I am proud to be one of the Sponsors of the 2021 Color Challenge organized by Jen Shaffer of Patterns by Jen.
For 2021, Jen has created a wonderful set of blocks that you can use with many different types of fabrics. Blocks are available for free during the month. After the month has passed, the block patterns are available for $1.
The 2021 challenge is based on colors related to healthy fruit and veggies. Here’s the color list from Jen’s site.
2021 Monthly Color Challenge Colors
February – Lemon (Bright Yellow)
March – Yam (Red Orange)
April – Cherries (Red)
May – Potato (Brown)
June – Pumpkin (Orange)
July – Lime (Green)
August – Mushroom (Tan)
September – Pineapple (Soft Yellow)
October – Grapefruit (Pink)
November – Blueberries (Blue)
December – Green Olives (Olive Green)
Each month, several bloggers will make the block, write a tutorial and they will be posting recipes. You can find the bloggers for each month on the Monthly post. There will also be helpful sewing tutorials on Jen’s monthly post.
Here’s the January Block. Click HERE for more information and to access the January 2021 pattern.
I hope that you will check out this challenge. It’s going to be a great series of blocks suitable for for beginners and and experienced quilters. And, I’m looking forward to trying out some of the recipes!
Due to other commitments, I won’t be sewing along, however I am looking forward to seeing your blocks on social media!
My Upcoming Public Workshops for 2021
I am excited about my upcoming workshops that are open to quilters from around the world.
Here’s a very scrappy version of my Fibonacci #1 quilt in crib size. I used a lot of scraps from my bin, including the large sections of solids. Instead of cutting whole sections of fabric for some of the patches, I improvisationally pieced them. I’ll demonstrate this in class!
(I cropped the photo a tiny bit because I still have to put on the binding. I hope that you’ll forgive me….)
Fractured Disappearing 9 Patch, March 27, 2021
In this workshop, I will provide instruction on making this quilt with ombres as well as solids and prints. I also demonstrate improvisational fracturing that gives you unique blocks. This workshop is great for beginners–no y seams or other tricky techniques are needed to achieve these blocks. Click here to find out more information about my Workshops.
If you can’t attend the workshop, an early version of this process can be found in my book, Madly Modern Quilts, available on Amazon.