2020-12 Monthly Color Challenge – December

Wow, here we are at December and the last block of 2020! Jen from Patterns by Jen has done a great job this year. I love cardinals which is the bird from which she picked her colors for the this month.

© Bonnie Taylor Barry

Cardinals fascinate me and I love the sound of their call. I remember my mother enjoying the cardinals in her yard. Many of us have heard that cardinals are souls or angels visiting us – I found out this is probably related to the Native American beliefs around cardinals. I also read that the female sings; one of the few north american female songbirds that do.

The two beauties pictured caught my eye because they reflected the colors in my block. My quilt needed at least one more of the neutrals in it, so here it is.

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

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There’s a lot going on this month. I’ll be showing some finishes and rapidly making up a few new projects. Looking forward to seeing if I can really get it all done this month!

Coming Up on the Blog:

Virtual Cookies Exchange & Christmas Blog Hop – 12/4
PID Holiday Gifts To You – 12/6
TGIFF – December 18
#TTot22 – 12/22
Wrap up 2020!

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  1. Kathy Bruckman
    December 1, 2020 / 8:42 AM

    I love your block. The colors are absolutely gorgeous together.

  2. December 1, 2020 / 9:13 AM


  3. Claudia
    December 1, 2020 / 9:19 AM

    Gorgeous! Love the color combo!

  4. December 1, 2020 / 10:14 AM

    We have a couple of pairs of cardinals that hang around here all year long. I always enjoy getting peeks of them, especially in winter. I like the fabrics in your block – now I need to get mine done!

  5. December 1, 2020 / 10:18 AM

    Hi Kathleen! I love your block and it represents this month perfectly. Cardinals – they mate for life and I am thrilled to say I have a pair outside my work window. I tend to believe the Native Americans when they say it is the soul or angel visiting. That is a very comforting thought at times. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Nancy Bekedam
    December 1, 2020 / 2:49 PM

    I love your cardinal block!!!

  7. December 2, 2020 / 5:17 PM

    Kathleen, you cardinal themed block is bright and beautiful. The colors have just put me in a Christmas mood. Hugs to you.

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