Friday, April 1, 2022

April 2022 Monthly Color Challenge

Welcome April! Here's to warmer weather and slow steps out of dreary winter weather here in the upper midwest.

We're not getting very spring like with April's block though. This year I threw in "black" as one of our Monthly Color Challenge colors.

Photo cred: World Spice Merchants

However, I didn't choose the peppercorn, but something I've never heard of. Of course, I don't really cook so. . . However when I began looking into it more I found it is quite an interesting spice. You can read it all in this article from Food Republic, but here are a few facts:

"Native to the Mediterranean region. Cultivated and found wild mainly in Egypt and India, but also in other parts of North Africa, western and southern Asia, Southern Europe and the Middle East"

"However you choose to name this spice, what it lacks in aroma — it has just a hint of a savory scent — it makes up for in taste. Nigella seeds have an oregano-like quality with herbaceous notes, a slight bitterness and a warm, toasted-onion flavor."

"Nigella is an annual plant with delicate blue or white flowers that bloom in July. The fruit is a large seed capsule with up to seven follicles that contain small, pear-shaped white seeds — they only turn black when exposed to air."

I love a good pinwheel, and a spinning pinwheel "throwing out it's pinwheel seeds" was perfect for this month. Of course, once again, that is just luck on my part, I didn't plan this one either.

April Bloggers

Lissa - Lovingly Lissa

Karen - Karen Bolan

Gail - Quilting Gail

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Andi - True Blue Quilts

The Monthly Color Challenge Bloggers share their favorite quilts using the color of the month. Have you made a quilt where black was the stand out?

Ready to get the pattern? Go to Payhip and download it now! The block is free for the month April! Each set of instructions includes a "How To" video, one for each size offered!

To have the 2022 Monthly Color Challenge blocks sent directly to your email sign up HERE.

It's too late to have the January thru April blocks emailed to you but you can download them from Payhip.

Make something Extraordinary!


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