Sunday, October 1, 2023

2023 October Monthly Color Challenge

This month's blues bring to mind crisp fall days here in the Upper Midwest US.

When the 2023 Monthly Color Challenge was planned I had no idea we would be moving from Minnesota to South Dakota. Somehow, I still ended up with a really easy block when I need it.

This month our classic car color is blue.

Here in the upper Midwest the cool autumn days will soon be here. There is something about fall skies, that crisp air seems to live in the blue of the fall sky.

Our fabrics this year are from Benartex, their Cottonshot fabric line. The dark is "Navy" and light is "Blue."

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

You can also find her on Instagram: Dragonfly's Quilting Designs Studio

Ready for the block? Here it is! So simple, yet such a cool look. Make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the instructions page for the link to the How To Video.

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 different browns flood my world this month! It will get me ready for the cooler weather that we know will get here eventually.

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

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

Let's make something Extraordinary!


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