Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Left Right - my latest finish

Fat Quarter Shop has a wonderful series on their Jolly Jabber blog called Shortcut Quilts - patterns that use pre-cuts and produce fun quilts that go together quickly.    They asked me to participate in their new Jelly Belly Bar quilt - free pattern and tutorials are available!

I love fun quick projects so I promptly ordered my fabric - choosing this wonderful Jolly Bar Walkabout by Sherri & Chelsi.   Jolly Bars are a pre-cut rectangles which are 10'' x 5''.  

The block itself is simple and consists of a rectangle surrounded by four fabric strips.  The pattern suggests the rectangle come from the Jolly Bar and the fabric strips from a Jelly Roll.

I had some fabric from the same designer in my stash plus some leftover geese from another project so I decided to frame my blocks with strips cut from the Jolly Bar (and my stash) and then fill the block centers with geese.

Why geese?  Mainly because I love geese and I can never resist customizing a pattern a bit.

The geese fly across the quilt in different directions.  I chose a meander loop design for my quilting - this is really my fall back FMQ motif.  I enjoy it and it is very forgiving!

The binding is a combination of a green solid plus one strip of a green print.

The quilt finishes 42'' square - all ready to be gifted to a baby!

This quilt is my 2nd finish for 2020!  Make one yourself - see the tutorial!   Want to add some geese - here is the geese math!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. It’s lovely, Patty! I love flying geese, too!

  2. Oh, WOW!!! I had just downloaded the Jelly Belly Bars pattern from FQS about 10 minutes ago and was thinking about which jelly roll I'd use and what color background to use....but I LOVE your flying geese! I may have to adapt my thinking to include geese too! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. i love your flying geese blocks added to the jolly bars ...

    is it possible i can purchase the pattern for the flying geese? I'm not good nor even sorta good or almost bad at maths and figuring out how to make them fit is more like dooming myself to not adding them ... do you have a pattern for them on your site? i haven't looked yet ...

    thank you for any help you can give me ....


  4. Love the addition of flying geese, adds pizzazz!!

  5. I didn't care for the pattern as written, but after seeing your version, I'm in! Love the geese -- they give the blocks movement and are a big improvement. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. I love how you added the flying geese. Such an awesome quilt.

  7. The flying geese just make this pattern come alive. Clever you!

  8. So sweet! I am in the process of appliqueing fish Left/Right for my G-GBaby..Fun to do,
    Enjoy your blog and the links you put in....


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