November 2020 Monthly Color Challenge

>> Sunday, November 1, 2020

Welcome to November! It's my turn as one of the feature bloggers for the 2020 Color Monthly Challenge designed by Patterns by Jen.

If you haven't joined the fun yet - it's not too late. All of the previous monthly blocks are available to purchase from Jen. This month's block will be free until the end of the month. 

2020 Monthly Color Challenge from Patterns by Jen

Monthly Color

Let's take a look at this month's color - buff. It's inspired by this month's bird, the buff-breasted sandpiper. You can read more about it at Jen's blog. This is not a color I had in my stash when I started this challenge! I wasn't even sure that there was fabric out there in this color - I had found a color blindspot. It's interesting how quilting let's you explore color and pattern in ways that your everyday life might not. I enjoy challenges like this one by Jen, because I know that once I find a new color, it magically starts to appear in my quilts!

Sleeping Under the Stars block Sew Joy Creations

Buff was part of the designer palette for the #quiltblockmania in July - you can find my free Sleeping Under the Stars block here.

Show Up and Shine block Sew Joy Creations

And to a lesser degree, I was able to add buff to the center of my August #quiltblockmania block too. The Show Up and Shine block is free here.

November Block

buff fabrics stash fabric

To make this month's block from my stash, I really had to search to find fabric. I had bits here and there as it looks like when this color does arrive in my quilting space I use it up! 
Another sign that this was a color blindspot - not realizing the use of it :) )

matching scrap units monthly color challenge Patterns by Jen

In the end I used several different fabrics to put together my light and dark sections for the November block. I had enough of two fabrics to make one set of units; for the remaining units I moved the different fabrics using them to emphasize the design elements.

buff monthly color challenge block Patterns by Jen

Visit Jen's blog to get the pattern for this month's block by clicking here

November 2020 Monthly Color Challenge block

Remember, it's free until the end of the month. 

Sponsors and Prizes

Jen has done an amazing job of getting prizes for this year's Monthly Color Challenge
The sponsors and prizes for this quarter include (click on the images to visit their websites)

Said with Love

pdf pattern from Said with Love

for the Love of Geese
pdf pattern from For the love of geese

P&B Textiles

Fabric Bundle of over 60 fat quarters from P&B Textiles

quilters dream batting

Dream Blend - 70% Cotton 30% Poly - 60" x 60" from Quilters Dream Batting

The Warm Company logo

Warm and Plush - 45" x 60" and
1 package of Lite Steam - A - Seam 2 from Warm Company

Island Batik fabric logo

3 1/2 yards of assorted fabric from Island Batik

Patterns by Jen

Superior Thread S-Fine 50 and
PDF Pattern from Patterns by Jen

Be sure to add your block to Jen's link up at the end of the month for your chance to win. The prizes will be for blocks linked up in October, November and December.  Prizes will be drawn in January. Good luck!

Featured Bloggers

There are several other bloggers featured this month - be sure to go and check out their blocks too.

Stephanie at Quilt'nParty

Becca at Pretty Piney Quilts

Alla at rainbows. bunnies. cupcakes.

Kathryn at Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio

Kathy at Kathy's Kwilts and More

Kris at Scrapdash

Joanne at Everybody Deserves a Quilt

and of course our designer, Jen at Patterns by Jen

TGIFF hostess this Friday


I'm also hosting the TGIFFriday link party this week - November 6. Come back on Friday to share your finish or to visit other blogs and see their finishes! You can find out more about the Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday here.

With Joy,

Sarah V.

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