Monday, November 1, 2021

November 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

 November is here and it's time to give thanks here in the US. I am so very thankful for all of you stitching and/or following along with me this year.

I admit it was a bit of a rough year for me, not for any particular reason, but mental health (or lack there of) took it's toll earlier this year. Something else I'm thankful for: family that continues to help me work through the struggle.

Blueberries are our inspiration this month, and I just can't say there is a month they don't fit in. I. Love. Blueberries. That is all.

This is another easy block, because I'm assuming that unlike me, many of you are in gift making mode.

**Don't forget the How To video included in the instructions!**

November Bloggers

Carolyn - Appliques, Quilts and More

Claudia - Quilt with Claudia

Roseanne - Home Sewn by Us

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Andi - True Blue Quilts

Crystal - Daybrook Designs

Ashli - Quilt 2 End Alz

Kate - Katie Mae Quilts

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 Co - 34 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.

When pressing your strips set your seams first by going over them with a hot iron.

Finger press first to avoid stretching the fabric and causing it to warp.

After finger pressing come back with a hot iron and press straight down.

Before sub-cutting the units you need give yourself a straight edge to work with. This will make your sub-cut units straight and easy to work with. Line up the lines on your ruler on the sewn seams, not the outside edges.

Flip your strip, cut the units needed, continuing to line up the ruler marks on the sewn seams to keep your units straight.

For those stitching the 6" finsished size blocks I found NOT pinning the seams made it easier to sew them.

I did pin the center seam only when sewing the last seam.

That's it! November is done! 

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

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It's too late to have the January through November 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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  1. Thanks for another easy one! Very helpful this month. Looks adorable and love the bright blue of Blueberries.

  2. Hi Jen! I agree with you -, too. I eat them year round and have recipes to incorporate them whether it's hot or cold outside. Blueberry muffins are my favorite go-to in the winter, and blueberries with yogurt and granola in the summer. Thanks also for the easy block and the continued support. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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