Thursday, June 1, 2023

2023 June Monthly Color Challenge

 We're going from sky blue to grey, but there's something about a stormy grey sky that sets off the colors in the world.

This block should be a pretty quick sew and I think it is striking in it's simplicity.

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This month our classic car color is grey.

There is something distinguished about the color grey and it has become one of my favorite neutrals.

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 Silver for our light background and Charcoal for our main color.

My husband and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this month. I chose silver tuxes and dresses for our wedding party, and I will never regret it. 😍 It's just a good month for silver (grey)

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.

Lissa - Lovingly Lissa

You can also find her on Instagram: Lovingly Lissa

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.

I love a good star block, and I wanted to make sure to add one in this year, even if I struggled with giving it a new look.

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 grey flood my world this month! I know that sounds weird, but green trees against a grey sky are stunning.

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

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

Let's make something Extraordinary!


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