Announcing The 2018 Monthly Color Challenge Blog Hop!

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My friend Jen from Patterns by Jen has put together a fantastic project this year.

Each month Jen will be designing a block in the color of the month.  Her block will be available in both 12″ and 6″ options.  Jen does beautiful designs, and she promises these will be beginner friendly.  The other bloggers participating in the hop will be either making Jen’s block or sharing a project of their own, which may or may not be a quilt block.  I will be designing a block, too.

Towards the end of the year, Jen will be sharing layout ideas to make a complete quilt.

The Bloggers

Joanne of Quilts By Joanne
Diane Cullum of Sewing with D

The Challenge

Each month you will make something in the color of the month, either the block of the month or something else.  Jen will be hosting a link up party at Patterns by Jen for the last week of the month.  Share a photo of your project for the month, and you will be entered into the drawing for a prize.  Jen will be picking winners on the first of each month.

The Prizes

What are these prizes?  The following sponsors will be giving gift cards and fabric bundles!

And finally, the grand prize will be custom quilting of a top, provided by yours truly, a $202.50 value.

The Details

  • Maximum top size of 90′ x 90″
  • Winner provides backing and batting, 8″ longer and wider than the top
  • Return shipping included in the US only.
    ***Quilt will not be trimmed or bound.  Those services are available for a fee.
    ***Batting is available for $20
  • Every entry into the monthly linkup will result in an entry into the drawing for quilting.


Jan 1st – Red
Link Up – Jan 24th – Jan 31
Feb 1st – Blue
Link Up – Feb 21 – Feb 28
March 1st – Yellow
Link Up – Mar 24 – Mar 31
April 1st – Orange
Link Up – April 23 – April 30
May 1st – Green
Link Up – May 24 – May 31
June 1st – Purple
Link Up – June 23 – June 30
July 1st – Green Yellow
Link Up – July 24 – July 31
Aug 1st – Yellow Orange
Link Up – Aug 24 – Aug 31
Sept 1 – Red Violet
Link Up – Sept 23 – Sept 30
Oct 1 – Violet Blue
Link Up – Oct 24 – Oct 31
Nov 1 – Blue Green
Link Up – Nov 23 – 30
Dec 1 – Black and White
Link Up – Dec 24 – Dec 31

Are you ready to get started?  Make sure to follow my blog, and on January 1st I’ll remind you to check out Jen’s pattern.  If you follow along, share your blocks with #2018monthlycolorchallenge on social media!

I can’t wait to get started.  See you next year!





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