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Monthly Colour Challenge 2021 – August

What is this year long plan?

The 2021 Monthly Color Challenge is in it’s fourth year, and I am excited to be making these blocks. This year we’re getting our inspiration from Fruits and Veggies.

Each month there is a change in colour and a new block. You can see all the colours to come this year at this post on Jen’s blog. Jen also shares all the info on what you need and you can choose to sign up to receive the block sent straight to your inbox.

My block for August

Here’s my block for August, the colour for this month is Tan for Mushrooms.

I have planned a consistent background of the dark charcoal grey and will be adding the feature colour color. There are a plethora of scraps in my studio so I have vowed to sew from them if I possibly can. This gorgeous lime was leftover from a recent quilt project.

I have been trying to add in the fruit or veg in the pics with the blocks and we usually have mushrooms in the fridge.

So, if you are keen to sew along with us this year, there’s a layout design for you at the end of the year, head over to Jen’s blog and join in. The blocks are free for the release month, and you can have them sent to your inbox.

Oh and each block comes with a How To video right in the instructions. That’s pretty handy.

My Tip to you.

Take your time with sewing and pressing your flying geese blocks, your points will be much neater. Also use a leader and ender to help you with starting the sewing in the corners, the seam will be more consistent.

Recipe fun…

Mushrooms, they really don’t need much more than some butter and a frypan. I have a lad who will appear beside me in the kitchen if I am frying mushrooms for dinner. He is making sure there is enough for him to enjoy as well.

So basically, melt the butter in the frypan, while it’s melting slice your mushrooms and then add to the pan, toss them through the butter (hint – don’t skimp on the butter). Then fry until you are happy with the result, we like them quite well cooked, starting to brown.

Enjoy these mushrooms with toast, on top of potatos, with bacon… everything is improved with bacon.

Want to join in? It’s not too late.

August Blogs for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

Visit the August Colour Challenge bloggers for inspiration and maybe a yummy recipe!

Jen – Pattern by Jen

Anja – Anja’s Quilts

Sandra – Utah Quilt Appraiser

Patti – Patti’s Patchwork

Ashli – Quilt2endalz

Andi – True Blue Quilts

Crystal – DayBrook Designs

Kate – Katie Mae Quilts

Sponsors are listed below

There’s a new group of sponsors! The Monthly Color Challenge has a great group of sponsors who have given generously to make this year an amazing year for you. Winners are chosen quarterly.

To enter you simply add your block to the Link Up at the end of each month, on Jen’s blog. One entry per quilter

Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio – Goodie Bag*
Bea Quilter – PDF pattern
Faith and Fabric – $25 Gift Certificate to Faith and Fabric
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting – PDF pattern
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

Those marked with * are for US residents only. Prize laws vary throughout different countries.

Happy Sewing, and if you want to make the blocks head to Jen’s bog for the link to purchase the earlier months.


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