Thursday, February 1, 2024

2024 February Monthly Color Challenge Block

 Did you get your January block finished? If not, that's ok! We have months, and I have faith in you. For now, let's get a look at our February block!

Our challenge this month is inspired by tropical fish. Such beauty lays under the water, it's hard not to be inspired.

Photo found at ModestFish

This month our color is orange and we look to the Tangerine Discus for our inspiration. (You thought I was going with Clownfish, didn't you? 😉)

From ModestFish Colorful Freshwater Fish: "Named after their disc shaped bodies, discus are available in an array of cool patterns, colors, stripes, spots, or striatations.

This fish has become famous for its bright colorful patterns derived from selective breeding. Common varieties are often pretty shades and intensities of green, red, brown and blue. 

When it comes to choosing a colorful freshwater fish for your aquarium though, discus are not one I would recommend for a beginner.

If you do choose dicus, you’ll need a 55 gallon tank (minimum), filled with lots of live plants, decorations, and open swimming areas. Since this species is a shoaling fish, you should keep a minimum of 3-5 together."

From ModestFish/Discus: "Tangerines are a solid orange color, similar to the creamsicle color that is the base color of pigeon blood discus. There are several color morphs under this heading. I think the prettiest are the ones with bright white markings on their faces and backs."

The older I get the more I love orange and this fish would totally be in my tank. . . if I had one.

I'm using Benartex's "Burlap" fabric line. I love the texture of the fabric, sooo much. **Note, I ended up cutting the dark orange incorrectly, so I had to switch to a different fabric. **


Our featured blogger this month is:

Anja of Anja Quilts

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Ready for the  block? It's a fun block, but definitely requires a little more attention when piecing it together.

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 #2024MonthlyColorChallenge when sharing so I can be sure to see your block.

I hope my feed is swimming in orange this month!

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

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


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1 comment:

  1. I love this block! I can just imagine the 3 dimensional texture it would give off with those two shades throughout. How fun!!


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