These fun little jar blocks got constructed yesterday at my quilt club meeting, after exchanging sixty 5" inch squares. From my stack, I pulled out the ones having to do with animals, and threw in a couple 'goes with anything' squares so that I'd have twenty. And just in case your wondering where the other five are, they're at the sewing machine waiting for their sashing strips.
To make these fun blocks, we added 1 1/2" background squares at the corners using the flip and stitch method. Then they are all topped off with lids that are a 1 1/2" x 3", with another 1 1/2" square at each side. Finished block size is now 5" x 6".
Today, I'll add sashing, which will be 1 1/2" all around, mainly because I don't have that much background fabric. And since this will be a bit small, I'll find some other fabric in the stash for borders. Stay tuned!
In other news, I found out yesterday that my Playtime quilt,
was featured over at Freemotion by the River!
Thank you Connie! If you haven't visited her, be sure to hop on over--she's got a lot of terrific quilts!
And last but not least, I received a lot of oohs and aahs yesterday when I showed my fellow quilters Playtime, Naptime, and Chicklettes.
They couldn't believe I give these away. But it's okay--I enjoy what I do, and making people happy!
Have a great day Quilting!
Linking up today at SewFreshQuilts and FreshlyPieced.