Saturday, February 29, 2020

March Color Challenge 2020 block

I am really enjoying Patterns by Jen's 2020 color challenge, and I am one of the featured bloggers for March!  This month's inspiration is the Oriole and the color is Orange.

This was a super fun block to make, and I love the graphic effect of using the black where it is in the block - very striking!

Jen uses a great technique for making flying geese blocks, and as you make them it's easy to use the half square triangles as leaders/enders so you don't have to keep breaking thread as you go!
 As always, pay good attention to how you are sewing your units together or you will end up with this instead of a pinwheel!  Not sure how I managed this, but it was obviously not what I was aiming for!
 After a little ripping my block looked awesome!

Visit Patterns by Jen to get the pattern for the March block.  (and there are prizes each quarter if you finish at least one block, so it's not too late to join in!)

Visit the rest of the featured bloggers for March and see their blocks:

Catherine of Ali & CC
Kathryn of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Carolyn of Sweet Boater Chick
Anja of Anja Quilts

While you're here you might want to go take a look at my Island Batik Ambassador post from thursday and enter my giveaway for strips from the Primo line:  Lob Cabin Blog Hop

And I'm planning a sale in my Etsy shop next week - I'm celebrating 14 years of selling quilts, and now print and pdf patterns!  Plus I'll have some fun surprises throughout the week, so make sure you come back and see what I have cooked up.  It's going to be fun!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Love this with the black background. I hate when I make those rookie mistakes.