Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is putting on the Bloggers Festival again. This is a fun way to see a lot of beautiful quilts without leaving the comfort of your easy chair.
I decided to participate again and chose a quilt I finished ten years ago. I've been noticing a lot of people are doing "jar quilts" again and wanted to show mine made way back then. I even left one jar "open" with a fly trying to get in it.
When this pattern first came out, everyone on the internet jumped on the idea of swapping jar blocks. I was in a group that decided to do FOOD instead of bugs. This was in 1998, I finished it in 2001 and it hung in my kitchen for quite a while.
It was so much fun and I was lucky enough to get blocks from the Netherlands, Australia, Norway and many places across the United States. I decided to put labels on my jars and put everyone's names and email addresses on them, just like they were real canning jars on a shelf. (It's doubtful any of the addresses are still current, I know mine isn't!) It was a real conversation starter!
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to list the names on the quilt. Maybe some of your are still out there and might like to see your block made into my quilt. (And if you are, please let me know!) Here they are:
Bonnie Preslar, Beverly Burris, Peggy Raley, Judith Brainerd, Jean Fajimoto, Lyn Sethna, Wendy Harrison, Barbara Morris, Patsy Brown, Dixie Reed,
Laurel McDaniel, Eileen, Chrysanne Demirel, Karen Dent, Lucy Radatz, Synnova Vanar, Susan Leise, Nataya Segerink and Patsy Hasenfratz. (Thank you all.)
Everyone enjoys the back of the quilt too. It was a huge jar full of Hershey candy bars and my label was on the jar lid.
Be sure to check out all the quilts here.