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Food Jars

food jar quilt block


This fun block is very simple to make.  The shapes are just squares and rectangles.

The jar gets it's shape from small squares sewn diagonally  on each corner. When turned, they "round" off the corner of the jar.

You can see the seams in the picture, but here is how the pieces look laid out and ready to sew:

Here are the measurements:
assembly of food jar quilting block

The food fabric is 7 1/2 x 6  inches

The side rectangles are 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches

The four small squares are 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches

The two rectangles that make the top (one the background color, and one the jar lid color) are both 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

Finally, the squares on the top right and left corners are both 3 x 2 1/2 inches

This block is very quick to piece.  Sew the small squares on the food print first, and then start piecing...always doing the smallest units first, and then joining them with the larger units.

Block size  -   8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches 

Decorative Tea Towel

food jar quilt block decorative towelHere is example of a small project you can make with this block.  This is a picture of the bottom of a tea towel.  I made 3 small food jars, put them together, and then sewed them to the bottom of the towel.  I then put a couple of decorative pieces of lace above and below the patchwork. Notice how I positioned the lace on the top so that it would like like it was part of the jar.

I also used smaller scale apple prints, to go along with the smaller size of the jars.

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