2020 Monthly Color Challenge – August

Today is the premier of Block #8 for the Monthly Block Challenge by Patterns by Jen.

Chilean Flamingo by Jeff McGraw

Well this bird is certainly an inspiriting one. A tall pink bird has alway seemed to me to be such an oddity, but so beautiful. I love the videos of them moving, like synchronized swimmers or dancers. They are also social in a way that so many other birds are not – another fascinating fact.

This month’s block is an easy one, I think a requirement for an August block. There are a lot of QALs starting (see one I am involved in here) and just the lazy last days of summer makes an easy block seem just right!

One thing I recommend is something to keep pieces in order. Last year, I bleieve, I mad this board. It really is a simple and a fun project, so if you don’t have one, you may one to make on!

Please visit the other bloggers, and most especially Jen to get your pattern.

Jen Shaffer @Patterns by Jen (Get the pattern here)|
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Kathy Bruckman @KathyKwiltsAndMore
Mona Phelps @Ky Whittaker Creations
Pamela Boatright @PamelaQuilts

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Once again, when the linkup opens, my photo above will take you to the blogpost with the link. Until then, happy sewing.

Coming Up on the Blog:
Pattern Release
Sew Let’s QAL Block 1 (8/4)
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (8/22)
TGIFF (8/28)

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  1. Kathy Bruckman
    August 1, 2020 / 8:24 AM


    I love your block. Thank you for sharing and thanks for sharing the quilt a long. I may just try to do that.

  2. August 1, 2020 / 11:24 AM

    Oh, that’s a pretty block! I haven’t made mine yet, but will soon!

  3. August 1, 2020 / 1:21 PM

    Perfect fabric choices for your flamingo block! It is beautiful!

  4. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
    August 1, 2020 / 2:40 PM

    I love that pink fabric in your block! I like to watch flamingo’s too….they really are a unique and fascinating creature!

  5. August 1, 2020 / 4:31 PM

    Another very pretty block!

  6. Vicki in MN
    August 2, 2020 / 9:05 AM

    I have seen groups of these intriguing pink birds in zoo’s etc. and think they are so pretty. I however, don’t like the plastic lawn ornaments. Yesterday saw a yard with a way overdone amount of them, LOL But your pink block is so very pretty.

  7. August 2, 2020 / 1:00 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Such a pretty, happy looking block. I really love the fabrics you have chosen – especially the white that seems to have just a wee sprinkle of pink throughout it as well. Nice! ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. sewswift
    August 10, 2020 / 11:08 AM

    This is a really pretty block in those fabrics!

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