Monday, May 1, 2023

2023 May Monthly Color Challenge

 Did you get April showers to help bring in May flowers? Or are you headed into fall where you live?

I'm looking forward to spring flowers and blue skies. Which makes this month's fabrics perfect for where I live.

This month our color is baby blue.

Anyone else's family play "Slug Bug" when they see one of these on the road?

Benartex is sponsoring the 2023 Monthly Color Challenge with their Basic's Line, Cotton Shot. It's a lovely line to work with, and I've used some of the leftover fabric in other projects, because they truly work well with so many fabric lines.

Our light baby blue is called "Sky" and the dark baby blue is "Meadow Mist."

I find it so interesting that the blue of the sky changes hues, not just during the day, but with the season's as well. I am definitely looking forward to the blue, blue sky of summer.

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

Ready for the block? Here it is! There are a few more pieces to put together than last month, but still an easy block to put together. Laying out the units in the correct order, and not messing them up on the way to the machine Ha, is probably the most time consuming part of this block.

I love this fun take on the tradition Card Trick Block. With just two cards "showing" up it's a bit of a play for the eyes.

Make sure to join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook group (don't forget 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 blues flood my world this month! Take your time laying out this block so your units line up correctly. You can also find the How To Video at the bottom of the instructions page.

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

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

Let's make something Extraordinary!


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