Today is the premier of Block #7 for the Monthly Block Challenge by Patterns by Jen. As are all the blocks in Jen’s challenge, they are based on a bird. This month’s bird was the robin and the color is rust.
So many of us wait for robins as the first sign of spring (at list in the northern states). I have always loved that robin blue egg but was saddened and surprised to find that squirrels go after them. I guess I never knew squirrels went after eggs!
The block is easy and the directions are fabulous. I had a lack of choices in colors, so I am definitely on the redder side of rust with my colors, but that is the way it goes sometimes. I am looking forward to laying them all out.
I jumped over to Electric Quilt and put in photos of my blocks. The border is Aura by Mister Domestic. It’s rather fun with this fabric, although I will also look for a more juvenile or geometric print. This kind of quilt often is donated, so I like to keep that in mind. I did like the gray and red with the blocks last year, but maybe something else will cross my mind as we get closer.
For fun, I put it on the background fabric I used a few weeks ago. I love that the touch of coral in the fabric is perfect with this block. Jen has the instructions, so be sure to visit her site. There are other bloggers, too, blogging on the first, so check them out.
Patterns by Jen (Get the pattern here)
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Create with Claudia
Kathleen McMusing ==>you are here
Steph Jacobson Designs
Textile Time Travels
Quilty Creations by Fawn
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:
Partners in Design Announcement (7/7)
Pattern Release (TBD)
Tips and Tutorials (7/22)