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2020 Monthly Color Challenge




Welcome to 2020!


Today begins Jen's new challenge! I finished up my 2019 Monthly Color Challenge in December, but it is yet to be quilted. Click here to see my flimsy.


This years inspirational theme is birds. I love learning new facts, so I'm excited to research birdies along the way. Speaking of... January is a Finch.






When I first saw the color was yellow I expected a canary. Yet in reading about finches, I found out canary is a type of a finch. Who knew?




For those who might question if you're talented enough for Jen's challenge, her in step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow. She also provides detailed diagrams for those who are visual learners.


When I made January's block I was in the middle of another project using gray thread. It was a mistake to not take extra time and change it out. Hopefully once I finish the quilt it won't be noticeable.


I was really happy with my scrap fabric finds. The yellow plaid squares were already cut. They are leftovers from a quilt my grandmother made. I think the four patches mimicked the plaid. If it wasn't for the thread, I would be really happy with my block!


Just a tip: Even if it will take an extra 10 minutes or so to make a project and the thread is a little dark, take the time to change it out. You'll be glad you did!


Several companies are sponsoring and doing a give away to a lucky 2020 Monthly Challenge participant. The first quarter prizes are from the following:

Click on the icon to be re-directed to the company pages.

Check out theses January blogs:


Click on the icon below for Jen's website and the January pattern.


What's happening right now with The Quilted Diary? Clue One for this years mystery quilt called "Diary of a Patriot" is released! Designer and professional long arm quilter, Charisma Horton and I have designed a pattern you're sure to love. Best of all, it has been approved by the Quilt of Valor Foundation to donate for a veteran! Click on the picture to be directed to the Facebook page!

You can also find more information and blog links on my home page.




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