I haven’t done anything “new” quilting wise in a long time. The last couple of quilts I have made were very project orientated. Meaning the focus was more on the end result rather than the process. I am a process kind-a-gal.
So when scouring the net for something interesting I came across the escaping bug’s quilt.
It is like a bug jar block where you use featured fabrics of bugs or frogs or spiders or any type of creepy crawly and sew them into a jar shape.
The Piece by Number patterns are different though because they are paper pieced.
So as a little challenge for myself, I made a jar doll quilt using Piece by Numbers bug collection pattern. I used food fabrics instead of bugs to create Jam Jars.
The paper piecing is a strange technique and after the first block I decided I didn’t like it. But once you get the hang of it, it is not so bad and quicker than I first thought.
I did change the pattern a little. The jars are supposed to look like they are sitting on a bookcase, so there should have been a few extra pieces of sashing an additional borders. I like the look of the bright colours on the black. I think that the black background is also what appeals to me about this quilt, as lots of quilts have lighter backgrounds. Well most of the ones I have made anyway.
I also bought the escaping bugs pattern and will make it for my little boy one day when I find some creepy crawly fabrics (probably at the next quilt show).
I have also signed up for the Material Obsession dolly quilt club starting next month to learn some more quilt techniques and keep my interest level up.