Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 2020 Monthly Color Challenge

Do you know what is scarier than Halloween? That we only have two more months and then the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge is over! What?!


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 the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. While this might make you think red, this sweet little bird is olive green in color. These little ones remind me of my child care Littles, constantly moving, but always with a sweet eye.

©Evan Lipton McCaulay Library

All About Birds has some interesting facts about the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. They are smaller than a chickadee (can you imagine!) and are song birds with a large head.

The ruby crown is only found on the male, but is rarely seen.

They are a high energy, restless bird that can be found foraging in the bushes and lower foliage.

Let's see October's block! Now before you throw things at me, remember the last two blocks were super easy! Plus, this one only looks a little more difficult, I promise.

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.

October Bloggers

Fawn - Quilty Creations By Fawn

Roseanne - Home Sewn By Us

Stephanie - Steph Jacobson Designs

Sheila - So This Is Kentucky

Alla - Rainbows, Bunnies, Cupcakes

Kathy - Kathy's Kwilts and More

Kathy - Penny for my Thoughts

Joanne - Everyone Deserves A Quilt

Quarter 4 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 October thru December

Said With Love - PDF Pattern

For the Love of Geese - PDF Pattern

P & B Textiles - Fabric Bundle

Quilters Dream Batting - 60" x 60" Dream Blend

Warm Company - 45" x 60" Warm and Plush

Warm Company - Light Steam and Seam 2

Island Batik - 3 1/2 yards of assorted fabrics

Patterns By Jen - Superior Thread S-Fine 50

Patterns By Jen - PDF Pattern

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 October 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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  1. Hi Jen! This is one of my favorite blocks. I love the color olive and I've yet to meet a star block that I didn't like. What fabulous sponsors for this quarter! I have my eye on several of the patterns and who couldn't use some new fabrics to tempt you or some comfy batting. Thank you to all the sponsors and to you for organizing this fun monthly challenge. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. This block is so sweet and matches the little bird. Thanks so much, Jen!

  3. I love your blocks Jen! Thank you for all you do!

  4. Your Quilt is AWESOME!! I do love using Precuts..Yay!! Thank you for chance to win the Give-a-way too :)


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