Quilt reveal 2021 Monthly Color Challenge
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Quilt Reveal – 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

It is time for the full Quilt Reveal – 2021 Monthly Color Challenge!  What a fantastic journey it has been over the past 12 months as we looked at color through the eyes of food, thanks to Patterns by Jen, who designed the quilt.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge Logo

Here is a refresher on the colors and themes, with links to each of my monthly posts.

Jan – Purple (Eggplant)                                Feb – Bright Yellow (Lemon)                       Mar – Red Orange (Yam)

April – Red (Cherries)                                   May – Brown (Potato)                                   June – Orange (Pumpkin)

July – Green (Lime)                                      Aug – Tan (Mushroom)                                  Sep – Soft Yellow (Pineapple)

Oct – Pink (Grapefruit)                                Nov – Blue (Blueberries)                                Dec – Olive (Green Olives)

monthly color challenge blocks

Putting it Together

I love sampler quilts, as I have shared on my YouTube channel here and here.  One of the benefits of projects like this is the mystery aspect. You get instructions for one block at a time so it is easy to squeeze in between other deadline projects. And, samplers by nature tend to be scrappy, so I can dive deep into my stash and dream up fun fabric combinations. Plus, the focus on just one color each month feeds my obsession with monochromatic color palettes. There is so much to love about the Monthly Color Challenge!

Once all the blocks are made it is time to think about sashing and borders. Jen shared a fun layout with strip sets and nine-patch cornerstones. Since I was going to a evening quilting session, I quickly cut the strips and was ready to sew.

2021 Monthly Color Challenge sashing

Thank you Island Batik…fun blue florals along with grey from the solids line worked like a charm!

Quilt Reveal – 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

And here she is, my 2021 Foodie Color Quilt!

Quilt reveal 2021 Monthly Color Challenge

These are the 12″ blocks. You may remember that I have been making the 6″ blocks as well. As I was gathering supplies for the big finish, I realized I got lazy one month and only made the large block. So, I have to pull fabrics and make one more set of blocks for the smaller quilt.

Small 2021 Monthly Color blocks

Then I can play with the layout, because that one will be completely different. I plan to use a simple pantograph when I quilt both versions. After the quilting and binding is finished, I will donate these bright and cheerful quilts to a local assisted living facility.

I mentioned Treasure House as the recipient of my Travelling Puzzle quilt back in June, and I want to donate a quilt for every resident. I’d better get busy…there are 29 people living there!!!

More Color Challenge Quilts

There have been many other bloggers joining this challenge each month, and it will be exciting to see their finishes!

Crystal shares her version here. 

So tell me, which block and/or color was your favorite in 2021? Share in the comments below.


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