Monday, August 1, 2022

August 2022 PBJ Monthly Color Challenge - Cinnamon

 August 2022 Patterns By Jen Monthly Color Challenge - Cinnamon

I hope you have enjoyed the first half of the year of quilt blocks shared with us from Patterns By Jen for the 2022 Monthly Color Challenge. There are a few things I have been able to squeeze time in for working on during those first 6 months. One of those will be featured in another post later this year. The others are my Monthly Color Challenge quilt blocks for this month, which is cinnamon, and November (stay tuned!) 

Bloggers were given the option to make a 6 inch block, 12 inch block, or both, which is the option I chose. The colors assigned to "cinnamon" varies greatly. They can be found in oranges, reds, and browns. This made choosing fabric a bit difficult. I was able to find a patterned line of fabric that had colors which met the needs for both challenge months I am blogging for this year. Yay!! 

Fat Cat from Windham Fabrics is that perfect fit. 

After a few years of struggling with the lighting in my house, I decided to purchase a light ring for getting true colors to show in my photos. It is nice to also get rid of pesky shadows. Below are three "progress" photos taken prior to the purchase of the ring. 


It is nice to have those shadows gone and the colors display as true as seen in the remaining photographs.

I love the fun and simple pattern of this block. Both the six and twelve in blocks went together quite fast. Using one of the directional fabrics makes the blocks even more interesting as I was able to play with various ways to assemble the finished flying geese units.

Jen tasked the bloggers with referencing their favorite quilt in the month's color. While this was no easy feat, I was able to choose a favorite pattern for some fabric I recently purchased that happen to meet the color scheme. The quilt pattern is another Patterns by Jen creation (I just love her patterns!) called Pinwheel Pivot. I chose to make the 22" x 42" table topper for our kitchen table that has been completed just in time for the upcoming change of seasons. This is where I was also able to capture photos displaying the color change in tricky lighting compared to using the light ring. Here are a few of my favorite photos:

The top is true to color using the light ring in the first two photos. While the quilting is more prominent on the bottom, the color is off, and everything is full of shadows.

The above three photos show progress on quilting, my first-time getting quilting completed using the stippling foot with a nice meander to show for the efforts. Figuring out the tension was key. Now to get that bigger machine for tackling those large projects sitting in my WIP stash.

The runner looks beautiful, and I am excited to display it on my dining room table this fall.

Take a look at my finished six- and twelve-inch blocks below. I think another table runner is in order using these and November's blocks. With having drawn up a pattern for a table runner, I think it would be good to make it. I'll post more about that with the November block!

I hope you'll head over to Patterns By Jen to get your block and join the fun!

Make sure you check out the other blogger's posts for even more quilty inspiration:

Patterns By Jen

Katie Mae Quilts

Anja Quilts

Textile Time Travels

Sunflower Stitcheries

I am going to spend some time in my garden and tackle finishing up a few surprises for future blog posts. Thank you for reading and keep on quilting!

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