Friday, January 15, 2021

2020 Monthly Color Challenge Quilt Link Up

We're finishing up the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge with a Quilt Show.




Thank you so much for stitching along with us. The Color Challenge was something that kept me grounded all year long and I hope it was something that helped you as well.




This will be a Link Up Quilt Show. There are not prizes being given for this link up, but I hope that we will visit the links shared and comment and encourage those who have shared their quilts and progress.




It is not a requirement to show a finished quilt! Confession, mine isn't quilted yet. So share your finished quilt, pieced flimsy (not yet quilted top), a picture of your sashing cut out, your finished blocks or even your fabric pull that you maybe haven't started on yet.


Bloggers

A few of the bloggers have quilts to share with you as well.

Joanne - Everyone Deserves a Quilt

Fawn - Quilty Creations by Fawn

Roseanne - Home Sewn by Us

Sarah - Sew Joy Creations

Alla - Rainbows Bunnies Cupcakes

Wendy - Pieceful Thoughts

Anja - Anja Quilts


I want this quilt show to be encouraging and uplifting, share away and then visit the others that have shared as well. The Link up with be open through February 28th to give you plenty of time to talk yourself into sharing your work. 😉 





Don't miss the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge! We're just getting started and would love to have you join us.


Happy Stitching!

Jen

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Introducing Winter Trees

 I'm so excited to introduce you to the first pattern from Patterns By Jen for 2021!



Winter Trees is the perfect quilt to keep around all winter long.




I love this quilt. When I started sketching it I wanted something simple that brought to mind the quiet in the winter woods.




There's a special silence that takes over the woods when the snow is falling, it's something that can't be described, but I hope this pattern brings it to mind.




It's not just a quilt pattern, it's a bed runner, too.




Add a modern touch to any bedroom with this bed runner.




Tester Quilts




Quilted using Milky Way in the Sky Wendy's quilt shows the blues of a wintery Minnesota.





Melva's Bed Runner is striking and will be a center piece in any room.




Brandy's Bed Runner was made before we made the change to add the extra bottom piece. She made this more "hers" by adding her own snowflakes.




Janice's evergreens remind me of trees after a snow, a white wonderworld with touches of color throughout.




Bevery's quilt brings on the fun. I love that she used a print for her background to show how those trees still stand out and make a statement.




Winter Cheer




For a limited time get Winter Cheer for $8.





Happy Stitching!
Jen

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Friday, January 1, 2021

January 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

 Happy New Year and Welcome 2021!




Who wants to start the year off eating healthy? Not it! But if you do you may find this years Monthly Color Challenge inspiring. We are taking our colors from fruits and veggies this year and throughout the year various bloggers will share recipes with you. I'm excited to get started so here's the block!


12" Block

We're starting the year off with my favorite color inspired by the eggplant. This block goes together so quickly.

*Don't forget! Each block comes with a How To video right in the instructions.*

January Bloggers

Visit the January Color Challenge bloggers for inspiration and maybe a yummy recipe!

Anja - Anja Quilts

Wendy - Pieceful Thoughts

Joanne - Everyone Deserves a Quilt

Jen - Faith and Fabric Design

Ashli - Quilt2EndAlz

Kathy - Kathy's Kwilts and More

Crystal - DayBrook Designs

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries

Andi - True Blue Quilts


6" Block

This year two block sizes are offered, you can choose to make the 12" finished blocks or the 6" finished blocks, or both! If you have enjoyed the Monthly Color Challenge, but are looking for a bit more of a challenge, the 6" blocks are for you!

Quarter 1 Sponsors

The Monthly Color Challenge has a great group of sponsors who have given generously to make this year an amazing year for you. Winners are chosen quarterly; April 1, July 1, Oct 1 and Jan 1, 2022. To enter you simply add your block to the Link Up at the end of each month. One entry per quilter and it needs to be the block from the current month. Finish each month and you will have 3 entries each quarter!





Bea Quilter - PDF Pattern


Designs By Sarah J - Fabric Bundle and Book*

Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric - Monty Fabric Bundle*

Benartex - Fabric Bundle*

Quilters Dream Batting - 60 x 46 Dream Angel 100% Flame Retardant Fibers*

Quilters Dream Batting60 x 46 Dream Wool*

The Warm Company55 x 60 batting 80/20*

Appliques Quilts and More - $10 gift certificate

DayBrook Designs - 2 PDF Patterns

Patterns By Jen - PDF Patterns

Those marked with * are for US residents only. Prize laws vary throughout different countries.





Tips

A few tips for putting the block together, you can also find these in the How To video in the instructions.




When sewing the triangles together start with the right angle, not the point, to keep from getting the fabric bunched up.




Chain piece whenever possible, it cuts down on sewing time.




Trimmings to show there is extra fabric to play with.




Twist the center seam.


If you are a beginner and want more tips see Beginners Unite!

Ready to get your pattern? Go to Payhip and download it now! The block is free for the month of January.

To have the block sent directly to your email sign up HERE.

It's too late to have the January block emailed to you but download it from the link above and get ready to have the rest of the year arrive in your email inbox.

NOTE: If you signed up for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge Emails you do NOT have to sign up again.



Happy Stitching!
Jen

New to Patterns By Jen?


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