Pink Flamingo-Inspired Monthly Color Block
Pink flamingos for August! 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. August’s bird is the flamingo and the color inspiration is pink. The background color really seems to enhance each individual monthly color and lets them shine.
Pink Flamingo Influence
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 cut all the needed pieces for me. Then we both enjoyed together how nicely the pink is enhanced by the Bella solid black fabric. Ooh-la-la! LeeAnna, I couldn’t help but think of you with the flamingo reference.
Pink Chain Piecing
This is really a simple, quick-to-piece block. Zip, zip, and bam – you’re done! Just a couple of strips sew together and then sub-cut into the right sizes.
I can’t even imagine why my Bloc_Loc ruler was sitting on top of those strips?!! Since there are no HSTs in this block, it wasn’t needed or used at all. This is such a quick block that I could easily imagine a whole quilt going together in a snap
Pink Flamingo Finish
Easily in less than an hour, this block was pieced and placed on the design wall.
On the design wall now with all the previous months’ blocks, I can’t help but start thinking about a final layout for all twelve blocks.
I know I’ve been sharing these blocks monthly, but I forget how much I really like some of these blocks! Like the orange pinwheel . . . and that beautiful teal/aqua fabric just shimmers. Okay, I’ll stop – just four more blocks to go to wrap up the 2020 Monthly Color Block challenge.
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