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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

2023 February Monthly Color Challenge

 We're headed into a new month, and I love that the Monthly Color Challenge gives me something to look forward to.

I adore this block. I don't know if it's the style or the color, but I hope you enjoy making it as much as I love looking at it.

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February's color is Aqua. These first two cars that I used for inspiration make me want to take a cruise along the ocean with the top down.

I have to give a shout out to my sister-in-law who went through cars for me to choose from, and my brother who also sent me cars. It takes a village to do this Monthly Color Challenge, even villagers who don't quilt.

This year Benartex is sponsoring the 2023 Monthly Color Challenge with their basics line, Cotton Shot.

The light is "Aqua" and the dark is "Peacock."

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My grandfather had peacocks on his hobby farm. The male's finery is a thing to behold when they strut with their feathers up. Let's be honest though, nothing can prepare you for the sound a peacock makes when you are home alone, taking a shower in the basement, and it screams right outside the window. It really does sound like a woman screaming and it's terrifying when you aren't expecting it. 🙃

This year we are doing things differently with the bloggers. There will be just one quilter a month that will be featured. February's blogger is Joanne. I *adore* the pink fabric she chose as her main fabric. Definitely hop over there and give her some quilty love. I encourage you to grab your favorite warm (or cold if it's hot where you live) drink and stay awhile to check out ALL her fun makes!

Ready for the block? Here it is! We're making the same Flying Geese units that we made last month, but as I did last month I've included a "How To" video, so make sure to scroll all the way down the instructions page to find the link.

The rest of the block goes together simply. Make sure to join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook group where you will get a lot of support and questions answered! If you aren't on Facebook you can also follow Patterns By Jen on Instagram. Use #2023MonthlyColorChallenge when sharing so I can be sure to see your block.

I can't wait to see all of the aqua flood my world this month! Take your time on the Flying Geese units, and make sure to watch the How To Video for trimming.

Ready to get the pattern? Go to Payhip and download it now! The block is free for the month of Februay! Each set of instructions includes a "How To" video.

It's too late for the January and February instructions, but you can still sign up to have the March - December blocks (and the layout!) sent directly to your email. Sign up HERE.

Let's make something Extraordinary!


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1 comment:

  1. Another challenge, but it shouldn't take me 2 hours to make those FG a second time. LOL


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