Friday, September 18, 2009

BUG JAR QUILT!

This was my project this week. We have a new polagie (white person) on the island. She knows I quilt so she brought over the makings for a bug jar quilt. I had to furnish the white and green fabric.

The only problem was, the bugs, mouse, snail, I had to find. She didn't have the paper pieceing for that nor the measurements. Soooooooooooooooo what an ordeal. I had to figure and figure....my small pea brain was a smoking....and....yes, it is not perfect. I see what I should have done and what I did wrong but once it was together it was going to stay that way. Shoooo eeeeee.



Don't you just love the back? The green trim is just the right punch for it. I am running out of backing material (traditional American material) but I had this on hand and was skeptical but now.....it is awesome.

35 comments:

Nanci said...

Wahoo! Imagine finding a new friend who quilts! It just doesn't get any better. Getting someone hooked is easy isn't it. Once they see the quilt in a day, it makes everything come together.
You sweet girl you!

Diva Quilts said...

Oh my gosh - those little jars are so cute!! :)

And you know I love the back, since I'm on an all things round kick lately. :)

luv2quilt2 said...

What a clever quillt, and how clever of you to be able to figure out how to make the final pieces.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

SO cute!

Kaye said...

I have the instructions and material for that for over a year, have to get to it. Yours came out very nice

Needled Mom said...

I love this quilt pattern and did it for one of my grandchildren. The back of yours is adorable.

Mary L. said...

How cute. You did a great job!

Debi said...

What an adorable quilt, and I love the backing...I do love polka dots!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love jar quilts. I've been thinking about collecting fabrics for one myself.

Love the dots for the back :)

Judy said...

This is TOTALLY cute! You did a great job putting it together.

Danielle said...

So cute!! I love it.... great job!

quiltfool said...

Love your bug jars. I bought some marble fabric with plans to make a jar of marbles, but haven't gotten to it yet. You're right, the green border is perfect! Lane

Crispy said...

Cute quilt!! LOL, it seems that you have a good rep with the ladies, they know who's door to knock on to get quilting help. You are a generous soul Barb :0)

Crispy

PS - there is a little package heading your way :0D

call me crazy said...

Very cute! I love bug jar quilts & have everything saved for one~ I coulda saved your brain from smokin'! LOL :-)

Millie said...

Barb, I love your jar quilt. The dotts on the back is so perfect for the quilt. I made a jar quilt a few years ago, but never finished it.

Pat said...

I don't know what YOU are seeing "wrong" with the little critters you made. I see NOTHING wrong....this quilt is adorable!!!

Linda B said...

So what is this, A Quilt A Day Month? Jeesh. You just whip these things out!!

Fiesta said...

you are on a creative spur there. It looks fabulous. You might as well start charging to teach some classes Barb. It will go very well for you.

Rumi said...

Great quilt! I love the jar of peas and the jar of peaches in amongst the bugs! Nice touch to applique the bugs and lizard too.
As for the back...perfect!

www.welovequilting.com said...

Oh WOW I love that quilt. So beautiful. Usually when I see them they are on dark colored backgrounds and the jars do not show up as well. I like the white on white background and you did an excellent job.. Just beautiful.
Chris
www.welovequilting.com/blog
www.chriswheelerquilts.com

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Cute....cute...cute....i've got this pattern...but...i've never made it!
Might have to start collecting "bug Fabric"!

Enjoy....LindaMay

Gene Black said...

Rumi mentioned the peas and peaches, but I have to say: I didn't know turtles were a type of "bug" LOL

Very nice.

Jan said...

Your bug jar quilt is so neat---I love the bugs you made---great job!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I love this......

SewCalGal said...

I love jar quilts. This is beautiful. Great colors & fabrics.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

JustCindy said...

I love jar quilts and your's turned out fantastic!

Jean said...

You did a great job...love it!!!

Debi said...

Wow, I got the fabrics today and they are awesome. Thank you so much. I have a package for you will get it mailed this week.

Kim D. said...

Love your bug jars and the backing is so perfect for a child's quilt. I have a thing for dots and I've been collecting them for some time.

Cora said...

The bug jar quilt is funtastic! I love it.

Yarn Sniper said...

That's too cool! I was always the little girl catching grasshoppers & pulling their legs off. I also "remove" spiders rather then smash them.

Kim said...

This is a fantastic quilt! I have always thought it would be fun to make one of these for a nephew of mine. You did good!

Rose Marie said...

Love your quilt and the backing is perfect!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

This turned out great. Nice job!

Kana said...

I would love to have this pattern or the templates for the jars you used. Contact me Kana.Dawn6@Gmail.Com