Sunday, August 1, 2021

2021 Color Challenge - August Pattern -Mushroom

 Cool new Geese block for the August Color Challenge.

For the 3rd year, I'm joining in on a fun project run by Jen of PBJ, Patterns By Jen; her awesome free mystery quilt - the 2021 Monthly Color ChallengeAugust pattern link. Pattern is free during August.

This year the inspiration is healthy fruits and vegetables. August's pallette is supposed to be the standard tan Mushrooms. However, I'm taking my color cues from the more unusual orange mushroom to match my prior blocks. 

There are some really cool orange mushrooms - look at this collage of them from The Nature Treasure Hunt.

Jen provides great instructions for each monthly free pattern and gets fab sponsors/prizes too (see more below). Join in by posting a picture of your block at her link-up (see pattern link above).

August's Geese again features the quick & easy way to create a flock of flying geese but I wanted to do a scrappier version so I modified the pattern and used 2 fabrics (triangles instead of a large square) for my geese. 

Next step is to draw sewing/cutting lines on the background squares. I use a special ruler to mark all the lines. 

Next place the small squares on the large and sew on the lines on both sides of the center lines.

Next cut apart on the center lines (unsewn lines) and press out. Add another small square to the 2 new units.

Cut again on the center lines and voila, 4 easy Flying Geese units. Pair each goose with a rectangle and then join these sets together for a cool new block.

Here's why I wanted to use 2 different geese fabrics - to coordinate with the blocks I made in the previous Color Challenges. I think they will make a fun little quilt!

Please visit the other quilters making this month's block to see their cool blocks and some mushroom recipes too. 

August Bloggers

Anja - Anja Quilts

Sandra - Textile Time Travels

Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Andi - True Blue Quilts

Crystal - Daybrook Designs

Patti - Patti's Patchwork

Ashli - Quilt 2 End Alz

Kate - Katie Mae Quilts



Bea Quilter - PDF pattern

Faith and Fabric - $25 Gift Certificate to Faith and Fabric

Carole Lyle Shaw - $50 gift certificate to your choice of shop

Cherrywood Fabrics - Mini Monty (fabric bundle)*

Benartex - Fat Quarter Bundle*

Quilters Dream Batting - 60" square Dream Cotton*

The Warm Co - 90 x 60 Soft and Bright Needled Polyester*

Appliques Quilts and More - $10 Gift certificate

Said with Love - PDF pattern

Daybrook Designs - 2 winners, PDF pattern to each

Patterns By Jen - PDF pattern


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