It's time to reveal my 2021 Color Challenge project!
Not only did we get awesome quilt block patterns, there were quarterly door prizes provided by some wonderful sponsors, we learned a lot about a nice variety of fruits and vegetables, and we even shared some delicious recipes.
All in all, it was a wonderful year!
Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find links to some of the other bloggers who are sharing their finished projects today.
For the past three years I sewed two blocks each month and created two quilts from those blocks. In case you missed them here are the 2019 quilts and the 2020 quilts
I went a little rogue with my project this year and am quite happy with my choice.
I still made two blocks each month, but this year I made one 12" block and one 6" block. The 2021 theme was fruits and vegetables.
All of my 12" blocks were made using one consistent fabric (bright green) and one fabric that had the featured fruit or vegetable in it. There were a couple of months that I couldn't decide which fabric to use, so I made two 12" blocks that month. That was fun!
My 6" blocks were made using Mosaic Masterpiece by Cheryl Lynch.
The mug rugs are all backed with the consistent green fabric used in the placemats so they work well with the placemats. Like the placemats, I made a couple of extra mug rugs and am that I did. As you can see, there are a few mug rugs that do not include the Mosaic fabric. When I started the project, I had a fat quarter bundle of the fabrics shown above. For some of the months I didn't have the right color, so I didn't use it. In those cases, I used the light mosaic fabric instead, and substituted a solid (or one that reads solid) fabric to correspond to that month's color.
The mug rugs were not bound. Instead, I stitched a 1/4" all around them to give the appearance of a binding.
Joanne, I love the placemats and mug rugs. The placemats were a great idea, especially with the fruit and veggie fabrics you used for this challenge. Inspiring as always!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the blog so well and I hope you have something new for me to study.ReplyDelete