2022 Monthly Color challenge – May
What is this year long plan?
The Monthly Color Challenge is in it’s fifth year, and I am excited to join in again for 2022. This year we’re getting our colour inspiration from Spices.
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 may Block
I have planned a consistent background of the white for this year’s quilt 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 one has a blue floral that I think I had just enough of. Who knew there were so many ways with a flying geese block.
African Blue Basil – Basil I have heard of and used, African Blue Basil had me on google… here’s what I found.
African blue basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum ‘Dark Opal’) is a hybrid basil variety, a cross between camphor basil and dark opal basil. It is one of a few types of basil that are perennial. African blue basil plants are sterile, unable to produce seeds of their own, and can only be propagated by cuttings.
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.
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Join in the fun of a block a month and a quilt at the end of the year. Join me for a Finish Along and get your quilt completed.
If you are not sure of the process of making your quilt, I invite you to join our Finishing School for a series of tutorials, taking blocks to a completed quilt.
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Quilt Colour fun…
This Sunflower Welcome Banner hangs on my front door and I love the cheery 3D flower when I come home. Make your own to welcome guests.
Sunflower Welcome Banner pattern
may Blogs for the 2022 Monthly Color Challenge
Visit the May Colour Challenge bloggers for inspiration and see the other quilts they have made using this month’s colour.
Jen – Patterns by Jen
Anya – Anya Quilts
Sandy – Sandy Star Designs
Andi – True Blue Quilts
Happy Sewing, and if you want to make the blocks head to Jen’s bog for the link to purchase the earlier months.