This tall bug jar quilt pattern is perfect for all quilters, even beginners who’ve never sewn a quilt. Kids love the jars because they make perfect I Spy Quilts when each jar holds fabrics printed with objects that take a bit of time for little eyes to find.
The jars don’t have to be filled with bugs — use any type of fabric you like and trim the jars with colors that suit the theme. Tone on tone fabrics and solid fabrics work nicely for the background — a large or busy background print can take the focus away from each bug jar’s contents.
Use any background you like. Black is effective for colorful prints and can make the jar seem to pop out from the fabric, but another color might work better with your quilting fabrics.
These quilts are a lot of fun and kids really love them. They make great gifts so don’t forget that when trying to decide on what to give to a special niece or nephew!
Fill your bug jar quilt blocks with bugs, or consider candy, flowers, cookies… any pictorial fabric that suits your needs. I’ve seen fish bowl quilts, jams in mason jar quilts, sea life in jars and all kinds of fun things done this way.
Watch how Laura Coia, with Sew Very Easy, makes this adorable quilt in her step by step tutorial and get busy making yours!