Colour Block Challenge
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Colour Block Challenge

2 weeks ago, Angie @Gnome Angel issued a challenge: a Colour Block Challenge. Angie is on a journey making her Farmer’s Wife blocks. She made a decision to do her blocks in saturated colors, and each block she finishes is photographed with a sea of other like coloured items from around her home. In the introduction to the challenge, Angie gives some great tips on how to achieve the look that she created. Originally, the deadline for entry (via Instagram) was for today, April 27th. However, Angie just extended the deadline for a week to May 4th (and announced some awesome prizes for winners from the submissions), and even if you are not on Instagram or don’t think you will participate, do go have a look at her beautiful styling.

Colour Block Challenge

Colour Block Challenge

I knew that if I was going to play along, I would need to play to my strengths: so clearly my block needed to be blue. Cobalt blue. Even my husband got in on the fun hunting down items to place in the photo (hello blue anodized fittings)! I especially love the 2 tiny cobalt blue shards of sea glass in the lower right corner. And of course some Aurifil (it was hard to pick just one spool!) As Kirsty @Bonjour Quilts pointed out on Instagram, I am a Bower bird. <3

I made and shared my block on Instagram late on Monday evening, and I originally did not plan to share it on my blog. But with the deadline extending out a week, who knows, maybe you want to play along, too?

Linking up with Let’s Bee Social.

16 thoughts on “Colour Block Challenge

  1. Helen says:

    Feeling blue then Yvonne 😉
    Blue is my favourite , there are so many different tones and shades

  2. Linda Fleming says:

    Love all your blues, especially the fabrics!
    I know I’ve seen some of them before – would you remind me where they’re from?

  3. Karen says:

    What great fun–and love the blues! My favorite quilt pattern of yours in the SW corner, too 🙂 Is that a first place ribbon for alfalfa down in the corner??

  4. Blue it is! How fun to hunt all the accessories for the challenge, maybe more fun than making a block! I’ve see this on IG and it looks like fun!

  5. Lovely block and lovely styling. So glad the deadline has been extended may just get something made up in time!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Loving all the pretty blues and what fun that your husband joined in the fun.

  7. Good Morning Yvonne! The blues that you did chose for your block are brilliant. Plus, all of the fun items to match how fun. Love that your husband got in on the fun also. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  8. Renee says:

    Oooh I’m glad you posted that the deadline was extended! Once I saw your block I wanted to play too but don’t have enough time to do it before the end of today. The 4th I could maybe squeeze in a block though. I love the fabrics you chose for your block and all the blue goodies pictured with it!

  9. Paige says:

    Oh, I just love you cobalt blue glassware and your block too!

  10. Lisa says:

    All that beautiful blue. Very generous of you to share this info with us.

  11. Serena@sewgiving says:

    I love that your hubby got involved! I like the same depth of colour as you, except I like it in green … my green sea glass would look lovely next to your blue sea glass 🙂

  12. Lara B. says:

    A Blue loving Bower Bird Yvonne! This is a lovely montage!
    My son and I always collected sea glass on the shore of lake Ontario. His eyes always found these little cobalt blue pieces.

  13. Kaja says:

    Beautiful! I love the range of items you gathered together to complement your lovely block. Isn’t if funny, sea glass here is almost always green.

  14. springleafstudios says:

    gorgeous blues and perfect for you . . . maybe I should get busy and do this too.

  15. Jasmine says:

    I’m not surprised you chose blue. Your picture is fun and beautiful.

  16. Sally says:

    What a great idea for a challenge and love all your blues!

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