Jolie in Foresta/Rosewood fusions fabrics
It's 2020. It's been...a weird year. My last pattern release was what - March? April? I spent most of this year like you all - glued to the news and stuck at home. However, Jolie was an itch that just had to be scratched. I had the design finished in EQ8 for months and after three on-point patterns in a row I knew my next one would need to be a simple, fast, scrappy sew. The blocks were all sewn in a day!
Not the best timing, as I'm finishing this blog and photographing the quilt in the last few weeks of incubating baby girl #2. I decided to name the pattern after a cast-off baby girl name my husband vetoed - Jolie. In fact, I might start naming all my quilts after my favorite girl names we won't be needing any more!
I love this quilt and am already planning two other versions of it! What's great about this pattern is you can choose to make it super scrappy like I did, or the layout works well with coordinated/planned blocks. (My brain can barely compute that strategy.)
Don't forget to check for new mock-ups on the Idea Board! I have a zillion versions of Jolie in my head. This one used a combination bundle of Art Gallery Fabric's Rosewood Fusion and Foresta Fusion with a few of my own stash thrown in. The background is Moda Zen Gray - I love this gray! The Bella solids always handle so nicely and it's a light, versatile gray that I've used a few times now.
Quilted by Nicole of KwiltIt! in a new-to-me panto called Ginger Snap with a dark gray minky backing. I love, love, love how loopy quilting looks on minky!
A pre-cut friendly pattern perfect for showcasing colors, prints, and textures.
- Fat quarter or jelly roll + charm pack friendly pattern
- Simple blocks for fast and easy chain piecing
- Perfect for stash busting or working through your scraps
Finished size: 64" x 80"
Skill level: Confident beginner
- Print - 13 fat quarters - OR - one jelly roll + two charm packs
- Background - 3 1/4 yards
- Binding (2" strips) - 3/4 yard
- Binding (2.5" strips) - 3/4 yard
- Backing (4" extra on all sides) - 5 yards