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2019 Monthly Color Challenge Blog Hops

January 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

Welcome! I’m glad you stopped by. I was lucky enough to join Jen from PBJ (Patterns by Jen) for her Monthly Color Challenge for 2019 for numerous months. Each month 6 different bloggers will be making the block of the month and January is one of months I joined.

The color for January is the green from the flower Bells of Ireland.

Honestly, I thought I would have to go shopping for greens but I was suprised when I looked through my stash and scraps. When I first signed up I knew I wanted to end up with a scrappy rainbow quilt using bits that I fussy cut for my little girl. However I’m not really a scrappy type so I’ve upped my personal ante to two blocks of each. The first will be scrappy like I first thought of. The second will not be scrappy and it will not end up as a quilt. LOL Makes perfect sense right? 😉 Rather, the second blocks of each month I will turn into individual projects like placemats, wall hangings, tote bags, etc. So that’s my plan.

For January the bloggers making a green block include:
Our wonderful host Jen of Patterns by Jen
Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Sarah of The Quilted Diary
Cinzia of Raconteur
Judit of Quiltfox Design
and myself, Melody of Two Maker Chicks (pssst – you’re already here so no need to link-LOL)

Now, in order to get the block pattern, you MUST go to Jen’s website for it.
Without further ado, here’s my scrappy block for January.

Now I know the background color in my center block is pink, but I couldn’t resist that cute green frog right there in the middle! He even has a flower in his mouth! 🙂 The quilt made from these scrappy blocks will be for my little girl after all. The rest of the fabrics I used all came from my scrap bins.

I’d like to say that once I end up with a piece of fabric that’s smaller than a FQ that I cut it up, but I’ll be real with you – there’s no way I’d keep up. LOL! (Nor is it, nor will it ever be on my resolutions to try to keep up) However, when I do think about it AND have time, I cut fabric bits into squares that measure 2″, 2.5″, 5″, 6″ and 10″ along with bricks and strips. Then they are sorted into various plastic containers.

And here’s my not-scrappy block for January. Fried green tomatoes anyone? My plan for this block will be to turn it into a placemat of sorts for myself for in the kitchen. I’ll share more about that once I actually do it because I do have a plan for something a bit more than a typical placemat. 😉

When I signed up for this hop, I totally forgot about a bundle of assorted green fabrics I purchased from a destash sale on Instagram. That’s where both of these prints came from. So, unfortunately, there was no “need” for me to go fabric shopping (this time).

Are you going to be joining in and sewing the blocks? Towards the end of each month, Jen will be having a linkup for everyone to share their blocks. However, I’d like to know if you are going to be sewing them up if you plan on doing scrappy or not?

I’m linking up with:
Kelly for her Needle and Thread Thursday party
Susan with her Midweek Makers party
Jennifer with her Wednesday Wait Loss party
Brooke with her WIPs party
Myra with her Finished or Not Friday party

19 thoughts on “January 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

  1. I love the frog! I did the challenge last year and it was great fun. I have some 30’s reproduction fabrics in pastel colors that I plan on using this year.

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing how yours turns out. I purchased a stack of coordinating pastel 30’s fabric that’s just been sitting there because I don’t know what to do with it. Originally I was thinking of using it, but then changed my mind. Those fabrics are out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to push myself a bit so I bought them. Now they’re just collecting dust.

    1. Thanks Dawny! Are you going to be making the blocks again this year? I really like the way your 2018 December block turned out.

  2. What fun blocks! I’m with you when it comes to cutting down small pieces of left over fabric. I have good intentions, but it doesn’t always happen. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Joanne 🙂 LOLOL Yea, it’s so much easier to talk about keeping craft supplies organized than it is to actually do it for me. Right now I think I have 2 large (about 2’x2′ sq) boxes and a large desk drawer stuffed full of scraps that need something done with. I stuff more into the drawer quicker than I cut or use them. Maybe one day. 😉 Happy New Year to you too!

    1. Yay! What an awesome Christmas present! My hubby takes our little girl to Walmart and let’s her pick out their fat quarters for presents for me. LOLOL Thanks! That frog was just too cute to pass up.

    1. Thanks Kathy 🙂 It’s so exciting to be making these blocks with such a great group of women like yourself. Looking forward to seeing your blocks!

  3. The yellow ruler is called ‘Add a Quarter’ ruler by CM Designs. I have it in two lengths 6” which is perfect for miniatures and 12”. there is also an add an eighth ruler. When working with miniatures I use both the add a quarter and the add an eighth ….. great purchase well worth every cent.
    btw how do you set up your blog with replies possible after each comment?

    1. Thanks Cinzia! I’m going to put those rulers on my wishlist. As far as the blog replies, I don’t know if blogspot has the capability to or not as I know nothing about it. I’m using wordpress and here it’s called “nested (or nesting) comments”. Jen might know if it’s possible for those of you using blogger.

    1. Hi Jennifer 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and thank you! I’m a fabric horder and don’t like throwing away scraps so I try to use every last bit.

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