Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Color Challenge

July is here and it's time for our first "funky" color of the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge: Yellow Green!

This block involves one of my favorite units, Flying Geese and throws in an Hourglass unit just for fun.

Get your free pattern here! It will be available for free through June 2019, at which point it will be bundled with the other blocks and settings and sold as a full pattern. Settings will be released in December.

Blog Hop

Don't forget to visit the other bloggers. A few of the bloggers have designed their own block for you and they have been pretty great so far. You won't want to miss them.

Joanne of Quilts By Joanne 

The Prize

July's sponsor is Island Batik.

They are giving away one fat eighth bundle of their Morning Sunshine line.

Piecing Tips

When stitching your Flying Geese units stitch with the FG unit on top whenever possible, this way you can see where the point is and hopefully keep it pointy. See the tutorial for Flying Geese here.

When making the Hourglass units, make sure your diagonal mark on your HST unit goes perpendicular to the seam.

Line up your HST units so that the matching colors are *opposite* of each other.

Shown offset, but you will match them up exactly. The seams should nest, then sew 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line.

You will get two Hourglass units, leaving you with an extra one. You could make a second block and use that unit, or save it for another project or to use as your label when this top is done.

How do you get a chance at winning the beautiful fabric from Island Batik? Make something yellow green *this month* and add it to the link up that will open July 24 and run through July 31. One entry per person please. Each month you enter you get entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prize

Wait! There is more!
Jen at Dizzy Quilter is providing the grand prize! 

For every month you enter the link up, you get an entry for the grand prize.

The generous prize provided is you will get your top quilted by her (up to 90" x 90"),  a $202.50 value!

You must provide the backing, 8" longer than width and length. Batting can be purchased from Jen, for $20, if you like.

Return shipping is included for US residents only.
**Please note, the quilt will not be trimmed or bound, those services are extra**

 If you are playing along with us, make sure to use #2018monthlycolorchallenge on social media!

Happy Stitching!

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  1. Neat trick to get two hourglass units! Thanks Jen. :)

  2. Great block❗❗💚 I can't wait to get the chance to work on this one.
    Then I need to do purples to catch up, I've had a houseful of grands 😍


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