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    Super Member aorlflood's Avatar
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    This is finished except for the binding! It is for my grandson's 3rd birthday....his first "big boy quilt"!

    There are no two jar fabrics the same, thanks to many people here on this site! I had about 13 fabrics that I had found, but I put a call out on this board for people who wanted to trade bug fabrics and I got an OVERWHELMING response! :)

    This is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is a big twin size.

    I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and not point out all the flaws in my quilts so I will not say anything negative about the quilt, but I will say this...FMQ is NOT my forte! That is why I hand quilt...because I'm better at it and it's "easier"...ie, I don't like fighting with the quilt to get it through the arm in my machine. My machine must have a REALLY small opening because it's all I can do to get quilts squished through it! :(

    Along with the pieced blocks, I added some embroideries to the top before quilting it! :)

    front...72 jars in all!
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    That is awesome!!!

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    Very cute, I love the bug jar quilts. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    I love it.

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    Totally awesome You did a great job

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    awesome bug jars

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    He's going to love that!
    Great job!
    You can send the leftover bug fabric to me!

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    Wonderful bug quilt! I love it!

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    Awesome quilt. Your grandson will love his big boy quilt.

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    Your bug jars quilt is very cute and so perfect for your little guy.

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    What a perfect quilt for a little boy!!! :D

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    This is one of the mosts unique quilts I've seen, gonna have to make one for the youngest grandson. Did you get your bug fabrics on line thru a swap?

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    Love them!

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    Wow, 72 different jars. What a great gift.

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    Love that quilt! My DGS would love it too. I love your embroidery work too. Did you use a pattern? Would you share pattern info? Thank you for any info.

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    Brilliant...love the little creatures along the shelves too....loads to see in this one. This is a beauty!

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    That is absolutely adorable! I think the embroidery is a great addition. Good job.

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    Really like your quilt. Have looked at the bug jar quilts often but haven't made one yet. Love the embroidery you added. Makes neat little hidden treasures on the quilt. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorky Lvs2Quilt
    Love that quilt! My DGS would love it too. I love your embroidery work too. Did you use a pattern? Would you share pattern info? Thank you for any info.
    I used this pattern and tutorial:
    http://bugjarquilt.blogspot.com/

    However, instead of having them "floating" I didn't add the bottom piece and instead cut a 1.5" sashing to look like a bookcase shelf and then added a 2.5" border all the way around to look like the outside of the bookcase.

    Hope this helps.

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    Wonderful quilt! He will have so much fun looking inside of each jar!!!

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    Adorable...i have this pattern I need to dig it out and make it for my sons birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Quote Originally Posted by Snorky Lvs2Quilt
    Love that quilt! My DGS would love it too. I love your embroidery work too. Did you use a pattern? Would you share pattern info? Thank you for any info.
    I used this pattern and tutorial:
    http://bugjarquilt.blogspot.com/

    However, instead of having them "floating" I didn't add the bottom piece and instead cut a 1.5" sashing to look like a bookcase shelf and then added a 2.5" border all the way around to look like the outside of the bookcase.

    Hope this helps.
    Thank you so much.

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    Wow, it is so cool! What an awesome gift. I know your grandson will just love it!!!! :thumbup:

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    FANTASTIC!!! I just love this quilt! I hope to make some jar quilts--canning jar, bug jars and candy jars. Your grandson is getting a gorgeous quilt!

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    That is fantastic. He will love ti for years to come!
    Great job of finding so many "bugs".

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