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.
Finishing the Challenge
Next month the color prompt is yellow, followed by purple. Luckily I have plenty of choices for both of those colors, so all I need now are the patterns. I can’t wait to finish this!
One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about this challenge is seeing all of the blocks that the other participants have been making. It’s always fun and inspiring to see what color and fabric choices other people use. They are all so beautiful.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s finished quilts too. If you want to join the challenge, head on over to the Patterns by Jen website for all of the information.
In addition to the October entry for the Patterns by Jen 2019 monthly color challenge, here are all of the other blocks we’ve done so far. This garden of colors is definitely in full bloom!
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