Friday, October 1, 2021

October 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

It's one of my favorite months of the year here in the northern hemisphere, October.

Crunchy, colorful leaves, cooler weather, comfy sweatshirts (if the hot flashes stay away). There's just something about this month that speaks to my soul.

Why then did I pick grapefruit as our inspiration this month? Just to switch things up and keep it fresh. Plus, while I love the month, in the back of my mind I know we are about to enter dark times; snow, freeze your lungs cold and less daylight. So bright pink it is!

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

Another simple block using simple HST units so I can get back outside to the crisp fall air.

*How To Videos are included in each set of instructions.**

October Bloggers

Jen - Faith and Fabric Design

Roseanne - Home Sewn by Us

Brenda - Songbird Designs

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Andi - True Blue Quilts

Anne - Said with Love

Ashli - Quilt 2 End Alz

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

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


Quarter 4  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

Quilter Chic - PDF pattern

Make Modern Magazine - 6 month subscription

P&B Textiles - FQ bundle of "Fractured"*

Benartex - Fat Quarter Bundle*

Quilters Dream Batting - 60" square of 80/20 batting*

The Warm Co - 1 yard Insulbrite*

The Warm Co34 x 45 Warm and Natural Needled Cotton*

Appliques, Quilts and More - $10 store gift certificate

Daybrook Designs - 2 PDF patterns

Patterns By Jen - Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper®*


Here are a few tips for piecing accuracy.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

Sew a "scant" inch, I sew with the quarter inch guide just along side the line, not right on it.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

Chain stitch HST units.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

Pin from right to left.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

Spin the seam on the center pinwheel.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge

That's it! October is done! 

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

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

It's too late to have the January through October 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!


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