June's block is beginner friendly from instruction through construction. Jen of Patterns By Jen has, once again, made a perfect pairing with block choice, colors, and food. To get your free block with instructions and "how-to" video, head over to her blog any time this month! After the end of the month, you can get this and past month's blocks for a small $1 fee in her Payhip Shop, plus find past years challenge blocks and her quilt patterns. So much quilty goodness is there.
There's always something satisfying when chain piecing - especially when making flying geese units.
The 12" block completed:
The 6" block completed:
Both blocks - aren't they just great?!
For the couple of months I am participating this year, I carefully chose my blocks based on color so I could later make them into a fall table runner. Each month I have made the 6" and 12" blocks. They compliment each other nicely and will adorn my kitchen table come fall.
The background fabric will be the smaller floral print, backing the larger floral, and the stripes will be the binding for a bit of flare.
You'll have to come back later this year to see that runner in use with a fresh pan of pumpkin bars adorning its top. Here is a link to my go-to recipe: Pumpkin Bars
Of course, I just couldn't wait for the table runner to be completed, so we have fresh baked pumpkin bars for dessert tonight!
Please head over to the other bloggers' and see what they created for their June blocks and pumpkins:
Jen - Patterns By Jen
Wendy - Pieceful Thoughts
Crystal - Daybrook Designs
Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries
Andi - True Blue Quilts
Patti - Patti's Patchwork
Ashli - Quilt 2 End ALZ
Joanne - Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Let's take the time to give a final "Thank You" to our second quarter sponsors.
Daybrook Designs - 2 PDF Patterns
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True Blue Quilts - Book: Monochromatic Quilts Amazing Variety*
For The Love of Geese - PDF Pattern
Bea Quilter - PDF Pattern
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio - Goodie Bag*
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The final link-up for this quarter will open at Patterns By Jen later this month.
With that, keep quilting, take breaks as needed, and maybe enjoy your favorite pumpkin treat just because.
I just have to share this second very delicious recipe that our family loves. Please note that for all recipes I share you can substitute your own frozen or home canned pumpkin (fully baked before freezing is what I do) in 1cup equivalents to every 8 ounces. If you have an extra ounce, it just adds flavor and moisture to what is being baked. Anyway...Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies for more baking pleasure. Enjoy!