Friday, September 11, 2020

Introducing Scrap Packs in the PBJ Etsy shop!

 I'm excited to have a new addition to my Etsy shop; Scrap Packs!

To know me is to know I don't like to have a lot of fabric hanging around, I like to use what I have. However I am also not a scrappy quilter. I love the look of them, but my brain does not allow me to do anything other than a controlled scrappy.

How does one deal with scraps then? I don't want to recycle them when they are perfectly good pieces of fabric. I decided to offer them to you.

Each Scrap Pack contains 1 pound of fabric scraps. Scraps will vary from small 1" squares to a 1/8 yard cut. Each pack is different, and each pack is already packaged, so even I can't tell what you are getting. It's like a grab bag surprise, but with fabrics!

Get your Scrap Pack HERE.

Scrap Packs ship from my home which is smoke free, but pet friendly.

Happy Scrappy Stitching!


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 2020 Monthly Color Challenge

 🎜🎜School days, school days (insert record scratch sound)🗲🗲 Well, some sort of school days anyway. At least we have a new block to look forward, too. Plus, it's another easy, peasy block!

 Inspired by their gracious flight, unique and sometimes vibrant color, I chose birds to guide us in our challenge this year. To see the full year in preview read the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge Announcement.

This month our bird is a duck, the Cinnamon Teal. Ducks are awesome creatures. I love sitting at the lake and watching the families of ducks swim by, those ducklings are crazy little things. The ruddy color of the Cinnamon Teal is the perfect background for the touch of blue on the underside of it's wings.

We can get a few more facts about the Cinnamon Teal at All About Birds. Make sure to head over and listen to it's call. It sounds like an old man snoring to me, I'd love to hear what you think of it.

The Cinnamon Teal's beak is slightly longer and wider than most duck bills.

You can find the Cinnamon Teal in interior western North America.

The female Cinnamon Teal hides her nest so well you can't even see it from above, and gets to it through hidden trails.

Make sure to click on the link about to find out more about this fabulously colored duck and listen to see if you think it's sounds like a snoring man, too. 

Now for September's block. It's another easy block this month, and I think we all deserve it!

The instructions include a How To video, especially for the Color Challenge participants.

This year I am offering instructions for making the background the same throughout with a neutral. You can download the yardage amount and instructions HERE.

September Bloggers

Tammy - Tamarinis

Quarter 3 Sponsors

Have you heard?! We have sponsors for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge! Meet all of them in THIS POST! 

Prizes will be given quarterly: April 1, July 1, Oct 1 and January 1 2021. To enter you must link up your block at the end of the month. Each month you enter gives you a chance to win. If you miss one month, don't despair, you can still enter the other months for a chance.I would truly appreciate if you would let these amazing sponsors know our appreciation in the comments below and/or on their social media pages.

Sponsors July thru September

Quilters Chic - PDF Pattern
For The Love of Geese - PDF Pattern
Carole Lyle Shaw - Pattern and Grunge bundle
Quilters Dream Batting - Dream 80/20 - 60" x 60"
The Fat Quarter Shop - Fabric Bundle

Warm Company - Warm 80/20 - 55" x 60"
Warm Company - 1 yard Insul-Bright
Make Modern Magazine - 6 month subscription
Patterns By Jen - Superior Thread S-Fine 50
Patterns By Jen - Magic Wand

I would truly appreciate if you would let these amazing sponsors know our appreciation in the comments below and/or on their social media pages.

Now it's time! Follow the Payhip Link to the September block and get stitching!

Thank you so much for sewing along with me and the amazing 2020 Monthly Color Challenge Bloggers!

Happy Stitching!

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