'd really appreciate a copy of your pattern. I love it's simplicity to show off some favorite fabrics in my stash.

  34. I would love for it to be some Aurifil thread.

  35. I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  36. Nancy L says:

    I follow you on bloglovin and would love to have this pattern.

  37. Unknown says:

    Lovely little quilt! Would be great for my son. I follow you on bloglovin' and want to say \”Thanks\” for all the inspiration!

  38. Lorna I follow Sew Fresh Quilts by email ( bloglovin. THank you so much for the Modern Lattice pattern. It's right for me and my skill level.

  39. Kay says:

    I would love a Jolly Bar, especially as they all take a while to arrive at the U.K. fabric shops. x

  40. Unknown says:

    A jolly bar! Or any fabric or quilty tool….. Love it all

  41. MC says:

    I would hope for some Aurifil thread to make the whole thing come together!

  42. Nancy L says:

    I'm hoping it is a jolly bar!!

  43. Annmarie says:

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  44. Annmarie says:

    I just took a peek at the Jolly Bars over at the FQS – lots to choose from. Love the patterns too, so I'm hoping one of those those will be the mystery gift. Thanks for the chance.

  45. Vicki H says:

    I follow with email. I would love the pattern.

  46. Vicki H says:

    Wouldn't we be lucky if the mystery is a Jolly Bar?

  47. PegP says:

    Hoping it will be a Jolly Bar!

  48. Janie says:

    A jolly bar quilt kit would be great. Thanks for the chance.janie.mccombs(at)

  49. Karen H says:

    I love the Atelier prints and as for the mystery prize – maybe a jelly roll to go with the jolly bar?

  50. Patricia says:

    Fabric, fabric!

  51. Kate says:

    Lorna, it's nice to see the \”Lakeshore\” Jolly Bars laid out like you've done … it's such a gorgeous line!! I'd be here all day dithering over which Jolly Bar I preferred. 🙂 I like the wee quilt that you made from them.

  52. Vicki in MN says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin 🙂

  53. MaryBeth says:

    I'd love to enter the giveaway, but the widget does not seem to be working properly. There is actually no widget visable right now. I follow you on Bloglovin.

  54. cjmont says:

    i love the twist and shout jolly bars.

  55. cjmont says:

    i follow on blog lovin' and facebook

  56. mumbird3 says:

    Wow feel like I am in a willie wonka movie !!! LOL mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  57. Mara says:

    I hope the mystery gift will be a Jolly Bar of Boat House by Sweetwater and Aurifill to match :p

  58. Mara says:

    I follow via bloglovin' and would love it if you sent me your pattern, it looks so nice but very simple and quick to make, Thank you.

  59. Laura says:

    I signed up to follow you last week via the sew sisters event and got an email this morning.Love to have anything from fat quarter shop, but do prefer a fat quarter pack. Cool new pattern, you created, BTW.

  60. katiedidit says:

    Mystery giveaway sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Donna says:

    I follow you by email, thanks for the quilt pattern.Yes I like mystery quilt and BOM,, it is a fun to be surprised.

  62. Unknown says:

    I hope it's a Jolly bar! I would like to try them out! I love your quilt and would love a copy of this pattern-

  63. Sandra says:

    I am following on Fb. Just fell in love with these jelly bars. Looking forward to receive my order and would a pdf copy of your pattern. So darn cute. Thank you for the pdf copy so that I can now make my own. You did a great job and sure would make a cute quilt for a Christmas present.Sandi

  64. Jolly Bar of batiks or other pretty fabrics.

  65. Jo says:

    I would hope for a jolly bar 🙂 Or any fabric would be nice 🙂

  66. Dawn says:

    Well fabric of course. I don't have a preference of what fabric though. Being surprised is awesome.dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

  67. Linda B says:

    MMMMMM….doesn't matter….love Mystery Gifts….it is always a surprise when you open the gift.

  68. sunrise4501 says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin, please send me your pattern!I think the mystery gift will be a Jolly Bar. Thank you for the give away!

  69. The more precuts the better in my book. I like the lakeside and the Nautical Jolly bars. Thanks for the free pattern. Reading the other comments, I am confused. In order to win the gift certificate don't you have to buy a Jolly Bar? And you are not giving away a Jolly bar, are you?

  70. Hildy says:

    Your pattern is great! I hope the mystery giveaway is a Jolly Bar but I would take whatever it is;-)

  71. amy says:

    Jolly bars would be a great mystery prize!

  72. amy says:

    I follow on Bloglovin!

  73. Hildy says:

    I follow you by email, thanks for the pattern!

  74. Unknown says:

    love your posts- would love this ppattern & any other goodies (contests) I follow you on my e-nail feed/ thanks

  75. KathleenD says:

    I happily follow you by e-mail. Your Modern Lattice is a great pattern. Nice, simple and really easy to whip-up with a Jolly Bar. It would make a great baby quilt.

  76. Susan L. says:

    A Jolly Bar! :o)

  77. That is a fun collection, and your quilt turned out gorgeous!

  78. Donna W says:

    Would love to try the jolly bars. So, hoping that is the mystery prize. Thanks

  79. Anonymous says:

    HI, 'A JOLLY BAR' would be great!Thanks for sharing!

  80. Donna W says:

    I follow your blog via email and would love a copy of the pattern. Thanks

  81. bee says:

    will have to find some jolly bars – these look like quick quilt patterns! i'd hope the mystery gift is a gift card or more fabric . 🙂

  82. ittehgaps says:

    Would be thrilled just to know I won a free gift, then the surprise when you open it Yay! jolly bars are a great size to create with. Cindy/

  83. Jessica says:

    A Jolly Bar would be awesome, but I would love a Jolly Bar of Daysail. Your quilt is lovely. I like the yellow and the navy together.

  84. Ioleen says:

    I follow you via bloglovin. A mystery gift from the Fat Quarter Shop – it could be fabric and that would be nice.ioleen dot kimmel at gmail dot com

  85. Lesley says:

    I follow you on bloglovin

  86. Sorcha girl says:

    I follow your blog on Bloglovin' and receive your emails. Love the pattern you designed with the Jolly Bars–quick and easy gift idea. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. I'd love a Lakeside Jolly Bar if my comment is chosen.

  87. Lesley says:

    I would like the mystery gift to be a Jolly Bar

  88. Cheryl says:

    I would guess that the mystery gift would be fabric, hopefully a jolly bar.

  89. Unknown says:

    I would like the gift to be a jolly bar of some bright fabrics, but I would be happy with anything. I do love surprises.

  90. Maybe some Aurifil thread to match the jolly bar collections.

  91. BizyStitches says:

    What do you hope the Mystery Gift will be???? More free Jolly Bars. Thanks for the fun.

  92. BizyStitches says:

    I follow by email. jenellejb at aol dot com. Thanks

  93. Lee Ann L. says:

    Fabric! Most likely a Jolly Bar! 😀

  94. Unknown says:

    Fabric, of course!

  95. Anonymous says:

    My guess would have to be fabric or a gift certificate, although just about anything would be great. Mysteries/surprises are always fun. Thanks for the chance. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  96. Jenny S. says:

    A Jolly Bar and quilt pattern!

  97. Havplenty says:

    Fabric is always a welcome surprise. tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

  98. Unknown says:

    I am crazy about the fabrics and thread

  99. Kris says:

    I hope it is a jolly bar! 😉

  100. Carol says:

    I always love fabric–the Jolly Bars are really neat! Thanks for sharing–love your quilt pattern!

  101. Anonymous says:

    I adore your quilt! The surprise prize? I'd love it to be a jolly bar & a spool of Aurifil thread! Thanks for the chance! I follow you on BL & by email. sewmissmouse at yahoo dot ca

  102. Ali says:

    I'm guessing a fat quarter bundle….but thread would be wonderful too!

  103. Lorraine says:

    I hope it's a Jolly Bar . . . or a fat quarter bundle!

  104. Nancy says:

    I would love a jolly bar. I bought some when they first came out and they are great.

  105. Heather says:

    A stack of coordinating fabric would be fun for the giveaway. Fabric for this quilt pattern.

  106. I love your pattern! So beautiful! I'm hoping the mystery gift is a fat quarter bundle. Love those bundles!

  107. Tori says:

    Love the quilt pattern! I hope the gift is a fat quarter bundle 🙂

  108. lindawwww says:

    I hope it's the Somerset Jolly Bar. I love the colours.lin dot web dot 28 at

  109. Jennifer says:

    Jolly Bars! Or the Fat Quarter Style book.

  110. Maureen says:

    Fabric is what I need.

  111. scottylover says:

    I hope it is several jolly bars! YUMMY with out the calories! :)Sandy A

  112. Audrey says:

    Modern Lattice and a Jolly Bar—- What a wonderful combination. I am heading over to Craftsy to download the pattern. My hope the mystery gift is a Jolly Bar and my number is drawn so I can make Modern Lattice. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.

  113. fabric of any kind is always a plus thanks

  114. JANET says:

    Fabric. The Quilted Living book would be nice!

  115. Unknown says:

    A Jolly Bar!!! Or Fabric of any kind is always needed!

  116. Well of course I hope it's a jolly bar, but aurifil thread would always be appreciated!

  117. Anonymous says:

    Hiya!!! It's just gotta be fabric. Lots of fabric, lol. And I'm gonna go get that pattern right now. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pampamspretties57 at gmail dot com

  118. Rachel says:

    A jolly bar set I hope!

  119. Cecilia says:

    A Jolly Bar of Boat House! Thanks!

  120. Annmarie says:

    I hope it is a Jolly Bar – any one !

  121. Colleen says:

    One of those jolly bars would be a fun mystery gift!

  122. Karen says:

    A gift certificate would be great!

  123. Kathy E. says:

    Fabric…a Silhouette…gift certificate…a Cameo…a trip to Aruba…a quilting book….a serger….oh, I'm happy winning just about anything!

  124. Michele T says:

    I hope that the mystery gift is a bundle of fabric!!!!I would love that pattern too, thanks!! I follow you via Bloglovin'!!

  125. Beggars can't be choosers! A jolly bar of anything would be grand! Love it all!

  126. KMSC says:

    A Jolly Bar!!k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  127. I think Jolly Bars would be nice as well…..something new to play with.

  128. Suze says:

    I wish the mystery gift would be a gift certificate.

  129. Allison C says:

    Fabric. Doe please!

  130. OhioLori says:

    Ooooh! think it is a Jolly Bar (or two??? lol)

  131. Michele says:

    I hope it is a Jolly Bar with a Golden Ticket!

  132. Deb says:

    How about $100 to FQS! 🙂

  133. MoeWest says:

    I follow with bloglovin and by email. A Jolly Bar would be a great mystery gift.

  134. GranChris says:

    I do follow on BL. Fabric of course. Aren't we all addicted? Love the pattern by the way. Great charity quilt.

  135. Jen Barnard says:

    A jolly bar would be good.jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  136. nicolesender says:

    I'd love a Jolly Bar!! nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

  137. Anonymous says:

    My hope would be a gift certificate so I could select the most beautiful fabric.

  138. Ooh I hope it's a precut of some kind!!

  139. Susan says:

    A jolly bar or any other precut would be great!

  140. Carrie P. says:

    a big stack of fat quarters

  141. Unknown says:

    Great quilt idea! Love the collection you used.

  142. Nancy says:

    Another matching pre-cut?

  143. I think your little quilt looks like tulips stacked on top of one another and would be really cute done up in spring colors. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway opportunity.

  144. Unknown says:

    I would love to try out several of these!

  145. Unknown says:

    I really like the Jolly Bar pack that you used for your quilt. But I think I would probably choose Sticks and Stones for the quilt project I have in mind. Your pattern would be wonderful in the spot, however. Nancy:

  146. The mystery gift would be a jolly bar…I hope.

  147. Wendy says:

    I hope it will be a Jolly Bar.

  148. Jennifer says:

    A golden ticket 🙂

  149. I hope it's a GC! I have my eye on some of the new lines coming soon! : ) Thanks for hosting, Lorna – love that pattern!

  150. Lori says:

    such a pretty quilt. and the fabrics are great with this pattern. I am a new follower via Bloglovin

  151. Lori says:

    Hmmm Mystery Gift? Fabric is always awesome and so are tools.

  152. Dee says:

    Fabric is always awesome

  153. Linda Harris says:

    The jolly Bar would be awesome.

  154. Anonymous says:

    I could use any fabric but would love to try a Jolly Bar…

  155. Lisa E says:

    Of course FABRIC would be an awesome mystery gift. I wouldn't turn down a gift certificate either!

  156. Debi says:

    I'm not picky — fabric or gift certificate would make a great \”gift!\”

  157. Betty says:

    I love a good mystery! A Jolly Bar would be great!

  158. Just added that pattern, what a great little quilt 🙂 Thanks for the share!

  159. Sarah says:

    I hope that it would be a rotary cutter and seam ripper, or fabric, or a gift certificate. Thanks! Surprises are nice. 🙂

  160. Debby says:

    I hope it would be a jolly bar bundle. I think your bundle was perfect for a guy quilt

  161. Sandy says:

    I just downloaded your pattern– love it ! Thanks!

  162. Sandy says:

    I hope it's a Daysail Jolly Bar! 🙂

  163. I would hope theat the mystery gift would be matching thread!

  164. Veronika says:

    I hope it's a choice of jollybar(s)! 🙂 I LOVE your pattern- thanks for the free download!

  165. lfhpueblo says:

    Scissors would make a nice mystery gift.lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) comLauralee Hensley

  166. Jolly Bars do look like a lot of fun!

  167. I'm following on Bloglovin! Really like the pattern you came up with for these–thanks so much for sharing it!

  168. I hope it will be a FQ or a gift certificate 🙂

  169. Maryse says:

    Anything would be nice…But it would be lovely to have a chance to play with the Jolly Bar. 🙂

  170. nettiejdear says:

    Well, my dear hubby says i have WAY TOO MUCH FABRIC (he just doesnt understand 😁) but im ALWAYS up for adding more fabric to my stash!!!!!

  171. Rina Mason says:

    A Jolly Bar or two would be nice.

  172. Brenda says:

    A nice gift cert. would be nice or fabric…or a light…or oh my goodness the list could go on!

  173. Fabric of course, would like to try the jolly bar! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  174. A Jolly Bar and a pattern idea for using it! Love your pattern, great!

  175. wendy says:

    Who wouldn't love some fabric or a gift certificate! Thanks!

  176. Fabric. Always fabric.

  177. Tamie says:

    Fabric would be fun!

  178. Emily C says:

    1 each of the new Jolly Bars, with matching spools of thread.

  179. Rosa says:

    Fabric would be always my first choice!

  180. JanineMarie says:

    Fabric, fabric, fabric–not fussy about what kind. I love fat quarters, but Jolly Bars might be nice.

  181. Unknown says:

    Well, I could use a new snow shovel. Stinkin' snow! LOL Fabric with thread? Alphabitties? New iron? LOL 🙂

  182. Would love to have the mystery item be jolly bars! Thank you for the super giveaway and a chance to win.usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  183. You used my favourite collection for your quilt, Lakeside! Woot! Woot! (I live on Lake Erie) Will head on over to your Etsy store now for the pattern!

  184. Beth says:

    Hope you are having a good thanksgiving! I am waiting for my daughter to drive her and for the turkey to cook. In the meantime I am sewing..well kind of. Love mysteries.

  185. Peggy says:

    Fabric or thread would be great!Thanks,

  186. My guess would be a jolly bar!

  187. Jayne says:

    Some bright and gorgeous fabric!

  188. A Jolly bar or fabric, always can use fabric

  189. Fabric, fabric, and more fabric!

  190. Kelly Wilson says:

    Fabric/notion or a GC. Thanks! notwendy gmail

  191. Marti Taylor says:

    Rotary cutter and replacement blades, or any notion, would be fantastic. FQS is always so generous, thanks for sharing the fabric and notion love!

  192. Anita says:

    I hope the mystery gift will be a Jolly Bar! 🙂

  193. I'd love some mystery fabric! 🙂

  194. LKimmell says:

    These Jolly Bars are going to be such a wonderful \”staple\” in my stash ! Love your pattern and will be following you now !

  195. pippirose says:

    I hope it will be a jolly bar!

  196. Unknown says:

    A gift certificate to their shop! I love FQS! Thanks so much!

  197. auschick says:

    I'd love it to be a fat quarter bundle!

  198. Bethany says:

    I hope the mystery gift will be a fabric precut of a new collection!

  199. Carmen N says:

    Fabric of course! (or maybe thread)

  200. I hope the mystery is one of their new products!

  201. Dieni says:

    Fabric bundle, or rotary cutter or any notions! 😉

  202. Di~ says:

    Thanks for your blog, I love the inspiration. I would LOVE a Jolly Bar, have not seen them in the stores yet at all! Thanks!

  203. Jane says:

    Well, fabric for sure!

  204. Unknown says:

    Oh, I haven't yet met fabric that I didn't like, so I'd love for fabric to be the gift!