Sunday, May 1, 2022

May 2022 Monthly Color Challenge

May. I'm not sure how to feel about May.  I'm hopeful it will bring May flowers and green grass, but it also brings the last of our youngest child's high school days. I'm so glad I get to distract myself with quilting!

This month's spice is African Blue Basil. The blue on these leaves is so pretty and I can't wait to have a feed full of blue!

From Wikipedia:

All parts of the flower, leaves and stems are edible; although some might find the camphor scent too strong for use in the kitchen, the herb reportedly yields a tasty pesto with a "rich, mellow flavor" and can be used as a seasoning in soups and salads, particularly those featuring tomato, green beans, chicken, etc

While the color may fit my current feelings 😉 I am actually excited to let you know you have two choices for this month's block. You only NEED one, but feel free to download both. May Block A is a little more difficult because of the math, but I promise the How To Video included still makes it "new quilter" friendly. May Block B is a very simple block, but with a similar look.

May Block A 12" Finished

By putting the block on-point we add a little bit of movement to our piece.

May Block B 12" Finished

If the first option seems intimidating, I've added a second block for May.

May Bloggers

Andi - True Blue Quilts

Anja - Anja Quilts

Sandy - Sandy Star Designs

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Kathy - Kathy's Kwilts and More

May Block A 6" Finished

May Block B 6" Finished

Ready to get the pattern? Go to Payhip and download it now:

Block A

Block B

 The blocks are free for the month of May! 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 May blocks emailed to you but you can download them from Payhip.

Make something Extraordinary!


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