Wednesday, March 1, 2023

2023 March Monthly Color Challenge

 I'm shaking off the snow to welcome in March!

Before you scroll down to see the block, I am making you a promise that this is the LAST block of the year that uses Flying Geese units. So don't leave me yet!

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This month our color is red. It's difficult to find a light red that doesn't look pink, but it's worth finding it!

When thinking about props for this year's photos, I knew I had to get tires. What I will do with them after this year,  I have no idea. 😂

This year Benartex is sponsoring the 2023 Monthly Color Challenge with their Basics Line, Cotton Shot. I am loving these fabrics. They are easy to work with and saturated with color.

This month we are using Rose, the light, and Red, for the dark.

Last spring we tore out our living room carpet in preparation for our youngest's graduation party. Unfortunately, those gifted in laying flooring were month's out from being able to replace it, and the subfloor was about as bad as the carpet (thank you children and pets, ha). In an effort to hide it I painted the subfloor with a brick red patio paint. I adore it and wish I could keep it.

This year we are doing things differently with the bloggers. There will be just one quilter a month that will be featured. March's blogger is Kathy.  I encourage you to grab your favorite warm (or cold if it's hot where you live) drink and stay awhile to check out what she's working on.

You can also find her on Instagram kathyskwiltsandmore

Ready for the block? Here it is! We're making the same Flying Geese units that we made the last two months (though different sizes), 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 and click on How To Video.

This is probably the most time consuming block of the challenge, so once you get past this point it's all down hill from here.

Make sure to join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook group (make sure to answer the questions so I know you are a real person 😉) 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 red 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 March! Each set of instructions includes a "How To" video.

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

Let's make something Extraordinary!


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