Monday, January 13, 2014

Mason Jar Monday - Mason Jar Quilt Blocks

Living on a homestead, or really in any cold climate, one can never have enough quilts. I am a fan of vintage as well as modern quilts. They come in handy and they reflect the personality of the one who sewed it. My friend, Liz, makes some incredible quilts and she has gotten me excited about creating my own. I am currently working on three quilts. The one I am sharing with you today is a Mason Jar quilt. It will have 12 embroidered blocks and 9 blocks that are pieced, along with fabric that has little jars and fireflies. I am shooting for a queen size blanket so that it will be versatile for both use on the couch, a twin bed, a full bed, or on a queen bed, of course.

I ordered these pre-printed Jack Dempsey Creatures in Jars squares online for $10.50 including shipping. Each square measures 9 x 9 and is printed with an ink that washes away the first time you wash the finished block. When you embroider in this way, you are simply coloring with thread. I am pleased to be on block 4 and will be really excited once I can put the pieces together to form the actual quilt.

It's fun to swim at the Y.M.C.A!
Quilt blocks come in one piece you cut apart.

Hermit Crabs

Happy Mason Jar Monday!