Wednesday, September 1, 2021

September 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

School days are here, but so is a new block!



I'm not sure how I feel about September. It falls between the hottest month and one of my most favorite months. I appreciate the transition time from hot to cool, but transitions are hard. 🤣



Maybe that is why I chose the pineapple to be our inspiration. It's bright and fruity and that might be just what I need for this "in between" month.



This block has a little bit more to it than last month's block, but in the end comes together pretty quickly.


**There is a How-to Video for this block in the instructions.**


September Bloggers

Kathy - Kathy's Kwilts and More

Frances - Frances Quilts

Lisa - Love to Color My World

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Andi - True Blue Quilts

Crystal - Daybrook Quilts

Ashli - Quilt 2 End Alz



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.





Tips

Here are a few tips for piecing accuracy.




When marking the diagonal for the HST place your ruler to the side a bit, not directly point to point.



 
When you do that then your line marks are right on the point.




Chain piece whenever possible.




When sewing the strips sew with the same color strip on top.




I said this wrong in the how to video, when you are sewing the second set of strips together, you will want to sew with the same color strip on top again.




When sub-cutting your strip sets, line up the lines on the ruler with the sewn seams, not the outside top and bottom edges.




Pin seams left to right crossing under the seam that is intersecting.




Sew until you see the needle pass over the seam that you've pinned, then remove the needle.




Once past, remove the pin. You shouldn't go over the pin at all when sewing.



That's it! August is done! 

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

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

It's too late to have the January through September 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.

Make something Extraordinary!

Jen

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