With a little help from my friends I decided on a 2 tone handle for the teakettle. I wanted the upright pieces to look like metal but I wouldn't want to burn my hand so the top is a heat proof handle. I went realistic on my canning jars and put food in them.
A lot of people expressed surprise that I am doing these blocks. I was raised on a farm so my first 19 years all related to farm living. I went to one room schoolhouses through 4th grade. I rode a school bus for 8 years. Country living was all I knew. I didn't move to a town until I was married and this town surrounded by corn fields is only 7421 residents now, around 2500 when I moved here. My parents continued to live on farms into their late 80s so I was visiting farms all the way into my 60s. I love anything related to farming in quilt blocks and can't wait to make the tractor block. It is larger so this will turn into either a medallion style quilt or lots of different size blocks fit together like a puzzle. I might even design a few of my own blocks for it.