Monday, February 1, 2021

February 2021 Monthly Color Challlenge

 It's time for the next block in the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge and it's going to be bright and shiny.

Yellow is such a cheerful color. It was a joy to pull this color and work with it.
We are taking our colors from fruits and veggies this year and throughout the year various bloggers will share recipes with you. 

This month the lemon is our inspiration and if you enjoyed the eggplant recipes shared last month I'm sure you will enjoy the tangy recipes shared this month. This block is a bit more time consuming than the first one, but I love the look of it.

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

February Bloggers

Visit the February bloggers for inspiration and a recipe or two!

Frances - Frances Quilts

Ashli - Quilt2EndAlz

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

Love to Color My World - 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 Batting - 60 x 46 Dream Wool*

The Warm Company - 55 x 60 batting 80/20*

Appliques Quilts and More - $10 gift certificate

DayBrook Designs - 2 PDF Patterns

Patterns By Jen - PDF Patterns

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When drawing your diagonal lines move the ruler over just a teeny bit, don't line it up right on the corner.

That way your drawn line *will* be right on the corner.

Finger press your strip piecing to reduce stretching of fabric.

Trim off as little as possible when getting ready to sub-cut the strips. Remember to use the seams as your guides for the straight cuts. The "How To" video included in the instructions talks about this.

Chain piece whenever possible.

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 February.

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

It's too late to have the January or February blocks 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!

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  1. Thank you for the yellow and thank you for the tips. After checking out the other bloggers I am impatient to get into my sewing room and play with this block!

  2. This looks like a really fun block! Thanks, Jen. Yellow is my favorite color!!!


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