Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year....A New Project

Ah......New Year's Resolutions.....we all make them, we all break them. This year I decided to make a realisitic resolution. Along with eating better (we already eat very conscienciously) and getting more exercise (yikes! More exercise means less sewing! Uh Oh!) I would like to try to do a quilt each month. Of course I will also work in lots of various other projects besides that.

So as to not fall behind in my goals, I have started my New Year with a new quilt. Last year, a popular project amongst quilters was the "Jar" Quilt. I am doing my own variation of this quilt and calling it my Pantry Quilt. I found 14 luscious fat quarters at my favorite quilting store and have begun turning each into mason jar blocks. Here is the beginning....

I will use wood-grained sashing so that the jars appear to be sitting on shelves. I will also post my template for these blocks a bit later in case you are interested in this project. It is so simple....no applique, just sewing various sized blocks together....straight lines!

PS......Happy New Year to you. Please feel free to leave me comments....I sure enjoy hearing from you!

12 comments:

~~Anne said...

I'm sure that's going to be beautiful when finished. Can't wait to see it progress.

Happy New Year!

~~Anne
www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Happy New Year! What a cute idea for a quilt. I always wondered what those food fabric would be good for. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Hugs,
Kay

Princess Of Pink said...

Going to be beautiful, I am sure.

Hugs

Mona said...

I'm anxious to see this quilt complete. Happy New Year!

Katmom said...

you are so talented, so creative & so full of energy...I am sluggish, lazy & not so creative....hopefully when you come visit, some of your talents will rub off on me...I look forward to seeing your completed quilt, I have no doubts it will be cute as all get out.
hugz,
>^..^<

Autumn said...

I did the swap at MJF and can hardly wait to hang mine up this summer!!!
The wood grain is a great idea!!!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How creative you are and the year is just beginning! I love the jars. They are so colorful! Happy New Year! May all good things come your way this year! blessings, Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Cool can't wait to see that new quilt. I got to watch for some of that food fabric, you should do a tutorial while your doing your quilt a month. Carrie (cinnamongirl0

Sheryl-lyn said...

I was thinking about making that same quilt a while back. Yours is going to be gorgeous!!

ranchmama said...

Wow, what a neat idea! Can't wait to see your quilt. Strait lines?!? sounds like anyone could do it ;) Would love to have your time so I could improve my sewing skills!

Happy New Year!
Elise

nashbabe said...

very nifty

suburbanprairiehouse said...

What a great idea! It looks stunning! Happy Quilting in 2009!
Your Farmgirl Friend, Ann
(soapmommy60543)

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