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:
The food fabric is 7 1/2 x 6
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
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.