Monday, September 22, 2014

Canning Jar TOBE Blocks

I am in an exchange with my Treadle On group (people powered sewing machines).  This exchange is for Canning Jars, all made on either a treadle or a hand crank sewing machine.  I can only send in 4 sets of Canning Jars, but, I've made 5 sets of Canning Jars.  Now to figure out which sets to send in.  I did make extra's for me to keep.  A set is 6 blocks in this exchange.

Asparagus Canning Jars

Asparagus blocks made on 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank
Blueberry Canning Jars (Asparagus jar left up, oops)
Blueberry blocks made on 1941 Singer 66 hand crank (Betty)
Pickles Canning Jar blocks
Pickle blocks made on 1914 Singer 66 hand crank (Lotus)
Peas Canning Jar blocks

Peas blocks made on 1925 Singer 66 hand crank

Carrot Canning Jar blocks

Carrot blocks made on 1925 Singer 66 hand crank
I know I'm sending in the Asparagus and the Pickle blocks (I have more of each of them).  I'm trying to decide if I should keep the Blueberries, the Peas or the Carrots.  The other two blocks will be sent in.  Hmmm.....decisions.

I used 4 different machines for the 5 blocks. 


  1. Your blocks look great. I think I like the blueberries the best followed by the peas and carrots. Then the pickles with the asparagus last. I think I'm swayed a bit though as my favourite colours are deep blues and greens.

  2. I like these set on the black - makes them pop. How did the blueberries get in with all the vegies?

  3. I made carrots and Brussels sprouts! Or at least I am in the process of making them - LOL

  4. Wonderful looking blocks! So great to have that many working machines to sew with!

  5. I love your canning jar blocks, and I certainly always love being reminded that you made them on one of your antique machines. That is so wonderful! I made several bug jar quilts many years ago. I still love them!

  6. I really hope I get some of your peas and pickles!

  7. Blueberries made on my namesake, and their name begins with B too !!!!

  8. Did you buy your machines as handcranks or did you convert them yourself? I'd like to convert my electric Spartan to a handcrank.


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