Saturday, April 1, 2023

2023 April Monthly Color Challenge

 As I write this I have no idea if March will go out like a lamb, but I'm pretty sure, as an experienced Minnesota girl, that I'm totally looking forward to April and the slow warm up that is coming.

As I promised last month, we are done, done, done with those Flying Geese units. I know they were different and new, but I'm going to miss them a little.

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This month our color is Olive Green. 

Benartex is sponsoring this year's Monthly Color Challenge with their basics line, Cotton Shot. These fabrics are so nice to work with and the colors are just saturated.

This month the light olive is Chartreus, the dark is Olive.

It's one of my favorite colors, but as I told someone recently, I really like ALL of the colors. As far as greens go, I love trees, and there are so many greens when you are surrounded by trees, that it is just a restful color for me.

This year we are doing things differently with the bloggers. There will be just one quilter a month that will be featured. April's blogger is Suzy.  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.

Find her on Instagram: @suzyssitcom

Ready for the block? Here it is! We're done making the Flying Geese units, but we're still adding a "modern" touch to each block. Modern for me, I'm a traditional quilter to the marrow of my bones, but I really enjoyed putting a little twist to these traditional blocks.

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 olive green flood my world this month! 

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

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

Let's make something Extraordinary!


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1 comment:

  1. Another pretty, modern block. I will be working on mine today.


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