Good morning cute people!!!
Today is silo barn #6 in the
It's canning season inside this pink barn!
I chose to play with 3 different sizes of
pink gingham because I thought it
would make a nice contrast against
the block that I designed for the barn door.
Because we are deep into September...
that means it's harvest time:)
Because I grew up on a farm,
we had plenty of room for growing.
Every year we had several large gardens
to take care of and when September rolled around,
You could always find my mom,
along with my sisters and I in
the kitchen with jars piled high!
It's my favorite time of the year...
So of course I had to design this cute little block of canning jars:)
We are going to get started right away by
making the lids.
Cut 1 strip 1 1/2" x 8" of gray for your lids.
From the white background;
Cut 2 - 1" x 8" strips
Cut 12 - 1" squares
Cut 12 - 3/4" squares
you read correctly...
I did indeed say 3/4" squares!
(don't worry...canning is easy)
Sew a white strip to each side of
the gray strip and press towards the gray...
Subcut this strip into 6 - 1" x 2 1/2" segments.
(you will have a bit leftover)
Now choose your fabrics for the jar sections.
Here I have chosen;
orange for carrots or peaches
green for peas or sweet pickle relish
gold for pears or sweet corn
purple for beets or plums
aqua for an empty jar! (vintage of course)
red for cherries or tomatoes
Cut each jar fabric 2 1/2" x 3"
Sew 4 easy corner triangles onto each jar.
The 1" squares go on the top...
and the 3/4" squares go on the bottom.
Trim off the seam allowances...
and press towards the triangles.
Now sew a lid onto each jar.
Press seams open for less bulk.
Each cute little jar should measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" at this point.
Sew jars into 2 rows of 3 across.
Press seams open again:)
Sew the 2 rows together to form your Canning Season block!
Your block will measure 6 1/2" square at this point.
Back of my Canning Season block.
Don't you just love how canning jars
look lined along the shelves of your pantry?
Now build your cute
barn with a silo
around your Canning Season block!
All of the bounty from your garden is now put away
so that you can have a taste of summer
during the long cold winter:)
I only have room for 4 of the barns on my design board.
But we have 6 completed so far...
3 more to go!
Now get to sewing and
have a barn buildin' kind of day!
(after you get all of your canning done... of course:)
P.S.Remember you can click on the
Quilty Barn Along button
(on the right side of my blog)
to take you to the link list of
each barn and block tutorial.
The Quilty Barn Along
will end mid November.
All of the tutorials will
remain on my blog until
December 31, 2013.