Monday, April 1, 2019

April - 2019 Color Challenge

It's the beginning of the month and that means it's time for the new 2019 Monthly Color Challenge. 

For this month's block pattern and instructions, head over to Jen's Blog - Patterns by Jen 

April - Glory of the Snow

This is such a beautiful flower and having it as the April flower is absolutely perfect!

According to The Flower Expert, Glory of the Snow is so-named because in some climates it blooms early enough that it pokes its little bright blue flowers right out of the snow. What a welcome beauty after a long cold and snowy winter!

Not only does Glory of the Snow provide a wonderful sneak peek of the upcoming Spring when it pokes through the snow, it provides wonderful color in rock gardens, raised bed, or under shrubs and trees. 

I can't help but feel that the appearance of this flower each Spring is much like the making and giving of a quilt. 

You know that the flower will return every Spring, but you often forget just how beautiful it is until you see it. When you tell someone you're making a quilt for them, they know what a quilt is but they often have no idea of how beautiful it will be and how much love and time will have gone into its making. 

Even the quiltmaker is often surprised at the final beauty of a quilt; and just like the wonderful feeling of seeing those bright blue petals that signify the end of winter, handing over a quilt and watching the reaction of the recipient makes the process worth it.  

I am not yet sure of what I will do with this quilt when it's complete, but I know that I've enjoyed the process and hope that the recipient feels the same way. 

Here are my fabrics - a solid light blue from my stash and a fat quarter of royal Starlet by Blank Quilting. (This looks very similar to last month fabric, but it is different.)

My units are sewn and ready to be assembled into a block!

Remember that I'm making two blocks. I'm switching the placement of the light and dark fabrics in the second blocks. 

The completed block!

I like this block too and am really liking the Starlet fabric in this version. 

Here they are, side by side.

Check out other bloggers who made blocks this month, and be sure to come back next month to see what we create. 

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