The dog days of summer are definitely orange and brown. Jen nailed it when she told us to find Cinnamon fabric for our August Monthly Color Challenge.
As I dug into my stash for cinnamon fabric, I thought about the familiar taste and smell of this spice. Cinnamon usually calls to mind breakfast treats or holiday baking, but I love using it in a dry rub when I make pork carnitas. This is a great slow cooker meal, which means I can spend more time in the quilting studio and less time in the kitchen!
Here are my fabric choices:
Cinnamon Quilt Blocks
Our August blocks feature flying geese. Using the four-at-a-time method, you always find a heart in the middle of the process. It just makes me happy!
Back in whenever, I shared some tips for trimming your flying geese blocks. What is your favorite method for this task? Do you use a specialty ruler? The four-at-a-time method always seems a bit like magic since I usually cut squares and rectangles to make flying geese.
Of course, if you want perfect points, I recommend paper piecing. In fact, I put flying geese on point and use an FPP for great results in my Directions quilt. Directions made its debut last year (you can read all about it in this blog post) and then find the pattern here.
I made the block in the 12 inch size, then followed my usual format of reversing the color placement for the smaller 6 inch blocks. Which version do you like best?
More Cinnamon Fabric Inspiration
Please visit our other Monthly Color Challenge bloggers and get inspired from their fabric choices.
Jen at Patterns by Jen
Kate at Katie Mae Quilts
Anja at Anja Quilts
Fawn at Quilty Creations by Fawn
Sandra at Textile Time Travels
Raylee at Sunflower Stitcheries
Leave a comment and tell me how often you use orange and/or brown in your quilts.