Midsummer here, halfway through the year. Let’s refresh and reset with some lime green quilt blocks! Lime green is the color for July’s installment of the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge. You can find all the program details at Patterns By Jen – she has designed 12 wonderful blocks and lined up some amazing prize packages.
Lime Green Quilt Blocks
This month we are starting small. Yes, those squares are LESS THAN AN INCH. Quilters can be crazy! My tip for you is to read through the whole pattern, and make sure you understand the units you are making and how they go together.
I took a quick glance at the diagram and thought, oh I know how the signature blocks will turn out. And this is what happened. I put the small corners with the large squares. oops! A quick session with my seam ripper had me back on track, doing things the right way.
Want to peek at the tools I keep in my sewing room? Check out this blog post for a behind-the-scenes look.
Have you ever worked with stripes? They can get a bit crazy as you can see from one of my blocks. I was not consistent with which direction the stripes lay so you may get dizzy if you stare too long. In the other block, I was careful to keep the fabric oriented the same way for every unit, so the overall effect is a little calmer.
Again, but larger
The Monthly Color Challenge offers you a choice in block size – 12″ or 6″. Being a Libra, I have to try both options! Luckily, I have a full bin of green fabrics so it was a pleasure to dive in and find another color combination for the larger lime green quilt block.
You could win some fabric!
I’d really like to reduce my stash, so I am offering the remnants of these green fabrics to a lucky blog reader! Please comment below with the percentage of green in your stash. For me, I’d say green is around 10 percent, with patriotics (red, white and blue) making up the largest amount in my fabric bins. Contest is open from July 1 -20, 2021.
Lime Green Summer Drinks
I loooove a good margarita! I learned this quick and easy recipe decades ago…the only trick now is finding the Limeade. The small frozen cans might be a specialty item, although a google search says Safeway carries them.
Ingredients: small can frozen Limeade concentrate, same amount light beer, same amount tequila
Mix all ingredients in a blender with ice cubes. Serve and enjoy! Don’t forget to assign a designated driver 😉
More Green Goodness
Please visit the other Monthly Color Challenge bloggers. They have beautiful quilt blocks ready to inspire your creations.
Jen at Patterns by Jen
Kate at KatieMaeQuilts
Brenda at Songbird Designs
Lisa at Love to Color My World
Raylee at Sunflower Stitcheries
Crystal at Daybrook Designs
Patti at Patti’s Patchwork
Anne at Said With Love
Ashli at Quilt 2 End ALZ
Jen has arranged for a terrific selection of quarterly prizes. Please thank our sponsors for their generosity. Be sure to enter the monthly round ups on Jen’s blog for your chance to win.