October Entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

October Entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

The prompt for the October entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 monthly color challenge was red, like a red rose. I’ll be honest here. I was not sure I was going to love this block, and it is not because of the pattern, but because of the color.

I love reds, but I do not have a lot of them, especially in batik. Since I’m only using batiks, and I have been trying hard not to buy any new fabric for this project, I was skeptical.

However, I don’t think I needed to be. I paired these two fabrics and they work. In fact, they work really well. I’m not sure if it is because of the movement in the lighter red, or because of the black in the darker fabric, but this has ended up being one of my favorite blocks of this challenge.

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Festive Holiday Pixelated Throw Pillow Patterns

Festive Holiday Pixelated Throw Pillow Patterns

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I love decorating for the holidays. I don’t usually go way over the top, but I do like displaying things that show off the season. That is why I came up with this series of festive holiday pixelated throw pillow patterns. There’s one for almost every holiday, and each one is cuter than the next.

Whether you make them all and give them to a friend, or you just make the one that is your favorite, these designs are sure to get you in the spirit of the occasion.

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Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern
Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern

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I am so excited to bring you my pixelated Christmas gift pillow pattern. It’s a festive way to decorate for the holidays and it is easy to make.

With all of the various Christmas decorative themes to choose from, I thought that a bright and cheerful package would be a little bit different. Additionally, because of the shape, the design works well with pixelation. It can also be easily be adjusted to any color scheme that fits your holiday décor.

For this pillow, you will need red, green and white fabrics, and the more the merrier. The variation of the different fabric patterns adds a lot of character to the design.

So go raid your fabric stash, pick out your favorites, and let the fun begin!

Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern
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Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

Embroidery Hoop Fabric Christmas Wreath

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There is one thing you can always count on finding around my house when Christmas is coming, and that is wreaths. I just love them. From simple to fancy, I hang them on doors, over the mantel, and even on light posts. Since I like to change things from year to year, I decided to make a new one for this holiday season. The result is this festive embroidery hoop Christmas wreath.

It combines a couple of my favorite things, crafting and scrap fabric busting. Best of all, it is easy to make.

If you are a quilter, you probably have the fabric scraps you need, but if you aren’t, there are many places to purchase small pieces. The other supplies are also readily available.

I hope you give this fun wreath a try. It is eye-catching and, since you make it yourself, it is a one-of-a-kind decoration.

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September Entry for the Patterns By Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

September Entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

It’s all about the color lilac for the September entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 monthly color challenge. That is such a pretty color and, since I have a fair amount of it in my stash, I didn’t need to go out and buy any new fabric.

Depending on who you talk to, that could be considered a good or a bad thing. It’s not a problem though, I’ll still find an excuse to go to the fabric store.

This month’s block was fairly simple to put together, but I definitely had to work on my points for the pinwheel center.

I find that it’s easier to get sharp points when I work with batik fabric, but that might be because I love working with it so much. Because it is a little bit stiffer, I think my points come out sharper.

Picking out the fabrics for this month was fun, especially the lighter lilac. The darker purple was a different story. With a fair amount of fabric to choose from, I couldn’t decide if it was too dark or not.

Ultimately, I’m really happy with the results. The block fits in well with the others.

I just can’t believe that there are only three months left for this challenge. It’s gone by so quickly.

I keep pulling out all of my blocks and trying to come up with a layout I like. One option in particular draws me in, but I have to wait until the last blocks are done before I make my final decision.

If you want to join in the fun, head over to the Pattern by Jen blog and check out all of the details.

So far it’s been a lovely challenge, with every color of the rainbow represented.

September Entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

Here’s what I’ve done so far. Three more blocks to go, and I’m ready for them!

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