To learn more about the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Patterns by Jen, be sure to check out Jen's post
In January we are celebrating the color RED!
Jen's free block use two shades - light red and dark red. I selected two Island Batik fabrics from my stash that have a nice contrast between them. While each of these fabrics have a distinct printed pattern (spoons & forks / cherries), it's interesting to see how the spoon & forks pattern disappears in the finished block but the cherry pattern remains.
Next I got all my pieces cut out, organized and ready to stitch.
The blocks went together very quickly - so I decided to make one in each size... 12" and 6"
And just as I was finishing up, some fluffy snowflakes started to fall so I ran outside to photograph the blocks on the patio.
I can't wait to see what your block look like. On Jen's blog you have an opportunity to share your red block or anything made with red from January 24 - 31 to be eligible for prizes. And speaking of prizes, the sponsor for this month is: Northcott Fabrics who is providing this bundle of 2-1/2" precut strips.
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