MCC – August: Block 8 ~Mushroom

Copyright 2021 DayBrook Designs, Crystal Drummond.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge ~ Patterns by Jen

Yeah! It is month 8 the 4th annual MONTHLY COLOR CHALLENGE hosted by Jen Shaffer ~ Patterns by Jen. Each month Jen releases a FREE PATTERN for a new MYSTERY BLOCK in 6″ and 12″ sizes. Throughout 2021, twenty-seven blog hosts will be featuring their favorite fabrics to inspire your quilting journey. Checkout the intro post (here).

Now, let’s get creative with the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge. This year’s theme is “fruits and vegetables” and a healthy start to a new year. So, this month we are focusing on … MUSHROOMS.

First, be sure to checkout Patterns by Jen to download the pattern. It is FREE for the featured month, then it will be available for purchase for $1.

What fun it is to search one’s scrap stash to find fantastic fabrics perfect for a block project! Too bad these are merely scraps, otherwise, we would definitely sew an entire quilt out of these fantastic prints.

This month’s block came together so quickly. The simple Flying Geese design is wonderful for drawing attention to your favorite prints or solids. We intentionally changed the direction of the lines with the background fabric based on location.

This quick 30-minute block is a great stashbuster. Each section could easily be made of different fabrics.

Looking for inspiration for this block? Checkout these wonderful quilters sharing their favorite fabrics:

August Bloggers

Jen – Patterns by Jen

Anja – Anja Quilts

Sandra – Textile Time Travels

Raylee – Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Andi – True Blue Quilts

Crystal – Daybrook Designs

Patti – Patti’s Patchwork

Ashli – Quilt 2 End Alz

Kate – Katie Mae Quilts

Now that you have sewn your block, are you ready to ENTER TO WIN PRIZES?!

BONUS ~ Jen has coordinated with fantastic sponsors to provide you with an opportunity to WIN PRIZES! How do you enter for a chance to win a prize? Go to Patterns by Jen, then enter a picture of your completed block into the Link Up party that will be hosted on her blog the last week of each month.

Did you see all the incredible sponsors for the quilt along? Check it out! LINK

Now, let’s surf the internet and be inspired by other quilters’ August blocks.

Mark your calendars! Let’s meet back here on September 1st!

Happy Sewing! Crystal Drummond

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