Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Sew Along - Block 6 (Canning Season)
by April Henry
Block 6 is here...Canning Season, of the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop! This block features six canning jars -- just in time for late summer canning season. What about you? Are you canning peaches yet?
If you're just now joining us, we are continuing with our monthly Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along at the Featherweight Shop! Grab some fabric, get it prepared and cut and let's enjoy some more Featherweight sewing! This month I am experimenting with a new corner cutting (literally) technique using the "Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler" and I really, really like it! Follow along with the photos below, making sure to press seams open when you can and being careful to be as exact with your alignments as possible.
BEFORE STITCHING: My teeny tiny white fabric square was so small it didn't fit into the size constraints of the ruler itself, but using the quarter inch seam allowance line I was able to align the line from point to point on my square, trimming off the excess before stitching in place. Yes, that's before sewing! Doing it this way (rather than drawing lines across, from point to point) allows me to keep my Featherweight Accurate Seam Guide in place on the machine for HSTs and my scant seam allowance turned out just perfect!
We are on the road this month for our Missouri Star Quilt Company Featherweight Retreat as well as our Minneapolis, Minnesota Maintenance Workshops, but Wendy and the rest of the staff made sure to take photos from the Featherweight Shop Sew Along night so we could share their recap here as well...
The gals decided to try the new ruler as well and they really liked it, too!
Look at all we canned! The colors make it fun to imagine what jam, preserve, fruit, vegetable or sauce are contained in each one.
What about you? What fabrics and color combinations did you come up with for your canning jars? Be sure to upload your photos in the comments below for others to gain inspiration; we all truly enjoy seeing what you make, too!