Monday, November 30, 2020

Monthly color challenge December 2020

I can't believe it is already December.  I had so many plans this year.  Oh well.  There is always next year.   This monthly blog hop is hosted by Jen @

This month's color is red. It is inspired by the cardinal.

This block goes together very fast.

Some tips:

One think I did with this block that I wish I had done with the others  is starch the fabric.  By searching, the fabric is a lot crisper and behaves much better.   I usually use best press or the good old Niagra.    I cut the amount of fabric I needed and starched that.  It cut easier and straighter. 

Another thing I did was do as many steps as I could before going back to the cutting board for trimming and before pressing. 

Pinning.  Don't be afraid to stick a pin in to  help hold some of the pieces. 

Doing these steps made my blocks look a whole lot nicer. 

To get your free block pattern, please visit Jen at

A very special thank you to our sponsors during this color challenge. 

The sponsors this quarter are:

Patterns by Jen  2 different prizes:  1 pdf pattern 1 spool of Superior so fine 50 wt thread,

Island Batik - 3 1/2 yards assorted fabrics.  I love their batiks.   They are awesome to work with. 

Quilters  Dream - a 60x60 Dream blend which is 70% cotton 30% poly.   The poly gives it a bit of a poof. 

For the Love of Geese - pdf pattern

P&B Textiles -  fabric Bundle of over 60 fat quarters

Said with Love - pdf pattern

Warm Company -  warm and plush batting 45 x 60

Be sure to visit these other bloggers:

Now I am off to finish the months that I did not do.   Hopefully I will have a finished quilt soon, or maybe 3, as I have been doing with the light background, the white and the black.  

Happy Sewing and/or Quilting!!!!!!!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips. Love the idea of pinning in the middle of a block to keep things more stable. I had a little trouble with that on this one. Great job!