Thursday, July 1, 2021

July 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

July is here. I don't know about you, but it is coming in hot and steamy here. Whew.

So if I can't be cooling off at the lake sipping on something cold and made with lime, then I might as well be cooling off down in the studio. Thank goodness mine is located in the dark, dank dungeon.

Photo credit: Ask the Food Geek

This month our color is inspired by the lime. A little piece of fruit that I can't wait to see recipes for from our bloggers.

This block uses the timeless Signature block to create a simple, yet striking block.

**There is a How To video included in the instructions with tips on making the block.**

July Bloggers

This year two block sizes are offered, you can choose to make the 12" finished blocks or the 6" finished blocks, or both!

Quarter 3 Sponsors

There's a new group of 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 (Please note that winners will be chosen July 12 when I return from the lake), 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

Faith and Fabric - $25 Gift Certificate to Faith and Fabric

Carole Lyle Shaw - $50 gift certificate to your choice of shop

Cherrywood Fabrics - Mini Monty (fabric bundle)*

Benartex - Fat Quarter Bundle*

Quilters Dream Batting - 60" square Dream Cotton*

The Warm Co - 90 x 60 Soft and Bright Needled Polyester*

Appliques Quilts and More - $10 Gift certificate

Said with Love - PDF pattern

Daybrook Designs - 2 winners, PDF pattern to each

Patterns By Jen - PDF pattern

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


Here are a few tips for piecing accuracy.

Sew directly on the line drawn as we are pressing these seams open. If you are worried about the seam being "weakend" from pressing them open, simply shorten your stitch length.

After you have added the first corner square to your signature blocks, sew the strips together for strip piecing. When that is stitched leave it under the needle, clip the signature blocks and begin chain piecing the second corner square. I share this in the How To Video for the month, too.

All of your units are pieced and ready to be clipped and sub-cut with minimal sewing stoppage.

If you are making the 6" finished block I still encourage you to trim those corners. They may not look like much, but that fabric gets thick.

When sub-cutting your strips line up a ruler marking on the sewn seam. Don't use your outside edges to measure, that is when things start to go wonky. I cover this in the How To video as well.

That's it! July is done! 

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

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It's too late to have the January through July blocks emailed to you but you can download them from Payhip and get ready to have the rest of the year arrive in your email inbox.

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  1. Thank you for the pattern & hints. Love the colors.

  2. Oh, this block is so lovely and perfect for the Lime month. Can't wait to get started.

  3. I love the contrast of the greens. Thanks for another wonderful looking block.

  4. Gorgeous blocks and great pattern Jen! Anne from Said With Love


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