Bug Jar Block
 

mini jar blockI am showing two ways to make this finished size 6" x 12" block - either paper pieced or with cut pieces, then sewn.

This block was originally designed for a little boy named Hunter who was 3 years old when he lost his mother (she was a quilter and a member of our Quilting Forum). The Quilting Forum members decided to make him a quilt and since he loved animals -- we filled these jar blocks with fun animal prints, cute bugs or toys. The quilt project received so many blocks that we were able to make a large 2-sided quilt and delivered it to Hunter's father for him.

 ! For either method, be sure to add an EXTRA ONE HALF INCH or more of fabric around the edge to aid the people assembling the quilt to have some "play" area for matching slightly off-size blocks. This means you block will be 7.5 x 13.5 with this extra fabric around it instead of the usual 6.5 x 12.5"  ! 

If you have some extra fabric of either the background you use for the jar or for the animal print and can add any precut 6.5 inch cut squares of fabric, they will come in handy for filling out areas of the quilt.

Here is how the Jar Block will look (I used EQ4 and there were no animal prints handy).

1. Go HERE FOR CUT AND SEW UNITS JAR
or 
2. Go HERE FOR PAPER PIECED BLOCK


jr block

Susan

Susan Druding

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