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    collecting bugs

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Size:  651.4 KBthe kids wanted to try a 'jar quilt' so we searched the fabric shelves & decided we could collect bugs
    some of the jars are a little *wonky* but it was fun.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    It's great. This one is on my bucket list of quilts to make as well!

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    Love love love it! And it's great to have the kids involved too.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Very pretty jar quilt! I bet the kids had fun!

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    Great jar quilt!
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    What a lot of fun!

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    Wonky? No big deal.. It came out great.. How many kids? How manyquilts do you need to make?

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    I like it. I've been wanting to do a jar quilt for about 10 years and still have it on my to do list.

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    what a great fun quilt.good way to get the kids involved also
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    Great job!
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    Haven't gotten to do a jar quilt yet, but recently made one with the iguana fabric in your background.

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    Looks really great! I collect candy fabric. Have two more tops to make. One is quilted of the first two tops. Still have to quilt the second one. Then I'll work on the last two I need. They are pretty.
    Betty-WV

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    I just love bug jar quilts ..... and yours is really bright and fun. I have it on my quilting bucket list....some day. Great job.
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    Great work, I love it!!!!

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    Yep. Another for my barrel list. Your is very pretty and fun. Could be an "I Spy". BrendaK
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    Good job. I've been collecting bugs myself. I have a niece that would love one of these quilts.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    I love how you used different background fabrics! It's really cute. On my bucket list as well - thanks for the inspiration!

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    Love it! This is a quilt my 7 yr old grandson would love to have. Guess I need to start searching for "bug" material!
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    I am working on one now, going to write " Got Bugs? " on it. Have to work on letters from computer, then make appliques from them..........Michele

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    Really nice.

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    A little one will love this quilt.

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    Love it!!! I bet the kids had fun and will continue to have fun with it. I made one a long time ago. They are alot of fun to make.
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    I bet everybody had a good time creating this quilt. You've inspired me to plan one with my grand babes. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict View Post
    I like it. I've been wanting to do a jar quilt for about 10 years and still have it on my to do list.
    Same here. Every time I see one posted, I think "Oh, I need to make one of those for Project Linus" & then something else catches my attention. Am the only person who has that particular problem? Way too many projects & way too little time... grrrrrrr!
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    some one asked ' how many kids, ect'
    i was (kid-sitting) one day and the little guy from next door came over to play---he was 4- had (2) 5 year olds, him & a 7 year old-
    the little guy started playing in the fabric- and pretty soon all 4 kids were seeing what 'bugs-critters' they could find- they were having so much fun- while they were playing/pulling out fabrics i drew a jar (which is one reason they are a bit wonky) then cut it out of 4 pieces of cardboard-
    the kids traced the the cardboard jars onto their chosen fabric- then used kid scissors & cut them out- as they would cut one out & bring it to me i would stitch it onto background---it was a fun fun day! the kids chose every piece of fabric in it & really *ruled* the show- i simply followed instructions now it is a play quilt for when they come to visit- they have picnics on it- they build forts----they love it! especially because they feel like they made it---which of course they did- i was only the (sweat shop stitcher)
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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