December Entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

December entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

Woohoo! I was in purple heaven when I made my December entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 monthly color challenge. Finishing this block also meant that I did it…I finished all 12 blocks of the event.

Throughout the year, I had a couple of personal set backs, but I made sure to get the blocks done and I am so pleased with how they all turned out.

I stuck to my own challenge of only using batiks. As a result, every block has that deep saturated color that those fabrics offer.

An additional bonus was that, with the exception of one choice, I had enough fabric on hand so I did not have to make a lot of trips to the quilt store. That is my kind of quilt top.

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Vinyl Batik Fabric Earrings Tutorial

If you follow my blog, you know that I love fabric. I also love earrings. They are such a versatile accessory. Let’s face it, a nice pair of earrings can make any outfit shine. So in an effort to combine these two great things, I came up with this easy vinyl batik fabric earrings tutorial.

If you have the right supplies, the possibilities with these earrings are endless. Even better, they only take a a little while to make, and you design them yourself. This how-to is ideal for using up those smaller pieces of scrap fabric you may have.

The earrings are as light as a feather and have plenty of movement to them. Because you choose the fabric and shape, they are an ideal way to show off your unique sense of style.

Here’s how to create your very own fun and flirty pair.

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Quilt Along Fabric Pull

Create with Claudia 2020 Mystery Quilt Along Fabric Pull

Are you excited? I know I am. There is only one month to go before the first-ever Create with Claudia Mystery Quilt Along begins. I’ve been working hard to get everything ready, and that includes my quilt along fabric pull.

I saw these bright and cheerful fabrics on line at the Fat Quarter Shop, and immediately fell in love with them. I knew that they would be perfect for this quilt along.

Not being able to resist any of them, I ended up buying the bundle, adding the navy floral print, and finishing off my choices by including the simple off-white with the mini green dot for the background fabric.

Because I didn’t need as much fabric as I had purchased, I ended up with plenty left over in some of the colors, but that is ok, I can make a scrap quilt with them.

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Mystery Quilt Along Details

Create with Claudia 2020 Mystery Quilt Along

It’s the end of November, and that means that it is almost time for the mystery quilt along to start. I’m pretty excited, and I’ve picked out my fabrics. Have you? Here is what you need to know.

How it Works and What You Will Need

Welcome to the first ever Create with Claudia Mystery Quilt Along. Since it is my first one, I am keeping it fairly simple and traditional, so it is good for beginners as well as more experienced quilters.

A new block will be published at the beginning of every month for the first eleven months of the year. The final month will be the quilt top assembly instructions. There will be multiples of the block needed for almost every month. Don’t worry though, the more that are needed, the easier they are to assemble.

Because some people like to look at patterns and some people like to use video tutorials, I’ll be giving you both. Each month I will be doing a blog post which will include the pattern. In addition, I will be uploading a video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I’ll be sending out the tutorial to my email subscribers, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on a month.

Also, if you would like, head over to facebook and join my facebook group that is just for this quilt along. You’ll be able to get the latest updates and see what other people are doing to!

Here’s what you need to know.

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November Entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

November Entry for the Patterns by Jen Monthly Color Challenge

Here is my November entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 monthly color challenge. That means that there is only one month to go! I can’t believe it. I also can’t wait for December to get here so I can see the final block.

This challenge has been a joy, and the emphasis on colors has really made me think about my fabric choices and placement.

When I started this project way back in January, I decided to use batik fabrics, and this month was no exception. Yellow was the color prompt, and it was a bit of stretch for me fabric-wise. I don’t have a lot of yellow batiks on hand, so I had to use two different ones for the darker parts of the block.

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