Oct 13, 2020

Half Yard Jam

Have you heard of the Fat Quarter Shop?  It's an online quilt shop.

Kimberly and Kevin Jolly are the owners, and Kimberly has a YouTube video every Friday morning.  It's full of new pattern releases, sew alongs, new fabric lines and so much more!  I love watching it.

They contacted me and asked if I would like to make a quilt for their release of "Half Yard Jam" pattern in the Short Cut quilt series.  I said of course! and was able to choose any half yard bundle they had in stock.  Boy, was that fun!!!  I love anything to do with Little Red Riding Hood, so I chose "Little Red in the Woods" by Jill Howarth for Riley Blake.  I'm going to add this quilt to my "grandchildren pile".

It's really big, 90" square.  Did I mention that this quilt pattern is free on their blog, Jolly Jabber?


First, I cut all the strips.

There were two red pieces, but I decided to leave them out and just have these three main colors in the quilt.

Something else I did that was a little different, was that I kept each category in their color family instead of making the quilt totally scrappy.

Here's a look at the finished top, with three different color sections.
I think it still looks scrappy, but in a nonconventional way.

Here's a shot of my son Addison helping me out.
He's a police officer for the city of Phoenix, scary I know!!!
He only lives 5 minutes away, and I knew it was his day off, so I asked him to come over and help me pin my quilt to the batting and the back.
I was huffing and puffing and sweating bullets, so it was a huge relief to have him take over.
It was even a little difficult for him, lol!

Here's the finished quilt on our fake grass in the backyard.
That's what we do in Arizona, 
but it's still pretty and soft and very green!
Just don't walk on it in the heat of the summer 
or you'll burn your feet off!!!

Here's the back of the quilt, 
which is pieced with mostly Lori Holt fabric.

I forgot to mention that I bound the quilt with red.

I know that one of my grand daughters will love this quilt :)

Here is where you can find the free pattern.

This is where you can find the quilt kit.

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop! ❤️

1 comment:

  1. Your quilt turned out beautifully! I cannot imagine pinning this on the floor - it is huge. The quilting and fabric placements are just lovely. Also love the pieced backing. There will be one excited granddaughter :)!