Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Monthly Color Challenge

Is each month going faster? I think so. Ready for your red orange challenge?

First let me promise you, there is no paper piecing involved. None. All you need is either a square or rectangular ruler. I promise.  Here's the block!

Second, you can make this months block in EITHER yellow orange OR red orange this month. 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

This month's sponsor is The Fat Quarter Shop.
Make something red-orange, link up at the end of the month and you could win a $25 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop

Piecing Tips

When sewing the strips don't worry if the ends don't match up, we're trimming them off.

When you get to the instructions to fold in half, don't worry about the ends lining up.

If you have a 12 1/2" square, line up the 45 degree line on the pressed fold.

Trim two sides.

Rotate, line up the 45 degree line on the fold, and both cut sides with the ruler edge.

Trim last two sides.

If using a rectangular ruler, trim one side at a time, lining up the 45 degree line on the fold again.

Rotate once to the right. Line up the bottom of the ruler with the last cut, lining up the 45 degree on the fold again.

Turn to the right again. Measure from the cut corner 12 1/2" and make a mark.

While lining up the 45 degree line on the fold, line up the ruler on the marked 12 1/2" spot. Trim the 3rd side.

Repeat for the forth trim. As long as you measure carefully your square should measure 12 1/2" or 6 1/2".

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 comment:

  1. Jen, Is the August month "Yellow-Orange" as in the original post or "Red-Orange" as listed here?


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