Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020 Monthly Color Challenge

 November is here! Here in the US that means cold, windy days and time with family at the end of the month to give thanks.

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 inspiration comes from the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Buff is defined as a brownish yellow color. I can't wait to hear who has this color in their stash!  How many will be surprised to actually find it?

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper looks like such a sweet, soft bird. I think it's the eyes. Here are some more fun facts from All About Birds.

Unlike most shorebirds, Buff-breasted Sandpipers forage in dry, grassy habitats, not wetlands.

Buff-breasted Sandpipers nest only in the High Arctic of northernmost Alaska and Canada. 

After mating, females raise their chicks without any help from the male.

Buff-breasted Sandpipers eat mostly insects, spiders, isopods (pillbugs), snails, and earthworms. They forage for insects much like plovers, walking along quickly, then suddenly stopping to look and listen, then seizing prey with the short, fine bill.

Let's see November's block!  November is an easy  block with two of my favorite quilt block units, (Let's be honest, I pretty much love all the quilt block units), the HST and the Square in a Square unit.

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.

November Bloggers

Stephanie - Quilt'n Party
Becca - Pretty Piney
Kris - Scrap Dash

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 November 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. where is the November instructions?

    1. Click on the link right under the block with the white background. That will take you to the download page at Payhip.

  2. Thanks, Jen! I haven't been posting much but I have been sewing along each month. I'm looking forward to the setting!

    1. I'm so glad you are sewing along with the Color Challenge!!

  3. The inspiration for this block is perfect, and, I love your versions. Can't wait to see all these blocks together.

  4. I have thoroughly enjoyed following and sewing along your color challenges and hope that you are continuing in 2021. Thank you for providing patterns, videos and great pattern instructions!


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