Subtitle: Monthly Color Challenge, November 2020
You see, I had this fabulous flamingo print that I wanted to feature. I had a plan. Those flamingos were gonna pop up all over the sampler blocks. And they are destined to play a starring role in the overall setting I have chosen for putting the blocks together.
Bought this particular flamingo print eons ago. And I used it to make a square dancing outfit. (Because square dance outfits can be extra like that.) Even entered that flamingo outfit into the county fair. (Because I am crazy in chasing after blue ribbons, and you won't win any if you don't enter. So I enter lots of things.)
|Yep, won that Blue Ribbon|
So, these flamingos did not end up appearing in August's pink block. I used a different flamingo print... And I feel kinda bad about it.
Which might have been why I used the flamingo fabric in November's block. Color: BUFF. Bird inspiration: buff-breasted sandpiper.
How, you ask? Well, with fussy-cutting, of course. Although the prescribed pieces in November's block could not be cut cleanly from just the background of my flamingo print, I was able to piece delicate 4-patch sections, showing faint palm trees and clouds against a creamy sky background. If you read my previous review of this year's blocks, I have already used fussy-cutting in January and May to get the colors I wanted in each block. Just one way to make my existing fabric stash work--I consider this the challenge part of Monthly Color Challenge.
And paired with another metallic (a sub-theme for me this year).
|November Monthly Color Challenge: buff|
Thanks for visiting! Be sure and go check out the other bloggers who are showing off their November blocks.
Stephanie of Quilt'n Party
Becca of Pretty Piney
Sarah of Sew Joy Creations
Alla of rainbows. bunnies. cupcakes (that's me!)
Kathryn of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Kathy of Kathy's Kwilts and More
Kris of Scrap Dash
Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt
And did you know there are SPONSORS? Link up your block at the end of the month (to Jen's linky party) and you might win something from one of these generous donors (these are the 4th quarter sponsors--prizes will be awarded in January 2021)
Go get this month's pattern directly from Jen--it's free until the end of November.