Monday, October 1, 2018

2018 Monthly Color Challenge - October is Blue Violet

I'm excited about October's color - Blue Violet.  It's not as edgy as Red - Violet that was featured in September.  In case you missed them, be sure to check out my red-violet blocks.   

Anyway back to Blue Violet (it's one of those days when I digress on every topic!)   I was surprised I didn't have much Blue Violet in my stash.... I'm going to need to work on that. :)   I ended up purchasing a few quarter yard cuts of blenders to fill in what I was missing.   I'm noticing that my stash has a lot of medium to dark fabrics and not very much in the light and light-medium range.  I guess I'm not much of a pastel person! 

If you are finding this blog post for the first time and aren't sure what we are talking about .... To get all the scoop, be sure to check out Jen's post.

I'm using Jen's pattern (available on her blog - see link below) and made both the 12" and 6" block this month.   I love how subtle the block is - it's very soothing! 

With only 2 more blocks to make, I've started working on my final quilts.   I can't wait to share them with you.  Stayed tuned to social media for some sneak peaks :) 

I can't wait to see what your block looks like.  On Jen's blog you have an opportunity to share your blue violet block or anything made with blue violet from October 21 to 31 to be eligible for prizes.  

And speaking of prizes, the sponsor for this month is Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics who are giving away a $25 gift certificate!  I love hand dyed fabrics - don't you? 

Also be sure to visit the other bloggers who are participating this month.  It's so much fun to see what fabrics everyone has selected and how different the same block looks with different fabric choices!

Jen Shaffer of Patterns By Jen
Jen Strauser of Dizzy Quilter
Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting
Jen Rosin of A Dream and A Stitch
Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon Quilting

And if you are playing along with us, make sure to use #2018monthlycolorchallenge on social media! And speaking of social media, be sure to follow me on IG: @Masterpiecequilting and Masterpiece Quilting on FB for sneak peaks and updates!


  1. Great expression of Blue-Violet in your blocks!!!

  2. Love the design of the blue violet block and the colors.