2020 Monthly Color Challenge – June

This is my second year joining in on the Monthly Color Blocks with Jen form Patterns by Jen. I always enjoy her blocks, something a little different in each one. This month’s block is fun, as it combines two blocks that are often combined in quilts, but not in a block that I can think of.

Jesse Achtenberg U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Public domain

This bird may be one of my new favorites. In the Wikipedia article, there were two things that caught my attention. The first was how desirable these birds are in the garden as they love to eat bugs. The second is that they have a place in Iroquois mysticism and are said to ward off the icy power of Sawiskera, or Flint, the spirit of winter. Their call does something miraculous – it causes winter to flee and the ice to melt. Now, that is help I would welcome most any winter!

These are simple pieces and a simple block. I love the blue and the way this turned out. So many times I think that it will be too dull with the same fabric line, but then something electric happens and it looks terrific. I hope you enjoy your block and this first day of June.

Remember to look at the other hosts too:

June Bloggers
Fawn – Quilty Creations By Fawn
Kate – Katie Mae Quilts
Terri – Purple Moose Designs
Joanne – Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Jen – Patterns by Jen

The sponsors for Quarter 2 prizes are awesome….
so get your blocks finished and link up at the end of the month!
Quilters Chic – PDF Pattern
For The Love of Geese – PDF Pattern
Said With Love – PDF Pattern
Island Batik – Garden Party Fat Quarter Bundle
Patterns By Jen –  PDF pattern and Superior Thread S – Fine 50
Quilter Dream Batting – Dream Poly 60″ x 60″
Cherrywood Fabrics – Two $40 gift certificates
Warm Company –  100 Warm – 100% Natural Cotton 55″ x 60″

Once again, when the linkup opens, my photo above will take you to the blogpost with the link. Until then, happy sewing.

Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorial (6/22)
Stitching Sunshine Hop (6/25)

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