Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along

A new day, another quilt along!  When Fat Quarter Shop reached out to join the Jolly Bar Volume 4 Quilt Along to promote the new Jolly Bar Volume 4 quilt book, I could not say no!  Nope, could not turn it down!  I love quilt alongs!

Now, I bet you are wondering what a Jolly Bar is?  Let me tell you! 

A Jolly Bar is an exclusive fabric pre-cut with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics that measures 5 inches by 10 inches, a great rectangle (or bar if you will)! The Jolly Bar size is equal to 2 Charm Packs (5 x 5 inch squares) or half of a Layer Cake (10 x 10 inch squares).   The Jolly Bar comes with 42 cuts of fabric, just like a charm pack or layer cake, and a free pattern!

Dwell Jolly Bar from Fat Quarter Shop

Yes, you read that correctly, each Jolly Bar comes with a free pattern!  

This is a super fun pre-cut that is perfect for a quick throw or baby sized blanket.  Add another Jolly Bar to the mix to make bigger sized quilts!

Quilt Along Details

Look how adorable this sampler quilt is! The quilt along pulls blocks from each of the patterns in the new Jolly Bar 4 book and compiles them into a great sampler quilt!

Have you ever made a sampler quilt?

Do you like the look of all the different blocks or do you like the cohesiveness of all the same block?

Photo from Jolly Jabber Blog Post

Date: January, 19 – March, 16 2023

Timing: Weekly, information every Thursday throughout quilt along

Quilt Size: 66.5 in x 84.5 in

Fabric Requirements:

  • Jolly Bar Volume 4 Book
  • 2 – Jolly Bars of the same collection
  • 5 5/8 yards for background, sashing and borders
  • 5/8 yard accent color
  • 1 yard binding
  • 5 ¼ yard for backing

Here are my fabrics!

I am going to use the Dwell fabric collection by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics. I am OBSESSED with her fabric! She seriously has the BEST navy fabric around!

I will be quilting along with Fat Quarter shop every Thursday for the next few months! Check back weekly for tips, tricks, fabric selections and more!

Week 1:

Thursday, January 19 – This week for the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along we made two blocks – a Whoopsie Daisy Block and the Shirley Temple Block. Both super simple blocks to put together which was great for getting warmed into the quilt along!

The trickiest part is going to be picking the “right” fabric each week! Which, of course, is totally subjective and has no real right or wrong answer!

Week 2:

Check out another Stitch Along I am working on with Fat Quarter Shop this year and stitch along too! Its never too late to join in on the fun!

See you next week for an update!

Happy Quilting!


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