Friday, April 24, 2020

April Monthly Color Challenge

The bird for April's Monthly Color Challenge is the Purple Honeycreeper - I love that name! This post is linked to Patterns by Jen Color Challenge 2020.

Jen created this pretty Square in a Square pattern which you can download (free only for the month of April) right here. All of the patterns are for 12-1/2 inch blocks, so at the end of the year I should have a nice sized quilt.

I used part of my Kate Spain Honey Honey collection from stash. I really like this block pattern and would like to see it as a quilt.

Re-done January and February blocks

I don't know about you, but sometimes I make a quilty decision that I regret down the road. You might recall I decided to make the January and February blocks 8-1/2 inches instead of 12-1/2 inches, in order to accommodate the size of my scraps. You may read about that decision here. Then I forgot to do that for the March block. I didn't want to redo the March block, so I added borders to bring the two previous blocks up to 12-1/2 inches, and that riveting post is here. Although I liked my do-over blocks, every time I looked at them they just didn't look quite right to me, and it finally drove me crazy enough to remake the blocks again! It's all good though, because I can still use the smaller blocks as part of the backing.

Be sure to go check out all the lovely birdie blocks here!


  1. Love the dots with the purples. Great block!

  2. Linda, your block is beautiful! I love that Kate Spain fabric line - I had a bunch of it at one time, and have used it all up. Wish I had more! I need to work on my color challenge block, too - almost forgot about it!

  3. anything you do is so prett y - love that february block the best.

    1. Thanks Sandy! I like that February block too. :)

  4. Those blues! I love that you are matching quilts to beautiful birds.

  5. Love this beautiful block Linda! I would've had to redo the other blocks too. I like to think I can live with things but then they nag away until I put them right!! Hope you are keeping well! Christine xx

  6. Hi Linda beautiful blocks,love the colours,well done on your beautiful work xx

  7. Oh what pretty blues, Linda and I love that block too. As you know, I'm always second guessing myself. But in this case, bigger is better. Like you say, after a year you will have a plentiful quilt size. What a gorgeous colour that bird is too.


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