Because we are deep into September...
that means it's harvest time:)
Because I grew up on a farm,
we had plenty of room for growing.
Every year we had several large gardens
to take care of and when September rolled around,
You could always find my mom,
along with my sisters and I in
the kitchen with jars piled high!
It's my favorite time of the year...
So of course I had to design this cute little block of canning jars:)
(don't worry...canning is easy)
Sew a white strip to each side of
the gray strip and press towards the gray...
Now choose your fabrics for the jar sections.
Here I have chosen;
orange for carrots or peaches
green for peas or sweet pickle relish
gold for pears or sweet corn
purple for beets or plums
aqua for an empty jar! (vintage of course)
red for cherries or tomatoes
Sew 4 easy corner triangles onto each jar.
The larger squares go on the top...
and the tiny squares go on the bottom.
Trim off the seam allowances...
and press towards the triangles.
Now sew a lid onto each jar.
Press seams open for less bulk.
Sew jars into 2 rows of 3 across.
Press seams open again:)
Sew the 2 rows together to form your
Canning Season block!
Back of my Canning Season block.
Don't you just love how canning jars
look lined along the shelves of your pantry?
Now build your cute
barn with a silo
around your Canning Season block!
All of the bounty from
your garden is now put away
so that you can have a taste of summer
during the long cold winter:)
4 of the barns on my design board.
Now get to sewing and
have a barn buildin' kind of day!
(after you get all of your canning done... of course:)