Can you believe that we are half way through the Grandma Town Block of the Month? Are you sewing along? If you are, post it on Instagram and tag me @lorimillerdesigns and #GrandmaTownBOM so I can see what lovely things you are stitching up. This month we celebrate the start of summer with a cute little canning jar. My Grandma had a large garden, grew her own vegetables and canned just about anything you can think of.
She even made sauerkraut in a great big stone jar, I love sauerkraut to this day.
You will need eight blocks of the canning jar for this quilt. They sit on either side of the little apron.
A comprehensive pattern and directions for the Canning Jar block along with the whole BOM is currently in development.
If you are new to the Grandma Town BOM, this row by row quilt was a labor of love to celebrate my Iowa roots. I spent my childhood visiting my Grandparents on their farm just west of Des Moines in Earlham, Iowa. It is especially a tribute to my dear Grandma.
When my sisters, brother and I were little and my parents would drive us to my grandparents farm, my brother would yell, “We are going to Grandma Town!”. It was a loving tribute that stuck. This little quilt is full of those reminders of the farm and of Grandma, who loved to garden and loved to cook. Each block is a sweet memory of my youth growing up on that country farm.
I hope you will find some shared love for your family, a cherished farm or your own grandma in my quilt. You can make all of these sweet blocks or pick and choose the blocks you like the most to make something special for yourself or a dear loved one.
Released Blocks – 2015