Tuesday, 31 January 2017

A Quilter's Pantry Block for the Honey Pot Bee

Welcome Honey Pot Bee members! I'm excited to be one of your queens for the month of January. Big thanks to Molli Sparkles for organising a fab bee - make sure you check out all the posts here.

Put those novelty fabrics to use to make jars of yummy treats, sewing notions, or surprises that you would only find in a quilter’s pantry!


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Fabric

For this block, you need:
- a fun novelty print to make your jar
- a light solid or tone on tone fabric for the background
- a dark solid or tone on tone fabric for the lid and the shelf


Cutting instructions
Novelty print: 
1 x 5 ½” by 6 ½” rectangle
Background fabric: 
2 x 1 ½” squares of background fabric
2 x 7 ¼” by 2 ½” strips of background fabric
1 x 2 ½” by 9 ½” strip of background fabric
Dark fabric:
1 x 5 ½” by 1 ¼” strip of dark fabric for the lid
1 x 2” by 9 ½” strip of dark fabric for the shelf


Assembly


Draw a line on the WRONG SIDE of the 1 ½ ” squares of background fabric.  Place the squares right sides together with two top corners of the novelty fabric rectangle and stitch on the line.  Trim away the excess fabric ¼” away from your stitching line and press the corners out.


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Add the 5 ½” by 1 ¼” strip of dark grey fabric to the top of the block, and press.  Add a 7 ¼” by 2 ½” strip of background fabric to each side and press.  Add a 2 ½” by 9 ½” strip of background fabric to the top, and a 2” by 9 ½” strip of dark grey to the bottom.  Press for the final time.  The block should finish at 9 ½” by 10 ¾”.


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4 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Thank you Adrianne for a awesome block! This is so cute and easy to make! Can't wait to see everyone puts in their jars! x Teje

Raewyn said...

I love this block Adrianne...thank you for the inspiration :-)

Merrilee said...

Wonderful easy block- thank you! I'll post to IG! (I used a butterfly, imagine it just hatched, and we're going to release it!)

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a fun tutorial! I look forward to picking a fun fabric to feature. :)