July Rust Monthly Color Block 2020

On the first of each month, Jen at Patterns By Jen releases a new and different block in her monthly color block sew-along.  For 2020, she is taking her inspiration from birds.  July’s bird is the robin and the color inspiration is rust.  We have crossed the halfway point in this year’s color blocks and this is the first time we’ve used black as a background color.  That seems to enhance each individual color and let them shine.

Rust Robin Influence

2020 Monthly Colors

We selected the Crayola Kaleidoscope collection to use for this year’s sew-along.  This photo below really shows the secondary tone-on-tone fabric off nicely.

Sue had all the pieces prepped for me in no time at all and sewing ensued.

Rust Robin Domination

Lots and lots of half-square triangles (HSTs) give this block its charm, and we love every bit of it.

We are enjoying all of this season’s color blocks in spite of the bird inspiration.  After our bathroom vent invasion of the birds last month, they’re not top of our list. ~smile~  It’s not too late to make your own July rust block with the free pattern on Jen’s website.  Seven blocks and you’ll be caught up!


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9 Responses

  1. chrisknits says:

    That will be one colorful quilt!!!

  2. That rust fabric looks so rich with the black background. What a wonderful quilt you are going to have when you’re through. Take care, Mary.

  3. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, This is another lovely block with the fabrics you have chosen. This quilt is going to turn out beautifully when all of the blocks are completed. I am glad that you are sharing these with us, it is enjoyable to see what others are doing and enjoying themselves. Have a spectacular day!

  4. Denise says:

    Looks great and I am still crushing on the fabrics.

  5. Rochelle Summers says:

    Your color inspiration quilt is coming along. Those fabrics are great with the butterflies. (should have used birds!!) LOL

  6. Your block looks great. Have to agree with you about the birds at the moment. Ours are gone but Bug Lady still has not come, many promises….maybe this Thursday.

  7. Your blocks are looking really good with that black background! Yay for getting the block done before the month is out! You two are really clipping along on projects – woohoo!

  8. Your block turned out beautifully, Roseanne! I love that fabric line, too. I finished my block yesterday – will share it in tomorrow’s post. Happy Monday!

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    I really do love that fabric line you are using. Please remind me what that is! And the back as the background really makes the color pop! Sorry about your bird invasion. Our attic gets invaded with squirrels at time…ugh! This block is very similar to Old Maid’s Puzzle. One of my favorite blocks!

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