May Monthly Color Challenge Entry for 2020 Patterns by Jen Event

May Monthly Color Challenge Block

The months seem to be flying by for me this year. I think it is because of the unsettling times we live in right now. Luckily, quilting and crafting has been a respite for me, and the May monthly color challenge block came at just the right time.

This year, Jen used birds as the prompts for the colors of the month and, for May, it is the budgerigar (more commonly referred to as a budgie). A neighbor of my grandmother always had a budgie. I would spend hours talking to it. Proudly strutting around, he would show off his beautiful green feathers.

Green is the ideal color for May. I don’t know about your area, but around here the grass is lush and green. Leaves are starting to pop out. You can see green everywhere.

My May Monthly Color Challenge Blocks

This year Jen added some other options for the blocks. In her patterns you can find an option for the color of the month paired with white or black.

Along with the block made in two shades of green, I decided to go with the white version. So far I am loving it. The white fabric adds a real crisp look to the block. I wish now that I had done the block in black as well.

May Monthly Color Challenge Block

Other additions to this year’s challenge are sponsors and prizes. Make sure to head over to the Patterns by Jen website to get all of information. It’s not too late to join in on the fun.

Here are the blocks I’ve done so far.

Easy No-Sew Scrap Fabric Projects

Is your scrap fabric bin overflowing with bits of beautiful leftovers from other projects you have made? If you are like me then it definitely is. Here on my blog, I am always looking for fun and creative ways to use them, and these 5 easy no-sew scrap fabric projects are some of my favorites.

One of the nice things about these projects is that most of them don’t require special supplies, especially if you are a crafter.

One of them only takes about 5 minutes to make. Yes, you read that right, about 5 minutes. And when you are done with it, you have lovely wall art.

These projects use up scrap fabric of all shapes and sizes. From jazzing up an old headband to making a bowl out of fabric, there is something for everyone.

So dig out your old fabric scraps and give one (or all of them) a try.

5 Easy No-Sew Scrap Fabric Projects

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Patchwork Fabric Découpage Can Tutorial

These cute upcycled tin cans are good for the environment and look great. Make them in color waves like I did, or make them even scrappier. I think I might have to make a set in some patriotic colors.

Scrap Fabric Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

When I said easy, I meant it. One of these embroidery hoops takes about 5 minutes to make, and it’s are a terrific way to show off some of your beautiful fabrics.

Scrap Fabric Covered Headband

Sometimes you just need to jazz up something you’ve had around the house for a long time. And that is what I’ve done with some of my old headbands. You can get whole new fashion look with these pretty scrap fabric covered headbands.

Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial

This project is ideal for all of those long strips of leftover fabric and ribbon. It’s fun, flirty, and the only supplies you need are the fabric and an embroidery hoop. If you don’t have a hoop, some other type of ring would work as well.

This no-sew fabric windsock looks pretty anywhere.

No-Sew Fabric Bowls

Talk about the perfect holiday decoration! These no-sew fabric bowls are easy and fun to make. Change up the fabrics like I did in the video, and they take on a whole new look.

They are not food-safe, but they look great!

5 Easy No-Sew Scrap Fabric Projects

So there you have it, five of my favorite no-sew scrap fabric projects.

If you are looking for an easy craft, then hopefully you’ll give one of these a try.

Happy Crafting!