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Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Sew Along - Block 6 (Canning Season)

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Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

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.   

Mini Simple Folded Corners Cutting Ruler by Antler Quilt Design

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!

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Admittedly, I was a bit nervous at first to make that cut prior to sewing, but the results say it all.  This block was pretty fiddly, too, with the teeny, tiny pieces, but this was so satisfying!
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
I pressed my seams open to reduce bulk and as I gained confidence I continued around with the remaining pieces.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Before sewing my lid pieces to the jar pieces, I noticed that my lid pieces were slightly wider than the required 2 1/2 inches.  Using my compact sized Featherweight Shop Creative Grids Ruler, which has a handy 2 1/2 inch width, I centered each piece and trimmed away any minute excess so that the jars would come together more accurately.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
I trimmed both the left side...
You wouldn't think that trimming this small of an amount would make much of a difference, but in quilting, it most certainly can!  I was so glad I took the time to square up these pieces because the jars came together quite nicely as a result.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
... and I trimmed the same amount on the right side.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
See what a difference that made when I pinned my lid pieces to the jar pieces?  The outside edges aligned just right.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
The jars on my "Canning Season" block (right) were inspired by the old-fashioned blue canning jars my grandmother and great-grandmother used to use.

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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...  

 Mini Folded Corners Cutting Ruler

The gals decided to try the new ruler as well and they really liked it, too!

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

 

Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

 Mini Folded Corners Ruler - Farm Girl Vintage (book by Lori Holt) Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

 Look at all we canned!  The colors make it fun to imagine what jam, preserve, fruit, vegetable or sauce are contained in each one.

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

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!

Until next month's Featherweight Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along...

NOTE:  Now that we are in the swing of things and becoming more familiar with Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage quilt block style, next month we will begin sewing two blocks per month.  Thus, on September 27th, 2018, we will feature the "Chicken Foot" for Block 7 AND "Churn Dash" for Block 8.  Have your pieces cut and ready and we will work on these together!

 Chickenn Foot Block - Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop  Churn Dash - Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

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